Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise or Sunset Tours image
Contemplate how the outback pioneers traveled across regions of Australia on a camel tour with an expert guide. Choose from sunrise, sunset or express camel rides against the backdrop of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kata Tjuta. Watch the desert come to life in the early morning, or choose a later ride to see the changing colors of Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta at dusk. If you’re short on time, take a morning or afternoon express camel ride for a taste of central Australia’s traditional transport. Along the way, your expert cameleer provides information about the desert’s wildlife and ecology, and shares their passion and respect for camels, the ‘ships of the desert,’ which played a vital role in opening up central Australia’s remote outback regions.
Gaze at UNESCO World Heritage-protected Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) in the distance as you roam the central Australian desert on a camel with your guide. Listen carefully as a cameleer shares interesting details about the Australian outback and your hump-backed travel companions.

Camels are ideally suited to the hot, dry climate of Australia's interior. Imported here in the 19th century, they remained the principal means of outback transport until railways and roads were established. Today there are an estimated 200,000 one-humped, dromedary camels in the wild. Though few camels are used by humans today, this herd is treated like family, each one has its own pet name and personality. With a breathtaking view of Uluru as your backdrop, this relaxed, slow-paced camel ride is the perfect way to experience the fascinating ecology of the desert.

Sunrise camel ride (2.5 hours)
Ride across the desert on a peaceful 1-hour camel ride through stunning sand dune country with the awe-inspiring sight of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. Take in the cool morning air and watch as the rising sun lights up Uluru and the surrounding plains. Learn about the landscape and fauna from your expert cameleer, and enjoy billy tea and freshly baked beer bread (damper) with quandong jam (outback native fruit) after the ride.

Sunset camel ride (2.5 hours)
Take a 1-hour camel ride at dusk to see the outback colors deepen as the sun sets behind the desert plains, sharpening the monolithic outlines of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Return to the camel farm at twilight to enjoy drinks and outback food, including freshly baked beer bread (damper).

Morning or Afternoon Camel Express (1.5 hours)
For a shorter camel ride, cross the desert on a 45-minute express camel trip for views of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the outback landscape. Hear interesting facts about the local flora and fauna, and visit the camel museum to learn about the important role played by camels over the centuries in outback Australia.

The afternoon express ride is seasonal and only operates from April to October.

Richard B 2017-07-13

Was a great experience from start to finish, would highly recommend the tour to anyone who is thinking about it. Only down side is it was over way too quickly! Great staff!

Joanne W 2017-07-03

The tour was fantastic. Cold morning but still worth it. Guides were excellent.

Dianne C 2017-06-25

What a beautiful evening for a sunset tour on a camel! Tony picked us up from our accommodation and we knew in an instant it was going to be fun! All the Staff at the Camel Farm were very friendly and informative, including Lucy, who lead the camels. We were given a brief safety talk, which not only included our safety, but the camels as well. The wlk through the scrub and sand dunes was beautiful, listening out for the birds and any other animals, with Uluru in the back ground. Tony walked along beside us, imparting soooooo many interesting facts about the camels, the history of the area and the flora and fauna.The sun set in a ball of orange, as we made our way back to the camel farm. It was very peaceful and relaxing sitting atop these gentle giants. Once back at the farm, we enjoyed drinks and yummy nibbles, including some superb damper. You are invited to but photos of the trip, either on a CD, or USB, which I most definitely bought, as a momento of the trip. I would highly recommend this tour for all ages and can honestly say, it was a lot of fun and informative. Thank you Tony, Lucy and all the Staff.

Linda B 2017-05-23

This was a fabulous experience. When we arrived after being picked up at our hotel, the camels were all ready and sitting calmly in a row. How cute they were. As the cameleers told us about the mounting and riding, the camels remained calm. Once we were atop the camels our ride began. What fun it was to actually ride a camel. They are comfortable and easy to ride. As we rode along we could pet and rub their camel hair which stuck out through the saddle, they seemed to enjoy that. We thoroughly enjoyed the commentary as we rode along which informed us about the area and the camels. It was a highlight of our trip. Linda B

Rachel H 2017-03-04

Excellent, we had the best time. From pick up @ Emu Walk Apartments to to Uluru Camel everything went smoothly. From helping us with the camels, to the camels greeting us we all had a great time. Best experience ever

Victoria R 2017-01-31

What a wonderful way to see Uluru at sunset. My camel Murphy and I got along great! Great guides. A cool Outback experience!

leslie r b 2017-07-06

This tour was amazing!

Julie M 2017-04-26

Loads of fun. We had a beautiful afternoon on Cable beach, and enjoyed the gorgeous sunset. Guides were accommodating, happily taking photos as we traveled down the 17kms of beach. Professional photo packages available and very reasonable.

uromano 2017-01-30

Loved the camels! The crew were awesome and made the evening a wonderful event.

Richard F 2017-01-14

Fun experience - we just could not hear the guides because we were in the middle of the camel train.

Inclusions

  • Billy tea, freshly baked beer-bread (Sunrise Tour)
  • Sparkling wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks (Sunset Tour)
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Features

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Passengers weighing 220 pounds (100 kg) or over MUST advise their weight at time of booking
  • Children aged 4 and under are NOT permitted on this tour
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers