Akaroa Alpaca Farm Tour

From NZD $555.00
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Product code: AK03

Akaroa & Alpacas: An Intimate Journey to a French Village and an Alpaca Paradise

Embark on an exclusive small-group journey from Christchurch to the enchanting French settlement of Akaroa, nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Banks Peninsula. With a maximum of 8 guests, this intimate tour ensures a personalised and immersive experience.

Scenic Drive and Panoramic Views:

Your adventure begins with a scenic drive along the high summit route, where you'll be treated to glorious vistas of farmlands, Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains, and the distant Southern Alps. Marvel at the remote coastal bays that
punctuate the coastline, adding to the allure of this picturesque region.

Shamarra Alpacas: An Up-Close Encounter:

The highlight of your day awaits at Shamarra Alpacas, a private alpaca farm that is
home to a herd of adorable, affectionate, and intelligent alpacas. In this intimate setting, you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle creatures, learning about their quirky habits and endearing

Experience the incredible softness of their award-winning fleece as they graze peacefully in their natural habitat. Hand-feed the mothers and their adorable offspring, creating unforgettable memories and capturing picture-perfect moments against the backdrop of the stunning Akaroa Harbour.

Complete your alpaca encounter with a warm beverage and a delectable home-baked cookie. Take the opportunity to browse the Shamarra Alpaca Shop, where you'll find a boutique collection of luxurious, natural, and 100% dye-free alpaca knitwear, a perfect souvenir of your visit.

Akaroa: A French Village with a Rich History:

Upon arrival in Akaroa, step back in time as you explore the charming 175-year-old village. Stroll along its historic streets, lined with buildings that reflect its French heritage. Delve into the local museum to uncover the fascinating stories of early settlers, browse unique art and craft shops, and discover local artists' studios. Savor a delectable lunch at an award-winning café, indulging in the flavours of this coastal haven.

Additional Delights (Time Permitting):

If time allows, your adventure may include stops at the Little River Art Gallery, showcasing local artistic talent, and Barry's Bay Cheese Factory, where you can sample delicious artisanal cheeses.

Your return journey to Christchurch will be filled with reflections on the day's enchanting experiences, from the scenic landscapes to the charming village of Akaroa and the unforgettable encounter with the delightful alpacas at Shamarra Alpacas.
This small-group tour ensures a personalized and memorable experience that will leave you with cherished memories of this unique corner of New Zealand.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views (weather permitting)
  • Visit an Alpaca Farm.
  • Cafe lunch in Akaroa
  • Courtesy city hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea picnic (weather permitting)
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary.

Departure time: 8.00 – 8.15 am,

Return: Approx 5.00pm

Tour Code: AK03