Here at Gem Alpaca Stud we offer Farm Visits to meet and greet our Alpaca, Llama and sheep
Get in the paddocks with the Alpaca and Llama. See very clearly the difference between the two camelid species. At the right time of year you will also meet the cria (Baby Alpaca/Llama) Our farm visits take approx. 1 hour and are dependent on weather.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not have Public Toilets on site. We are on a tank system. Please use the toilets in the township before you arrive.
Summer Farm Tours depart at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm daily from 1st Sept until the 30th May weather permitting.
Winter tours run from 1st June through to 31st Aug at 11 am 1 pm and 3 pm daily
Don't pay $40 or even $45 elsewhere. We are on the Main Highway between Christchurch and Queenstown. Perfectly situated for a stop over as you travel through.
If you do not want to pre-book using the booking button below then please phone us ahead of time on 03 685 8689 during opening hours 9 am to 5 pm so we know to expect you.
Please use this button to book your Alpaca Farm Visit
NB: We will not take tours when it is raining heavily or in strong winds.
Great photo opportunities and any questions answered. We give you some good basic information on these wonderful animals.
Farm Visits Costs - $25.00 per adult, $15.00 per child aged 5 to 15 yrs.
General Terms and Conditions
We, La Mothe Holdings Limited T/A Gem Alpacas (“the Operator”) appreciate your custom and aspire to provide a friendly, safe and memorable experience. By entering Gem Alpacas, you, the visitor accept the following terms and conditions.
The name of the business that will appear on your bank / credit card statement will be The Paca Shack. Your account will be charged in New Zealand dollars.
Gem Alpacas is a working alpaca farm. The Operator advises that whilst all reasonable care is taken certain risks are present including;
- Open waterways
- animals that can kick
- Walking surfaces; and any other non-specified hazards, aspects, features or elements of Gem Alpacas.
You are responsible for avoiding these risks and must exercise appropriate care at all times while at Gem Alpacas and / or whilst participating in any activity offered by the Operator. By entering Gem Alpacas you are acknowledging and accepting personal responsibility and liability for these and any other risks presented by Gem Alpacas and to the maximum extent allowed by the law you are releasing the Operator and its employees from any liability, and indemnifying them for any claims, losses, damages or expenses that arise in respect of the matters outlined or alluded to in this clause, including, but not limited to;
- Personal injury or death
- Property loss or damage
- Acts which may be construed as negligent and / or accidental
- Any other loss, harm, damage or suffering.
In the event that liability of any kind is attributed to the Operator, or its employees, such liability is limited to the amount paid for the ticket or admission to Gem Alpacas by the person to whom the Operator is liable.
The Operator reserves the absolute right to cancel any service or activity or part of such at Gem Alpacas due to weather conditions. The Operator will use its reasonable endeavours not to do this, but in the event that it is required the Operator shall have no liability to any party. The Operator will process a 100% refund if cancellation is due to weather conditions.
Children visiting Gem Alpacas must, at all times, be supervised by a responsible adult at a ratio of not more than 3 children to each such responsible supervisor.
You must not bring pets or any other animals to Gem Alpacas.
You may only smoke in the designated smoking areas.
The Operator reserves the right to deny access to or to remove from Gem Alpacas any person or persons (whether holding tickets or not) who are considered to be or have the potential to be a nuisance or reckless, or disruptive or who are or are likely to fail to observe Gem Alpacas directions (either signage or by staff). In such circumstances no refunds will be given.
Any recording, whether visual, audio or both taken by you during your visit to Gem Alpacas must be for personal use only. Any other use, including any commercial use without the express written permission of the Operator is strictly prohibited.
10. Car parking is provided for campervans and private vehicles during their farm visit times. No overnight camping permitted on the property. The Operator accepts no liability for any damage to any vehicles parked in or otherwise using the car parking area.
Security cameras are operating 24 hours a day.
11. You agree that the laws of New Zealand apply exclusively to these terms and conditions and that the Courts of New Zealand have exclusive jurisdiction over them. You agree not to commence any Court action in any other jurisdiction in relation to these terms and conditions and to indemnify the Operator against any costs incurred in respect of your breaching this clause and these terms and conditions.