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Alice Springs Camel Tour provided by Pyndan Camel Tracks

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Alice Springs Camel Tour

Alice Springs Camel Tour
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Tour snapshot
Experience Australia as the original settlers did: on the back of a camel
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    14
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Book ahead to experience the outback as the original Australian explorers did on this camel tour of Alice Springs. As you listen to your guide's commentary while on the back of a camel, it’s easy to imagine what it was like for settlers hundreds of years ago to travel across the Australian Red Centre. Stop for photos against the backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges and spot wallabies and kangaroos.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Get closer to wildlife than if on a traditional Alice Springs vehicle tour
  • Learn the history of camels in Australia from your guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
What to expect
Ready yourself for pickup from your Alice Springs hotel at the time indicated upon booking, depending on which tour option you selected (morning, afternoon, or sunset). Or, self-drive to Pyndan Camel Tracks if you prefer. There's no better vantage point to see the local wildlife without disturbing them than on the back of a camel. Keep your camera ready for up-close views of wildlife such as wallabies, kangaroos, and native birds on your gentle ride to the scenic Temple Bar Gap. Your guide helps you spot wildlife and teaches you about the history of camel use in Australia. When the tour ends, you are returned to your Alice Springs hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get closer to wildlife than if on a traditional Alice Springs vehicle tour
  • Learn the history of camels in Australia from your guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
What to expect
Ready yourself for pickup from your Alice Springs hotel at the time indicated upon booking, depending on which tour option you selected (morning, afternoon, or sunset). Or, self-drive to Pyndan Camel Tracks if you prefer. There's no better vantage point to see the local wildlife without disturbing them than on the back of a camel. Keep your camera ready for up-close views of wildlife such as wallabies, kangaroos, and native birds on your gentle ride to the scenic Temple Bar Gap. Your guide helps you spot wildlife and teaches you about the history of camel use in Australia. When the tour ends, you are returned to your Alice Springs hotel.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 11290P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Light refreshments are included in the sunset ride ticket only to enjoy after the sunset camel ride.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in the Alice Springs CBD. We don't pick up from private addresses.
  • Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory Please be outside your hotel's reception where you are clearly obvious to our transfer driver
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants under 3 years age sit on an adult's lap and the infant rides for free
  • Passengers weighing 220 pounds (100 kg) or over MUST advise their weight at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for people who have had recent hip replacements
  • A level of fitness is required where you can lift up your leg, perform a squat and have the strength to get onto the camel's saddle.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Light refreshments are included in the sunset ride ticket only to enjoy after the sunset camel ride.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in the Alice Springs CBD. We don't pick up from private addresses.
  • Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory Please be outside your hotel's reception where you are clearly obvious to our transfer driver
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants under 3 years age sit on an adult's lap and the infant rides for free
  • Passengers weighing 220 pounds (100 kg) or over MUST advise their weight at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for people who have had recent hip replacements
  • A level of fitness is required where you can lift up your leg, perform a squat and have the strength to get onto the camel's saddle.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
219 reviews
Excellent
160
Very good
37
Average
12
Poor
6
Terrible
4

Giuliana P
Hue, Vietnam11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
A beautiful and relaxing ride on the back of a camel at sunset with my husband. The setting sun on one side and a full moon on the other and the majestic Mac Donnell ranges around us. A champagne and nibbles followed our ride. The staff were awesome particularly Chris who took some awesome photos as he led the camels through the dunes.
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing your perfect description. We will pass on your compliments to Chris. Thanks for choosing to spend your time with the camels from Pyndan Camel Tracks.
Written 25 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda J
Cairns, Australia60 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
4 adults in our family went on the sunset tour. We were picked up in the mini bus from our accommodation at 4:30pm and driven a short distance along the beautiful West Macdonnell Range to the Camel Camp.
We were greeted warmly and filled out our forms and COVID-19 paperwork before being introduced to our camels.
Within 1/2 an hour of our pickup, we were on our camels and heading out for a leisurely walk in the desert.
Admittedly, it was a small group and it was really quite cold out there, but our guide, Ben, looked after us all, as if we were the only ones with him; taking pics of us with our own phones and lining us up for the very best views to capture that sky over the mountains and the sunset.
We returned before dark, got to pat our camels and capture more shots of them and the sunset, then were offered refreshments and an opportunity to purchase souvenirs, read the history of the Afghan cameleers.
An unhurried vibe, we chose when we wanted to go back home.
From start to finish, this was a well run tour. Safety helmets and Covid safe practices, unhurried, safe mounting platform to make it easy for almost anyone to get on the camels. Nice camels, well cared for and well behaved! If you go in Winter, wear all your thermals, jackets, scarves and beanies as the evening air was crisp. Use your phone for photos as you need to hold on most of the time. If you go in the warmer months, the sunset tour would be the natural choice to avoid sunburn and heat stress. It’s not a long ride, but a good hour or so (I suppose depending on weather and the number of people on the tour). The staff are lovely.
We were back in Alice and out for dinner by 7:30pm.
Highly recommended.
Written 15 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow Linda, what a wonderful description of our tour. We are so happy to have impressed you. Thanks for noting our COVID-19 safe practice in particular as it's obviously a concern for us all. Take care, cheers Marcus Williams
Written 15 September 2020
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Rhonda B
8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We did the sunset camel tour, Marcus and his team are great, camels are very placid and gentle, we felt very safe on our hour long adventure, Marcus answered all questions about camels and himself that our group asked. Refreshments at the end of our tour was a real bonus. I would highly recommend the Alice Springs Camel tour.
Written 15 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Rhonda for sharing your recommendations. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your camel tour. Cheers Marcus
Written 15 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenny1960_11
Brisbane, Australia89 contributions
Oct 2021
The sunset tour into Central Australia was great if you have not expeienced a camel ride before. We did see a beautiful sunset through the clouds and a full moon rising which was great.

We felt that although the camels were well behaved and the tour was well organised, the guides could have given a bit more info in regards to our surroundings as well as the camels themselves (training, feeding, where they were sourced from etc). It was good to speak to Marcus at the end of the tour while we enjoyed a glass of bubbles.

We did this tour on the night we arrived in Alice and loved it - then did another sunset camel tour when at Uluru, which emphasised that it could have been better if the tour guide interacted more with us. You defintiley had the more comfortable saddles through! :)
Written 6 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your feedback. I'll remind our staff to advise our camel riders that during the tour what we value sharing is the silence of the bush, the sound of the birds, the hum and feel of the camel's breath under your thighs as it breaths in and out. When we get back to the farm, this is the time for our camel guides to interact with our guests to share information about camels in Central Australia etc. Our daily lives are so full of noise that we think that the silence of nature is a gift. Thanks again
Written 25 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carl S
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
Mar 2021
I took this as an off-train tour with the Ghan, and I loved it! Tours are included and this had a $60pp surcharge but totally worth it.
The camels are easy to mount as they have a platform, then they sit at the end to make it easy to get off.
They take 2 people per camel and walk in a caravan around the farm with the camels attached to each other so you don't have to do anything except sit down and enjoy.
They included a beer at the end with some snacks and displays about the camels and history of the area which was worth a look. The staff were very friendly too.
Written 14 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
So glad you choose the camel ride as your excursion while in Alice Springs on the Ghan train. We are happy to hear that everything met your expectation. Cheers Marcus
Written 14 April 2021
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Rebecca J
1 contribution
We did the sunset tour and the camels and setting were wonderful. We were disappointed in the host experience however. The young staff need some training on engaging with the guests. When we arrived we were asked our booking name and told to wash our hands and sign forms then we just stood around waiting until told to line up to where we would hop on the camels. There was no welcome or group briefing and once on our camels we just started walking off. The two staff did not introduce themselves so I don’t know their names. We got no overview of the camel farm or outline of what our tour would entail. Along the way we had no knowledge passed on of any interesting landmarks or commentary at all, except when we stopped for some quick cursory photos.
Written 1 October 2021
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Cheers for sharing the you enjoyed our camels and the setting. And most importantly, thanks for your feedback about the host experience. It's so important for us to hear as the owners as we can't be on every tour, every time. Our interps training for our guides is so much greater than what you experienced. We have shared your review with the camel tour guides and it gave us the opportunity to reiterate their hosting role. Thanks again.
Written 7 October 2021
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unmemfeo
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
The driver and the owner of the tour are very friendly and professional. The pick up time was the dot and we get to see sunset in open land with bushes now and then and the Mountain views are spectacular. The camels are well behaved and everything went so smoothly. End the tour with refreshment and snack was icing to the cake.Thank you so much for a great evening with you.
Derrick
Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovely words! Thanks. As you say, those MacDonnell Ranges are spectacular and our camels, very well trained! Many thanks, Marcus
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kazandmillieb
Wollongong, Australia111 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Did the sunset tour with a 2 year old and 7 year old and chose this place because they allowed children under 5 to ride camels. Was well organised and a nice setting. In hindsight, should’ve waited for the 2 year old to get a bit older before going, as she had had enough after 10 minutes.
Written 5 April 2021
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Great to know that you and the kids were able to join us for a ride. We look forward to meeting the little one again when she's a bit older! Thanks for the review.
Written 14 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

misspriz65
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
My daughter & i totally enjoyed this gorgeous family owned business. Meeting Marcus.Julia. & staff Chris & Ella. I was a little nervous i must say. However the camels are so quiet & tame & come upto a platform to hop on&off i felt really safe. Julia you were so homely chatting to us & your refreshments i have to mention those lavender towelettes fantastic. 💜 your little doggy even made us laugh 😃 Thankyou so much guys we've talked about you're little farm so much x best wishes
Written 12 May 2022
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Thanks for choosing to meet the camels during your trip on the Ghan. We are happy that you felt safe and noticed how our camels are so well behaved. Your kind words mean a lot to our small family business. Cheers Julia
Written 15 May 2022
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shevers2018
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions
May 2021
Camel ride very relaxing and the camels very gentle. Jazzy our guide was very knowledgable about the camels and answered any questions we had. the scenery was magnificent and a great way to see to landscape.
Was picked and returned to our accommodation.
Would recommend
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
So wonderful that you learnt lots from Jazzy and all your questions were answered. We also love the scenery and of course, our special camel team.
Written 16 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Pyndan Camel Tracks
SandraA565
SandraA565
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Beautiful way to end the day- recommend sunset tour
Lovely people, lovely camels. The camels seem to be very well looked after. I only wish it ran slightly later so we
davidjJ4649SG
davidjJ4649SG
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Part of our train journey - bonus tour
Was well priced and the Camels were magnificent relaxing and enjoyable Highly recommended. Staff friendly and know
adiandsherri
adiandsherri
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Camel Ride
It was a hot windy day which set the perfect scene for camel riding in the desert! Lol Our ride was at 2.30pm and
69pennyw
69pennyw
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Could be more interactive
Camel ride was very comfortable and pleasant but the hosts needed to be more interactive and informative..seemed a
Anne L
Anne L
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A beautiful ride
We had a lovely ride on beautiful, well-cared for camels. The area is stunning and the sunset was incredible. It wa
AussieBiologist
AussieBiologist
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Great for kids, more commentary needed for adults
My daughter would have given this 5 stars as she just wanted to ride a camel and got this. But I would have given
melindahall180871
melindahall180871
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Melinda
Awesome experience, was very hot in January but well looked after by our guide Kat. Fell in love with our camel “ G
mollyannyoungg
mollyannyoungg
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Real Life Croc Dundee!
Had a fantastic experience with my friend and one other tourist back on the 7th of December. Marcus was knowledgeab
Bronwyn M
Bronwyn M
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Fabulous sunset experience.
A worthwhile activity to do especially at Sunset when other attractions are closing for the day. The light across t
IzzydvBrown
IzzydvBrown
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Awful
Completely rude and lacking in compassion. Had a terrible morning with tons of problems, and the driver saw us rush
MelbourneAl
MelbourneAl
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Outback Camel ride
This was a fabulous ride of almost an hour. Our guide walked the group out into an adjoining farm and outback area
Phil B
Phil B
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Excellent
A great set up, professional and well organised, very amiable camels, and fun ride for about an hour. Beautiful des
brooketerry083
brooketerry083
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Awesome!
The staff (and the camels) were super nice! A great way to see the outback, and maybe even a kangaroo or two!
bassballz
bassballz
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Awesome experience
Kodi and Marcus delivered a great experience with their beautiful animals. Not to mention Pixie and of course Pat,
Mark K
Mark K
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Short Camel walk
A short 1 hour evening walk was very enjoyable and a comfortable ride. Minimal interaction between the staff, guest
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