Never seen an alpaca before? Take a trip to the Rathdowney Alpaca Farm to learn more about these unusual creatures.
The alpaca is a domesticated species of the South American camelid family. They resemble a small llama and are bred mostly for their fur, which is usually made into wool. Like their cousins the camel, they are infamous for their habit of spitting.
The Alpaca Farm (10 Mt Barney Road, Barney View) is a Scenic Rim location that provides tourists with a farm tour encounter of a different kind. The Farm Visit experience introduces guests to 'all things alpaca'. You will hear commentary on the species and their uses and be given opportunities to pet the animals. At the Alpaca Shack, you will see and feel a variety of products made from alpaca fleece.
Farm Visits are available by appointment only and begin at 9.30am. The cost is $5.00 for adults and a gold coin donation for children, or $15.00 for a family. The Alpaca Shack is open from Wednesday to Sunday between 11.00am until 3.00pm.