Campo Verde is a small alpaca farm located in Harcourt, in the Goldfields region of Victoria, Australia, close to Castlemaine, Maldon and Bendigo. We are only 1 hr 20 minutes north of Melbourne. We are registered breeders with the Australian Alpaca Association.
Campo Verde is run by partners Rita and Anthony, who raise happy and healthy alpacas in a variety of colours. Our alpacas provide us with beautiful fleece which is processed locally and turned into yarn and exquisite pieces. We have alpaca yarn and fleece for sale most times of the year. We sell a limited number of alpacas each year. As a small farm, we know each alpaca by name and their individual characteristics. Our philosophy is to tread lightly on the earth, raising our alpacas and land with love and organic principles.
Rita is the main alpaca shepherd at Campo Verde. She has learned a lot about alpaca husbandry, fleece, diseases, breeding, birthing, and more by attending workshops, volunteering at shows, learning from alpaca breeders Australia wide and spending every minute with her animals. Rita was secretary of the Victorian Central Region of the Australian Alpaca Association from 2018 to 2019 and loves welcoming new people to the alpaca world. Anthony supports Rita on the farm, especially with husbandry tasks, showing and halter training.
"I recently visited Campo Verde Alpacas at their new property in Harcourt to check the teeth of a couple of their alpacas. Ritas capable, patient and respectful handling of both these large males made the procedure fuss-free and easy. Rita's love, passion and enthusiasm for her animals, their care and their fleece is obvious and infectious!"
Allison Quagliani, Alpaca Dental Services
"Rita and Anthony from Campo Verde Alpacas are absolutely fantastic. They are extremely knowledgeable and could answer all the different questions I had about Alpacas and what they require. They are true animal lovers and treat all their Alpacas with respect and compassion. I highly recommend Campo Verde Alpacas to anyone who is after anything Alpaca related. Going for a walk around the property seeing all the various alpaca colouring and the babies was a true delight."
Danica, alpaca owner