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GALAHAD'S ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Be kind to every kind.

Through Galahad's Animal Sanctuary we aim to spread a message of hope and compassion. We rescue and rehabilitate farm animals from various circumstances within the food system. We have also rescued camels and horses, including a beloved brumby. Both camels and brumbies are the unloved Australian Icons that deserve their place in our heritage and country. We have also rescued dogs our most beloved companion animals. These animal ambassadors spread the message that they deserve our compassion and respect.

 

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission is Compassion

Here at Galahad's Animal Sanctuary, we have a genuine love and respect for all animals. Galahad’s Sanctuary was started four years ago by Lynne McAlister. Lynne was inspired by her beloved Irish Wolfhound, Galahad. His pure love and many animals since, have inspired the quest to seek a harmonious and sustainable way to tread lightly on our planet and ecosystem using a plant based diet.  

Our purpose is to:

  • Provide care for homeless, abused, injured or abandoned animals and provide them a forever home.

  • Promote compassion, understanding and respect for all animals and promote responsible and humane treatment towards animals in our community and the wild.

 

I would like to especially acknowledge Simone Panepinto, as without his blood, sweat and tears, financial commitment, and many many hours of fencing and caring for the animals, this sanctuary would never have got off the ground.  He is also a very gifted photographer and has donated all of the photography for this websitehttps://jackshootphotos.wixsite.com/jackshootphotos.

 

WHAT WE DO

Their Stories

Galahad's Animal Sanctuary has rescued many animals, including camels, horses, cows, sheep, alpacas, chickens and a rooster as well as dogs.  We currently have 32 animals on site, but have rescued over 49 so far.

The stories of our animal ambassadors educate people on how the choices they make at each meal directly impact the lives of animals. They educate on the expendable and selfish way we can treat our companion animals. They are also the stories of the billions that could not be saved.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

ZOOM MEETINGS

Bringing Joy to Business Meetings

Need a fresh face to brighten up your video conference meetings? Want a fun experience for an online Happy Hour? Looking for a virtual tour? Galahad's Sanctuary Ambassadors are here for you via Zoom.  Fancy Milkshake and Catapult our resident rescue camels Zooming in to say hi?

ANIMAL EXPERIENCE TOUR

Interact and feed the animals, hear their stories... Single or group tours

Visit our sanctuary for close and personal interactions with our residents. Get smooched by Milkshake our friendly camel or snuggled by Little Boy Blue and Bryce and our other affectionate sheep. Our Brumby Wokka and Sundance love a carrot and the gigantic Ophelia our Angus cow loves being hand fed too. Bring your lunch and picnic. We will take you on a tour of the farm and then you will be free to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Macedon and company.

Professional Photography Session

An optional extra is for a professional photographer to capture this special time together with the animals and friends and/or family (maximum number per group is 5, please contact us for pricing if you require more). Duration varies, but around an hour. Includes 20-30 photos supplied after professional editing with a download link.  This extra experience is not only great for the photo album but also goes toward the feed and care of the animals at our sanctuary.  The cost is $390.  If you split this cost up in a group you save individual dollars and receive high quality, high res professional digital images ready for social media. Your photographer will be Simone Panepinto from Jackshootphotos.

Catering


Please contact us to arrange vegan catering from one of our caterers below.  Sample menus and website details:

  • Carol at Vegan Delicious - her sample menu is provided here
    Vegan meals, soups, salads, pies and pastries, sweets and "meats".

  • Andrea and Valentina at Olivia's Pantry - their sample menu is provided here
    Delicious Italian fusion plant based food and cakes in Kyneton. Traditional Italian ready-made meals available to pre-order.
    They can also provide picnic baskets for lunches.

     

Vegan for a Day Tours

Vegan For A Day Tours takes the mystery out of veganism. Discover how veganism can be tasty, affordable, healthy and that there is a cruelty free alternative for everything. Travelling in the comfort of a chauffeured mini bus, they will show you where the best places are to eat, shop and drink. Meet like-minded new friends in a small group tour of 10. Spend a day exploring Melbourne’s inner city suburbs where these days you’ll find many vegan alternatives for fashion, food, cosmetics and alcohol.  See their website for further details. They also provide a Regional Victorian tour that features visiting Animal Sanctuaries such as Galahad's Sanctuary or Edgar's Mission and Liberation Sanctuary.

B&B

Come and Stay

Feel like getting away? Relax and unwind in our self contained in-house accommodation, enjoying panoramic views of Mt Macedon. Sleep in a luxurious king size four poster bed. You will have a separate entrance, bathroom and kitchenette with modern conveniences such as a coffee machine, microwave and oven. As well as filtered water, Bluetooth stereo, TV, Netflix, DVDs, WiFi, games & books. Your own fully fenced garden, plus shared outdoor washing machine, dryer & undercover outdoor dining table. 

There are lovely walks on the property to enjoy all the views and interact with our animals, as well as the native kangaroos.  Gisborne town centre is 5 minutes drive away, with plenty of restaurants and supermarkets to choose from. We are 10 minutes away from Mount Macedon, Hanging Rock, Sanctuary Lake, Wineries, Open Gardens, Hiking and Pony Clubs.

Please bring your dogs if they are well behaved with other animals.  Must be on lead.  Bring your horse as well! Short term agistment and separate paddock can also be available during your stay.

Professional Photography Session

An optional extra is for a professional photographer to capture this special time together with the animals and friends and/or family (maximum number per group is 5, please contact us for pricing if you require more). Duration varies, but around an hour. Includes 20-30 photos supplied after professional editing with a download link.  This extra experience is not only great for the photo album but also goes toward the feed and care of the animals at our sanctuary.  The cost is $390.  If you split this cost up in a group you save individual dollars and receive high quality, high res professional digital images ready for social media. Your photographer will be Simone Panepinto from Jackshootphotos.

Catering


Please contact us to arrange vegan catering from one of our caterers below.  Sample menus and website details:

  • Carol at Vegan Delicious - her sample menu is provided here
    Vegan meals, soups, salads, pies and pastries, sweets and "meats".

  • Andrea and Valentina at Olivia's Pantry - their sample menu is provided here
    Delicious Italian fusion plant based food and cakes in Kyneton. Traditional Italian ready-made meals available to pre-order.
    They can also provide picnic baskets for lunches.

Click on the Airbnb button below to book, plus further details and many photos of the B&B.

VIRTUAL ANIMAL EXPERIENCE/TOUR

For Hospitals, Schools and Retirement Homes, a Virtual Encounter of a Different Kind...

Invite Milkshake and Catapult our resident rescue camels to Zoom into your lounge room, school room or hospital bed. We will call in to bring some smiles to your faces! Best of all, all proceeds go to the feed and care of all the animals at Galahad's Sanctuary.

What happens on a call, you say? We will join your call, do a quick intro of the farm and introduce you to Milkshake & Catapult on your virtual tour! You can ask us questions or just hang out.

We can use any virtual meeting software you prefer!

Contact us for pricing and availability.

CAMPING AT GALAHAD'S SANCTUARY VIA YOUCAMP

Youcamp is where you will step outside into a whole new world of amazing private land camping adventures.

30 picturesque acres in Gisborne with views to Mount Macedon. We are an animal sanctuary and have rescue camels, horses, sheep, cows, alpacas and chickens as well as dogs.

The property has two dams, it is well treed with large open spaces and has a beautiful view to Mount Macedon. kangaroos, possums and echidna's also live here.

You are welcome to walk the property and visit the farm animals during your stay (as long as you stay on the outside of paddocks/yards).

 

Dogs permitted but must be well behaved and not chase livestock - must be on lead. 

Professional Photography Session

An optional extra is for a professional photographer to capture this special time together with the animals and friends and/or family (maximum number per group is 5, please contact us for pricing if you require more). Duration varies, but around an hour. Includes 20-30 photos supplied after professional editing with a download link.  This extra experience is not only great for the photo album but also goes toward the feed and care of the animals at our sanctuary.  The cost is $390.  If you split this cost up in a group you save individual dollars and receive high quality, high res professional digital images ready for social media. Your photographer will be Simone Panepinto from Jackshootphotos.

Catering


Please contact us to arrange vegan catering from one of our caterers below.  Sample menus and website details:

  • Carol at Vegan Delicious - her sample menu is provided here
    Vegan meals, soups, salads, pies and pastries, sweets and "meats".

  • Andrea and Valentina at Olivia's Pantry - their sample menu is provided here
    Delicious Italian fusion plant based food and cakes in Kyneton. Traditional Italian ready-made meals available to pre-order.
    They can also provide picnic baskets for lunches.


There is also an onsite B&B.  Click the YouCamp buttons below for further details and bookings.

EVENTS

Feasts and Special Events

Our animals, native visitors and picturesque views would be a delightful backdrop to any small feast or event.  Want to hold photography classes, yoga classes, or art classes? Please contact us to discuss arrangements.

Contact us for pricing and availability.


We also have an onsite B&B and camping available.

Professional Photography Session

An optional extra is for a professional photographer to capture this special time together with the animals and friends and/or family (maximum number per group is 5, please contact us for pricing if you require more). Duration varies, but around an hour. Includes 20-30 photos supplied after professional editing with a download link.  This extra experience is not only great for the photo album but also goes toward the feed and care of the animals at our sanctuary.  The cost is $390.  If you split this cost up in a group you save individual dollars and receive high quality, high res professional digital images ready for social media. Your photographer will be Simone Panepinto from Jackshootphotos.

Catering


Please contact us to arrange vegan catering from one of our caterers below.  Sample menus and website details:

  • Carol at Vegan Delicious - her sample menu is provided here
    Vegan meals, soups, salads, pies and pastries, sweets and "meats".

  • Andrea and Valentina at Olivia's Pantry - their sample menu is provided here
    Delicious Italian fusion plant based food and cakes in Kyneton. Traditional Italian ready-made meals available to pre-order.
    They can also provide picnic baskets for lunches.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Animals are here with us, not for us.”

Anonymous

CONTACT GALAHAD'S ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Gisborne, 3437, Victoria

0458 012 224

 

0458 012 224

Gisborne, 3437, Victoria

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Photography is donated by Simone Panepinto: https://jackshootphotos.wixsite.com/jackshootphotos