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  • Location:Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration:Varies

Best Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise or Sunset Tours

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.


  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) camel tours
  • Enjoy fabulous views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the back of your camel
  • Meet a camel expert and get to know central Australia’s famous camels
  • Choose a camel ride at sunrise or sunset, or an Uluru express ride in the morning or afternoon
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from the Ayers Rock Resort hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An outback camel ride is the ultimate way to experience the beautiful Australian desert and take in the views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. The cameleers are enthusiastic and friendly, and the camels are treated like family, each with their own distinct personality and pet name.

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What You Can Expect

Best Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise or Sunset Tours

Uluru Camel Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! I was very excited and looking forward to this part of our trip and it did not disappoint! The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable about camels and the area. All 62 camels on the farm have names and are treated like family, each with special characteristics. The camels were very friendly and have had excellent training. It was a bit nerve-wracking getting up and down as camels stand/lie down in a funny back legs then front legs manner, but the staff give very good instructions and it was actually really funny! The pictures are hysterical! The photographer got amazing photos of us on the camels during the entirety of the tour and we're very happy we purchased them! Since it was sunrise, the temperature was perfect and cool as well since during the day it reached temperatures of over 36 degrees celsius 100 degrees fahrenheit! Overall, GREAT tour! Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was really well done, the experience was excellent, and the food afterward was more than expected!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was awesome, the tour guides were awesome and Connor the camel is the best!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very original way to discover the area!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The camels are so much fun. Had a great ride. The snack was the best food we had in Ayers Rock.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience, recommend it to anyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was great, highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Riding a camel, while watching the sun set on Uluru, was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guides were safety concious, well organized and informative. The camels were well behaved and are well treated, each with their own custom made saddle. The wine and nibbles afterward were tasty, especially the freshly baked damper bread. An experience not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience
the staff are perfect with great humor i love every minute
the only problem was the cold after the sunset
but we get reworded in the return with the snacks i absolutely loved the homemade bread they do in the farm.
thank you guys!!

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