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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 our alpaca ambassadors, 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 shearing a sheep! 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! Look for us on facebook – just click the logo! 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 Pukaha Mount Bruce Bird Reserve, The Wool Shed, the national museum of sheep and shearing , the Jubilee Fire Museum, the Pointon Collection of 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.
- Adults (15years & over), $25
- Accompanied Children (under 15), Free
- Tour Groups (8+ people), $18 per person Tour Operators: Phone or email to organise your group booking.
- School Groups by negotiation
Cash, EFTPOS or CreditCard accepted [Visa or Mastercard only]. A credit card charge of $10 will apply if you spend less than $30 on farm using your Visa or Mastercard credit card. Or you can book using 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. We have scheduled tours departing 10.30am and 1:30pm every day except Thursday. If these times don’t suit, phone us to arrange a tour at a time or on a day that suits you. Bookings are recommended – phone o6 372 5565 to book your tour, or use the online booking system below. During the summer months consider a morning tour – Wairarapa afternoons can be very hot with a short burn time. We allow our visitors to enjoy whatever time they wish with us and our alpacas – most tours take 1 to 1 ½ hours.
CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.