Whats up with Rising Sun

Rising Sun

I’m a bit of celebrity around the farm and on social media. My fleece is super soft and luxurious, but even more than that, I’m apparently a one-of-a-kind, perfect specimen of an alpaca! I’m also as lovable as I am handsome, so pop into Shamarra Alpacas for a tour and a pat.

Whats up with Harlequin


A glamorous damsel through and through, I’m a big fan of being groomed well ahead of a photo op (your next selfie on a farm tour). My big eyes look even better when my fleece is on fleek. And I’ve been known to wear the odd denim jacket or hat, depending on the season.

But don’t be intimidated by my flair for fashion; I’m always up for a solid cuddle like my other friends.

Whats up with Tornado


I absolutely adore wee human kiddos and alpaca babies alike! Arguably the friendliest of all the furry faces here at Shamarra, I like to get visits and snuggles year-round.

Shamarra Bacchus

Superb genetics in this upstanding male

Bacchus is loaded with superb genetics from both his dam and sire. Sired by Softfoot Casstalas MD ET and out of Shamarra Venus (Rising Sun/Seventh Heaven lineage), with a predominantly colour background.

He has a striking presence along with excellent conformation and a gentle disposition. His dense, soft handling and uniform fleece carries a high frequency style crimp that is well aligned.

Bacchus has had a successful show career, winning numerous championships.  Both his parents have been awarded NZ National Championship titles along with many other show titles.

With extensive colour in his pedigree, he has potential to be a valuable male in a colour breeding programme.

See full pedigree certificate (IAR) here.

Softfoot Casstalas MD ET (dark fawn)
Shamarra Venus ET (dark fawn)
1st – 17.4u, 5sd, 99.6%cf (tested by AAFT)
2nd - 21.9u, 4.3sd, 19.5%cv, 96.9%cf (tested by AAFT)
3rd - 23.9u, 4.9sd, 20.5%cv, 90.7%cf (tested by AAFT)
Show Highlights
1st in class - NZ National Show 2018
Reserve Champion Junior Male - Rangiora 2018
Reserve Champion Brown Male - South Island Colourbration Show 2019


Shamarra Alpacas view over Akaroa
  • “Kia ora :) It was a pleasure to visit this wonderful & peaceful place! For me it was my last day in Christchurch & I couldn't have imagined a better experience for the day. Everything was so lovely & kind. From our wonderful guide to all the sweet animals. I'm really grateful that I could have some time in this place. Thank you for the chance to have some time at your wonderful place with your wonderful animals! I can totally recommend this adventure! :)”

    Janine, Google Review – September 2023

  • “This was the best hour of my life! Super friendly hosts, and the cutest and very well behaved alpaca! You can see how well looked after and loved these alpaca are. Awesome experience being able to sit down and have alpaca cuddles in the paddock and even hand feed them!! 10/10 would reccomend to anyone 😁”

    Sarah, Google Review – October 2023

  • “Even though it’s only an hour, you get maximum quality time with the alpacas. The staff are friendly and can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. Cuddling takes timing and patience, but when you finally get to hug one of these fluffy guys, it’s the best feeling. Would go again.”

    G6988VYbrianf, Tripadvisor Review – September 2023

  • “This was a very memorable experience we had. The farm offers fun tours where you can get close-up with their friendly and fluffy alpacas, you can cuddle them, feed them and take beautiful photos and videos. Moreover one of the most unique places because of the amazing breathtaking views of Banks Peninsula, enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh air, is a truly unique experience you won't forget.”

    Rovelyn, Google Review – August 2023

  • “Such a wonderful experience hanging with Alpacas for an hour. This tour is excellent and I would highly recommend it.”

    Robyn M, Google Review – August 2023