Camel Trekking Menu 2019 & 2020

Booking Office - BackTrack Adventures  ~  Telephone 1300 669 780 or

ph (07) 3850 7655  ~  222A Barry Parade Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006  ~  cta@backtrack.com.au

Self-driving guests - Self-driving guests can arrive for 12.30 noon at Yadlamalka ( we recommend four wheel drive vehicles for the dirt road from Port August City to Yadlamalka Station ) and 2:30 p.m at Beltana Station.

Comfortable return bus transfers from Adelaide City to our treks' starting locations are easily arranged with Genesis Tour & Charter company and Camel Treks Australia. 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 and airport pick-up and drop offs.

 

Arrival

 

2020:

Genesis Tour & Charter transport company departs from Adelaide City in South Australia at the Adelaide Central Bus Station or your pre-arranged Adelaide City CBD Hotel on the morning of Day 1 to either Port Augusta City for Yadlamalka Station trekkers in March, April and May or Beltana Station in the Far North Flinders Ranges in June and July on Monday and Thursday's, leaving Adelaide at 6.45am. Yadlamalka trekkers will arrive in Port Augusta City at 11am to enjoy a coffee or tea at Archers Table Cafe before departing with Camel Treks Australia crew to complete the 60km dirt road adventure in one of their late model land cruiser four wheel drives. Beltana Station trekkers will arrive in the early afternoon( depending on weather and traffic conditions )and Camel Treks Australia cameleers will collect trekkers and luggage for transportation to the first nights camp location in one of our all terrain four wheel drives. 

 

Departure

2020

Genesis Tour & Charter transport company departs for Adelaide City from Archers Table Cafe in Port Augusta City at 11am ( Camel Treks Australia crew will depart Yadlamalka Station with guests at 10am.) Beltana Station trekkers depart the campsite with cameleers by four wheel drive and meet Genesis Tour & Charter at the turn off on the main Leigh Creek Hwy for an approximate departure time of 7.30am. Cameleers will remain with guests until they have boarded. 

Both services stops for refreshments and regular toilet breaks arriving in Adelaide City, Adelaide Central Bus Station between 4.00pm - 6.00pm depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Guests planning to catch evening flights from Adelaide City International Airport can pay an additional fee of $10 per person for Genesis Tour & Charter 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 easy, call Alan on (+61)8 8552 4000 or (+61)428552700 to book your seat. 

email: genesis@genesistransport.com.au /

web site: http://genesistransport.com.au/flinders-bus-service/ 

Overnight Safari

Overnight Safaris must be booked in advance by email and are booked by prior arrangement only. Guests arrive at Beltana Station for an 11.30am departure. Overnight Safaris visit various landscapes on the historic station, once the origin of camel-led expeditions in the 1800s. Now it's home to abundant, diverse wildlife. Enjoy a full day and morning exploring on camel back, a night under the stars, and all meals, returning to the Homestead at 11.30am.

Please contact us to arrange your preferred dates. Children are discounted. Bus transportation is not available.

From:

$688

3 Days / 3 Nights

Perfect for a relaxing getaway and designed to occur over weekends making for an easy city escape. Arrive at either Yadlamalka or Beltana Station, depending on the location of your trek booking in the afternoon between 2.30 - 3.30 pm and enjoy a four wheel drive transfer that delivers you to an evening camp site and camp fire meal. Treks explore varied tracks in a spectacular region of the Flinders Ranges. Treks conclude by 11.30am on Monday. These treks are perfect for people looking for a short weekend getaway.

 

Please note - Genesis Tour & Charter is not available to book for 3 days treks. Guests can choose to self drive or book to arrive on the return Premier Stateliner bus service from the Adelaide Central Bus Station to Port Augusta for collection by one of our cameleers, arriving on Friday 1.58pm, departing on Monday at 9.56am.  

From:

$1,860

4 Days / 4 Nights

You'll love the spectacular and varied landscape of the Central Flinders Ranges.  Arrive at either Yadlamalka or Beltana Station depending on your trek booking, in the afternoon between 2.30 - 3.30pm and enjoy four wheel drive charter that delivers you to your campsite and an evening camp fire meal. Four day treks explore beautiful gorges, creeks and plains, each days landscape is different from the day before. Enjoy sleeping under the stars and returning to the camel yards around 11.30am on your day of departure.

Genesis Tour and Charter offers a return bus service to Adelaide. 

From:

$2268

5 Days / 5 Nights

The 5 Day Camel Trek showcases the best of the Flinders Ranges providing an opportunity to explore a different pace of living. There are many tracks we explore with our guests and it can be a tough decision for the cameleer staff which tracks we should share with guests on shorter treks because we want to share it all. On these five day treks we can share it all! 

 

Genesis Tour and Charter offers return bus service to Adelaide on many five day treks.

From:

$2,480

Family-Theme Trek

Families can fully relax knowing anyone embarking on a Family Trek is expecting to be around kids. These treks are a favourite for the Ellis family; they enjoy seeing children happily occupied camel riding and exploring new terrains, sighting for shooting stars and camping at night. Kids are encouraged to look out for native animals on the tracks whilst riding or walking, collect firewood, and roast marshmallows around the camp fire.

Family Treks are offered for children aged between 5 and 12 years at adiscounted rate in the South Australian public school holidays.

Adults:

$1,860

Photography-Theme Trek

May 2020 Dates TBA

Award-winning professional photographer Jessica Clark offer tuition and guidance, discusses 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.

 

Genesis Tour and Charter offers a return bus service to Adelaide.

From:

$2,640

Expeditions

2019/2020 dates available

Tell them you've gone outback and don't want to miss sleeping under the stars on a remote desert journey!

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. We welcome guests to become 'hands-on' with the camels and involved with the cameleers in grooming, saddling, leading, hobbling, and shepherding.

Genesis Tour and Charter offers a return bus service to Adelaide.

From:

$3,240

School Camps

For students years 7-10

Camps are designed in consultation with school teachers and students. We aim to complement each school's philosophy, providing students and teachers with enjoyable safe outdoor education. Camps are based on guided self discovery learning with tasks that develop communication, decision-making, problem-solving, resilience, team building, and leadership. Price is based per student with supporting teachers attending without charge.

Price per day:

$150+

Thar Desert,

India

1st - 14th January 2020  

The enchanting Rajasthan is enriched with vibrant history and a culture with an unparalleled call to celebration. This journey is a magnificent way to explore the rustic beauty of the Great Indian Desert and participate in the festivities at the Bikaner Camel Fair for a dynamic and visually stunning experience.

 

Clare from Back Track Adventures manages all CTA International Bookings, please click on more information and head to our dedicated India page.

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

3rd - 15th March 2020

Explore the unique Mongolian nomadic culture and celebrate two of the country's most prominent festivals: the Thousand Camel Fesital and the Golden Eagle Festival. ​Ride a beautiful Bactrian camel through the Gobi Desert, travelling in traditional ger's with families who live an extraordinary life of simplicity bound by nature. A once in a lifetime journey awaits.

Clare from Back Track Adventures manages all CTA International Bookings, please click on more information and head to our dedicated Mongolia page.

Sahara Desert, Morocco

2020 Dates TBD

Experience everything from the markets of Marrakesh to the sand dunes of the Sahara for a desert adventure. From the colours to the expanse to the mysterious rolling Ergs, the Sahara and its people have been a source of curiosity and inspiration. We will travel on camel back to desert dwellings with Berbers and explore historical medinas and bustling souks and so much more.

Clare from Back Track Adventures manages all CTA International Bookings, please click on more information and head to our dedicated Morocco page.

Selçuk Festivali

Turkey

January / Feb. 2020 Dates TBD

The unique tradition of gathering the rare hybrid Tülu camels for competitive events has been celebrated for over 2,400 years. We will be able to immerse ourselves in the two-day event with music, food, and the exciting spectacle of camels and their handlers in action.

 

Other trip highlights include camel riding in Cappadocia, the ANZAC commemoration site at Gallipoli, visiting ancient ruins and locales explored in the works of Homer and Virgil, and Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

Celebrate camels and culture in this sweeping tour across Turkey!

Clare from Back Track Adventures manages all CTA International Bookings, please click on more information and head to our dedicated Turkey page coming soon.

Under 30's

Backpacker's Special

Dates TBD

​Travellers and backpackers under 30 are welcome to join us for this camel trek!

While we lead outback journeys for the young and young at heart throughout the year, we are also committed to offering immersive camel experiences in the outback for young visitors to Australia who are curious about the country's unique camel history and wildlife. 

Corporate Treks

Retreats for professional groups

Corporate treks enjoy special evening guests including an Aboriginal Elder and an Afghan descendant who share stories of this regions rich history. A section of the trek allows participants to walk or ride the camels on the original Old Ghan Railway,a highlight for many.

 

Challenges will include navigation, map reading,and a crash course in cameleering. 

 

Our photographer will journal your groups images on trek. A collation of images presented in a beautiful hard cover book is an optional extra. Pricing is based per individual.

Training Camps

Dates TBD

Experienced Cameleers demonstrate how to start with untrained camels. Fully trained camels will be available to learn from and ride. This experience is for people who ideally own camels and want to learn how to saddle and ride them as you would with a horse (free-reigning.) Participants are welcome to bring two camels per booking. A number of limited separate yards will be available on a first come first served basis.

Pricing:

$ TBD

Custom Experiences

Create your own experience!

Looking for a private trek or unique experience? Let us us know your needs and goals and we can customise a tour or trek for you!

Pricing:

$ TBD

Booking Office

Back Track Adventures

222 Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

cta@backtrack.com.au

Phone 07 3850 7651

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