Te Korito Alpacas

Welcome to Te Korito Alpacas

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.

Our interest in alpacas started with a couple of pet boys that urgently needed a new home. As we were curious about alpacas as a lifestyle animal and had the paddocks, they came to live with us. The rest as they say, is history. Our first females were bought under a year later and our herd has continued to grow through the purchase of new animals and from crias born from matings to selected studs at other farms. We now have the diversity and characteristics in the herd for our own breeding programme.

Minffordd Dean - rose-grey stud

Improvement in the herd is now being driven by our resident stud males, Minffordd Dean (rose grey, pictured), Gilead Alpha Romeo (light fawn) and Sunsetestate Bastille (dark brown) who have brought fine fibre diameters and fleece density into the herd.
After sireing many exciting cria at other studs, they are now servicing our alpacas and we look forwards to many more of their cria. They are also available for outside matings.
For further information, please click on the Stud Services button below.

What we do

Our Aims

To breed alpacas with the correct conformation, fleece characteristics and good temperament. We believe that these traits are more important than particular colours.

Customer Service

To provide the best before- and after-sales support to the buyers of our animals. This is for as long as it is needed.

Owner Assistance

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

Alpaca Sales

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.

Stud Services

Te Korito Alpacas is the home of Minffordd Dean and Gilead Alpha Romeo. These proven show winning males are offered for the improvement of your herd. Full details and photographs can be found on the stud services page, button below.

Alpaca Products

Alpaca fibre is in great demand globally 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 14/04/2021.
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 sections which can be navigated using the menu. The main page links to subject areas are:

◦   Basic Information about Alpacas

◦   Describing the Alpaca

◦   Basic needs of Alpacas

◦   Looking after Alpacas - their Welfare

◦   Alpaca Breeding and the new Cria

◦   Alpaca Health and Illness

◦   Alpacas, COVID-19 and nanobodies

Photo Galley

Over the years we have taken many photos of our alpacas. We are loading a section of these for visitors to enjoy.

Get in touch

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.

Farm visits

By prior arrangement, small groups or families are welcome to visit our farm and experience these fascinating animals. Send us a message by clicking our e-mail address below 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.

Our Address

736 Papaiti Road,
R.D. 14,
New Zealand.


Mobile: 021 813 746

The location of Te Korito alpacas


We also have a Facebook page sharing photos, goings on with our alpacas and other activities.
Have a look and perhaps leave us a comment or a Like!

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Te Korito Alpacas have always been a member of the Alpaca Association of New Zealand.

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