Welcome to the Southern New South Wales Alpaca Region
The Southern New South Wales Alpaca Region (SNSW) is a vibrant and exciting region that stretches from the Southern Highlands to the Victorian border and is part of the Australian Alpaca Association Ltd.
The region encompasses some of Australia’s best fibre growing areas and has a range of alpaca farms from broad-acre studs running hundreds of alpacas to smaller boutique studs and even hobby farms with two or three alpacas.
The SNSW Region is one of the largest alpaca regions in Australia with studs breeding both suri and huacaya alpacas.
Multiple shows and events are held in the region each year from small agricultural shows to the elite level shows; giving members and visitors alike time to celebrate all things alpaca. Some of the major events and shows in the region are:
- Canberra Royal Agricultural Show, held in February each year, is the elite show for the region with studs from across Australia attending with the hope of winning against strong competition. Held over two and half days it showcases the highest quality alpacas, both suri and huacaya, the region has to offer.
- Murrumbateman Field Days held on the third weekend in October is the Canberra region's premier small farm field day event and has been running for over 35 years. It brings together over 400 exhibitors including a large alpaca display; showcasing animals and products that are available from the many studs in the region. Located at Murrumbateman, on the Barton Highway between Canberra and Yass.
- Henty Machinery Field Days, running for over 50 years, is Australia's premier mixed farming field days and in located in the heart of the nation's food bowl in southern NSW. It attracts more then 60,000 visitors each year. Held over three days in the third week of September it includes an alpaca display from breeders in the region.
Thinking of getting into alpacas? The SNSW Regional breeders offer a range of alpacas for sale from show quality alpacas to alpacas that will be kept as pets; and of course friendly and professional after sales assistance and advice is always offered. The SNSW stud owners are more than happy to share their knowledge and love of alpacas with new breeders. Information about alpacas can be located on the New to Alpacas tab and the list of breeders can be found under the Contacts tab.
Frequently Asked Questions tab on this site may answer some of your alpaca questions.
Looking for an alpaca breeder in your area? SNSWR Breeders Directory
For three years running the Southern NSW Alpaca Region is the winner of Canberra Royal, Fleece Region of the Year Award - 2011, 2012 & 2013.
Please consider supporting the InSight Peru an initiative of the Australian Alpaca Association, in partnership with Quechua Benefit, and with the generous support of the South Nowra Rotary Club, Nowra Private Hospital, and the Shoalhaven Medical Association.
The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the Southern New South Wales Region of the Australian Alpaca Association. Products and services are advertised without any implied endorsement by the Association and buyers are advised to seek their own expert advice. Enquiries and suggestions regarding this site may be directed to the Web Editor.