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.

selena b 2019-08-09

We loved this activity the kids loved it the guides were knowledgeable about the land and we also learned a lot about the aboriginal culture and what all the rule means to them thank you so much this was awesome

stephoz 2019-07-03

This was a fantastic tour. I highly recommend it. The people running it were great and the camels were lovely and the sunrise was spectacular.

jimnickel 2019-05-07

The camel ride company is very experienced and conducts a safe and interesting tour the lasts about two hours. This camel ride is okay for children and for seniors. The sunrise on Ayers Rock is worth seeing, but not quite a spectacular as the sunset.

Christine C 2019-01-15

This tour was the first of three..... I cant fault a thing, from the time we were collected from the Hotel till our return. The staff were friendly, professional, very approachable and informative. We had only three days and packed everything in and although I am a little afraid of heights even on a camel this whole experience was fabulous and I recommend it to both adults and children

Sandra G 2018-12-03

Fabulous. we had such a great time. We were picked up and returned to our hotel. The organizers did a great job in getting us on and off the camels, explaining what we saw , and about the area. Afterward we ate good stuff.

Charles F 2018-11-02

Fun ride. The ladies running the ride were very knowledgeable about camels and their history In Australia. The ride was really cool and seeing Ayer’s rock at sunset was very interesting. Recommend trying this.

Lubomir I 2018-07-14

This is one of those experiences one never forgets. Despite the freezing cold it was -1C in the morning when we got to the camel center, this was a fascinating experience that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. A big part of that was the Camel Express staff - a great bunch of knowledgeable and friendly folk who really try to make your experience memorable and care very much about the animals. Many thanks for the awesome experience!

jannslayton1102 2018-10-22

Well organized, safely handled, informative guides..... unusual way to watch sunset over rock. Riding was comfortable.

Laura L 2018-08-29

Wear warm clothes. It was fantastic. Worth it!

Kim T 2018-04-11



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


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

Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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