Meet Shane Hancock – the man behind Queensland’s largest herd of llamas in Pine Mountain, Ipswich.
“Jersey, Penny, Laverne, Harriot, Tinker, Zoe…”
By day, Shane’s a Deputy Principal, which has certainly given him the knack for remembering the names of all 75 llama’s… yep, all 75.
It all started for Shane about 25 years ago when he temporarily moved to the United States for a stint at a summer school and was appointed as head of a herd of llamas for the very first time. He simply fell in love with them and vowed one day he would end up with llamas of his own. And he did just that with The Llama Farm.
Currently, Shane offers two different experiences at his property… the first being farm visits, where people can come and interact with llamas, feed them, learn about them, pat them… and take a bunch of selfies – and not just with the llamas, but the ponies, peacocks, roosters, sheep, donkeys, Maremma dogs and goats that also call this place home!
The other experience on offer are the llama walks — a guided tour through the property with your own harnessed llama where you can learn more about the history of the area… and, well, everything there is to know about llamas!
To book your tour, head to The Llama Farm’s website to learn more. They say life’s calmer as a llama… and that’s certainly the truth – go see for yourself!