Sophie Matterson | Karen Ellis | Jessica Clark Photography 2018 & 2019
Wander with camels in 2020
For the ultimate escape, leave technology behind and let your mind relax in a variety of expansive landscapes.
is a movement every serious traveller should consider.
Camel-riding safaris and treks in Australia
International Journeys in India, Mongolia, Turkey & Morocco.
The camel is one of the world's most important domesticated animals - the dromedary and bactrian camel - has revealed how its genetic diversity has been shaped by ancient trade routes.
Camels have moved with people, through trading dating 3000 years, by analysing routes, we see a signature of our historical past.
Camel treks will appeal to the vast majority of tourists who have concerns about animal welfare and other aspects of sustainability. Guests will meet camels who would have otherwise been destined for the abattoir as camels in Australia are classified as feral and are a current culling target.
Our camels now enjoy life in the context of tourism. They enjoy meeting people and we enjoy sharing the marvels of these characters with big hearts and healthy humps.
Desert landscapes offer great relaxation.
During the day the camel string moves slowly, in a world far removed from anything you've ever experienced, and at night the atmosphere is unpolluted, great for evenings spent under the stars around a campfire.
We offer scheduled small groups, comfortable camping and camel riding, with 25 years experience and multiple tourism awards.
Adventures for the young and young at heart.
We cater for guests with a wide range of physical disabilities as nobody should miss out on adventures. Please enquire with Alex and Clare about how our dedicated staff member Jim can provide extra support for any guests requiring additional help on a camel trek.
Talk with Clare or Alex at the Booking Office - BackTrack Adventures ~
Tel. 07 3850 7651 ~ 222A Barry Parade Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006 firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Sustainable Tourism
'Trip Advisor 2017, 2018 and 2019
Certificate of Excellence.'
2017 South Australian Tourism Award 'Silver Medallists.'
2018 South Australian Tourism Finalists in
'Adventure' and 'Eco-Tourism' categories.
Listed in 'S.A's "Top 100 Bucket List Experiences."
Trek with us on either
YADLAMALKA STATION OR BELTANA STATION
Both locations offer a diversity of panoramic Outback Australian landscapes in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia between March - October 2020
The Flinders Ranges is timeless, wild, and absolutely photogenic. This impressive landscape harbours a unique variety of flora and fauna. Kangaroos, emus, birds of many varieties can all be seen throughout the landscape. Both Stations showcase the distant rugged, weathered peaks of the Flinders Ranges forming some of the most dramatic backdrops in Australia. Guests on treks can develop a relationship with the camels, rest in comfortable swags under thousands of stars, and dine on meals prepared over the camp fire.
We offer overnight safaris, three day get-away treks, four and five day immersions and extended treks of 9 days which journey to Lake Torrens, the second largest salt lake in the Southern Hemisphere that stretches for 250km in a breathtakingly stark wilderness. Skirted by orange red sand dunes, this salt bush country offers a complete contrast to the panorama of the Flinders Ranges mountains.
Yadlamalka Station - March, April, May, September, October
Yadlamalka Station is located 60 kilometres north of Port Augusta, on the western side of the Flinders Ranges. Evening sunsets highlight the spectacular ridge-tops of the ranges. Yadlamalka Station is situated at the southern tip of Lake Torrens above The Spencer Gulf and tends to be cooler than Beltana Station in April and May, hence our preference to trek here during these months. Yadlamalka Station is no stranger to camels and was travelled through by Afghan cameleers on their way from carting goods between Port Augusta and Beltana Station.
Beltana Station - July, August
Beltana Station is regarded as a South Australia historical crown jewel,
and was created 163 years ago, with Sir Thomas Elder and Robert Barr Smith
among its former owners. Sir Thomas Elder instigated camels coming into Australia in 1866 to support exploration and provide transport through the region from the various railheads that were established in the Flinders Ranges. Camel History has it's home here located in the Far North Flinders Ranges, 5 hours & 50 minutes drive - 539.3 km's north of Adelaide City. We trek here during the months of June and July. Guests can self drive or book a return ticket from Adelaide City with Genesis Tour & Charter bus service.
Return Transfer from Adelaide City, South Australia with Genesis Tour & Charter Bus Service to both locations.
Cameleers offer guests a finely tuned break-away for the young and young at heart. There is no age limit for guests to participate with the Camels and campfire activities. It's also possible to learn camel husbandry skills and get involved.
Along with our experienced Cameleers, guests will meet International horse experienced assistants completing internships and learning about camels. Languages spoken frequently include French, German,and Spanish along with accents from Ireland, the U.K and U.S.A. These people are generally youthful and excited to be here with you, helping in whatever way they can as cameleer assistants.
Some of our travel features include:
We offer extended journeys in Australia, Mongolia, India and Turkey
On day one the evening meal is provided and all meals thereafter completed with breakfast on the morning of departure
Generous meal portions including breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as unlimited access to fresh fruit and clean drinking water
Coffee, assorted teas and cordial are provided with dairy/alternative milks
- Riding atop our magnificent camels with padded seats for maximum comfort
With advance notification we can cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten /egg / nut and dairy free diets.
Clean and comfortable camping equipment
Tidy, private toilet tents and toiletries
Comfortable camping in spacious deluxe swags with optional bedding hire
Generous staff-guest ratio combining cameleers and internship support
Small trekking groups between 8-14
Evening campfires with comfortable camp chairs
Return transfers – you can leave you car at home and travel in comfort with Genesis Tours Charter and Cameleer staff. They’ll deliver you to our location and pick you up at the completion of the trek. Contact ph (08) 8552 4000 – genesistransport.com.au
For your safety and security we travel with:
Satellite phones and EPIRB safety units
UHF handsets and location relevant maps
Global navigation devices
A comprehensive Royal Flying Doctor medical chest
First aid kits and toiletries in our day packs
All terrain back-up vehicles
Senior cameleers have first aid training
Adherence to best practice safety standards
Booking Office - BackTrack Adventures ~ Telephone 1300 669 780 or
ph 07 3850 7651 ~ 222A Barry Parade Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006 ~
Contact Clare at email@example.com
Return Transfers - You can leave your car at home and travel in comfort with Genesis Tour and Charter. They’ll take your right to trek location and pick you up at the treks completion.
Photography Camel Trek
May 20th-24th 2019
Flinders Ranges, S.A
Professional Photographer Jessica Clark will be your photography mentor on trek. Learn what it takes to capture memorable images. Jessica will offer tuition and guidance, discuss composition, camera settings and modes, making the most of the beautiful natural light of the landscape, and much more, answering any photography questions you may have from beginners through to intermediates and advanced.
3 - 9 Day 2019 Camel Treks
A smorgasbord of choice!
If you are visiting the Flinders Ranges for a short stay, you can book a Camel riding Day Tour with afternoon lunch,or perhaps an Overnight Camel riding Safari. If you want to plunge right in, check out our Flinders Ranges and Off the Birdsville Track extended Camel adventures, school, corporate, and International Camel journeys in Mongolia and India.
Expeditions 7 - 9 days
July /August/ Sept. Limited Spaces
It is expected we will be travelling approximately 10 - 12 km's per day, some days may be shorter or longer, however guests can combine walking and riding throughout the journey; we also have back up vehicles that can transfer any guests who might decide to take a day off and spend time with the crew shifting camps. All meals without exception include fresh salad, fruits and vegetables, everything is fresh; guests are amazed at the meals we offer!
INDIA and MOROCCO JOURNEY
1st - 14th January 2020 Rajasthan, Thar Desert, India. Morocco March 17-31st 2020.
This Tour is managed by Clare at Back Track Adventures and requires a $1000 USD deposit. Bookings open July 1st 2019.Call or email Clare ph. 07 3850 7651 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
MONGOLIA / INTERNATIONAL JOURNEY
3rd - 15th 2020 Mongolia, Gobi Desert
This Tour is managed by Clare at Back Track Adventures and requires
a $1000 USD deposit / or equivalent AUD deposit amount for Australian residents. Bookings open July 1st 2019.Call or email Clare ph. 07 3850 7651 E:email@example.com
Trained Australian Camels
Camel Treks Australia Pty Ltd is opposed to culling Australia's healthy, disease free camels and works exclusively in partnership with industry professionals to obtain the healthiest and highest quality camels Australia has to offer for International export. Our vision is to prevent mass killing of camels occurring in Australia.
As a collective team, we are experienced and leading the development of humane and respectful handling across every aspect of the export industry from capture in the desert, yarding,transport,training facilities, training techniques, export preparation and export transportation,as well as providing continued support for successful handling once the camels are located in their new forever home environment.
Mentorship Programmes are available in 2020. Think you've got what it takes to be a cameleer? Join the team and work behind the scenes of a trekking company.