Welcome

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:

  • New Zealand Alpacas for Sale: We are well-established, highly reputable alpaca breeders. Worth travelling for! You’ll find the alpaca thats right for you, right here! We love helping people achieve their dreams – we offer interest free finance to suit your budget (conditions apply).
  • Export Quality alpacas: Look at the advantages of purchasing your alpacas from New Zealand, and the benefits of buying from The Alpaca Place
  • Interactive Farm Tours: Enjoy a family friendly farm tour – suitable for families, individuals and groups.
  • 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
  • Newsletter: Published every 2-3 months and chock full of information on alpacas! Our value packed newsletter is by distribution list only – it is not a website resource, so sign up today.
  • 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


National Show article

October 9, 2017

The National Show was held in Feilding this year. As Feilding is only a couple of hours travel away, The Alpaca Place was well represented with a show team of 7 alpacas. 

Liz obviously looks like an expert: she was approached by a reporter from a small local newspaper to answer questions about alpacas ….. and then to our surprise, not only did the article feature locally, but also found its way to the USA where it was reproduced on an Alpaca News website! You can read the article here: national-show-brings-out-338-of-the-best-alpacas-at-feilding-s-manfeild-stadium

Posted By: Cheryl


AANZ National Show

September 28, 2017

Last week, Liz and Cheryl attended New Zealand’s National Alpaca Show together with a small show team of Alpacas. The AANZ National Show is New Zealands Premier Alpaca Show, with the top alpacas in the country on show. Held annually, the National Show alternates between the North and South Islands, and while the National Show is normally held at the northern end of the North Island, this year it was held in Feilding, a town only a couple of hours from Masterton, so was a chance to exhibit some of our better alpacas.

As New Zealands premier event, it has long been considered that to win any kind of a ribbon at a National Show is an achievement, so we were delighted to return home with 2 ribbons, Huari Strike!! taking a 4th place ribbon in the medium/dark fawn junior male, competing against 13 of NZ’s top junior males, and Huari Resonate was awarded a third placing in a class of 9 Junior Black Males (yes, he is black,en though he looks brown in the photo). We are delighted with their success!

Posted By: Cheryl


New Arrivals

September 13, 2017

We are delighted to announce the arrival of 2 top stud males to our herd, with the addition of Forestglen Tarquin and Arcady Zegna. Until this week these Australian imports were based at Waimarie Stud in Hawkes Bay.These males will be vital in continuing the quality cria we have been getting from our current top male, Highway Star Gold Flash. Like Flash, both Tarquin and Zegna were sired by impact males (Tarquin – Purrumbete Inti, and Zegna – Jolimont Conquistador). For more information about these exciting males, vist our stud Services page

Forestglen Tarquin (Imp Aust), solid white

Arkady Zegna (Imp Aust), dark fawn

Posted By: Cheryl


The Alpaca Place features in the Wairarapa Times-Age!

July 15, 2017

A recent article in our local paper, The Wairarapa Times Age, featured Liz and I and The Alpaca Place.

If you would like to read the full article, follow this link http://times-age.co.nz/sisters-know-done/

Posted By: Cheryl


Our superfine fibre!

June 25, 2017

Each year, we pick out the best fleeces of each colour and keep them on hand to sell to craftspeople, both as raw fleece (straight from the alpacas back), or the “best of the best” we have carded for those buyers who prefer to have their alpaca fibre ready to spin or felt.

This year we struck a problem when our carder was unable to card our alpaca fleece as it was too fine . What a problem to have! The hunt was on for a new carder who could deal with our quality fleeces.

We settled on Kane Carding who assured us they would be able to deal with our superfine alpacas fleeces, and we are very happy with the result. The photo shows our carded fibre waiting to be unloaded. We were told by Kane Carding they had never carded such fine fleece before – proof that our breeding programme using the power of pedigree is paying off!

Posted By: Cheryl


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