THE STORY BEHIND DAYBORO COTTAGES & LLAMA WALKS
Let’s start by introducing ourselves, our names are Ross & Diane North and our love of Llamas started many years ago when we were enchanted by a Llama at the Ekka. This lay dormant until 2000 when we purchased our first 3 gelded males to take to a property in Cooroy we then knew Llamas were definitely for us. We later purchased 5 breeding females – one of which was pregnant – and shortly after we had our first Cria (baby llama).
Our Llamas lived at Mitchelton in Brisbane but with six pregnant girls our herd was growing and we knew they needed more room so the search began to find somewhere not too far from home where we could initially move our boys. We purchased this property in 2006 and the idea of building cottages was an afterthought but knowing how much we loved escaping the city to the scenic views and fresh air of Dayboro we thought others would surely love it as well.
So in February 2007 we started to build. The Cottages have been built as a “Pole Home” to take advantage of the lay of the land which has resulted in high balconies with scenic views into Dayboro Valley. Our Cottages are self-contained including laundry with large comfortable beds to allow our guests
somewhere spacious to relax.
Knowing the interest that Llamas always seem to create we decided to incorporate the two and build the Llama enclosures near enough to the Cottages that guests might enjoy watching them graze or feed them, maybe even take them for a walk. Our stud name is “Landsborough Llamas” which sometimes causes confusion due to Landsborough being a town on the Sunshine Coast but to us its a family name as Ross is a direct descendent of William Landsborough the explorer after which the town was named.
So Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks is now the home of “Landsborough Llamas” and is under the constant supervision of our management team Marina and Greg. So anytime you want the experience of talking to a Llama feel free to give us a call – we’re always happy to indulge!