Next time you're heading to O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, why not take a break at the Mountview Alpaca Farm on the way? With a cafe, shop and small herd of alpacas, it's a fun stop for everyone. The farm is about a 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Brisbane, along the scenic Lamington National Park Road, not far from Canungra.
The scenery is absolutely stunning and tables at the cafe have an incredible view stretching across to Tamborine Mountain and the Gold Coast. There are various light lunch options, such as toasted sandwiches on the menu as well as homemade scones with jam and cream ($6.50).
The gift shop and gallery stocks a great selection of products, including goods made from local producers as well as imported items from South America. The range includes handmade beanies made from their own alpaca fleece and alpaca fur bears.
The farm is open every day of the week and the cafe opens on weekends and during school holidays.