A family-owned business, Alpaca Passion has been at home in Daylesford for over 10 years. With a vast range of stylish alpaca garments and cosy homewares selected from the best alpaca fashion suppliers in the world, Alpaca Passion is a shopping destination, and a must-visit on your next trip to the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges area.
Co-founders Keith and Liz began their passion for alpaca 15 years ago with the purchase of a small herd. At the time, not much was known about these captivating animals, or the luxurious fleece they produced. Nowadays, alpaca wool is a highly sought after natural fibre and Alpaca Passion is the premier alpaca fashion boutique dedicated to showcasing what the ancient Incas called “the fibre of the gods”.
Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery
Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery is an inspiring creative retail enterprise set on lush farmland in Blampied, Central Victoria just eight minutes from Daylesford on the Midland Highway to Ballarat. Artist David Dawson and his team create his uniquely Australian sculptural metalwork designs in his extensive workshop. He then displays them next door in the rustic hay-shed gallery and beautifully landscaped garden setting that he has created. His creations include garden art, native Australian animals and birds, furniture, wall art, magnetic creatures and privacy screens. Here you can find a huge variety of native plants, trees, ponds, dry creek beds, cactus rockeries, waterfalls and lawn peppered with Davids' creations. You can wander or sit by the ponds or waterfalls and listen to the frogs in this tranquil setting.The gallery has been transformed from a rustic hay shed to a light high roofed space that still incorporates elements from its farming past. Here you can buy the art and produce of thirty local and fair trade artisans, many whose work is not available to purchase elsewhere. The range includes indigenous ceramics, paintings, prints and photography, jewellery, woodwork and home wares. With your comfort always in mind we also have a coffee cart in our gallery serving delicious artisan coffee, hot chocolate and chai from Ballarat based businesses Coffee Pirates and Grounded Pleasures with milk from local Inglenook Dairy. Sweet and savory treats are also available to be enjoyed in our gallery or at one of the many tables scattered amongst the ponds and greenery of our sculpture garden. With our resident artist on site weekdays you can include a guided tour of our studio workshop in your visit. Get in touch to make a booking. We have toilets, good access and ample parking for caravans and buses. We look forward to having you visit us.
Creswick Woollen Mills
Creswick Woollen Mills is an award-winning Australian family business and last coloured woollen spinning mill located in Creswick, Victoria. Creswick specialises in luxurious, high quality, natural, sustainable fibres including alpaca, cashmere, merino wool and possum apparel, accessories and homewares.
Visit Creswick Woollen Mills and enjoy a cup of coffee on arrival at the Mill café, before experiencing ‘A Very Fine Yarn’, the interactive exhibition that showcases the journey of natural fibres and the history of the Mill.
Stop for lunch at the dynamic Mill café, where local produce is championed across its hearty menu.
Meet Farmer Cameron, Creswick’s resident animal expert, who walks visitors through the new animal enclosure, allowing everyone to get up close and personal with Creswick’s gorgeous alpacas, sheep and goats – including feeding and patting them.
Christowel Designs Gallery
Christowel Designs Gallery is situated in the serene surrounds of Hepburn Springs, nestled by natural mineral water springs, relaxing day spas and beautiful countryside.
At Christowel Designs you'll discover our range of eclectic homewares, unique gifts & chic accessories that provide a timeless reminder of your visit to the Daylesford & Macedon Ranges region.
Shopping in Clunes
Not just a pretty, historic town, Clunes also offers a fantastic shopping experience. From books, wine and local produce to photography, art, homewares, antiques and more.
Take a stroll along Fraser St & Service St to discover the unique and interesting shops in Clunes.