“WARRAMUNGA” is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘meeting
of the family.’
Warramunga Downs Alpaca Stud is situated at the Gateway to the Bellarine
Peninsula near Geelong and is 75 minutes from the Melbourne CBD
and Tullamarine International Airport.
Our first interest in alpacas began in 1993, after Ian was forced
to retire due to a serious health condition. We looked for an interest
and new lifestyle to accommodate this new challenge. In 1994, after
looking at alpacas, attending shows, information days and farm visits,
we purchased two females. (BLACK OF COURSE)
At Warramunga Downs, our aim is directed towards breeding stud quality
black huacaya. We commenced our breeding program by using the first
black genetics to come to Australia, by way of Jolimont Buster.
Subsequent lines included, Noblaka Jack Flask, Inca Zulu, Kingston
Park Paragon, Kingston Park Vulcan, Warramunga Downs Mc Guire and
recently Samaria Valley Saladin and the Peruvian import Jolimont
Over the past 15 years of our involvement in the alpaca industry,
the improving success of our breeding program has been well reflected
in the show ring; with impressive results from Victoria, New South
Wales, South Australia & Tasmania.
Ian is a former Master Builder and interstate transport driver and
now a committed black huacaya breeder, together with wife Carol.
A past President of the AAA Victoria Eastern Region, Ian has also
convened the Seymour Country Classic Alpaca Show 3 times in the
past and co-convened the AAA National Show and Sale, Bendigo, 2005.
Carol has spent most of her working life, working in Aged Care Nursing
Homes & Alexandra Hospital, Victoria. She now employs her expertise
in the health & maintenance of our alpacas.