Our alpaca farm is a few kilometers outside of Wanganui town, next to the Whanganui river. We have been breeding alpacas for about 10 years and are the only registered stud between Bulls in the Manawatu and mid-Taranaki.
Farm Tours: As of 23/10/2021, Wanganui is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2.
We offer farm tours where you can meet and interact with our alpacas, feed them, take them for a walk and take endless photographs. To book your tour and experience these wonderful animals, please make your reservation here.
Our on-going breeding program ensures that we will have a number of alpacas for sale each year. These animals are normally registered with the New Zealand Alpaca Association but some unregistered pets may also be available. Females may be sold with a cria at foot or can be mated with a choice of our stud males.
For further information and to see the current availability of animals for sale, please click below.
Te Korito Alpacas currently has three resident stud males, Minffordd Dean (rose-grey), Gilead Alpha Romeo (light fawn) and Sunsetestate Bastille (dark brown). After sireing many exciting cria at other studs, these proven males have brought finer fibre diameters and improved fleece densities into our herd.
They are available for outside matings, either the dam coming to our farm or we travel to yours.
Full details and photographs can be found on the stud services page, button below.
Alpaca fibre is in great demand as it has many features that make it a superior choice. It is available in sixteen natural colours and used by home spinners and knitters to produce warm, durable and lightweight garments, especially hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers.
Te Korito Alpacas sell a range of knitted and crocheted items in unique designs which make either fantastic gifts or something to spoil yourself!
We also sell fibre from our own animals, as cleaned fleece, carded slivers and spun fibre. The availability of colours will vary but we will try to have a good selection for you to choose from. Most of the fibre is from our huacaya alpacas but some suri and huacaya/suri mixture is also available. Please click the button below for further information and to view our current range.
This section aims to become a go-to source for alpaca information. Because it is continuously growing, a new menu system has been added at the top of each page for easy access to the different subject areas. It was last expanded on 22/10/2021.
If you can't find what you are looking for or believe that a particular subject should be covered, please let me know () and I will address it.
These pages cannot be 'all things to all people' so for those wanting more details and for the more scientifically-minded, links in the text go to the original articles or external pages.
The Alpacapedia is divided into subject pages - the main page links are:
Over the years we have taken many photos of our alpacas. We are loading a section of these for visitors to enjoy.
To breed alpacas with the correct conformation, fleece characteristics and good temperament. We believe that these traits are more important than particular colours.
To provide the best before- and after-sales support to the buyers of our animals. This is for as long as it is needed.
We are concerned about alpaca welfare and will give support where needed to any alpaca owner in the region, whether they are a customer of ours or not.
Actively promote the understanding of alpacas and their potential to those looking for an alternative lifestyle animal
We look forwards to hearing from you whether it's a sales enquiry, about an alpaca product, interest in our stud services, looking for some advice or even feedback on the website. We would be happy to hear from you.
By prior arrangement, small groups or families are welcome to visit our farm and experience these fascinating animals. To book your alpaca experience, please make your reservation here or phone, the button below will dial on mobiles.
We are very easy to find. Once in Wanganui, drive up Somme Parade and when it becomes Papaiti Road (just past the cemetery), travel a further 7.4 km alongside the river to our farm. We are first house on the right. We are also marked on Google Maps.