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Camel Rides in Central Australia

The sun’s shining in the Australian outback. The air is clean and fresh, and the ground crisp. You’re in pure holiday mode. And the feeling of excitement is rushing over you, as you’re about to embark on an extraordinary adventure. I mean, what better way to see the landscape than on top of one of the original heroes of the outback? 

A camel ride in Alice Springs is a must for families, couples or groups of friends that want a fun but relaxing stroll through Central Australia. Whether at sunrise, midday or sunset, you’ll experience the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges or the beautiful backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. And what better way to end the tour than with locally roasted coffee and a gift shop with more camel-themed souvenirs than spikes on an echidna. 

Pyndan Camels aerial view

Aerial photo over camel train at Pyndan Camel Tracks

Uluru Camels Uluru view

Camel train in front of Uluru with Uluru Camel Tours

Camel rides

In Alice Springs 

Pyndan Camel Tracks

Situated 15 minutes from the Alice Springs CBD, this family-run business has been operating for more than twenty years. This one-hour authentic Alice Springs camel tour will leave you dewy-eyed as the wind ripples, and your body sways to the backdrop of pretty red rock of the West MacDonnell Ranges. 

Bringing the experience to a close, the Camel Lounge is home to a whole host of camel-themed souvenirs and mementoes. A free shuttle service is available to Alice Springs accommodation, with request at time of booking. 

Pyndan Camel Tracks

In Ulur

Uluru Camel Tours

Experience the stunning backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta with the most renowned camel tour operator on the planet: Uluru Camel Tours. Whether it’s a sunrise or sunset tour, expect Instagrammable sunsets, drool-worthy backdrops and a history lesson from an expert that’s been there and done it. I mean, what more could you want?

The Camel Farm is only 5 minutes from Yulara, and can be conveniently accessed by the free resort shuttle bus. 45 minute & one hour tour options available. Visit the farm to see the Saddlery in action, where they hand make all their own saddles.

Uluru Camels Kata Tjuta

Camel train in front of Kata Tjuta with Uluru Camel Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few pointers to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip:

A camel's fur is coarse and can be scratchy and itchy. Add to that the desert heat and bare skin can suffer if exposed. So, we recommend wearing long, loose-fitted trousers for protection. Cargos are ideal.
Also, wear shoes or boots that won't fill up with loose sand (trust us, it gets everywhere!) Socks, gloves and a headscarf are must-haves, too, especially if you're trekking in the early morning.
The first thing to remember is your camera. There will be plenty of glorious sights and backdrops that you’ll want in your holiday photo album.
Temperatures can reach as high as 45ºC in the summer, so you’ll need sunscreen. And don’t forget your sunglasses for protection against the sun and sand.
Pack plenty of refreshments to stay hydrated, too. As well as water, think about snacks for an energy kick.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- Not recommended for pregnant people.
- Not recommended for people with back or hip problems.
- Travellers must have a moderate physical fitness level and must be able to lift a leg, perform a squat, and have the strength to pull themselves onto the camel’s saddle.
Although camels are quite tall, it is safe for children and their responsible adult will sit in the saddle seat behind a child. Children under 3 years old must sit on a parent’s lap.
Pyndan Camels - Tour includes hotel pick up and drop off. Or you can self-drive to Pyndan Camel Tracks. Pyndan Camel Tracks is located only 20 minutes from Alice Springs CBD.

Uluru Camel Tours - All tours include complimentary hotel transfers. It is also a stop on the free shuttle bus offered around the Yulara township.
Pyndan Camels - We don’t have a weight restriction, however, sometimes buying 2 seats helps alleviate any anxiety and knowledge that a person gets the camel all to themselves.

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