Booking is essential:
(please note: we are fully booked on Waitangi Day, 6th February)
You can now book your interactive, fully narrated, tour online by visiting our bookit page:
One of the top things to do in Masterton, see the positive reviews for our farm tours on TripAdvisor (hint: you should click on the link words above the logo to go straight to the reviews for The Alpaca Place)
At The Alpaca Place, you will:
- Enjoy a break in the hidden Rangitumau Valley
- Discover the unique, amazing alpaca
- Meet our stunning alpaca males, their girls and their babies
- Be Entertained by stories about our alpacas and our region
- Learn about alpacas and their history
- Cuddle our pet alpacas
- Experience walking with an alpaca!
- Touch the sensuous, soft, soft fleece of an alpaca
- Browse our gorgeous NZ made Alpaca Products
- Indulge in retail therapy!
Experienced guides Liz and Cheryl host our internationally famous interactive farm tours. 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, leaving from the farmhouse, 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 on one of our guided tours 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 andfarming issues, or any other alpaca related topic you’d like to know about – enjoy one of our two daily scheduled tours – these depart from our farmhouse at 10.30am and 1:30pm every day except Thursday. We cater for both individuals and groups. Booking is required. 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 (15 years & over), $30
- Accompanied Children (7 – 14 years inclusive), $15
- Infants (6 years and under), free
- Groups (8+ people), special discounted rate, please phone or email for a quote
- Tour Operators: Phone or email for a quote, and to organise your group booking.
- School Groups by negotiation
Cash, EFTPOS or credit card available, or you can book using our online booking system below.
Want to give a gift with a difference? You can now buy Gift Certificates for your friends or family through our on-line shop
We have 2 scheduled tours each day from Friday to Wednesday, including weekends and public holidays (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Closed on Thursdays. Our fully narrated scheduled tours depart 10.30am and 1:30pm every day except Thursday.
- Bookings are required – phone 06 372 5565 to book your tour, or book online.
- 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.
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.