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Wild Camel Muster

Mon, Oct 07
Beltana Station
'Lake Torrens and Surrounds' in Outback South Australia
Extended treks allow time for a new rhythm to develop, one that allows for relaxation from life's stresses and a deeper connection with outdoor living.
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Mon, Sep 09
Beltana Station
'Lake Torrens and Surrounds' in Outback South Australia
The Flinders Ranges is timeless, wild, and starkly photogenic. This impressive landscape harbours a unique variety of wildlife. Kangaroos, emus, birds of many varieties can all be seen throughout the landscape. 
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Mon, Aug 05
Clayton Station
Lake Eyre North, Tirari Desert Expedition, Off the Birdsville Track
On extended treks, guests can become 'hands-on' with the camels and involved with the cameleers in grooming, saddling, leading, hobbling, and shepherding. 
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Thu, Jul 11
Clayton Station
Lake Eyre North, Tirari Desert Expedition, Off the Birdsville Track
In this expansive landscape you are likely to see kangaroos, dingos, emus, extensive bird life including brolgas, wild horses, wild camels, and much more. 
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Mon, Jul 01
Clayton Station
Clayton Station - Lake Eyre North, Tirari Desert Expedition, Off the Birdsville Track
Highlights on this extended experience include soaking in hot thermal desert artesian springs, exploring the Clayton River and the sand dunes of the Tirari Desert.
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'Lake Torrens and Surrounds' 
in Outback South Australia
on Beltana Station
June Thursday 13th - Friday 21st 2019
September Monday 9th - Tuesday 17th 2019
October Monday 7th - Tuesday 15th 2019

The rugged, weathered peaks of the Flinders Ranges in Outback South Australia forms some of the most dramatic backdrops in Australia. Trekkers journey to Lake Torrens,a salt lake that stretches for 250km in a breathtakingly stark wilderness, providing excellent opportunities for photographers,and budding geologists. Skirted by red and yellow sand dunes, this salt bush country offers a stark contrast to the distant panorama of the Flinders Ranges.

 

The Flinders Ranges was underwater 120 million years ago. Erosion and deposition caused by frequent flooding formed incredible geological features, and left behind unique fossils that literally changed the geological timeline. 

The Flinders Ranges is timeless, wild, and starkly 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. 

Guests on this trek can develop a relationship with the camels, rest in comfortable swags under thousands of stars, and dine on meals prepared over the camp fire coals.

 

Extended nine day treks allow time for a new rhythm to develop, one that allows for relaxation from life's stresses and a deeper connection with outdoor living. We welcome guests to become 'hands-on' with the camels and involved with the cameleers in grooming, saddling, leading, hobbling, and shepherding. 

Guests can choose to return travel from Adelaide City with Genesis Tour and Charter or self drive to Beltana Station S.A., please click on the box below. 

Return Transfer from Adelaide City - Arrival and Departure

Arrival and Departure


Comfortable return bus transfers from Adelaide City to our treks' starting locations are easily arranged with Genesis Tour and Charter company. Genesis offers a pick-up service to and from the Adelaide Central Bus Station, and pick-up from any Hotel in Adelaide City with prior arrangement, please note a $10 surcharge applies for Hotel pick-up. Once our guests have arrived for Clayton Station or Beltana Station camel treks, cameleer staff will be there to greet them and transfer to the Camel campsite for the first night in a swag. Arrival 2019/20: The Genesis Transport Company departs from Adelaide City to the turn-off for Beltana Station in the Flinders Ranges on Monday and Thursday's, leaving Adelaide at 6.45am offering a pick-up service at your accommodation in Adelaide City CBD if arranged with advance notification at the time of your booking($10 surcharge). You will arrive at the turn-off to Beltana Station approximately between 2pm -5pm ( depending on weather and traffic conditions) and Camel Treks Australia Cameleers will collect you and your luggage transporting you to the first nights camp location in one of our all terrain four wheel drives. Departure 2019/20: The Genesis Transport Company departs from the Beltana Station turn off at approximately 7.10am to Adelaide City on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Camel Treks Australia crew transfers guests from the Camel trek location or Station Homestead ( if you chose accommodation on your final nights stay )for guests booked on this service. Guests can choose to spend their last trek night in historic Beltana Station accommodation along with a beer at the Station's woolshed restaurant. The return bus service stops for refreshments in Wilmington arriving at the Adelaide Central Bus Station between 4.00pm - 6.00pm depending on weather and traffic condition. Arrival and departure times vary for Clayton Station 'Off The Birdsville Track' guests as this is located in a more remote desert location with regular snack and toilet breaks as well as a visit to the historic township of Farina and the underground wood fired bakery. Guests planning to catch evening flights from Adelaide International Airport Genesis can pay an additional fee of $10 per person for Genesis to transport them directly to the airport arriving at approximately 6pm which allows for check-in on most domestic and International evening flights. Booking a return bus transfer with Genesis Tour and Charter is an option for most Camel treks in 2018/19, please contact us if you are not certain. Call Alan on (+61)8 8552 4000 or (+61)428552700 to book your seat with Genesis Tour & Charter or email: genesis@genesistransport.com.au / web site: http://genesistransport.com.au/flinders-bus-service/ . Fares are $170 one way / $340 return to Clayton Station and 'Off the Birdsville Track Trek', Beltana Station fares are $135 one way / $270 return.





Lake Eyre North, Tirari Desert Expedition 
'Off the World Famous Birdsville Track'
on Clayton Station
July Monday 1st - Tuesday 9th 2019
July Monday 11th - Tuesday 19th 2019
August Monday 5th - Tuesday 13th 2019

​The Birdsville Track ~  A Legendary Track of the Marree - Innamincka District 

The Birdsville Track began during the late 1880’s as the main stock route from Birdsville to Marree. The diversity of country between the four regional deserts, Tirari, Strzelecki, Sturt Stony, and Simpson Desert is contrasted by the wetlands of Clayton river.

Trekkers start on the Birdsville Track at Clayton Station. It's here on the first night guests can enjoy a soak in the spa's naturally hot artesian ground water. Guests can choose an 'optional extra service'( limited beds available ) on their first night to stay and enjoy accommodation at Clayton Station situated on the escarpment at the edge of Clayton river. This accommodation choice offers a deluxe retreat with private spa that you might never have expected on the world famous Birdsville Track. 

 

The Birdsville Track became a legendary stock route in the latter half of the 19th and early 20th century as pastoralism established itself in the arid centre of Australia. Long before that however, Aboriginal people called this desert homeland. This region resonates with images of the colourful and legendary tales of explorers, adventurers, and pastoralists.

 

Marree, the closest township, has watched three cultures develop together, bound by transport and travel. It has the most multi-cultural heritage of all outback towns hosting Aboriginal, Muslim Cameleer, and European communities during the latter part of the nineteenth and much of the twentieth. Teamsters, cameleers, stockmen, hawkers, railway workers, and explorers passed through here to travel the Overland Telegraph Line, the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks, and the Ghan railway.

 

Australia is a land of contrasts- the seasons, landscapes and wildlife vary at different times in history. Arid landscapes are incredibly fragile, whilst appearing barren and isolated they support a wide range of truly unique flora and fauna.

Lake Eyre seemingly has no visual end, the water catchment area is 1.3 million square km's.

 

​Highlights on this extended experience include soaking in hot thermal desert artesian springs, exploring the Clayton River and the sand dunes of the Tirari Desert.

The views on Clayton are breathtaking and varied from enclosed creeks to desert lands with rocky hills overlooking endless vistas. On the first night you will be introduced to your fully netted canvas sleeping swag and enjoy a campfire meal. Take a relaxing dip in an artesian spa or enjoy a hot shower or bath straight from the artesian bore. Guests may see kangaroos, dingos, emus, extensive bird life including brolgas, wild horses, wild camels, and much more. 

 

Guests on these treks can develop a relationship with the camels, camp under thousands of stars, and dine on meals prepared over the camp fire. Extended treks allow for a new rhythm to develop, one that will connect you to yourself and the land.

 

All meals without exception include fresh salad, fruits and vegetables, everything is fresh; guests are amazed at the meals we offer and what comes out of the camp ovens each night.  

 

Guests can choose to return travel from Adelaide City with Genesis Tour and Charter or self drive to Clayton Station S.A., please click on the box below. 

Return Transfer from Adelaide City - Arrival and Departure

Arrival and Departure


Comfortable return bus transfers from Adelaide City to our treks' starting locations are easily arranged with Genesis Tour and Charter company. Genesis offers a pick-up service to and from the Adelaide Central Bus Station, and pick-up from any Hotel in Adelaide City with prior arrangement, please note a $10 surcharge applies for Hotel pick-up. Once our guests have arrived for Clayton Station or Beltana Station camel treks, cameleer staff will be there to greet them and transfer to the Camel campsite for the first night in a swag. Arrival 2019/20: The Genesis Transport Company departs from Adelaide City to the turn-off for Beltana Station in the Flinders Ranges on Monday and Thursday's, leaving Adelaide at 6.45am offering a pick-up service at your accommodation in Adelaide City CBD if arranged with advance notification at the time of your booking($10 surcharge). You will arrive at the turn-off to Beltana Station approximately between 2pm -5pm ( depending on weather and traffic conditions) and Camel Treks Australia Cameleers will collect you and your luggage transporting you to the first nights camp location in one of our all terrain four wheel drives. Departure 2019/20: The Genesis Transport Company departs from the Beltana Station turn off at approximately 7.10am to Adelaide City on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Camel Treks Australia crew transfers guests from the Camel trek location or Station Homestead ( if you chose accommodation on your final nights stay )for guests booked on this service. Guests can choose to spend their last trek night in historic Beltana Station accommodation along with a beer at the Station's woolshed restaurant. The return bus service stops for refreshments in Wilmington arriving at the Adelaide Central Bus Station between 4.00pm - 6.00pm depending on weather and traffic condition. Arrival and departure times vary for Clayton Station 'Off The Birdsville Track' guests as this is located in a more remote desert location with regular snack and toilet breaks as well as a visit to the historic township of Farina and the underground wood fired bakery. Guests planning to catch evening flights from Adelaide International Airport Genesis can pay an additional fee of $10 per person for Genesis to transport them directly to the airport arriving at approximately 6pm which allows for check-in on most domestic and International evening flights. Booking a return bus transfer with Genesis Tour and Charter is an option for most Camel treks in 2018/19, please contact us if you are not certain. Call Alan on (+61)8 8552 4000 or (+61)428552700 to book your seat with Genesis Tour & Charter or email: genesis@genesistransport.com.au / web site: http://genesistransport.com.au/flinders-bus-service/ . Fares are $170 one way / $340 return to Clayton Station and 'Off the Birdsville Track Trek', Beltana Station fares are $135 one way / $270 return.





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