Weekend At An Alpaca Farm

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A couple of weekends ago, Michael and I went and spent two nights on an alpaca farm. We’d gone there previously for my birthday a couple of years back and thought it was time we revisited.

We left early on Friday morning and first stopped off at Harvey to go to the cheese factory that is there. We then continued on with our three-hour drive to Balingup WA.

The place we stayed is called Jalbrook Cottages and it’s an alpaca farm! The cottage we got this time was right in front of where the alpacas were so we could always see them and hear them (they were surprisingly super loud)!

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On Saturday morning we decided to do the 12km walk we’d done last time we were hear. It’s a trail that’s part of the Bibbulum track, which runs down WA. Last time, we were there around the end of May, when it was quite a bit colder. This time however, it was still April and quite a warm one at that. What this mainly meant is that none of the insects were gone yet. There were so many massive spider webs everywhere that eventually I couldn’t go any further. They were literally hanging from tree to tree and although Michael walked in front of me, once we’d climbed the massive hill that’s part of the trail, we decided to turn back.

To fill in the time, we went walking in the Golden Valley Tree Park and did a short walk there. It was a lot nicer as it was a fair lot easier and filled with a lot less spiders. The trees there were all from different parts of the world and you could really tell that Autumn was settling in.

As for the rest of the time, we just chilled out, read our books and sat in the amazing, hot, outdoor spa. It really was an awesome and relaxing weekend away!

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  1. June 30, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    This is so cute and I think Alpacas are such fascinating creatures! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      July 3, 2017 / 9:26 am

      They are adorable! xx

  2. June 30, 2017 / 4:07 am

    I think alpacas are the best thing ever, and I am super jealous that you got to stay on an alpaca farm! There’s one near where my parents live, but you can’t stay overnight – you can just visit for an afternoon. Sounds like a really lovely time!

    • SofiaaDot
      June 30, 2017 / 10:31 am

      They are so cute and fluffy!!!! Ahh hthat sucks!!! They are so funny 😛 xx

  3. June 28, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Aww I love alpacas, they’re so adorable! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

    • SofiaaDot
      June 28, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      It was an awesome time! Xx

    • SofiaaDot
      June 9, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Thank you!! xx

  4. June 2, 2017 / 3:02 am

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! Alpacas are my favourite animal ever, I got to adopt one for my birthday x

    Sick Chick Chic

    • June 2, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Oh wow thats so exciting!!! They are crazy cute though 😀 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      May 29, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      May 29, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you 🙂 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      May 29, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Haha yes they are indeed!!! So fluffy! xx

  5. May 22, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I have absolutely fallen in love with that white dress! you look so lovely in it too! x
    This place looks so lovely and relaxing, I hope you had a wonderful time x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

    • SofiaaDot
      May 29, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you! xx

  6. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    May 19, 2017 / 11:26 pm

    I have an Alpaca farm by me that I went to in the fall. I got to walk a baby. The are so cute!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • SofiaaDot
      May 22, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      Aww that’s so lovely! They are so cute!! xx

  7. Steph
    May 19, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Alpaca’s look so cute! I don’t think we have them in South Africa…so I’ve never seen one! I guess the South African equivalent would be an ostrich farm?
    The 12km walk must have been lovely!


    • SofiaaDot
      May 22, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Haha yeah probably!!! Yeah it was nice 🙂 xx

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