Ballark Ridge Alpacas

My first contact with alpacas was at the Royal Melbourne Show in the mid 90's. There was only a small number there but they certainly drew in the crowds.

Some years later when I gave up the "high life" in Melbourne and moved to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, I had my first opportunity to purchase my own alpaca.

Ballark Ridge Alpacas was formed in 2002 with the purchase of 2 male alpacas. Not long after came two females. 11 months later two cria arrived. The herd has grown each year since then. 

Ballark Ridge Alpacas now consists of approximately 40 alpaca. In 2012 the alpacas and we moved permanently from the Sunshine Coast to the farm in Murgon. The farm is 3kms east of Murgon at the start of the South Burnett wine trail. It is a wonderful area with award winning wineries, cafes, BP dam, art galleries and so much more. 

Unfortunately this area, along with many other areas in Queensland and New South Wales, is experiencing drought conditions. This means that we have had to reduce the numbers dramatically There are still some males and females available for sale (see current sales list). This reduction in numbers will hopefully greatly assist the pasture to regenerate once the rains start.

Life with alpacas is  a wonderful experience and never never boring. Each alpaca is different. There is something special with each and every one of them whether it is their colour, personality or their antics. Come and see for yourself - you will be glad did and hopefully fall in love with them.


Ballark Ridge Alpacas is proud to advise Shop 84 in Lamb Street Murgon is now stocking 100% natural alpaca yarn from the Ballark Ridge alpaca herd. The yarn is commercially spun as 5 ply yarn. Currently Shop 84 has balls of yarn from the white and light fawn alpaca which can be used as is (a natural cream colour) or can be dyed by anyone at home to any colour.



                   ALSO COMMERCIALLY SPUN YARN - 5 PLY