Where To Go Camel Riding In NSW
Is it only me who thinks camels are the weirdest-looking creatures in the animal kingdom? With their sarcastic toothy grins, big-lipped snouts and humped backs, they literally are like taken out of a cartoon.
If you want to relive your own version of Lawrence of Arabia desert story, book a family camel ride. We’ve selected the best (and safest) camel riding places in NSW.
Oakfield Ranch, Port Stephens
Located in beautiful Port Stephens, Oakfield Ranch offers thrilling camel rides on the largest moving coastal sand mass in the southern hemisphere – the picturesque Stockton Beach. Their standard 20-minute day rides depart from Birubi Beach, Anna Bay six days a week (weather permitting. Closed on Wedsnedasy)and every day during NSW school holidays and public holidays. No bookings are required. Adults cost $35 and children (2-14yrs) are $30.You can also enjoy the thrills of a serene hour-long sunset ride booked upon request.
Port Macquarie Camels
In Port Macquarie you can experience a peaceful camel ride on one of Australia's most majestic coastlines along Lighthouse Beach. This has fast become a famous spot for camel safaris so even if you’re not riding, get your camera ready for some amazing shots! Port Macquarie Camels welcomes anyone about the age of 3, though 3-4 year-olds must be accompanied by a paying adult. No bookings required. They operate every day except Saturdays and Christmas Day between 9.30am and 1pm for 30-minute rides. Adults are $40, Children 5-17yr old are $25 and 3-4 yr olds $15. Cash only.
Coffs Coast Camels
Here you can bumpy-ride with your head in the sky in another idyllic spot – along Boambee Beach in Coffs Harbour. The cameleers at Coffs Coast Camels are famous for their friendliness and knowledge, and they let you chose your own animal from the mighty fleet of 25 well-groomed camels. Comfy saddles and well-trained camels ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. The rides last 45 minutes, and kids as small as 2 years old are allowed too, as long as they ride on your lap. Rides operate on Saturday and Sunday throughout the year and every day during NSW school and public holidays.
Hunter Valley Camel Rides At Camel Milk
This sanctuary saved these majestic animals from a miserable fate and rehomed them on a hillside heaven in the Hunter Valley. Camel Milk farm supplies camel milk products across the globe and offers locals and tourists an unforgettable hands-on experience.
Camel Milk is set on a picturesque property with stunning panoramic views, providing a unique insight into how they produce milk from their beautiful rescued camels. Take a ride on a saddled rescue camel as your led across the property, taking in the picturesque countryside. The ride is 30 minutes and costs $30. There are also tours that include a history of the property and a personal meeting with the camels and the star stud bull, Huey. You can also sample cattle milk and purchase products including hand made soaps and lip balms.
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