Make the most of Queensland’s easing restrictions and frolic with alpacas through the vineyards
As a result of coronavirus, we’ve been confined to our homes and suburbs for longer than we’d care to think about but as of June 1, Queensland is open to Queenslanders! Yes, friends, we can officially bust out of isolation and explore this great state and what better way to do that than with a picnic with a couple of cheeky alpacas? That was rhetorical, obviously, because there is literally no better way to celebrate the easing restrictions.
Love alpacas? Us too! In fact, the only thing we love more than ogling them from afar is ogling them up close at Mountview Alpaca Farm where it’s not only allowed but indeed encouraged. Situated in Canungra, Mountview Alpaca Farm was relocated to O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards after Cyclone Debbie hit the region in 2017. Whilst it was beyond devastating at the time, the upside to the relocation is that you can now sip wine whilst petting alpacas and frolicking through the vineyard, which is pretty much our dream day out right there. Throw a stone-baked pizza into the mix and that’s us done and dusted, thank you very much.
The alpaca experiences range from a 15-minute meet-and-greet for $18 through to a family picnic, which includes a gourmet picnic hamper for two adults and two kids from O’Reilly’s Vineyard, ice-cream for four plus two alpacas to play with for 30 minutes for $165. Take a peek at all of the alpaca experiences available here or jump over here to virtually meet Nacho, Taco, Macca and the rest of the gang. Or better yet, jump in the car and go and meet them in person, because we can. Social distancing rules still applicable to all experiences so keep that in mind.