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Enjoy a camel tour against the incredible backdrop of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kata Tjuta. Choose an express camel ride in the morning or afternoon, or select a sunrise tour (includes billy tea and baked beer bread) or a sunset tour (includes sparking wine, beer or soft drinks with snacks) and watch the changing colors of Uluru at dawn or dusk. You’re led through the outback in Australia’s Red Centre by an expert cameleer who shares knowledge of the desert’s wildlife and ecology along the way. Hotel transport included.

Highlights

  • 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

Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise or Sunset Tours

Uluru Camel Tour

Roam the central Australian desert on a slow-paced camel tour, led by an expert guide, and gaze at the awe-inspiring sight of Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) as your backdrop. After hotel pickup, your cameleer shares interesting facts about the ecology of the Australian outback and UNESCO World Heritage–listed Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) seen in the distance. 
Learn about your one-humped, dromedary travel companions, brought to Australia in the 19th century, and contemplate how the outback pioneers traveled across regions of Australia. Now estimated to number 200,000 in the wild, these tame camels are well-trained to provide a comfortable ride. 
Choose from sunrise, sunset or express camel tours. Watch the desert come to life at dawn or dusk. If you’re short on time, take a morning or afternoon express camel ride for a taste of central Australia’s traditional transport. Finish with drop off at your hotel.

Sunrise Camel Ride (2.5 Hours)
Take in the cool morning and watch the rising sun light up Uluru and the surrounding plains as you cross the desert on a peaceful 1-hour camel ride through stunning sand dune country. After the ride, enjoy billy tea and freshly baked beer bread (damper) with quandong jam (outback native fruit).
Sunset Camel Ride (2.5 Hours)
Set out at dusk for a 1-hour camel ride and marvel at the deepening hues 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 sparking wine, beer or soft drinks with snacks.

Morning or Afternoon Camel Express (1.5 Hours)
For a shorter camel ride, cross the desert on a 45-minute express camel trip including views of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the outback landscape. Then visit the camel museum to learn more about the important role of camels in the Australian outback.

Note: the afternoon express ride is seasonal and only operates from April to October.

Customer Reviews

Loretta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the best tours we took while on vacation in Australia. The cameleers were very informative and provided a great commentary to our tour, including a wealth of information and history regarding this fascinating area. The camel tour was really nicely paced with wonderful scenery. Would highly recommend this tour experience. Riding a camel turned out to be very easy and comfortable -- in large part because of the work of the cameleers. It was one of the highlights of our trip!

Malgorzata W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very highly recommended

Mauro C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Reginald v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

really enjoyed would recommend to others

anneandfrank88

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lots of fun.Highly recommend !

mel_bernard17

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the highlight of my Outback experience! I took the express tour 50mins due to availability issues I encountered and it was really great! As a GoT fan I thought I was riding a dragon! LOL! The ride was fantastic and made me appreciate the desert, nature and Ayer's rock itself! Cory the tour guide is very knowledgeable and accommodating! Highly recommended!

Katherine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We did the sunset tour and I couldn't give a higher recommendation for anyone visiting Uluru. The cameleers were fantastic, very informative and friendly and not to mention the comedy. After our ride, they provided some damper with locally sourced ingredients and added caramelized bush tomato balsamic with wild dukkah from the surrounding bush, all topped off with a cold bevi. It was a great experience and a must do for any traveller staying here in Yulara.

ronrobertson55

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

They staff was fun, well informed and engaging. The history of the camels in Australia was especially interesting and Pete was a lovely Camel to be on for the experience.

Devon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent! Amazing team and experience.

Robert M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Operators were friendly, informative and well organised. Photo opportunity sitting on a camel with the Rock in the background was a great idea.
Would have loved to do the sunset tour but weather was not great so the express was a better choice for us.

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