The Redbank Alpacas
Redbank Alpacas is a working alpaca farm that offers alpaca experiences and treks by appointment. If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with an alpaca – feeding and patting, or walking with them – then Redbank Alpacas is the place to be. Set alongside the boundary of Kara Kara National Park, our alpaca treks provide a way of connecting people with nature. Each activity is individually tailored providing for a memorable, personal and unique experience.
Who are the people behind your business
Redbank Alpacas is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Andrew and Debra Borg. They receive help from family and friends – especially when it comes to keeping the alpacas happy and healthy!
Tell us something quirky or memorable about you, your customers or your business
Every experience is as unique as the alpacas themselves. Whether it’s Wellington (the alpaca) scoring food treats, cuddles and generating laughter, or his mate Wyatt photo-bombing selfies (and trying to steal food from Wellington), or their buddy Tino providing commentary (he’s very talkative) as guests lead him on a walk about the farm, there are always smiles generated. These brand ambassadors for Redbank Alpacas really know how to win over a crowd!
What is a thing you love about your business?
That’s easy! The smiles, the laughter, the look on people’s faces when they first encounter an alpaca. The squeals of delight when an alpaca gently nibbles a treat out of a guest’s hand. The memories created when special needs visitors interact with Wellington and Tino. The endless photos and questions. This all makes it worthwhile!
What is the company background?
Debra and Andrew moved to the area five years ago as part of a tree change. They looked for animals to share their acreage with, and alpacas proved to be a brilliant choice. These curious creatures started attracting people from the local area, wanting to know if they could come and visit them… then people from Melbourne…. then overseas visitors. In a natural progression, Redbank Alpacas opened to the public (by appointment) in September 2017 and has been bringing guests to the region ever since.
What is your ultimate vision for your business?
In future, we would love to say that our alpaca experiences are our guest’s favourite memories; and that many visitors were encouraged to find a new respect for agriculture, nature and conservation.