Sherlin Alpaca Experience (Farm Tour)


Looking for something fun and interesting to do? Visiting Christchurch? Filling time before a flight? Want to enjoy the wide open spaces? This is an excellent opportunity to experience being around beautiful, gentle, friendly Alpacas. At Sherlin Alpacas we have 120 Alpacas on our 55 acre farm in the Selwyn District of West Melton, which is only 20 minutes to the Christchurch airport. We have a wide range of coloured Alpacas and you can see the unique and more Suri breed.

Our farm breeds and stocks both Huacaya and Suri (rare) Alpacas. Huacaya are often referred to as the "teddy bear" Alpaca and the Suri as the "dreadlock" Alpaca. 

From late November to end of March we have cria (babies) arriving almost daily. This is the best time to get up close and personal with Alpacas, with hand feeding and walking available. If you want to lead an Alpaca - just ask and we can organise this during your Sherlin Alpaca Experience.

We provide amazing photo opportunities and so many obliging and gorgeous Alpacas will stand quietly while you take your photo. We also have a number of Alpacas who are happy to be part of your selfie! If you want to just walk among the Alpacas and experience the quiet nature of these beautiful creatures - we can make this happen. We are wheelchair friendly and walker frames are also no problem. We have undercover shelter if the weather isn't brilliant.


On site we have a large shop carrying an extensive range of selected Alpaca products, including handmade clothing, home wares, toys, and fibre, available for purchase. Cash and EFTPOS accepted.


Sheryl & Lindsay welcome you to their farm and to the Sherlin Alpaca Experience.  No appointment is necessary and drop in visits are welcomed. 

The cost is $30 per adult with children under 10 free (children must be accompanied by an adult). Group bookings welcome and we can cater to large groups. Farm/bus tours are available to community organisations or business groups and special rates can be negotiated.

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