Shamarra Alpacas is a 35-hectare alpaca farm located near French Farm, Akaroa, on the South Island of New Zealand, only one hour from Christchurch. The herd of 120+ coloured Huacaya alpaca is bred specifically for very fine, soft and luxurious fibre from which products are all New Zealand made and are available in the Alpaca Shop.
Many of our alpacas have been awarded championships as well as supreme championships at shows throughout New Zealand. A number of alpacas are offered for sale every year to other discerning alpaca breeders both in New Zealand and overseas.
Frank and Anya are passionate about alpaca. They believe in the future of these unique animals in New Zealand and overseas where increasing demand for the superior qualities of their valuable fibre is creating a new niche industry in the luxury fibre market.
Alpaca Farm Tours
Take a tour with a difference at Shamarra Alpaca Farm, where you can enjoy a close up and interactive experience with their herd of alpaca. Walk an alpaca on a lead, wander amongst the grazing herd and discover the unique qualities of their fleece – proclaimed by the Inca as “the fibre of the gods”.
The Alpaca Shop stocks a selection of luxurious alpaca knitwear exclusive to Shamarra in undyed, natural colours. Shamarra Knitwear is now available online