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Hanging Rock Llama Treks

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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).

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Image courtesy of Hanging Rock Llama Treks


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.


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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.

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Image courtesy of Hanging Rock Llama Treks


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Image courtesy of Hanging Rock Llamas


Should you already have a llama or be thinking of owning one, full day education clinics are run by arrangement.

Getting there:

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.

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Why? A different way to spend the day
When: Phone for availability and bookings
Phone: 0408 974 487
Where: 51 South Rock Road, Hanging Rock, Victoria 3442
Cost: Varies according to the activity - see website
Your Comment
I would love this. I like bush walking anyway but to share the time with an animal would be rather special.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6529) 1118 days ago
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