Australia’s Only Inner City Camel Riding Tour
Hop aboard the majestic camels on the banks of the Swan River for an entirely new perspective of the City of Perth and a brief commentary on the importance of camels to Western Australia's early history and other camel information which may surprise you.
Mounting from the specially designed platforms makes it easy for you and the camels. Stroll along the banks of the river enjoying views across the river to South Perth and the gardens to the City, on through the Canary Island Date Palms, past the Bell Tower and into Barrack Square alongside Elizabeth Quay.
See the river and city as you’ve never seen it before.
It’s a unique sight and an experience you won’t forget on beautiful animals who enjoy showing you around our sights – duration approx 30 minutes.
A series of photographs of your ride including you feeding your camel carrot after the ride will be taken and sent to you free to share with friends and family on Facebook & Instagram.
Camels were an integral part of Western Australia’s history. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s camels were the preferred method of long haul transport carrying wool, sandalwood and wheat which were the major sources of the States wealth at the time.
Camels were loaded singularly in trains, or in teams pulling wagons carrying sleepers, railway tracks, pipe and other materials to build telegraph lines, railways and water services to the Goldfields.
Camels were also the choice of transport for people, supplies and goods particularly to the harsh interior. Supplies for outback stations, prospectors, and mines were often carried by camel.
Camel West camels came from wild herds located on the Nullarbor Plain and other desert country and have been individually domesticated and trained by our cameleers for the tours.
Book now for a great experience, a slice of history and some lovely memories of these beautiful animals
From Elizabeth Quay train station and Elizabeth Quay bus station, walk through Elizabeth Quay on Geoffrey Bolton Ave to the Bell Tower, then 150 meter along the footpath of Riverside Drive, adjacent to Rubra Café. From Perth Train Station and Perth Busport, walk to Barrack Street then turn left and walk east 150 metres. You will see us adjacent to Rubra Café.
There is some street parking on Riverside Drive, but also the Governors Ave entrance to the Terrace Road Carpark is just 150 meters from our meeting point - walk down Governors Ave to Riverside Drive and turn west towards the Bell Tower.
Terms & Conditions
Riders considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be denied participation No smoking permitted during our introduction or whilst riding Riders must disclose any disability at the time of booking and will be accommodated where possible, however the final decision for the ride remains with the Cameleer at the time of the ride. Riders with medical conditions should inform staff of their condition upon arrival and must have with them any medication required (such as inhalers, adrenalin, insulin, etc)
In the event of inclement weather tours may be cancelled at the discretion of the head Cameleer, in which case a transfer to another tour date or time will be offered.
Riders give Camel West the right to use photo images of them for promotional purposes.
Cancellation received by 5pm two days prior to the tour will receive 90% refund Cancellation received by 5pm the day prior to the tour will receive 50% refund No-shows and cancellations outside the above policy are non refundable Any arrivals after the scheduled tour start time will be considered a no-show
Min age - 6yo and min height - 1.15m
Max weight - 90kg