Alpaca Oasis

We jump at the chance to disappear for a few days, immerse ourselves in nature and forget about phones and tech for a while, so The Little Valley Farm was a perfect opportunity to do just that.

We started off with ideas of grandeur, exploring every nook and cranny the surrounding area had to offer, but with the mercury reaching the high 30’s, we quickly surrendered to sprawling in the hammocks on the shady deck that spans the entire length of our 1950’s era locomotive, looking out over a basin of green pasture hemmed in on all sides by sprawling native bush.

The bathtub was perfect for a refreshingly cold dip throughout the day, and evenings gazing out across the picturesque landscape as sunset melted into a blanket of stars. We fell asleep to raindrops meandering across the rooftop and slept in past 8 for the first time in years!

Our hosts were amazing and spoilt us with fresh eggs and tomatoes straight off the vine. So with bellies full, we planted a few eucalyptus trees and spent the day discovering the property. The recent rain had really greened everything up and wildlife was everywhere, we had both never seen a wombat or a goanna in the wild, so they were real highlights.

And who could forget the alpacas? They are right on your doorstep; each one has its own quirky character and will eat right out of your hand.

The little valley farm was just a magical off the grid experience, with everything you need (pizza oven included) and nothing you don’t. We left relaxed, with a sense of calm hanging over us that I can’t wait to return and tap into again.

Things We Did

  • Experience
  • Farm
  • Wildlife
  • Yoga
  • Walk
  • Food & Drink
Feeding the Alpacas
An amazing experience I will never forget. There's nothing quite like getting up close and personal with some of the most cutest animals in the world. Not only would they feed right out of my hand, they even came up to the bath.

I don't think many people could say that they feed Alpacas while having a bath. A surreal once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I will treasure forever.
Plant a Tree
At the Farm, they encourage each visitor to plant a tree. This was a great way to help contribute to our Mother Earth. We planted five eucalyptus trees that had all come from seeds being blown into the shed guttering and potted for planting. We felt proud to put our name to these bad boys and with rain on the forecast for the next couple of days our chances of seeing them big and strong when we return was high. An amazing way to support a carbon-neutral off-grid farm....
Exploring in Nature
It felt like we were staying in our own private wildlife park. Every corner in the property there was a new animal or creature to be discovered. We found Wallaroos, Guana, Wombat and Kingfisher birds just to name a few...
Yoga with the Alpacas
The train offers many games and activities, they have two yoga mats on board which I certainly took advantage of.

There are only sounds are nature which made the perfect background music to go with the picturesque scene.
Outdoor Bath with a view
Outdoor baths, with a view, a pink bath bomb have become one of my favourite most relaxing self care practises. Nothing can compare...
Exploring the bushland
The property is huge and there is so much pretty nature to explore. Take your walking shoes and prepared to be amazed....
Fresh local produce
Collecting fresh farm eggs and in season tomatoes on our door step, made breakfast a real delicious treat. Could definitely get used to this life....
Visit Wollombi Tavern
We enjoyed a nice cold beer with locals at the good old fashioned hospitality in the historic colonial village of Wollombi....

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