Llama Trekking (2013) © Fiona Terry

As trekking companions go, Highwayman is a perfect gentleman - he carries the bags, is entertaining and he certainly lives up to his name as a traffic stopper.

Much more exotic than the average four-legged friend, this elegant creature with eyelashes to die for is fast gaining notoriety in his new home town of Hanmer Springs, where he recently relocated with owners Tony and Suzi Pearce.

Otherwise known as 'Wally' due to his love of clowning around, Highwayman is a shaggy, white, brown and black llama who is soppy as a lamb and loves nothing more than a huge cuddle...