Ayers Rock Resort
Uluru Camel Tours
Another great way to explore the great Central Australian desert is from the back of a camel. Camels, ideally suited to the hot, dry climate of Australia's interior, were imported in the 19th century and remained the principal means of outback transport until railways and roads were established. Today there are an estimated 200,000 one-humped, dromedary type camels in the wild. Only a few are still used by humans, mostly for touring the fascinating ecology of the desert.
Camel to Sunrise
Breathe in the cool morning air as you ride your friendly camel for one hour through the desert landscape as dawn breaks over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Watch the desert come to life and learn about the flora and fauna along the trail from your knowledgeable cameleer. After your ride, enjoy our famous freshly baked beer bread damper with quandong jam and a cup of billy tea or coffee.
Departs daily one hour before sunrise (seasonal times)
Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
Camel to Sunset
Meander for one hour through the rich red sand dunes on your friendly camel to watch the awe inspiring backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change colour as the sun sets. Our skilled cameleers describe the flora and fauna of the outback landscape surrounding you on your ride. Return to the farm at twilight to enjoy a selection of beverages and outback bush foods including our famous freshly baked beer bread damper.
Departs daily 1.5 hours before sunset (seasonal times)
Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
Inclusions (sunrise and sunset tours)
- One-hour camel ride
- Sunrise Tour: Billy tea or coffee and freshly baked beer-bread
- Sunset Tour: Beverages, outback bush tucker and freshly baked beer bread
- Safety briefing
- Commentary from skilled cameleers
- Entry to the Camel Farm Museum
- Transfers to and from Ayers Rock Resort
Catch the camel train and ride our good natured camels for 45 minutes through desert landscape with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a stunning backdrop. Back at the farm, learn about the camel history of the Red Centre or browse our gift shop for that special souvenir.
Departs daily at approx. 10.30am (all year round) and 2pm (April - October)
Tour duration approx. 1.5 hours - camel ride of 45min
|1 May 2011 - 31 March 2014||1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015|
|Camel to Sunrise||$119 per person||$125 per person|
|Camel to Sunset||$119 per person||$125 per person|
|Camel Express||$75 per person||$80 per person|
What to Bring:
- Sturdy footwear
- Bottled water
- Sunscreen and hat
Suitability to ride on the day is at the cameleer's decision; this is for the comfort and safety of guests and the welfare of the camels. Uluru Camel Tours must be advised if any individual's weight exceeds 100kg. Two persons travel per camel.
Guests are not permitted to carry bags or large camera bags whilst riding and are requested to remove any items from their pockets that may potentially fall out during the tour. We recommend all guests leave all valuables at their hotel. We can, however, place valuable items in the safe at the camel farm if requested.
Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 and children under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult. All guests ride at their own risk and are required to sign a waiver before riding our camels.
Tour does not operate on the 25th December and on the 1st January.
Guest cancellation within 24 hours of touring, incurs a 100% cancellation fee.
Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend Travel insurance. Guests should be satisfied that their chosen insurance cover fully meets their personal requirements especially in respect to inclement weather, personal injury or illness. The Voyages Travel Centre can assist you with travel insurance options, please contact us today to find out more.
All prices are subject to change without notice. All Ayers Rock Resort tour reservations must have a credit card as a guarantee of payment. All other tour reservations must be pre-paid prior to arrival at Ayers Rock Resort and travel vouchers will be provided. Pre-payment can be made by credit card, direct deposit or cheque.
All credit card payments made at the resort incur a transaction fee of 1.5%.
Payment can be made by EFTPOS which does not attract a transaction fee.
We strongly recommend Travel Insurance. For a comprehensive copy of the Travel Insurance Policy & an application form please do not hesitate to contact us.