Walk through an Australian Desert with our experienced and friendly camels!
Experience a real life Camel Expedition without having to learn all the necessary skills and organise logistics.
Live with us and our camels in the Australian Outback on our 16 day camel desert expedition with a ‘hands on approach’ in the safety of professional cameleers who’ve done it before!
This will be a journey you’ll never forget!
16 Day Desert Camel Expedition
July 7th -22nd, 2018 – BOOKED OUT
July 1st -16th 2019 – BOOKED OUT
NOTE: 2019 marks the end of our camel trekking and expedition operation. After 2019 we will no longer be offer these camel trips.
Instead we are focusing on educating camel lovers & camel owners (or want to be owners) through our regularly held Camel Courses, Camel Connection Trust Based Camel Training® and our International Camel Journeys.
Let us take you on a camel expedition to an inland sea (Lake Eyre) that’s below sea level – water in the middle of a desert that has travelled over a thousand kilometers to get there!
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The walk is approximately 150km return. Good stamina is required as well as a willingness to work in a team environment.
“Such a wonderful way to have a holiday…”
“This was a first for me…in everything I did! Sleeping under the stars, walking with the camels in the sand dunes, sitting around the campfire each night, tending to and loading the camels each day, unloading them at the end of each day. Something to cross off the ‘bucket list.’ 5 stars!” – Marilyn, Australia
What to expect?
Three Nights Stay at the famous William Creek Hotel. One of Australian Geographic’s Top 10 Outback Pubs.
Wholesome hearty meals served 3 times a day while on camel expedition
Opportunity to work and bond with our friendly camels
An unequaled once in a lifetime travel opportunity
Expertly instructed in camel handling and expedition whilst exploring the remotest parts of South Australia.
All camels trained and handled using our own Trust Based Camel Training Method
Plus so much more…
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET THERE….
Prior to your arrival at William Creek Hotel, South Australia we will have your temporary accommodation arranged for you. You will stay 2 nights at the Hotel before trip commences to participate in our camel expedition briefing and one night after return. Enjoy a double room with ensuite, flat screen TV, bar fridge and so much more. A chance to relax and put your feet up before the camel expedition begins and upon return allow yourself to ease back into society.
Discoveries Along the Way…
Ancient Aboriginal lithic / occupation sites
See and experience desert wildlife and native flora
Explore Lake Eyre, one of the worlds natural wonders
Night skies like never seen before
Experience Incredible desert sunrises and sunsets over Lake Eyre
Peace and tranquility away from the modern world
Upon booking you will get a FREE author signed copy of Russell’s book Camelman Dreaming
“I can’t think of any other trip that I would prefer to do in Australia at all…”
“…I recommend it to anyone who wants to get out into a historic place where 4wd can’t get to. I found it incredibly relaxing” – Michael, MD Surgeon, QLD, Australia
Get hands on with our friendly and loving camels. Be apart of the camel expedition team!
Expertly Guided by a bloke who has walked across Australia….
Russell Osborne, CEO of Australian Camels dedicated a large chunk of his life to walk 8 camels from Darwin to Melbourne,over 6,000km, through Australia’s most isolated deserts regions for a Children’s Charity. He did the hard yards of initially making the decision, spending years gathering the camels, training them, making saddles and other equipment, logistics, mapping, seeking sponsorship and finally DOING IT (13 years to plan)!
“What a life-changing experience…”
“…The splendor of the desert, the vastness of the sky, the wind blowing across the high rocky plains. The silence encompasses the soul in infinity. The act of walking every day into a new unknown provides an element of self-growth that cannot be obtained any other way. There is no turning back, there is no failure. There is only the challenge, the awe, and the trust.
The team’s easy-going patience and compassion with the people and animals in his charge and his never-ending humour are inspiring.
And the camels – you can’t help falling in love with these sweet, gentle beings who will give you a kiss for the price of a song.”
– Stephanie. Victoria, Australia
Our hassle free and logistically managed Camel Desert Expeditions will leave you filled with wonder, inspiration and a good ol’ soul cleanse before entering back into our modern world.
Some of the experiences you will get on our Desert Camel Expedition:
> We will teach Camel handling skills
> We encourage everyone to get hands on with the expedition (e.g. packing/handling camels)
> Unforgettable sunsets in Australia’s most isolated places.
> Totally off any tourist tracks
> Expedition lead by map and compass & experienced transcontinental cameleer
> Wholesome hearty, meals served 3 times a day
16 Day Camel Expedition, July 1st – 16th 2019 – BOOKED OUT
Discover | Reconnect | Recharge | Relax
Want something smaller scale and sooner? Take a look at our 5 day outback camel safaris CLICK HERE
WHAT DOES EACH DAY LOOK LIKE WHILE ON CAMEL EXPEDITION?
Day 1 begins as the sun rises and the campfire is stoked. We share yummy shared breakfast (did someone say FRESH damper with melted butter!?). We take you through a second briefing on camel trekking safety procedures and protocols for leaving ‘no trace’ as we enter the wilderness, just as it should be. We teach you basic cameleering (camel handling) skills and you even get your own camel to bond with for the week! After we’ve worked together as a team to saddle and pack our camels we will begin to our trek to Lake Eyre, discovering unfamiliar locations and parts of the outback that have never been seen before (because most people use cars, not camels). We never take the same path twice… Actually there are no paths, we create our own!
The days are relaxingly and consistent with the smell of campfire and freshly baked damper for breakfast. As we tread lightly on the earth the camels sway side to side with all our supplies upon their backs. You’ll become a shepherd of the camels as they munch on their tucker for an hour or so in the morning and evenings (a good time for thinking, meditating and watching the camels behavior, in our humble option). After camel’s grazing the camel train is lead back to camp ready to be groomed, saddled and packed with all our gear ready for another day of camel trekking, exploring and absorbing in the diverseness of the Australian Outback on an our camel expedition.
Be prepared to trek up to +15km per day – get you’re trekkin’ boots on! Our camel treks are more about the experience rather than the miles. We will trek across diverse land, spotting wildlife, wild flowers and enjoy conversations with like-minded people (no one has ever wanted to go home from bad company – see below).
“I found the time in the desert with the camels a truly positive and healing experience…”
“…such a wonderful bunch of people a truly positive and healing experience – I came back [home] to Tassie feeling like quite a weight had been lifted, and for that I’m truly grateful.” – Sharon Griffiths, Tasmania
THEN…. we stop at a new location to share a healthy and hearty lunch and then get on our way to find the perfect location for a good night camp for unforgettable sunsets, expanse of the night sky and the perfect sunrise to greet the day…The routine becomes familiar after the 3rd day and the relaxation sets in. The mind will start to de-clutter and the real experience of the outback sets in.
We look forward to having you on board this 16 day Camel Desert Expedition.
Your guides and coordinators for this 2018 Camel Desert Expedition