Activities & Tours 2018-01-25T09:33:02+00:00

Nevalea Alpacas, the largest alpaca farm in New Zealand, is home to over 700 friendly alpacas. We offer visitors ‘The Ultimate Alpaca Experience’ and have a range of different activities to choose from to give visitors an opportunity to get up close to the alpacas, hand feed them and feel just how soft and cuddly the alpacas are.

We operate alpaca treks through the summer months, where visitors can walk an alpaca around the farm and see hundreds of alpaca come to greet them in the hills, spectacular views surrounded by alpacas. We also offer a shorter alpaca walk throughout the year as another option.

We have new-born baby alpacas all year-round, and for a unique opportunity offer visitors the chance to have a cuddle with a baby alpaca. Great up close and personal experiences and chances for some amazing photos.

See below for all activity options and bookings,
please note that advance bookings are required for our alpaca activities.

Activities with the Alpacas

Activity: Meet the Cria

An opportunity to get up close to our friendly alpacas, hand feed them and meet some of our cria (baby alpaca)

Includes a FREE cup of alpaca food

Fun for the whole family 

Pricing:
$10.00 per adult
$5.00 per child (Child rate is 2-15 years (under 2 years Free) with paying adult)

Family Pass $25.00 for 2 Adults and 2 Children

Duration:
Takes approximately 15-25 minutes and runs throughout the day

Activity: Alpaca Lead & Feed

Take an alpaca for a short walk down ‘Alpaca Lane’, we’ll make a stop so you can take some special photos of you and your new alpaca friend, a chance for a great alpaca selfie.  Then we’ll head over to a group of friendly alpacas, where you can get up close and hand feed them

Includes a FREE cup of alpaca food, a unique experience for the whole family.

Pricing:
$20.00 per adult,
$15.00 per child, (Child rate is 2-15 years (under 2 years Free) with paying adult)

Family Pass $55.00 for 2 Adults and 2 Children, additional children $10.00 each

Duration:
Takes approximately 30 minutes and runs throughout day
Last booking time for the day is 4.30pm

Activity: The Alpaca Encounter 
Includes activities from both the ‘Meet the Cria’ AND the ‘Lead & Feed’ Activity

Take an alpaca for a short walk down ‘Alpaca Lane’, we’ll make a stop so you can take some special photos of you and your new alpaca friend, a chance for a great alpaca selfie. We will then walk over to meet the cria (Baby Alpacas) where you will have a chance to get up close to the baby alpacas, feel how soft the babies fibre is and hand feed the mothers

Includes a FREE cup of alpaca food

Pricing:
$25.00 per adult
$17.00 per child (Child rate is 2-15 years (under 2 years Free) with paying adult)

Family Pass $75.00 for 2 Adults and 2 Children, additional children $10.00 ea

Duration:
Takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Last booking time for the day is 4pm

Activity: The Ultimate Alpaca Experience

A guided tour including:

• Meeting a large group of our friendly alpacas, where you can get up close, hand feed them and feel just how soft they are.

• Have a cuddle with a cria (baby alpaca). (Make sure you bring your camera, this is a great photo opportunity)

• Take an alpaca for a short walk down ‘Alpaca Lane’, we’ll make a stop so you can take some special photos of you and your new alpaca friend, a chance for a great alpaca selfie. 

• Take part in an interesting and informative presentation about alpacas and their exquisite fibre, learn about how we shear our alpacas and turn their fibre into clothing in our farm shop.

• Visit the Alpaca Shop, we offer a selection of products that are made on farm from our alpaca’s luxurious fibre.

Pricing:
$30.00 per adult,
$25.00 per child, (Child rate is 2-15 years (under 2 years Free) with paying adult)

Family Pass $100.00 for 2 Adults and 2 Children

Optional Extra: Picnic with the Alpacas – Enjoy a picnic with the alpacas after your activity. Your picnic hamper will consist of something sweet and something savoury to eat, along with a flask of hot water to make a coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  $12.50 per person or $40.00 per Family Pass

Picnic food: A piece of caramel slice &  a sausage roll, food options may vary depending on availablity, but will always consist of something sweet and something savoury to eat.

Duration:
Tour takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours depending on how many people in your group.
Last booking time for the day is 3.30pm

Activity:  Alpaca Trek 
**Please Note: Our Treks are only available from October through to April**

A unique and amazing experience, take an alpaca for a guided farm walk around Nevalea. With over 700 alpacas at Nevalea, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see many alpacas along your walk, as well as the other animals that are farmed here at Nevalea.  You can ask questions, learn about Nevalea and our friendly animals along the way.

We have two alpaca trek options available:

Option A: The alpaca trek will take you up into the hills at Nevalea, we’ll stop along the way, where you can enjoy some breath taking views and if the weather is clear you may even see Mt Ruapehu, you will see lots of alpacas along the way, they will come to greet us up in the hills.  A medium level of fitness is required for option A

Option B: The alpaca trek will take you for a walk around the farm to see many of the alpacas, most of the walk will be along flat land, but there are a couple of small hills to walk up & down.  A beginner to medium level of fitness is required for option B.

Both trek options start and finish at the Alpaca shop,

• Bring your camera, there will be lots of chances for some great photos.
• Bring a drink (Drinks are available to purchase in the Shop)
• When you come to visit the alpacas please remember we are a farm, so please do dress accordingly, suitable shoes and warm clothing as appropriate.
• Minimum of 2 adults per booking
• Both option A & B will involve a hour of walking, a good level of fitness is recommended for option A

Pricing:
$49.00 per adult 
$25.00 per child 

Child price is for children aged 7-13 years (children share an alpaca to walk with an adult) – Not recommended for under 7 years (but the Alpaca Lead & Feed Activity is a great alternative for this age)

Duration:
Trek takes about an 1 hour including stops for photos.
Last booking time for the day is 3.30pm

Combo Package – The Ultimate Alpaca Experience & Alpaca Trek
This activity runs from October through to April, book in today and save $10.00 per person – Offer Ends 30th April 2018
 

The combo package is a guided tour which includes activities from both the ultimate alpaca experience and the alpaca trek.

We start with taking an alpaca for a guided farm walk around Nevalea.  With over 700 alpacas at Nevalea, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see many alpacas along your walk, as well as the other animals that are farmed here at Nevalea.

The trek starts and finishes at the Alpaca shop, we’ll stop along the way, where you can enjoy some breath taking views and if the weather is clear you may even see Mt Ruapehu.  When the alpacas come to greet us on the walk, you will be able stop and hand feed a large group alpacas in the hills of Nevalea. 

When back from the trek you will have a chance to meet our cria (baby alpacas) where you can get up close to them and feel just how soft the little ones fibre is. Have a cuddle with a cria (baby alpaca) and take some amazing photos.

We will demonstrate how we shear our alpacas, where you can take part in an interesting and informative presentation about alpacas and their exquisite fibre, and learn how we turn our alpacas fibre into the garments in our shop, then visit the Alpaca Shop, we offer a selection of products that are made on farm from our alpaca’s luxurious fibre.  

  • Bring your camera, there will be lots of chances for some great photos.
  • Bring a drink (Drinks are available to purchase in the shop)
  • When you come to visit the alpacas please remember we are a farm, so please do dress accordingly, suitable shoes and warm clothing as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 2 adults per booking
  • Medium fitness required

Pricing:
$69.00 per adult
$49.00 per child (Child price is for children aged 7-13 years (children share an alpaca to walk with an adult) – Not recommended for under 7 years (but the Lead & Feed Activity or Ultimate Experience is a great alternative for this age)
 
Duration:
Takes approximately 2 hours 
Last booking time for the day is 3pm

 

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School/Kindergarten Groups 

  •  An interesting and informative presentation about alpacas, tailored to suit the age group of the children.
  • Children can meet our friendly alpacas, where they can get up close to the cria (baby alpacas), feel just how soft their fibre is and hand feed our sociable alpacas.
  • Children will also have an opportunity to lead our alpacas around a small obstacle course.

Tour takes approximately 1-2 hours
You are welcome to bring your own morning tea and enjoy a picnic surrounded by our alpacas.

Contact us for more information about our school group tour and prices.

Children’s Birthday Parties

You’ll start with feeding the alpacas and the children will have a chance to give a cria (baby alpaca) a cuddle

You will then take the alpacas for a walk to a special birthday area that we have set up for your special party.

Damien-Walking-Gus  Feeding Gus and Grasshopper  Cleopatra's-Hehet  Tyler-&-Index

The birthday table will be set up with morning or afternoon tea for the children to enjoy.  We’ll then play some games and conclude the party with walking the alpacas back.

Party Price: $150.00  (For up to 6 children & 4 parent helpers, $20.00 per children after the 6th child, maximum of 12 children)

Party Details:

  •  Price is for 6 children
  •  Picnic Morning/Afternoon tea – picnic includes a drink, an alpaca biscuit, a cupcake and a lollypop for each child. (we setup before you arrive and clean up after)
  •  2 Party Games that we organise and run during the party.
  •  A cup of alpaca nuts for the children to feed the alpacas, and they get to take the cups home as a souvenir.

                                   Your welcome to bring your own birthday cake.

Optional Extra: Morning/Afternoon tea can be catered for the adults if required, please contact us for a price on this option

Contact us for more information and bookings.