• Livestream Farm Tours

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    Farm Tours

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

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

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.

Sometimes the dream of cosying up with a fuzzy alpaca on the Banks Peninsula can feel like a world away… 

…but no matter where you’re situated across the globe, you can always join us virtually at Shamarra Alpacas. Thanks to technology – and the desire of our alpacas to always be the centre of attention – we’ve introduced several live video tour slots here at our unique farm in Akaroa. 

Join our alpaca whisperer, Lydia, as she gets up close and cuddly with our alpaca family. Superstars like Prada and Inferno are always game for a camera snuffle and to walk by her side as the tour commences across some of the farm’s 90 acres. 

You’ll get to meet these friendly faces, get a stunning 360 degree view of the harbour and learn a bit about the ins and outs of alpaca rearing. You’ll also see our sustainable and luxurious alpaca fleece products in such detail that it’ll be like reaching through the screen and touching the hats, scarves, sweaters and blankets yourself. 

Livestream Tour Time Slots:   We have a variable schedule. Click the button below to see the current available time slots!

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $29 per person

Livestream Tour Itinerary: 

Your tour will start in a field with a group of our cuddliest creatures, viewing them so closely through the screen that it’ll be like you’re here with us!. You’ll meet our most popular superstars – Rising Sun, Austin, Spectre, Tornado, amongst others. Then pop into the barn to learn about our award-winning fleece.

See the panoramic view of Akaroa Harbour. The town of Akaroa is rich in history and we’ll share the most interesting and juicy facts!

As you’d imagine, our alpaca babies or “cria” are always a fan favourite and so they’ll feature prominently on your livestream tour as well.

BOOK A LIVESTREAM TOUR

Shamarra Alpacas view over Akaroa
  • “It was a wonderful experience. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable, the alpacas are just gorgeous and the scenery was amazing! It’s a great place to visit and we will certainly be back.”

    Trip advisor – October 2021

  • What a sweet discovery this was on our way to Akaroa. Our host couldn’t have been more gracious and whilst we didn’t want to do a tour we did want to support the local vendors. Our host talked us through all merchandise and was so knowledgeable to the point where we spent way more than intended because it was all so beautiful and we are delighted with our purchases. Added to that we got the chance to visit the alpacas and they were so much fun! And we can’t resist thus but Al Packer told us never to get him or his mates up with Banana Llama

    Trip Advisor – Feb 2022

  • “We loved getting up close to the alpacas, they are so cute and fluffy, and they were happy to be patted! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, she knew all of the alpacas names and was happy to take photos for us. The farm is in a beautiful location with stunning views of the Akaroa Harbour. Tea, coffee, juice and homemade biscuits at the end of the tour was also a very nice touch. This is a must do if you are going to Akaroa!”

    Trip Advisor – November 2021

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Shamarra Flirt and her second daughter Halo.  Flirt is one of our superstar females.  She has produced superb progeny which reinforces her elite ranking in our herd. 😍

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Happy Birthday Charlie 🥳. 2 years old today!

Thanks to the amazingly talented Lydia Schurgers for this incredible portrait of Charlie 😍
Apollo is looking a lot like his dad Softfoot Shamarra Trinity 😊

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New Zealand borders open to the world from July 31st!

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Dawn in Akaroa

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The beginning of a beautiful day 🤩

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WELCOME BACK!!! 😁 🥳 👏
It's been 767 days since New Zealand closed the borders and we are OPEN again to 60 visa waiver countries. 

Our alpacas can't wait to see you!

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Softfoot Shamarra Trinity looking quite pleased with himself his morning 😊
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