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Published June 18th 2016
A little more adventurous walking
There's no need to go to South America in order to get up close and personal with these gentle creatures. You can find a great range of llama experiences available right here in Victoria at Hanging Rock Llama Treks in Hanging Rock (near Woodend and Mount Macedon).
While they don't have a hump, llamas are a relative of the camel. They have been used in the Andes Mountains of South America as pack animals for thousands of years being able to carry heavy loads many kilometres through rough and mountainous terrain.
Llamas are bigger than alpacas and are generally very docile and inquisitive animals. Described as having a "laid back" attitude in one government publication, they tend to be good with children and make great travelling companions, not to mention the fact that they can carry all the gear and supplies on your trek.
Image courtesy of Hanging Rock Llama treks
With Hanging Rock Llama Treks, you can take the choice of an easy walk or a longer and more strenuous one. The Macedon Ranges abound with beautiful scenery and walks can be tailored to suit participant's needs. Overnight treks are also available.
Walking through the Australian bush in the company of llamas is rather a unique experience however if you're not into hiking you can still visit for a farm experience which is suitable for all ages and abilities. Learn all about llamas and their care and take part in grooming, feeding and leading llamas. Morning or afternoon tea is provided.
Should you already have a llama or be thinking of owning one, full day education clinics are run by arrangement.
By car Hanging Rock is approximately a one-hour drive from Melbourne city (around 70-80 kms depending on the route you take). There is some public transport, mostly stopping at Woodend. A comparison of the various options can be found here.
For further information see the website and for a great range of photos see the Facebook page.