(exclusive small groups only)
|TOUR COST||NZ$40 per person - NZ$100 for families (maximum of 5) (GST Inclusive)|
|YOUR HOSTS||Kit & Sheryl Johnson|
|LOCATION||10 minutes north of Christchurch International Airport. 20 minutes north of Christchurch city centre.|
|TRANSPORT||Take Blue Bus on the Metro Line and ask for Silverstream village www.metroinfo.co.nz or phone 03 366 88 55 (http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/) We are a ten minute walk or we can collect you from the bus stop.|
Mix with the animals in the paddocks and admire the different colours and the playful young ones (crias). Visitors will be able to feed the alpacas – they will come right up to you and feed from your hand. Touch and stroke the alpacas and take plenty of selfies.
Hold and cuddle a baby and feel the incredibly soft fibre of the alpaca. For those with plenty of time, lead an alpaca up and down the laneway.
Alpacas are naturally inquisitive and friendly and respond to kindness. Noise and sudden movements will distract them. There are just 40,000 alpacas compared to 28,000,000 sheep in New Zealand – they are a rare animal and very attractive and seductive.
Your guide will provide a commentary about the life of the alpaca and answer any questions.
During the tour, visitors will be taken to our display room where you can see many of the ribbons and trophies that Silverstream animals have won over the last twenty years.
Alpaca yarn and alpaca garments made from our own Silverstream animals are available for sale at wholesale prices.
The owners of Silverstream, Kit & Sheryl Johnson pride themselves in offering a genuine farm experience to visitors, without letting the commercial side of their business interfere in the overall enjoyment of the farm tour.
Please take time to enjoy the experience and have some fun.
The tour concludes with a tour around the expansive lawns and gardens overlooking the Silverstream River.