Hop aboard our majestic camels and loll along the bank of the Swan River for an entirely new perspective of the City of Perth and Western Australia’s early history OR step out along Town Beach in Exmouth, the gateway to Ningaloo. Mounting from our specially designed platforms makes it easy for you and our camels. It’s a unique experience you won’t forget on beautiful animals who enjoy showing you around our sights.
Our Tours - Approximately 30 minutes
See our operating hours in our Booking Timetable (our tours are subject to acceptable weather conditions).
Perth City - Riverside
Exmouth Town Beach
Getting to us is easy
Perth City - Riverside
By Train & Bus
From Elizabeth Quay train and bus stations head east 200 meters past the Bell Tower to Riverside Drive; from Perth train station and busport walk east to Barrack Street and south to the Bell Tower then 200 metres east to Riverside Drive.
Street parking on Riverside Drive, or from Terrace Road carpark walk west 200 meters on Riverside Drive
Exmouth Town Beach
Go south on Murat Road, turn left onto Madaffari Drive and left onto Freidman Way to the beach.
From the canals
Go north on Murat Road, turn right onto Madaffari Drive and left onto Freidman Way to the beach
From Marina & Manterays Resort
Head north on Madafferi Drive, turn right onto Friedman Way to the Beach
Had an amazing time today riding the camels along Riverside Drive through Elizabeth Quay. Booked tickets for my friend’s birthday as a surprise and she was extremely happy. Will definitely be recommending Camel West to family and friends.
This was the best experience ever! Definitely recommend everyone to do this! Thank you to the amazing team at Camel West for such a great ride on Black Jack!
Town Beach Exmouth – what an amazing experience. Worth every cent. Our camels were beautiful and so well behaved and super comfortable. John our guide was very interesting and got some great pics for us as part of the deal. Big Red was a gentle giant and gave us lots of kisses. This was an unexpected highlight of our trip. I’m so glad we decided to do it.
I had such a lovely time, the team are excellent, thanks for having me.
This is something that you have to do when in Exmouth. The view is spectacular of the beach and the camels lull you as they mosey along. The organisers and staff are fantastic. I have so many beautiful photos to choose from. Will do it again when I come back.
Had an absolute fantastic sunset ride along the Town Beach in Exmouth. Very informative hosts. Was a lot more comfortable than we thought it would be. Loved it. Highly recommended
My husband and I were in Exmouth and we had a ball…most memorable time especially the camel ride. They were gorgeous so well behaved…also thanks to the guys that took us on the beach…if your anywhere where these guys are I highly recommend you go and have a ride…I so would and will do it again
Carol Ann T
Amazing experience! We had a try this morning, even my daughter has horse riding experience, she’s still very excited with camel ride and wants to have the riding every day. Especially nearby Swan River, with all beautiful things around you have a good view with park, river and bell tower. Very nice staffs, introduce the background of camels in Australia. They also help you to take photos during your riding, so get ready for the whole family! After riding you have a chance to feed the camels! Definitely need to have a try, highly recommended!
Qiang R T
I booked the 30 minutes Camel tour as an early birthday surprise for my best friend and it was just an incredible experience in every way. Jon was very accommodating when I told him I would like to don an Arabian theme. We rocked up in improvised Arabian attire, a very oblivious and blindfolded friend in hand and the rest, Jon and his team took care of. The camel ride along Riverside Drive was very therapeutic and informative. The camels are so adorable and well trained. This surely is a unique way to experience our beautiful city. A big thanks to Jon, his team and his majestic camels for an eventful morning and the wonderful memories we will look back on.
Jon’s early life was spent working on sheep and cattle stations in the eastern and north eastern goldfields of WA Forty years later after working in tourism and other property development and marketing Jon returned to the bush to get camels for this new venture.
At a tourism conference in 2016 major infrastructure for Perth such as Elizabeth Quay and the Domain Stadium were showcased along with major hotel developments estimated to increase Perth’s hotel room supply by more than 50% in just a few years. A need for new attractions and activities was exposed.
Jon, his son Jack and partner Sally decided to investigate the possibility of providing camel riding tours in the heart of the city. After camels were located in the fringe desert area of WA, they set about approaching authorities and subsequently applied for approvals for the licences required to operate such a venture.
Experienced cameleers were sought around the country from whom to learn some of the finer points of catching, domesticating and training wild camels.
After training with three different people, camels were caught from several areas but principally the Nullarbor Plain in WA, transported to a 160 acre property in Morangup for initial domestication and training and then bought into a 10 acre property in Caversham bordering a major highway to become desensitized to heavy traffic and final training for rides.
the necessary approvals and licences were granted.We now have 22 camels on the two properties. This allows for some rotation in excess of their 2 days off a week and to cater for greater demand without overworking our camels.
Camels were imported to Australia from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s. In addition to early explorations like Burke & Wills and major infrastructure of the time such as the overland telegraph, the Ghan Railway, the Trans Australian Railway and the Kalgoorlie Pipeline, camels were used to open up much of the pastoral inland and by prospectors looking for gold until the 1920’s when the motor vehicle and steam trains began to take over.
We are proud to bring Camels back into everyday Australian life and educate people on their amazing history and showcase our beautiful city.