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At the Big Bouquet, combine an amazing gerbera flower farm and an alpaca breeding stud, settle it in the beautiful Yarra Valley and you have one of the best day trips from Melbourne for all members of the family to enjoy.
Colorful Gerberas In Full Bloom
A truly unique Melbourne sightseeing experience in the foothills of the Dandenong Mountains.
It never ceases to amaze me, that the more I investigate what Victoria has to offer, the more hidden treasures I seem to find. This one is a perfect example of one of Melbourne's hidden secrets.
Where It Is
And How To Get There
27 Barak Lane
Healesville, VIC 3777, Australia
(03) 5962 2283
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Purchased in 1997 and fully functioning since 1998, Bert and Margriet Rijk have established a magnificent Gerbera wholesale and distribution business.
The huge Glasshouse has a growing area of more than 12000sq metres, holding over 62,000 plants.
Now that's a lot of color!
Guided Tours are held throughout the day where you can interact with your guide and learn all about the growing of cut flowers and the propagation of these amazing and beautiful Gerbera Flowers.
Combining this with the Breeding of Award Winning Alpacas and you have something unique to engage the whole family.
Group Of Alpacas
What Can You Find Here?
Rico Alpaca Stud
Here at the Big Bouquet, there are over 100 Alpacas.
They roam throughout the farm and happily thrive, breeding well and establishing award winning, pedigree crias....little Alpacas.
Alpaca farming is quite a rewarding pastime as the animals are easy to handle, friendly and easy on the environment. This is because their soft padded feet do less damage to the soil.
Their fleece is light-weight, lustrous and silky.
Similar to lamb's wool, being a natural fibre, but it is warmer. It also is not prickly and has no lanolin
This makes it a hypoallergenic fibre and suitable for sensitive skins.
The structure of the fibre is similar to hair as it is quite glossy however it is softer and finer and can easily be spun.
An interesting fact is that the alpaca silk yarn is hollow and therefore an excellent insulator.
Beautiful colourful flowers, fresh air, yummy nibbles and friendly alpacas, what a great fun family getaway.
Note it on your family getaway's calander.
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You can incorporate some great Melbourne accommodation hospitality together with your visit to the Big-Bouquet and surrounding district.
Magnificent Cerbera Bloom
The Gerbera Flower Farm is open daily from:
10:00am through to 5:00pm.
Top off your visit and pop along to The Healesville Bushland Sanctuary for a close up encounter with some unique Australian Native Wildlife.
Hot House At The Big Bouquet
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