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Uluru Small-Group Tour - Outback Camel Experience - Express

Badge of ExcellenceYulara, Australia
  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 sparkling 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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Watch the sunrise or sunset over Uluru from the back of a camel.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Camel Ride

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    What To Expect

    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: 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 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: Set out at dusk for a 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 sparkling wine, beer or soft drinks with snacks.

    Morning or Afternoon Camel Express: For a shorter camel ride, cross the desert on a quicker "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.

    Additional Info

    • 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 5 and under are NOT permitted on this tour
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Passengers mobile phone number
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Can we drive to the meeting location for the Uluru Small-Group Tour by Camel at Sunrise or Sunset?

    A:Hotel pickup is offered for hotels in the Yulara area, however you may drive to the departure location at 10 Kali crt Yulara NT 0872.

    May 2021

    Q:What time does the Sunrise option depart?

    A:The Sunrise Camel tour departs 1 hour prior to sunrise. The local tour operator will contact you after confirmation to advise your exact meeting/pickup details.

    May 2021

    Q:What time does the Sunset option depart?

    A:The Sunset Camel tour departs 1.5 hours prior to sunset. The local tour operator will contact you after confirmation to advise your exact meeting/pickup details.

    May 2021

    Q:Is food included in the Uluru Small-Group Tour by Camel at Sunrise or Sunset?

    A:Yes - The Sunrise tour includes a light breakfast of freshly baked beer bread with jams, tea & coffee. The Sunset tour includes beer, wine, champagne, & outback bush foods including freshly baked beer bread. Food is not provided on the express tours.

    May 2021

    Q:Should I bring my camera with me on the Uluru Small-Group Tour by Camel at Sunrise or Sunset?

    A:Absolutely! There are several amazing photo opportunities, including a stop at a special sand dune lookout with sprawling vistas of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

    May 2021

    Q:Does the group enter the National Park during the Uluru Small-Group Tour by Camel at Sunrise or Sunset?

    A:No, as camels are not native to Australia, they are not taken into the National Park, however, you will travel between the Camel Farm and the National Park's boundary, with stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

    May 2021

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    Traveler Tips

    This camel ride is okay for children and for seniors.
    It is a must do if staying at Ayers Rock!
    Definitely recommend this tour if you have time to spare.


    1,166 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Sunset camel tour
    VickiAnne_L, Apr 2023
    The tour was amazing. Highly recommend it to everyone. Very professional and knowledgeable guides. Would definitely do it again.
    Amazing sunset experience
    Karl_B, Feb 2023
    This was wicked. Staff super cool, camels were surprisingly gentle and appear well cared for. Drink setting after was cool.
    Awesome camel tour experience
    Gerardo_L, Dec 2022
    A fantastic experience with family. Very safe and fun. The guides are friendly and took pictures for us . Camels are very clean and confortable for riding
    Jun_B, Nov 2022
    The most beautiful experience in my life. Camel Panican was soooo cute and gentle. The entire view was super scenic and spectacular. We had a great time !
    Wonderful camel sunset ride
    James_B, Nov 2022
    The sunset camel tour was wonderful! Very informative and pleasant guides. Dan and Ched made the evening fun. Beautiful sunset views and the camels were very docile. I would highly recommend this experience.
    Excellent Camel adventure
    johnfoord, Nov 2022
    A lovely early morning trip with the camels! Wonderful experience and very well organised. Our guide and lead driver were knowledgeable, and very understanding to non Camel riders like ourselves. The ride was about an hour and half and never boring! Obviously the views are stunning, and nothing was rushed. When we all returned we were offered warm toast and a selection of spreads. The farm area was really nice with plenty of time for a gentle stroll and photo taking. A lovely group too!
    Absolute must, this was the highlight of our time in Urulu
    Liliane_C, Nov 2022
    This is an absolute must, the very knowledgeable guide taught us so much about camel….the ride on the camel is a delight.
    Exceeded expectations ,would highly recommend
    Amy_C, Nov 2022
    The two girls overseeing the tour were both extremely witty and knowledgeable ,the scenic route taken by th camels ,which passed uluru was a once in a lifetime experience
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Beautiful sunrise Camel...
    Liam_O, Nov 2022
    Beautiful sunrise Camel tour (best time of day before it gets too hot!) with great knowledge provided from staff regarding Camel history in Australia and adaptability to the environment. Great pictures too!
    Great experience
    Anne_C, Nov 2022
    We had a great time. Really beautiful sunrise and I made friends with a camel. Would definitely recommend.
    A Stunning Morning!
    Doug_H, Nov 2022
    This was by far the most thrilling activity we did while in Uluru. Our guides were personable, knowledgeable and just delightful. Everyone should put this on their “Must Do”’list.
    An awesome experience in outback Australia!
    Luwen_T, Oct 2022
    A fantastic experience all around - we had kind, funny and knowledgeable guides, enjoyed fantastic views of Uluru, watched a magnificent sunset, and indulged in some excellent home baked damper bread and drinks at the end of the journey. The camels had their own personalities but were all very well behaved. Highly recommended!
    Camels at Sunset
    Helen_J, Oct 2022
    This was such an amazing experience. My son was very nervous prior, but this is now his absolute highlight of our trip to Uluru! The team were very informative and attentive. Not to mention the camels that were so well behaved and gentle. Such a great way to enjoy the sun going down over Kata Tjuta. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone! Thank you!
    Great experience, so glad we did it
    Claire_L, Oct 2022
    We loved the camel ride at sunset. The guides were really knowledgeable and comfortable handling the animals. It felt like the camels were like pets rather than an economic gain which was refreshing. Drinks and nibbles after the ride were excellent too. Would highly recommend this as an activity to do at sunrise or sunset.
    Wonderful experience
    Nerida_T, Oct 2022
    Wonderful information given by all team members . Friendly and yummy breakfast the camels are so cute snd well behaved
    A great tour
    cpwest, Oct 2022
    The sunrise views were excellent and the camels gentle and well behaved. It was colder than we anticipated so wear a warm jacket.
    Big Red Sand Dune + camel + sunrise looking at Uluru - Magical!
    Lisa_H, Oct 2022
    Unbeatable view of Uluru perched on a camel on top of a Big Red Sand Dune plus a magical sunrise! Doesn't get any better! Thanks Bert for all the interesting info and camel lore a memorable morning! Love camels!! Not giving up my day job just yet tho!
    Great experience
    Barry_S, Oct 2022
    Very nice experience. Getting to ride camels with the amazing views of the outback. Drinks and snacks after
    Great experience
    Susannah_C, Oct 2022
    Learning the history of camels from our very knowledgeable guide, Paschal and watching the sun disappear behind the Olgas
    Sunrise Camal Ride
    Allison_S, Oct 2022
    We had a great sunrise camal ride. The ride is quite long and has great views of Uluru. The camals are very gentle and sitting on them is quite comfortable. They also walk at a good pace. Our tour guide was also very knowledgeable. The experience is worth the money.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing experience
    Juliana_K, Oct 2022
    Ridding the Tim-Tam camel with the Uluru Kata-Tjuta view as the background. The sunrise was glorious and the memories created will be with us forever.
    The whole experience was...
    Tejas_M, Oct 2022
    The whole experience was super amazing. If I go back, will surely do it again. Loved the way how everything was organised.
    Value for money
    YuenMei_N, Oct 2022
    Very friendly animals and knowledgeable staff After tour snacks and drinks are generous and delicious
    Wonderful experience
    TROY_K, Sep 2022
    Fantastic experience for the whole family.. the whole exercise was seamless and the staff were fantastic…one of the best things we have ever done as a family. Highly recommend this tour!
    Awesome Adventure
    Kym_A, Sep 2022
    Great family experience. The teenagers loved it! Guides Lisa and Rachel were fun, knowledgeable and friendly.
    Must do experience.
    cecille_h, Aug 2022
    Wow…. Everything! Have an incredible experience with beautiful animals in an amazing setting with knowledgeable and fun guides.
    Best Camel ride
    Gaylene_C, Aug 2022
    This was one of the high lights of our trip. The tour guide was awesome. The camel's where so cute and friendly. Highly recommend👍
    The organisers were so...
    MICHAEL_B, Aug 2022
    The organisers were so lovely and reassuring made you feel comfortable with the camels and very knowledgeable about the area around us . And the sunset was so beautiful. Highly recommend this adventure.
    Hope to come back one day!
    Adrianne_G, Aug 2022
    The experience was wonderful. The camels with their individual personalities were fun to meet. The guides are very knowledgeable about the beautiful desert environment we were riding through, and taught us a lot. And the highlight was, of course, spectacular Uluru at sunset. Unforgettable!
    Sunset at the rock
    Annette_W, Aug 2022
    The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, but the camels stole the show. The whole experience was amazing! Well done to all involved.


    Product code: 5285CAMEL