Introduction to Alpacas

Introduction to Alpacas

A beginners class for adults curious about alpacas

Over 20 people have attended this class


Join Sian Rickards from Omaru Alpacas in this Introduction to Alpacas talk at Edendale Farm.

If you are interested in owning Alpacas or just curious about these gorgeous animals, then this is the talk for you. 

In this workshop Sian will cover:

  • What is an alpaca
  • Why have alpacas
  • Why is it not ok to have males and females together
  • Feeding alpacas- including supplements
  • What shelters do alpacas need
  • Breeding, pregnancy and babies
  • Shearing etiquette and requirements

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What you will learn

  • What is an alpaca, how to look after them and much more!

What you will get

  • An engaging and informative session about alpacas
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Your curiosity, questions and weather dependent clothes

What to wear

Enclosed shoes recommended

Appropriate for

Curiosity about alpacas and alpaca ownership

Edendale Farm

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Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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