Alpaca Farms: 4 You Can Stay at in NSW
If you're looking for a family farm experience that will make the little ones beam with joy, look no further than an alpaca farm stay. With their big doe eyes, furry tufts, long lashes and cheeky grins, what’s not to love about alpacas? We’ve rounded up our top, fun hands-on alpaca farms you can actually stay at in and around Sydney.
1. Starline Alpacas Farmstay, Hunter Valley
Set amongst boutique wineries in the beautiful Broke Fordwich Wine sub-region of the upper Hunter Valley, Starline Alpacas offers a peaceful, hands-on, experience at their alpaca farm.
Here, you can watch the alpacas from your cottage (they are so friendly they come right up to your terrace), or visit them while you wander the fields. Starline's alpacas can be visited at any time of the day and will come to eat a treat right from your hand. You can also take the kids to visit the chickens and collect freshly laid eggs.
There are 15 cottages at the alpaca farm that vary in their capacity to suit groups of different sizes. All cottages have fully equipped kitchens and barbecues. You can also try your hand at tennis or use the swimming pool, awesome kids playground or wander through the beautiful gardens.
The alpaca farm stay is less than 100kms from Newcastle in the midst of the vineyards and wonderful restaurants of the Hunter, so all that’s left to do is enjoy a glass of wine and some snacks whilst you watch your kiddies be delighted by the alpacas!
Alpaca farm location: 1100 Milbrodale Rd, Broke
2. Madison’s Mountain Retreat, Kurrajong Heights
Set on a working alpaca farm at the edge of Wollemi National Park in the Blue Mountains, Madison’s Mountain Retreat offers a fun, hands-on farm experience for families and animal lovers. Here, you can join the herd of alpacas and watch them closely interact with each other and jostle for attention, have an adventure when you collect the eggs for breakfast or observe their cheeky behaviour when you feed the alpacas and goats daily.
This rustic alpaca farm offers cosy cedar cottages and a pair of cool converted train carriages as a lodging option. All have kitchenettes, living areas and private bathrooms. Cottages feature fireplaces, and some even have whirlpool baths. The alpaca farm also has an indoor heated pool and spa, tennis court, gazebo with BBQ, large shed, common room (with a library, pool table and open fire) and acres of bush.
Alpaca farm location: 880 Bells Line of Rd, Kurrajong Heights
3. Little Valley Farm, Laguna
Little Valley is a picturesque alpaca farm in Wollombi Valley, breeding alpacas and miniature cattle and growing turban garlic and Roma tomatoes. They also have heritage chickens and a wonderful range of bush wildlife to keep the little ones on their toes animal spotting.
Little Valley Farm offers a unique alpaca farm stay experience for 4 people with a vintage 1950s red rattler train and a tiny Shepherd's Hut. The cool Laguna vintage train has a huge hang-out deck with a wood-fired pizza oven and an outdoor bath overlooking the frolicking herd of alpacas, guinea fowl and chickens moving about the farm.
The small, beautiful secluded valley also offers the perfect atmosphere for stargazing - always a hit with the kids!
Alpaca farm location: The Little Valley Farm location is by appointment, visit the website for more details.
4. Glen Waverley Farm Stay
Glen Waverley Farmstay is a modern self-contained cottage on a large and spacious alpaca farm located 3km south of Glen Innes in Northern NSW. The farm stay offers charming accommodation with a cosy wood heater and a large verandah to view the stunning sunsets and alpacas grazing and wandering on the paddocks next to the cottage.
As a bonus, pets are welcome and the kids will love exploring the impressive surrounding gardens of the 19-acre hobby farm and getting up close to the friendly alpacas, of course!
Alpaca farm location: 1 Fawcett Rd, Glen Innes
Common Questions About Alpacas
Can alpacas be touched?
Generally, alpacas do not like being touched, although many who live on public farms are used to touching, so long as they are treated with care and respect. Never touch an alpaca unnecessarily or by surprise.
Can alpacas be left alone?
No, they don't like to live the solitary life, they have a strong strong herd instinct and it's unlikely they would survive if left alone.
Can I keep an alpaca as a pet?
If you've got enough land and room for their friends then an alpaca can be a great pet, they are friendly and easy to handle.
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