This website is for everyone interested in alpacas and their care, and has detailed information about breeding, shearing, fleece, health and welfare, cria, alpacas for sale and more. If you want to find out more about our farm tours, click here. If you are new to alpacas, Alpaca Facts, Frequently Asked Questions, and Why Buy Alpacas will introduce you to the basics, and show why alpacas are the smart option for lifestyle farmers! Otherwise, browse and enjoy!


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The Alpaca Place provides:

  • Export Quality alpacas: Look at the advantages of purchasing your alpacas from New Zealand, and the benefits of buying from The Alpaca Place
  • Outstanding Customer Commitment: You’ll enjoy unrivalled customer support and much, much more. You’ll spot the difference!
  • Free booklet: Interested in alpacas? Ensure you make an informed decision by reading the booklet “Discover Alpacas” before you buy. Available free in New Zealand only
  • Alpaca Fibre sales: You’ll love the feel and look of your handspun alpaca yarn
  • Workshops and seminars: Valued at $300 + GST per person, available FREE to our customers! You’ll benefit from the opportunity to have hands on learning about your chosen livestock. We have workshops on how to handle and care for your alpacas, and seminars on breeding and ante-natal care of cria.
  • Stud Services: You’ll be impressed with our line-up of stunning stud males. Use them to improve the quality of your cria. New service: drive-by matings by selected studs are also available for a reduced fee. Ask for our Stud Services booklet – IT’S FREE!
  • Our website is a valuable resource. You can use it to research almost every aspect of alpaca management – it is regularly accessed by alpaca enthusiasts all over the world- see the menu on the right, or use the tabs at the top of the page to enter our website..

Our Location: The Alpaca Place lies in the beautiful Rangitumau Valley, Masterton, New Zealand – for more information on where to find us, click here. We are really easy to find, but if you plan to visit, we suggest you save our phone number – 06 372 5565 into your cell phone, so you can call us if you need to.

Pre-purchase Research: Thinking of investing in alpacas for breeding or as pets, and want to know more? We welcome visits to our farm so we can discuss your questions with you, and show you the many benefits of alpaca ownership and of connecting with us. We believe anyone who wants to own alpacas should have the opportunity to do so – so we offer interest free finance (conditions apply) to make the desirable affordable, and bring your dreams to life!

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News and Updates

Regenerative Farming

April 26, 2020 | Posted By: Cheryl

Here’s an approach to pasture management that is sustainable and bio-friendly. I am sure your alpacas would thrive with this system.


March 20, 2020 | Posted By: Cheryl

PLEASE NOTE: Our guided tours take place out in the open in the fresh countryside air of the Rangitumau Valley.  The tour groups are small (maximum 12 people) and social distancing is easy.  Handwashing facilities are available. Take the opportunity to get out and about in a safe, outdoor environment by booking a tour today!

Winters rolling in….

April 18, 2018 | Posted By: Cheryl


Autumn is slowly but surely rolling over into winter. The last of our cria for 2017-2018 season has been born ( a little girl, now named Solitaire), and most of our last matings for the season have reached their final spit-off status.

We added 4 black girls to our herd last month, acquiring 2 mothers and their female cria, to help build up our herd again following a number of successful sales over the summer period. We are also in negotiation to buy a grey female and her cria, and a weanling female, so we have had quite a few changes to our herd over the last year.

We expect to have females for sale again in the very near future as some of our girls have their pregnancies confirmed, so if you are looking to buy, don’t hestitate to get in touch.


D Day for Buzz

February 8, 2018 | Posted By: Cheryl


Buzz was wethered (castrated) today, and now officially joins our pet boys as a farm ambassador. He has already been taking our visitors for walks for several months, and has proven a star at this task, so he will remain with us for the next few years with the other wethers (geldings) who fulfill this task. At the moment he is in a small paddock together with our oldest and calmest wether, Bracken, while he heals.

Is Tessa a brown or a rose grey?

November 19, 2017 | Posted By: Cheryl

If you have read our page, Grey and Roan Alpacas, you will know we asked a question about Tessa – is she brown or rose grey? Genetically, she could be either, as she has a rose grey mother, however to look at, she is simply a brown alpaca with white markings. The correct answer is: we will never know, unless she gives birth to a grey cria, who has a solid coloured sire.


The question has now been answered: last Thursday, Tessa gave birth to Zorro, a lovely little grey male, sired by our black stud, Yaringa Masterclass. As a result, Tessas breeding value has increased immensly: no longer just a brown alpaca, but a rose grey, who may have more grey cria in the future – here’s hoping!

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