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At Gem Alpaca Stud, roam the paddocks and mingle with the furry South American camelids. The breeding farm for llamas and alpacas--run by a married couple who aim to promote a communal lifestyle--offers tours of the estate, which specializes in breeding high-quality animals. You'll get to feed these cute, cheeky creatures and learn more about their infamous temper. The recently opened store offers ice cream and cold drinks, as well as a selection of homemade sweaters and other knitwear. Before you head to Fairlie, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fairlie itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Fairlie has to offer, including Gem Alpaca Stud.
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If you have at least an hour and you love animals, then you must stop at Gem Alpaca Stud (listed as an Alpaca Farm). We found this place by accident, but it was one of the highlights of our trip. In o... more »
Had lots of fun at the farm tour with Jill as the guide.Learnt a lot about the alpacas.The tour is reasonably priced and rubber boots are provided so we won't dirty our shoes. Worth a visit !!!And I e... more »
We actually booked early for our slots, but it was messed up and end up they did not noticed our reservation. It was their shearing day and they closed to public. Upon calling them from outside the ga... more »
Enjoyed our time here, $20 is much cheaper than other alpaca farms. Staff was friendly and had plenty of information. Hygienic and provided gum boots for the tour.
Great place, friendly and informative staff. The alpacas were vey cute! They also have a shop featuring a wide range of products for very reasonable prices.
Loved the staff especially our tour guide, loved the alpacas, lamas and the sheeps. This place is the best.
Friendly people here. Alpacas are really adorable. Great place to bring children.
Mathew P. Isaac
A place to learn about alpaca breeds
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