Open alpaca farms - Victoria Eastern Region
The following is a list of farms in the Eastern Region of Victoria that are open to the public.
Open farm directory
Our farmstay cottage:
Relax and unwind in a three bedroom, self-contained
farm cottage. Set in a pretty little garden with outdoor
eating. There are polished floors throughout, a cosy
fireplace, beds with lovely doonas and electric blankets
for cold days.
Cuddle a friendly baby:
Alternative View Alpacas offers you a unique
experience to be amongst the quietest animals on a
farm. See why they easily fit into the Australian
farming landscape. Come and meet our friendly
Things to do:
With 70 acres of pasture and forest there are many
lovely long walks around our farm, with beautiful views
over the rolling hills of South Gippsland. Experience
the peace and tranquility of beautiful Alternative View
Things to see:
As with any farm, there is plenty of cuteness all around.
Kids love visiting our geese, ducks, and chickens. Sit
and chat with our animals, or listen to the humming of
the bees in our orchard.
Take an alpaca for a walk:
Accompanied by a handler, lead an alpaca using a
halter. Take a short or long walk of approximately 2.5
km. Learn about their behaviour, interaction and what
makes them so unique.
Alpaca Walk and Farm Experience:
Experience a wonderful walk leading an alpaca
guided by Brigitte plus an enchanting farm
experience learning about natural methods of
permaculture. See how our fruit trees love alpaca
manure – happy free range chickens, geese and
ducks…and sometimes some newly hatched chicks!
The Alpaca Walk is for Adults and Children aged 15
or over. Children under 15 are more than welcome
and can walk with either an adult or Brigitte
Ph: 0427 201 192
Feed and view both adult and young alpacas. Interesting facts regarding fleece collection and demonstrations on how to harvest your alpaca fleece to get the best financial return. Luxurious knitwear made from our collection of mostly victorian alpaca fibre.
Ph: 0419 550 826
Open day each October. Animals for sale include pets, herd guards, show winning/ stud stock, breeding females.
We have plenty of experience to share with those interested in learning more about alpacas and our farm set up.
Ph: 0419 334 276
Interact with and learn more about alpacas. “Suri is our passion”
Ph: 0423 547 768
We breed stunning black huacaya alpacas and eye-catching Belted Galloway cattle on the slopes of the Strzelecki Ranges in beautiful West Gippsland. Clifden is also home to Archie the Black Alpaca – the loveable main character in our 2 children’s storybooks Archie’s Haircut & Archie’s Big Win. The stories are wonderful read-aloud tales for young children and ideal also for beginner readers. In addition we stock a range of quality alpaca products, including undyed black Clifden fleece and yarn.
Self-contained farm-stay accommodation for up to 4 guests is available at Clifden Cottage. The fully renovated cottage with its picturesque views makes the perfect spot for rest and relaxation, and the chance to interact with the alpacas.
Ph: 0408 827 896
After a long time in lockdown, our on-farm shop and very popular farm tours are back!
Meet Rocky and our our friendly little crias (baby alpacas), and be ready to do some
shopping in our On-Farm Shop, stocked full with beautiful alpaca throws, scarves,hats, yarn and lots more.
The time during your visit to our farm is uniquely yours to spend interacting with our alpacas while we share with you our passion for these gentle, inquisitive animals.
Bookings are essential and numbers restricted to small groups only.
All visitors will be asked to follow our Covid Safety Guidelines which will be advised at the time of booking.
Bookings available on weekends or on other days by arrangement for special occasions – always weather permitting, as this is an outdoor activity.
Ph: 0436 022 440
On the 1st and 4th Sunday of the month ‘Open Farm Day’ you are welcome to just arrive between 11am and 3pm. There is no need to book on Open Farm Days however before coming, check the website for changes.
We close the gates promptly at 3pm for the comfort and health of the alpacas. We ask you to respect this deadline so that the alpacas can rest, feed their babies uninterrupted, drink and refresh themselves. This is not always easy when there are a lot of people around.
Feed the Mums see the Babies
Visit the Farm Store where there are some alpaca focused products available for purchase
Bring along a picnic and have it on the veranda overlooking the fun or out in the paddock with the alpacas.
If you feel fit enough to walk back up the hill, farm walks along designated laneways allow you to visit the boys and see the farm and the views from a different perspective.
To Delight You:
Gorgeous Alpacas – babies usually between March and May
Pretty gift items in the visitor centre
Coffee and hot chocolate available
Limited Picnic tables and seating available or bring along a picnic blanket
We try to open, rain or shine so please dress for the weather and the farm. Sunscreen, hats, sensible shoes
Please note: Events held in Summer will be cancelled if the fire danger rating is “Severe”, “Extreme” or “Code Red”. Please check the rating yourself during summer – December to February.
For Alpaca knitwear, Knitting Yarn, Fleece, Hand Dyed Silk Scarves and gifts. Mini Museum and Photogallery
Ph: 0428 070 097
Want to learn about alpacas ? Need advice on farm layout?
Farm Studio and Shop stocked with locally made garments and handcrafts, including, Beanies, Mittens, Scarves, Alpaca Toys, Felted Soap, Baby Cot Blankets. Raw fleece and batts for spinners, Knitting yarn – natural colours and hand dyed.
Open for visits – by appointment
Ph: 0417 506 855