Camel riding

Experience a camel tour around the Red Centre from Uluru to Alice Springs.

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Camel riding is a popular activity

In 1860, a mob of Afghan cameleers hit the Aussie shores, bringing a herd of 24 dromedaries for the now-legendary Burke and Wills trek. These days, those amiable beasts are spotted all over the Territory, offering punters everything from a quick 5-minute quiz to full-on day-long treks. Crackjack cameleers are now running tours around the iconic Uluru and Alice Springs, cruising through Ilparpa Valley, over the MacDonnell Ranges, and around Kings Canyon (Watarrka).

Take a trip to the Red Centre on Alice Springs to Uluru Tours, take a chance and ride a camel.


Chuck, some time aside to get to know your camel while the sun dips or rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (depending on whether you're keen on the crisp morning vibes or reckon you can handle the arvo heat). You've got top-notch guides yakking away about the local ecology and history, plus they'll sort you out on how to sit tight on a camel.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs, or as some call it, the 'Capital of the Outback', offers the primo conditions for a bit of cameleering. You'll be walking over some ripper mountain views and getting the lowdown on the Indigenous culture that's as rich as it gets around these parts.

Cruising through the Ilparpa Valley, you'll get up close and personal with the MacDonnell Ranges. The chilled-out pace of camel riding is just the ticket for spotting local wildlife and soaking in the serenity and sheer quiet of desert trekking.

Kings Canyon

Just a stone's throw (about 36km) from the canyon is Kings Creek Station – a buzzing cattle and camel station that's dishing up digs and the chance to see the outback by quad-bike, chopper, or – yep, you've nailed it – camel. Keen beans can also take a helicopter to their bush campsite, tucking into fresh outback grub and squizz at the southern night sky from a cosy swag next to the campfire. Then, it's up at dawn for brekkie and a steaming cuppa from the billy.

Camel riding around Uluru

Experience the Red Centre through traditional camel rides, with options for short rides, sunrise and sunset rides at Uluru, or explore Kings Creek Station.

One hump or two?

Explore the Red Centre by taking a dromedary ride, with options for short rides, sunrise and sunset experiences at Uluru, and exploratory trips around Kings Creek Station.


Experience the beauty of the desert at sunrise as the sun bathes the cloud cover in vibrant colours and slowly illuminates Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Starting at Ayers Rock Resort, sunrise tours provide excellent morning photo opportunities, information on local flora and fauna, and an outback breakfast of damper and billy tea.


Experience a sunset tour at Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the Australian outback, where you can observe the landscape's changing colours as the sun sets. Enjoy refreshments and local cuisine at Ayers Rock Resort after the tour.

Camel Express

Visitors at Ayers Rock Resort can take a quick tour around the camel farm on a camel train before exploring the camel museum to learn about the history of cameleering in the Red Centre.

Stopping all stations

Kings Creek Station, located 36km from Watarrka National Park, offers tours of the station and surrounding wildlife, including desert oaks and birdlife.

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Visitors can enjoy a bushman's breakfast with their ride in the morning or witness the sunset over the George Gill Range in the evening.

For those unsure about trying came leering, consider taking a five- or fifteen-minute test ride to experience it and potentially capture a memorable photo.


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