Alpacas on the Peninsula... a lifestyle investment.

Mornington Peninsula Alpaca Breeders is committed to the development, promotion, and marketing of quality alpacas, their fibre and product made from their fibre and brings together the expertise and experience of over 15 established studs, all located wihin a radius of 20kms on the magnificent Mornington Peninsula.

Collectively, the group interacts as an effective and efficient network and support system, offering the benefits of a large scale single operation, while showcasing a wide variety of properties, agistment facilities, pastures and animal husbandry techniques.

The farms represented provide a diversity of quality breeding stock in a kaleidoscope of colour. You are most welcome to visit our farms, by phoning ahead.

  • Over 500 Alpacas - suri and huacaya
  • 15 established properties
  • All located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula



Alpacas are members of the 'Camelid' family, originating from South America

There are two main types of alpacas - Huacaya and Suri

There are five main colours - Black, White, Brown, Fawn and Grey, with many shades of each colour

Alpacas have an estimated life expectancy of 15 - 20 years

They have soft padded feet

Females are 'induced ovulators' - they sit to mate and spit at the male once pregnant

Alpacas pregnancy is usually 11.5 months, and results in a single birth. Twins do occur but are not common

They spit to establish a pecking order, but seldom spit at humans if they are handled well. There is always the chance of being caught in the middle of a dispute

They dung in communal piles, making it easy to collect for composting for use as a soil conditioner for the garden

Alpacas are very inquisitive and make wonderful pets, but need to be kept out of the garden, as they love to 'sample' anything green and many common garden plants are toxic to alpacas

Wethered alpacas - castrated males - are also used as guard animals