Alpaca Shearing - October 19th

Want to help out on shearing day and learn more about alpacas? Join us on the weekend of 18th October, 2019 - rain, hail or shine. We shear on 19th.

Farm stay option available for two people in the rustic train and two people in the tiny shepherds hut.

Help out, get involved, learn, work and then enjoy our fantastic wood-fired pizza in the afternoon. It will be share facilities in the common areas such as the train’s kitchen, bathroom, BBQ and hang-out deck.

Book your train stay for $300, 2 pax, 2 nights - 18th and 19th October

Book your shepherds hut stay for $200, 2 pax, 2 nights - 18th and 19th October

Check out the train and hut stay on our website www.littlevalleyfarm.com.au

Book direct with Daniela for this unique alpaca farm stay experience on 18th and 19th October. Check in on Friday afternoon and checkout Sunday. No AirBnB booking fee’s plus we feed you a wonderful wood-fired pizza lunch and a farm breakfast the next day. A unique farm stay experience in the Hunter Valley.

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Glamping on our alpaca farm

Enjoy your digital detox with us and our herd of friendly alpacas. Stay in our vintage train and shepherds hut for 4 people. Enjoy our wood fired pizza oven, BBQ, outdoor bath, glam shower, gas cooking facilities, yoga mats, hammocks all overlooking our roaming alpacas.

Get up close and personal with our friendly alpacas and take some photos with our young ones.

If you would like to find out more about living with alpacas join us for 4pm feeds and our grooming days.

Read our AirBnB reviews here.

Book online via AirBnB now.

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Farm stay on Shearing Weekend

Want to help out on shearing day and learn more about alpacas? Join us on the weekend of 18th October, 2019 - rain, hail or shine. We shear on 19th.

Farm stay option available for two people in the rustic train and two people in the tiny shepherds hut.

Help out, get involved, learn, work and then enjoy our fantastic wood-fired pizza in the afternoon. It will be share facilities in the common areas such as the train’s kitchen, bathroom, BBQ and hang-out deck.

Book your train stay for $300, 2 pax, 2 nights - 18th and 19th October

Book your shepherds hut stay for $200, 2 pax, 2 nights - 18th and 19th October

Check out the train and hut stay here

Book direct with Daniela for this unique alpaca farm stay experience on 18th and 19th October. Check in on Friday afternoon and checkout Sunday. No AirBnB booking fee’s plus we feed you a wonderful wood-fired pizza lunch and a farm breakfast the next day.

Please note, no children under the age of 12 due to safety and insurance reason.

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Shearing Day 2019 for alpaca owners in the valley

We have confirmed our shearing day of 19th October, 2019 with Drew Shearman.

If you would like your alpacas sheared on this day please ensure the following;

  1. Visit Drew’s website and book in your date. He will be coming to Laguna-Cessnock area on 19th October so if you are on this route, please contact him now before his time slots book out. https://www.shearmanlivestock.com.au

  2. Confirm costs with Drew including any additional services such as your annual 5:1 vaccinations, worming and nail trimming.

  3. Have a small alpaca enclosure ready. Ensure Drew is not chasing the alpacas on the day. This will result in additional cost (and stress) to you, the alpacas and will also delay Drew in his back to back farm visits. So be prepared!

  4. Ensure you have cash to pay Drew on the day. He can always invoice you later.

  5. Once the alpacas have been shorn, keep them out of the hot sun for a couple of days to avoid sun burn.

  6. Keep your fleece, use the saddle for felting, spinning or making cushion infills. Use the scrappy leg fleece as garden mulch.

  7. Rain or hail we shear so make sure you have some decent undercover for Drew and his equipment.

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The Alpaca Nursery

Book your four person farmstay with us and get close up and personal with the alpacas. There are some very inquisitive little cria’s running around the paddocks right now.

At night we keep them safe and warm in our alpaca nursery with mum and listen to them humming away.

Visit our website www.littlevalleyfarm.com.au to book your farmstay via AirBnB.

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Discover a world of Little Valley Farm

So much has been happening on the farm this season. From cria births to our annual event, afternoon-on-the-farm alpaca workshop plus our goofy Guinea Fowl as well as Winston the Alpaca - a fabulous drawing by local Hunter Valley artiste. Tonight we say farewell a very warm Autumn and here comes the cold.

Click on the images to view our full Little Valley Farm Instagram page.

Hello little ones!

May is a busy time for us with lots of cria’s unpacking plus our alpaca open day. A big welcome to Roscoe-Lilly and Boey born this month. The weather has been perfect and when winter eventually comes around we have our little coats on and plenty of alpaca shelters.

Lilly and Roscoe on the right and Zoey and Boey on the left.

Don’t forget we currently have some wethers for sale as pairs so contact us for more info.

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Sunday afternoon on the Alpaca farm. For buyers and lovers

Afternoon-on-the-farm is a great way to learn about alpacas for anyone who is interested including those with small acreage and those just who are just dreaming of having a couple of alpacas as pets or lawnmowers.

You will get to know them, feed them and enjoy food and drinks in the park like surrounds of Little Valley Farm.

It will be a great way to learn about;

* alpaca health,

* best shed layouts for shearing and small pens,

* appropriate shade,

* best feed, grass and paddocks,

* nail trimming, grooming, shearing and vaccinations

*alpaca fleece, spinning and knitting.

Get some hands-on experience and ask any questions you have about these amazing creatures.


This day is suitable for people wanting to buy or even just dreaming to own alpaca’s.  Little Valley Farm is a registered breeder with the Australian Alpaca Association.


Cost: $20+gst per person. 

Sunday: 26th May, 2019

Please do not bring your dogs to our farm.

Wood-fired pizza snacks and drinks on the train deck in the afternoon.

Buy tickets through Eventbrite (link) and email us at danielariccio@hotmail.com to let us know your coming. 


Times are 12:30pm to 3pm.

Location: Laguna, Hunter Valley, you will be emailed a map.

RSVP: A must as limited places available.

Payment: Info below. Ticket price + gst & booking fee.

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Buy your tickets here before 23rd May, 2019.

Small Acerage Alpaca Workshop - Considering buying alpacas?

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Afternoon-on-the-farm is a great way to learn about alpacas if you have small acerage and are considering having 2 or 3 as pets or lawnmowers then this is for you.

Its a great way to learn about;

  • alpaca health,

  • best sheds layouts for shearing and small pens,

  • appropriate shade,

  • feed, grass and paddocks

  • learn how to trim nails, grooming, shearing and vaccinations,

  • Find out which alpaca is best for you - females / wethers / entire male.  

  • Get hands-on experience and ask questions before you embark on your alpaca journey. 

    This day is suitable for people wanting to buy or are looking at buying in the future. Little Valley Farm is a registered breeder with the Australian Alpaca Assocation.

    Cost: $20 per person.

    Time: 12-2:30pm.  
    Children to be over the age of 12. 
    Please do not bring your dogs to our farm. 

    Wood-fired pizza snacks and drinks on the train deck in the afternoon.

    RSVP via email to danielariccio@hotmail.com to confirm your place as numbers are limited.  

    Payment: Via bank transfer.
    Location: Laguna, you will be emailed a map. 

    Find out more about Little Valley Farm on our website at www.littlevalleyfarm.com.au

    If you would like to stat at our farm, we have our rustic train and shepherds hut for 4 people. You can book here. http://www.littlevalleyfarm.com.au/accomdation



Christmas in July at Little Valley Farm

The alpacas are ready. They love the cold and really love meeting guests. Guests = treats, photobombing and a lot of extra attention.

So get in early and book your Christmas in July for 4 pax and make the most of our vintage train farm stay and tiny shepherds hut including our amazing wood-fire pizza oven, new bonfire and so much more.

Get your digital detox on our off grid farm and celebrate Christmas in July farm style at Little Valley Farm with friends and family.

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Book online with AirBnB here.

~ glamping ~ off-grid ~ eco-friendly ~ digital detox ~ rustic train ~ shepherds hut ~ wood-fired pizza oven ~ bonfire ~ alpacas ~

24 hours in Laguna & Hunter Valley surrounds…

Escape the city as fast as you can, turn off the freeway and head down the scenic Tourist Drive 33 from Calga/Peats Ridge all the way down to Laguna and into historical Wollombi Village. 

1. Stay: Experience the unique farm-stay of Little Valley Farm with their off-grid 1950's red rattler train and tiny shepherd's hut.  The now-famous Laguna vintage-train has a huge hang-out deck with wood-fired pizza oven and an outdoor bath overlooking the frockling herd of alpacas.  It’s a farm-stay experience that is not to be missed when staying in Laguna. www.littlevalleyfarm.com.au

2. Dine: Great Northern Trading Post known as GNTP.  Do experience a Friday night dinner at GNTP in their uber-cool and rustic dining area. Now it's Autumn, book your table near the fireplace.  Lovely owner, Rose will delight you with her seasonal and local produce on offer.  It's the perfect gateway to the Hunter Valley since 1879. So see you there. https://www.gntp.com.au

3. Hike:  Enjoy an early morning hike around Finchley Trig and experience its 360-degrees views over the Yengo National Park and looking out to the Great Blue Mountains World Heritage.  Accessible by 2WD from Laguna via Yango Creek Road and then Upper Yango Creek.  Approx 10km of dirt road. Enjoy its solitude.  

4. Brunch: Enjoy brunch in the newly renovated Myrtle House Cafe and grab your spot in the sunny Garden Bar or on the wrap-around veranda under the shade. On cooler days enjoy the indoor fire for that extra country charm in this 1932 historical building surrounded by Myrtle Trees. https://www.myrtlehouse.com.au

5. Wine Time: Stop and taste the wine around Wollombi Village boutique wineries. First Stop a 19th century sandstone Georgian building with Noyce Brothers Wine Cellardoor in the heart of Wollombi Village and then a short but beautiful drive to Stonehurst Cedar Creek. Trust me, its all very Instagram worthy!  https://www.noycebros.com.au
https://www.stonehurst.com.au/hunter-valley-vineyard/

6. Get Cultural:  The 1866 building was once a Court House, Police Station, Community Hall and now a Museum. Pop in to check out the old black and white images of Wollombi Village. They are amazing of a world-gone-by. If only these walls could talk!  

7. Afternoon delight :  Pop into Laguna Village Providore and pick up some local Hunter Valley Cheese, crackers, Turkish delight and nuts and head back to Little Valley Farm to enjoy the outdoor bath overlooking the alpacas with your boutique wine.  Chillax at its best and your digital detox starts now. 

Next day.. what to do? We say… book in Melissa!

8. Drive by Tour:  Book in a drive-by-tour with Melissa of Grape Experience Tours and spend the day exploring picturesque Broke and up to the Pokolbin Wineries.  Indulge in a long-lunch at Margan or Bistro Molines with views and local cuisine to delight you. Don't forget to stop at the cheese, chocolate and olive factory as well as the breweries and distilleries.  Now you see why you need Melissa to scoot you around!  https://www.grapeexperiencetours.com.au

9. Sleep: You will be blissfully relaxed so go on, you deserve it, sleep-in and then you can play with the alpacas later.  Daniela Riccio,  Little Valley Farm    Photo courtesy of Melbic and Arlie4Cake  Explore more  Visit Wollombi  &  Little Valley Farm - Alpaca Farm

9. Sleep: You will be blissfully relaxed so go on, you deserve it, sleep-in and then you can play with the alpacas later.

Daniela Riccio, Little Valley Farm

Photo courtesy of Melbic and Arlie4Cake

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