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ambersun alpacas

The Alpaca Shop is part of the Ambersun Alpacas business which is based at Mount Compass, 60 kilometres south of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. The farm is easy to locate, positioned on the main Adelaide to Victor Harbor Road (A13). Ambersun is a family owned and run business which was established in 1992 starting off with six alpacas and has now grown to over 1000 alpacas, with herds established in New Zealand, England, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Germany and of course Australia.

For many years, Ambersun has been acknowledged for its success in breeding quality alpacas. Ambersun Alpacas has won over 1,000 broad ribbons, including over 100 Supreme Championships. Amongst these successes are many awards for Best of Colour in white, fawn, brown, grey, black and fancy alpacas, many of which have been successful ribbon-winning members of their show team.

Ambersun Alpacas has a selection of breeding females for sale. These range in quality and price to suit, with starter packages which should appeal to the new breeder, through to a limited range of show quality alpacas. At Ambersun Alpacas we are able to offer a range of coloured females for you as well from the creamy light fawns into the rich browns. Ambersun Alpacas was acknowledged for its contribution to the fibre industry, when in 2000 it was awarded the 'Premier's Food and Fibre Award', for leadership in fibre development. As they consider their good fortune, the area adjoins McLaren Vale, one of Australia's best known wine producing areas. The region is also noted for tourism, being located within 20 kilometres of the seaside resort of Victor Harbour, which is blessed by beautiful white sanded beaches during the summer and renowned for whale watching during the colder months. Understandably, this region of the Fleurieu Peninsula is a popular tourist destination. Alongside the alpacas, the Mt Compass farm is also regularly visited by Australian wildlife. Kangaroos and echidnas are often seen lazing around in the relaxed environment. The farm, of 234 acres, is also home to abundant birdlife, including the rare Southern Emu Wren. Many water birds, including swans, spoon bills, ibis and native ducks and water fowl take advantage of the eautiful 4.5 hectare lake on the property. A multitude of species of frogs serenade the evening air to provide for an idyllic setting.