Welcome to Australia’s Largest Camel Farm
We have a fully working saddlery here at the Farm, we make all our saddles and harnesses right here from scratch. It takes about 30 hours to make one complete saddle. Saddles weigh18kg and can hold 2 people. Repairs and maintains on saddles bags, harnesses and saddles all take place in the saddlery.Chris is our saddle maker and leather work expert, the equipment used in the saddlery is from Chris’s own personal collection of rear antique saddlers tools, these tools are all still used by Chris today.
The ‘Staging Post” area is located next to the Saddley – This exterior look of this extension portrays a building from the ‘wild west 1880’s’ complete with rustic signage. The staging post houses a fully restored Cobb and Co stagecoach, 12 seater wagon and 3 seater buggy, this area also contains a history display made up of images and artifacts.
Old Tom’s Waterhole
The bar with the ‘best view’ in the NT. This rustic and quirky outdoor bar comes alive for corporate functions regularly held at the farm and on Uluru Camel Cup race day is a hive of activity.
Our Windmill was proudly donated to us by Curtin Springs Station. The Windmill was the original homestead windmill that supplied the Curtin Springs homestead for over 40 years before being replaced with a modern electric water pump. March 2013 a team of strong blokes from the farm salvaged the old windmill from Curtin Springs. On it’s arrival at the farm the head of the windmill was fully rebuilt once the rebuild was complete the windmill was erected in one piece and now stands proudly in the center of the farm.
Browse our gift shop where you will find a unique range of Camel souvenirs, delicious bush trucker condiments, outback books, and photography.
We have a permanent racetrack located here at the farm. SAVE the DATE for the Uluru Camel Cup held each year on the last weekend in May. Put this on your “Bucket List”
Learn more about this quirky and fun weekend here.
BBQ and Picnic Area
You can use our fully equipped BBQ and picnic area complete with relaxing views of our farm and desert landscape. Picnic seating for 100.
The Uluru Camel Tours Story
1998 – 2011
Uluru Camel Tours was founded in 1998 by NT tourism pioneers, Nick and Michelle Smail. After operating at the rock successfully for seven years, they then sold the company to Wana Ungkunytja , an Aboriginal-owned corporation, in July 2005. Wana Ungkunytja operated the farm for six years, however being corporation-owned and managed from Alice Springs some 460km to the north things did not work in the farm’s favour and it became difficult to sustain the business due to a lack of camel expertise.
March 1st 2011 the business changed hands. Chris Hill, Mark Swindells and Richard Black-silent partner purchased Uluru Camel Tours, a camel farm located at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort that was in need of much love. The farm came with 12 camels some un-trained and most in poor condition, a small souvenir shop and saddle shed.
The new owners quickly breathed life back into the farm with the number 1 priority rejuvenating the 12 camels that came with the farm. Many long hours of hard work were spent get the farm for visitors. Chris and Mark brought to the operation 12 full trained working camels, over 40 years of camel experience, a great deal of passion and enthusiasm.
The business has grown from a small operation in 2011, conducting three tours per day, to the largest camel farm in Australia operating five tours per day. It is now home to 60 working camels from the wilds of Australia, the majority caught and trained by Chris and Mark.
Farm Opening Hours
For those that are not booked on one of our tours, we welcome visitors to our farm daily between 9am and 3pm in the cooler months (April to October) and 9am to 1pm in summer (November to March). We are actually based at the resort, approximately five minutes’ drive from all the hotels.
Coach and big rig parking available.
Entry is free