Silverstream Alpaca Farmstay
Silverstream Alpaca Stud has available two luxurious self contained farmstay units that sleep up to five persons per unit. Each unit has two bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge, modern kitchen and a carport. The cottages open out onto a patio that overlooks the alpacas housed in the nearby paddocks. There is an outdoor barbecue, petanque, a basketball hoop and a trampoline for the kids. There is table tennis and plenty of board games not to mention plenty of interesting walks. Horseriding is also available nearby. During your stay at Silverstream you will receive a tour of the alpaca farm.
All guests receive a farm tour and the opportunity to get up close and friendly with the alpacas – and lead an alpaca along the laneway. During the birthing season, guests will see baby Alpaca (Cria) in the paddocks and may even see a live birth. The tour is a real highlight for our guests.
Your stay includes * Luxurious accommodation for up to 5 persons * Farm breakfast (guests to prepare) * Use of all facilities on farm * Feeding and or leading the animals * Some genuine Kiwi hospitality
The Farm Tour
Our tour takes about an hour and is very hands on. Visitors will be taken to a yard/pen where they can touch the alpacas, hold a cria (baby alpaca) and takes lots of photographs. Kit and Sheryl will discuss all aspects of alpaca farming and answer any questions. The highlight for many is the opportunity of taking an alpaca for a walk using a halter and lead. We also offer visitors the opportunity of handling the fibre after it has been removed from the animal. The fibre has a luxurious, soft handling feel to it and is free of lanolin. Take a sample away with you as a reminder of your visit to Silverstream. Silverstream has approximately 230 alpacas in white, light and medium fawn, brown, grey and black.