Photo of the view from Gallin Farms Farmstay
Sue McAuley - Gallin Farm Alpacas

My Story

I am Sue McAuley and my love affair with the Wairarapa began in 2006 when I purchased an amazing 36-acre property just north of Masterton. I divided this into two 10-acre blocks (which I sold) and a 16-acre block for me.

My property is called Gallin Farm in memory of my grandfather, August Guhl, who was born in a little village in northern Germany called Gallin.

Alpaca herd - Gallin Farm Alpacas

My journey with alpacas began in 2010 when I purchased two females with cria at foot and their two wether cousins.  I decided that these fascinating animals would be light on the land and would be easy for one person to handle. 

My herd is now growing and becoming darker – I aim to breed beautiful blacks with fine soft fleece.

This year I have introduced a Bed & Breakfast / Farmstay aspect to the farm so that I can indulge my love of cooking and use the produce in my orchard and large vegetable garden. Guests can enjoy magnificent scenery along with the daily antics of the alpacas.

Alpaca blacks- Gallin Farm Alpacas