Establo Alpacas
Dunedin's Premier Alpaca Farm

Alpaca is one of the rarest of the natural textile fibres. It is exquisitely soft, supremely warm and exceptionally light, yet incredibly resilient. Alpaca is a prized luxurious, sustainable and eco-friendly natural fibre. When we first started in the alpaca industry in 2004 our main focus was to breed quality fibre animals. However, we also realised we wanted to show case how special the fibre was - not only because of how incredibly soft it felt, but because of how warm it was to wear. We decided the best way to showcase alpaca fibre was by creating 100% alpaca products that were made exclusively from superfine alpaca yarn. This led to the creation of EL-PACA. While the alpaca fibre industry has grown over the years, it isn't in a position to mass produce superfine yarn. To achieve this we have had fibre processed in craft mills, which have enabled us to control the quality of the fibre that goes into our product. We have also sourced experienced craftspeople to produce our range of product. Most of the fibre in our product is from our farm, but we also purchase quality superfine alpaca fibre from breeders throughout New Zealand.

We use natural, or occasionally naturally dyed alpaca yarn, offering a unique and distinctive collection of subtly beautiful patterns and shades for the truly discerning client. Our focus is on quality, paying close attention to every detail. Our range is continually evolving as we strive to create unique and exquisite items befitting of this fabulous fibre. All of our collection is either hand woven or hand machine-knitted by local crafts people.

Matching sets and different size/colours can be made to order. Please enquire.
Our Shop
Establo Alpaca Farm is located just 6km from Dunedin's town centre, and situated on a hill suburb offering wonderful views of the city and ocean. We have recently set up the Blue Stone Barn on our property as our farm shop. The historic barn was built in the 1860s by the Kedzlie family, who immigrated to New Zealand in 1853. The Kedzlie's purchased 130 acres of land which they used to grow crops and farm cows. The barn was originally used as a cow byre and was restored in the early 2000s by Dave Bell. Some of the lime washed walls still remain, but the barn has received new roofing, and the wooden floor boards have been replaced with Italian bricks (which were originally used as paving in the Octagon).

The EL-PACA Shop is open by appointment only, or you can purchase our products online. EL-PACA is our own brand, but we also stock other alpaca products that are New Zealand made, including duvets, blankets and yarn, as well as manuka honey and the bee yü skin care range. If you would like to visit please phone or
email us.
Please note that you can not access our farm shop directly from Dalziel Road. You need to turn into the Penno Block subdivision that comes off Dalziel Rd. This is marked by a wooden "Penno Block" sign and street sign with the numbers 8-50 on it.