National Alpaca Day


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What is National Alpaca Day?
Alpaca owners throughout New Zealand open their farms to the public to promote alpacas, alpaca fibre, and alpaca products.
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One day a year when we can all celebrate alpacas and share the joy of owning them with the public.

When is National Alpaca Day?
Next is on the 7th May 2017

Where?
Farms across New Zealand will open on National Alpaca Day 2017: See below to find a farm near you...

AANZ Members - If you want to list your farm click here


Open Farms:

Northland | North Auckland | Waiheke Island | South Auckland | Coromandel | Waikato | Bay of Plenty | East Coast | Hawkes Bay | Central Plateau | Taranaki | Manawatu/Whanganui | Waiarapa | Wellington | Nelson/Marlborough | North Canterbury | Mid Canterbury | South Canterbury | Otago | Southland


Nelson/Marlborough

Maria and Gordon Jackett of Rock Ridge Farm
175 Little Sydney Road
7 km past the Motueka township.
Ph 03528 7713 or 027 494 6843

Come and meet alpacas and tutors.  Find out what to do with a fleece.  Maybe take the opportunity to learn a craft at our craft school in our refurbished shearing shed.


Ruby Downs Alpacas
Follow the signs from:  Marriages Road (inbetween Ruby Bay and Tasman Village)
Into Awa Awa Road, and right into Suncrest Drive and you will see the signs to the farm shed/coral. 

If you have a lifestyle block this day is for you.  Learn all about alpacas and how to care for them.  Alpacas are inquisitive and friendly, and make wonderful pets. 

Hand knitted scarves/hats etc for sale too. 
Contact Sandra on 021 472 070


Taranaki

BLAIR ATHOL ALPACAS
408 Climie Rd RD 21
STRATFORD. ph 027-6691747
7th May 10am to 4pm.(Only 4km from Main HIGHWAY).  Come and let us share our Love of Alpacas with you all.  Alpacas and Alpaca Products for Sale.  FREE  Entry.


Moonacre Alpaca's
Amanda Bethune & Ruth Prankerd
506A Rawhitiroa Road, Eltham, South Taranaki
PH: 027351907 Email: info@moonacrealpacas.co.nz | www.moonacrealpacas.co.nz

Come on out and get up close and personal with our Alpaca's and cuddle the cria.  We have an on farm shop stocked full of Alpaca Products and gifts, free entry, open from 10am till 4pm we will be having a spinning demonstration as well, and a sausage sizzle


Lynette & Stephen Gopperth
New Zealand Alpacas Ltd
156 Waitara Road RD42
Waitara, Taranaki
Ph: 06 754 8147 | Mobile: 0274 222 672 | info@nzalpacas.com

Open from 10am to 4pm.  Come and visit these spectacular animals.  Enjoy their Curiosity.. ENTRY IS FREE.  Alpaca Product shop will be open, eftpos available.. Come on out, bring the family and enjoy the day.


alpacasRstyle
Neil and Trish Watson
680 Hurford Rd
Omata
New Plymouth
email  alpacasRstyle@gmail.com | mobile  021 450 088
Alpacas are unique, come and see why. Take one for a walk. Bring a picnic.  Alpaca products shop with EFT pos.

North Auckland

Excelcior Alpaca
Philip, Katrina, Sasha and Logan Jones

45 Drinnan Rd, Waitoki

094203354

Our farm will be opening for the day from 9am till 4pm, just 10 minutes from the Silverdale.
  Alpaca feeding, come see the pigs as well.


Perfect Alpaca Farm
 
Get up close and personal with alpacas at Perfect Alpaca Farm here in Warkworth. Meet your hosts Dave Moorhead and Maggie Perfect and their coloured alpaca herd. You can see mothers with cria, feed the young males (some available for sale as pets) and the mob of females of which some are also available for sale. Alpaca fibre and products are available for sale, EFTPOS available.  Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Situation - 1414 State Highway 1, Warkworth ( opposite the Redwood sign )
email : perfectalpacas@hotmail.co.nz
ph 0211654907


Mid - Canterbury

Sherlin Alpaca Stud
Lindsay & Sheryl Riddle
43 Lawford Road
RD5 Christchurch
03 349 7524
Website:  www.sherlin-alpaca.co.nz


Southland 

 


South Canterbury

Otaio Bridge Alpacas
604 Waimate Highway (SH1)
St Andrews - Timaru
Open from 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY
Ineke and Jacob van Neuren would like to welcome you to their Alpaca Farm.
Come to learn about alpacas or just for a fun day out.  Name the cria (baby Alpaca) competition
Feed the alpacas or take one for a walk.  Learn how easy it is to care for these gorgeous animals.   Try your hand at spinning or felting alpaca fibre  Animals, Craft, Fleeces and Yarn for sale.
Hot & cold drinks supplied.


Waikato

NEVALEA ALPACAS
Leonie & Neville Walker
A:5446 State Highway 4, Taumarunui
P: 07 896 6333
E: leonie@nevaleaalpacas.co.nz
W: www.nevaleaalpacas.co.nz
Open: 10am – 4pm

Come out and celebrate National Alpaca Day with us, we offer visitors an opportunity to get up close and feed the alpacas by hand, feel how soft their fibre is and take an alpaca for a walk.


CORNERSTONE ALPACA STUD
Dave and Sonja Blom
49 Peach Rd
Gordonton
027 555 7887 or cornerstonepacas@gmail.com
www.cornerstonestud.co.nz

45min South of Auckland and 10min North of Hamilton
Sunday 7th of May from 10am to 3pm
FREE ENTRY
Feed and hug our friendly alpacas. Take memorable photos. Great family outing!  Alpaca Shop...Ideal for Mothers Day gifts.  Alpacas for sale. Indoors and wheelchair friendly.


Kerri Campbell
Blueridge Farm
573 Brunwood Road
RD1 Cambridge
Ph: 027 697 6640 | kerricampbell@hotmail.co.nz | www.blueridgefarmalpacas.com

Blueridge Farm Open Day will enable you to come and learn more about the breeding and farming of Alpacas.  You will be able to see alpacas of all ages and colours including animals that are available for purchase.  Join us and get up front and personal with some of these amazing animals. 


Alan & Lyn Skilling
QTAZ Alpacas
12 Maratoto Road
RD4 Paeroa
Ph: 07 862 4646 | info@qtazalpacas.com | www.qtazalpacas.com


Francoise Alpacas
270 Mystery Creek Road
RD1 Ohaupo
Ph: 07 823 6685
Open 10 until 4pm

 


South Auckland

Alpacally Ever After
Samantha Jung-Fielding and Dietmar Jung
190 Chamberlain Road, RD1, 2675 Bombay
Ph 09 236 6879 Email sam@happinessence.co.nz

Our alpacas enjoy getting to know visitors! We have adult alpacas and crias for sale, plus a limited supply of alpaca products available


Northland

 


Bay of Plenty

 


Otago

Judith & John Flynn  and  Angela & Clark McNaughton
48 Waipuna Road, off Springvale Road, Alexandra.
We have cria, yearlings, plus two separate groups, one breeding females and the other of males.  Come along and pat an alpaca


Flagstaff Alpacas will be open as part of the National Alpaca Day on Sunday 7th May 2017 – free entry from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  All welcome to meet and talk alpacas as well as see various alpaca products made here in Otago and New Zealand.  Our alpaca shop will be open.

More details contact Andy: andy@flagstaffalpacas.nz or 03-476 7415.  More detail on our website: www.flagstaffalpacas.nz . Farm address is 140 Three Mile Hill Road, Dunedin.”


WAIWERA ALPACAS  16 Waiwera Gorge Road, Waiwera South.
Located just 1km of State Highway 1; 20km south of Balclutha and 10km north of Clinton.
 
Females with cria at foot to view and hand feed.
Also see the range of stud males available for matings.
Further information available by phoning  Gordon on 03 4157112.

Central Plateau

Top Mill Alpaca
162 Top Mill Road
Raurimu RD1
Owhango
Ph: 07 892 2622 | www.topmillalpaca.co.nz
Sven & Paula Svensson are pleased to open Top Mill from 10am to 3pm on Sunday May 7th.  The farm will be clearly signposted from SH4 at Raurimu.  We have a colourful herd many of which have young cria.  Most are halter trained and are quiet to handle.  See them, feel them and feed them!  We always have alpaca and alpaca products for sale. 


North Canterbury

Stoney Meadows Alpacas
502 North Eyre Road, RD 6 Rangiora
Ph: 03 312 0512 | 027 440 440 | www.stoneymeadowsalpacas.com | stoneymeadows@xtra.co.nz
Stoney Meadows Alpacas is located in North Canterbury 10 minutes north west of Christchurch.
We have on farm:-
Breeding alpacas
Cria (baby alpacas)
Stud Males
On Open Day we will have alpacas for sale – breeding females, stud males and pets of all descriptions.  We will also have alpaca fibre (wool) products for sale including hats, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets along with a range of knitting yarn. Also on site will be a alpaca fibre spinning demonstration.
Open from 10:00am to 4:00pm - FREE ENTRY


Stephen Davy & Cathy Roche
Aquaviva Alpacas
384 Boundary Road, RD1 Fernside, Rangiora
E: aquaviva@scorch.co.nz | W: www.aquaviva.co.nz
Aquaviva Alpacas is well situated 10 minutes from Rangiora or 5 minutes from Cust.  Our farm will be open between 10am and 4pm


Belise Alpacas
Sue and Barry Bishop
19 Alessio Lane, Swannanoa (private lane off North Eyre Road)
Ph: 03 312 0278 | 027 434 2708 | www.belisealpaca.co.nz | pacas@belisealpaca.co.nz
Black Alpacas from Champion stock, colours from the Dark Side. National and SI  Champions. Alpacas for sale, Juniors, Pets, Breeding Females, Certified Males. Natural Black and Dark Brown fiber for sale. 1km west of North Eyre/Two Chain Rd intersection.


Manawatu/Wanganui

Minffordd Alpacas
153, Halcombe Road, RD 5, Feilding 4775
06 323 1182
www.minffordd.co.nz
 

Bob and Jenny Phillips welcome you to Minffordd Alpacas, 5 minutes from the centre of Feilding.  We have a variety of coloured alpacas and the opportunity to learn more about these lovely animals and get up close to them.  There will be a selection of alpaca yarn and products for sale on the day.  We will be open from 10.00 until 4.00.


Bonnack Grove Alpacas
Peter, Stephanie & Carl Shirnack
1415 Waughs Road, RD 5, Feilding
Ph: 06 323 2269 | bonnackgrove@clear.net.nz | www.bonnackgrovealpacas.com

Come & enjoy a hands on experience with alpacas, take one for a walk or just have a cuddle.  Check out the cria along with their mums & the alpaca products made from their fibre.  All products & alpacas from pets to breeding stock are for sale.  We welcome you to visit. Open from 10am to 3pm.


Cheryl & Max Wheatley
150 Wyndham Street
Ashhurst, Manawatu
Ph: 06 326 8551

Come and find out about these beautiful animals. Females and cria to pat and hand feed. Open from 10 – 3pm


Wairarapa

Anthony Medcraft & Marianne McMillan
Dreamweaver Farm
137 Bucks Road, Featherston

We have a small farm mixed and have Alpacas since 1997we breed a mixed  colour  Hucaya very hands on ,and glad to open for the public.