Farm Visits

Our farm tour availability is now only during school holidays over winter. 
Tours open from 16th April until the 2nd May and then again from 9th July until the 26nd July.

Tour times are 11am, 1pm and 3pm during these dates.

There are no tours outside these dates until we review availabilty in August

Alpaca Farm Visits

18 Nixons Road, Fairlie.

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.

Phone 03 6858689 or email

We do not have Public Toilets on site. We are on a tank system. 
Please use the toilets in the township before you arrive.


Don't pay $40 or even $55 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.      

Some happy visitors enjoying the company of our alpacas

Our new retail space now on farm

Inside our shop. Bigger and brighter than ever before

Hand knitted poncho's.

Relaxing with the alpacas are some very happy tourists.

Look at all those amazing natural colours.

Cooling off in the stream with Tek are some more happy visitors.

Gem Titan in the lupins. This photo was taken away from the farm

   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.   

 Terms and Conditions Gem Alpaca Stud - Terms and Conditions CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY. If we Cancel - (in advance) due to an act of God, adverse weather, health issues with a Llama OR Alpaca we will usually be able to offer an alternative day/date. If the alternative is not suitable, the customer receives 100% refund.

If you cancel - 10+ days in advance - 80% refund; 5 days - 50% refund ;3-4 days - 25% refund ; 0-2 days = no  refund

General Terms and Conditions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    - Trees

    - 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. You must not bring pets or any other animals to Gem Alpacas.

  7. You may only smoke in the designated smoking areas.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

 Jill Allan


LaMothe Holdings Ltd
T/A Gem Alpaca Stud

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