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
  • “Brilliant experience. Great to know about alpacas. The farm and the views are stunning!”

    Ashesh, Google Review – March 2024

  • “A magical experience amongst amazing creatures and a once in a lifetime chance. Exploring the nature of the alpacas was just incredible, I am speechless. Something you have to experience for yourself as visual does not even come close to the reality of the encounter.”

    Kiawine, Viator Review – February 2024

  • After discovering this place before COVID and postponing a 2020 trip, I can genuinely say it was worth the wait! Turning the curves of the mountains and seeing the Akaroa peninsula, it's like heaven on earth. We had gorgeous weather, and coupled with the views, it made for a perfect visit to see the alpacas. On the tour, you travel to different pens, seeing the different animals. They each have their own personality and their fur is unbelievably soft. I highly recommend making a stop at Shamarra, and don't think a New Zealand vacation will be complete without it!

    Rebekah, Google Review – January 2024

  • “The staff were absolutely amazing. They took such good care of us and made the experience very enjoyable. Worth every penny. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Akaroa!”

    Julia, Google Review – March 2024

  • “If you are an animal lover, a visit to Shamarra Alpacas is one of the very best ways you can spend an hour!!! The staff are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable, sharing so much interesting information about their beautiful alpacas. The alpacas are simply amazing - from cuddles with the boys to feeding the girls and babies, being surrounded by the amazing animals brings so much joy!!!! Akaroa is a beautiful little part of New Zealand, and Shamarra Alpacas are just the icing in the cake!”

    Cassie V, Google Review – April 2024