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Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to a place of warm hugs and postcard-perfect surroundings, then this is your chance.

Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to a place of warm hugs and postcard-perfect surroundings, then this is your chance.

Akaroa & Alpacas: An Intimate Journey to a French Village and an Alpaca Paradise

Embark on an exclusive small-group journey from Christchurch to the enchanting French settlement of Akaroa, nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Banks Peninsula. With a maximum of 8 guests, this intimate tour ensures a personalized and immersive experience.

Scenic Drive and Panoramic Views:

Your adventure begins with a scenic drive along the high summit route, where you'll be treated to glorious vistas of farmlands, Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains, and the distant Southern Alps. Marvel at the remote coastal bays that punctuate the coastline, adding to the allure of this picturesque region.

Akaroa: A French Village with a Rich History:

Upon arrival in Akaroa, step back in time as you explore the charming 175-year-old village. Stroll along its historic streets, lined with buildings that reflect its French heritage. Delve into the local museum to uncover the fascinating stories of early settlers, browse unique art and craft shops, and discover local artists' studios. Savor a delectable lunch at an award-winning café, indulging in the flavors of this coastal haven.

Shamarra Alpacas: An Up-Close Encounter:

The highlight of your day awaits at Shamarra Alpacas, a private alpaca farm that is home to a herd of adorable, affectionate, and intelligent alpacas. In this intimate setting, you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle creatures, learning about their quirky habits and endearing personalities.

Experience the incredible softness of their award-winning fleece as they graze peacefully in their natural habitat. Hand-feed the mothers and their adorable offspring, creating unforgettable memories and capturing picture-perfect moments against the backdrop of the stunning Akaroa Harbour.

Complete your alpaca encounter with a warm beverage and a delectable home-baked cookie. Take the opportunity to browse the Shamarra Alpaca Shop, where you'll find a boutique collection of luxurious, natural, and 100% dye-free alpaca knitwear, a perfect souvenir of your visit.

Additional Delights (Time Permitting):

If time allows, your adventure may include stops at the Little River Art Gallery, showcasing local artistic talent, and Barry's Bay Cheese Factory, where you can sample delicious artisanal cheeses.

Your return journey to Christchurch will be filled with reflections on the day's enchanting experiences, from the scenic landscapes to the charming village of Akaroa and the unforgettable encounter with the delightful alpacas at Shamarra Alpacas. This small-group tour ensures a personalized and memorable experience that will leave you with cherished memories of this unique corner of New Zealand.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Maximum of 8 guests per trip.
  • Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views (weather permitting)
  • Visit an Alpaca Farm.
  • Cafe lunch in Akaroa
  • Courtesy city hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea picnic (weather permitting)
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary.

Departure time: 8.00 – 8.15 am
Return approx. 5.00 pm.

Tour Code: AK03

Lots of Alpaca goodies to buy

Alpaca photo bomb

the cuteness is almost unbearable

Akaroa Alpaca Farm Visit

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Your tour includes:
  • Experienced, knowledgeable Guide 
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Multiple furry hugs and unbearable cuteness
  • Cafe Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience!


The following is recommended:
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • Hat (type depending on weather)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Welcome to the Land of Cute

Indulge in Complimentary Lunch and Afternoon Tea on Your Tour

Our tours all include a scrumptious lunch on the waterfront and afternoon tea from a scenic lookout.