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A young visitor meets some of our alpacas

Since 2006, Liz and Cheryl have hosted  interactive farm tours and open days which have proven popular with tourists and casual visitors. Take part in a guided tour of our farm – meet all the alpacas from the smallest cria (baby) to the largest stud male, and learn their stories . We’ll introduce you to Jake and Bracken, our miniature alpacas,  and you’ll be give the chance to cuddle them and their alpaca friends – and take them for a walk!  We know all our alpacas by name, and many of the alpacas will walk right up to you for a personal introduction.  We are a working farm, so you get to see alpaca farming at the coalface, and discover how we shear alpacas – its different to sheep!

Take an alpaca for a walk

If you would like to be our guests and see alpacas al fresco, meet our alpacas (and us), find out what sets us apart, hear our stories and get up close and personal to some of our adorable alpacas – and in addition learn their history and their potential today (the New Zealand alpaca industry),  maintenance and farming issues, or any other alpaca related topic you’d like to know about – enjoy one of our scheduled tours –  these depart at 10.30am and 1:30pm every day except Thursday. We cater for both individuals and groups.  Booking is recommended.  If these times don’t suit you  please either phone or email to book an alternative time for your  tour.  We’d love to meet you.

Our on-farm shop features quality New Zealand made alpaca products including hats, scarves, toys and souvenirs. Spoil yourself, or buy a gift for someone you love!

Sturdy weatherproof footwear advised. Bring your camera!

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Check out the photos from previous tours to see how much fun people have with our alpacas.



Make a meal of it – if you are travelling from the south, stop off in historical Greytown and have lunch at one of the popular restaurants or cafes. You’ll need to leave Greytown at about 12.45 to make our regular 1:30 tour departures  –  or – travelling from the north, stop off for lunch at the Mt Bruce Pukaha Native Bird Reserve in their modern café – you’ll need to leave Mt Bruce just after 1pm to make our 1:30 tour departure.

Make a day of it – visit some of the many attractions the Masterton area has to offer, such as the Mount  Bruce Pukaha Bird Reserve, The Wool Shed, the national museum of sheep and shearing , the Jubilee Fire Museum, The Pointon Collectionof Vintage Cars and Motorcycles, Costumes and Antiques, or one of the many weekend events hosted in the Wairarapa.

Make a weekend of it – too much to do in just one day? Stay overnight – Masterton offers all levels of accommodation from budget priced homestays, to five star hotels and lodges.


Tour fees:

  • Adults, $22
  • Accompanied Children under 15, Free
  • Tour Groups (10+ people), $16 per person       Tour Operators: Phone or email to organise your group booking.
  • School Groups by negotiation

Payment by Cash or CreditCard (Visa & Mastercard, a credit card charge of $5 will apply if you spend less than $30 using your credit card) – or use our online booking system below

Tour Times & Dates:

We are open from 10:30 am Friday to Wednesday, including weekends and public holidays (except Christmas Day and New Years Day). Closed on Thursdays. Bookings are recommended, but not essential – phone o6 3725565 to book a tour time that suits you (allow 1 ½ – 2 hours for your tour) or just call in to check when the next tour departs. During the summer months consider a morning tour – Wairarapa afternoons can be very hot with a short burn time.

For those of you who like a more structured timetable, we have  scheduled tours for families, individuals and friends departing 1:30pm every day except Thursday. If this does not suit, phone us to arrange a tour at a time or day that suits you.  To fully enjoy your alpaca experience you should allow at least two hours for your visit. CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


The Alpaca Place is located in Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand. To locate us, follow the driving directions as detailed in Our Location. Keep our contact details handy in case you need assistance.


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