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Meet the Alpacas at Creswick Woollen Mills

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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
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Meet and greet a domesticated camelid
The Alpaca, similar to their cousin the Llama in appearance, but smaller in size, are usually found in the Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Chilean and Bolivian Andes. However, on Sunday 28th April, they'll be a rare opportunity for the whole family to meet and greet two of these exotic furry creatures in suburban Melbourne.

Alpaca
Creswick Natural Fibres Alpaca


The event will take place at Creswick Natural Fibres store: 426 Glenhuntly Rd Elsternwick, between 10am - 3pm.

Meet the Alpacas


Two friendly alpacas will be making their way to the store from Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas, Red Hill. They'll be a chance to pat and feed the animals, have a photograph taken with them, and chat to Alpaca breeders that will be on hand to answer questions related to fleecing, farming and rearing.

Alpacas are bred for their fibre, which in Australia, is fleeced and made into blankets, poncho's, hats, gloves and picnic rugs. Creswick Woollen Mills is the last coloured woollen spinning Mill in Australia, providing Alpaca fibre products to be sold to the public. The Creswick Natural Fibres in Elsternwick is the Wollen Mills' concept store, introducing their premium products to the city and surrounds.

They'll be an opportunity to check out Alpaca fleece products available to buy in store; a chance to stock up on warm winter woolies.

Alpaca blanket
Alpaca Blanket Cobblestone Grey


Entry is free and children are very welcome. The alpacas will be available to meet and greet throughout the day from 10am - 3pm; an interesting day out for the whole family.


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Why? Meet and greet Alpacas
When: Sunday 28th April, 10am - 3pm
Phone: 03 9528 4605
Where: 426 Glenhuntly Road Elsternwick VIC 3185
Cost: FREE
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