Silverstream Alpaca Stud - 68 Moodys Road, RD 2, Kaiapoi 7692, North Canterbury, New Zealand.

Alpaca Farm Tours (bookings essential)

Silverstream is the closest alpaca farm to the Christchurch CBD and Christchurch International Airport that is open seven days a week. 

(Closed – Christmas Day)

We are located 15 minutes north of the city (near Kaiapoi) and just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport.


  • Fully escorted with entertaining commentary from the owner
  • Close interaction with the alpacas including feeding and touching
  • Holding babies (cria) in season
  • Photographs and selfies encouraged
  • Visit to fibre shed, trophy room and shop
  • Tour around manicured lawns and gardens
  • Small groups – only 8 to 10 persons on average

Note: a safety talk is always provided before the start of each tour

Enjoy a guided and exclusive farm tour to see the rare and highly inquisitive alpaca. One of the most beautiful and elegant animals in the world, not to mention very friendly. Most visitors simply want to cuddle these wonderful animals and take as many selfies as they can. This is encouraged at every opportunity. The tour commences with a brief safety talk, followed by some wonderful stories about our adventures with alpacas.

Visitors will be able to feed the animals, touch and handle the animals and marvel at the soft and lustrous fibre. Crias (babies) in season can be held for photographs.

Visitors will be able to feed the animals, touch and handle the animals and marvel at the soft and lustrous fibre that makes these animals so attractive as a fibre producer. Crias (babies) in season can be held for photographs.

Kit (the owner) personally escorts each tour and he will provide an entertaining and informative commentary and answer any questions that may arise. Silverstream Alpaca Stud has expansive lawns and gardens with a river setting. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they wish and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings that make Silverstream so special.

The tour concludes with a visit to our fleece shed and the chance to place your hands on prize winning fleeces. Afterwards visitors are taken to our trophy room and shop. Alpaca garments once touched, are never forgotten, such is the softness and handle of this magnificent fibre.

Silverstream has specialised in purchasing and breeding elite alpacas for over 23 years and their animals have won every major alpaca show in New Zealand. Silverstream genetics are to be found all over the world from Taiwan to Norway and Japan to Bulgaria. We are sure that your visit to Silverstream will be both rewarding and educational. Relax and enjoy the gardens and the bird song after your tour. There are no time restraints


  • Adults: NZ$40.00
  • Child: NZ$20.00 (5-15 years)
  • Infants – No charge
  • Group rates (over 10) available on request.


10.00am,  2.00pm  &  4.00pm


One hour approximately but visitors can stay longer


  • 15 minutes from the city
  • 10 minutes from the airport


  • For visitors without their own transport, the best and cheapest way to visit Silverstream Alpaca Stud farm is with Metro Bus.
  • The Christchurch City Bus Interchange is located at the corner of Lichfield and Colombo Streets.
  • Take bus 95 from platform B – buses depart every hour starting from 7.37am. The journey takes 43 minutes. Visitors should ask to get off at Silverstream (West Kaiapoi). We will collect any passengers from the Silverstream bus stop. The current cost is NZ$4 per person (subject to change)
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  • A South American camelid
  • Cute and cuddly and ever so adorable
  • Naturally inquisitive and great with children
  • A fibre that is so soft to the touch
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Farm Tour Reviews

Lovely experience! A visit at Silverstream Alpacas was an absolute delight! Spending time with those adorable animals were incredibly enjoyable, and the experience was both informative and relaxing. Highly recommend visiting for a charming and memorable time!

marissak1 from New Zealand

Appreciation and acknowledgement for Kit for spending his time during our tour. He was so generous in providing us with the insights with regards to the alpacas and the products that are produced.

maryroseannlfrom New Zealand

Lovely informative tour of the farm with an amazing hands on experience feeding the alpacas!

Susannah Rice from New Zealand

Amazing Place! Highly recommended. Very friendly and warm environment. Feeling the Alpaca wool is my favorite part.

Dunya Salmanfrom New Zealand

Very fun experience! The owner was easy to talk to and gave a wealth of knowledge about Alpacas. It was fun to touch the animals and feed them.

Courtenay Fukuda from New Zealand

Amazing experience of farm tour! We enjoyed the farm tour guided by Kit.. there are lots of lovely alpacas in his farm that you closely touch and feed. Kit also shared the history of his farm and the habits of alpaca. Amazing experience!

rainxie from China