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by Tina Nunnington (subscribe)
I am a married mother of 2 girls and I live in Perth. We emmigrated from the UK in 2011. I am a freelance writer and a Pet Carer and feel very lucky to do something I really love
Published March 18th 2018
Unique experience in Perth City

Camels were an essential part of Western Australian's early transport history and were a common sight in the late 1800's. However, Camels are not what you would normally expect to see walking along the banks of the Swan River in Perth City in 2018. But Jon at Camel West wanted to bring something unique to the City of Perth and now it is the norm to see his camels in and around the ever popular Elizabeth Quay.

This unique experience starts by mounting the camels from the specially designed platforms (after everyone is given a helmet to wear).

Jon, the experienced cameleer, leads the caravan of camels at a slow steady pace through the date palms, before turning around and heading back towards Elizabeth Quay.

The views of the city and South Perth are just stunning from the high viewpoint of your camel's back.

During your 30 minute tour, you are given a history lesson and information regarding the camels (including their names). Plus photos are taken and then emailed to you, at no extra charge.

Jon is so knowledgable and very friendly and aims to educate people again on these wonderful animals.

The tour ends with you feeding your camel a carrot, which is perfectly safe as they are so well trained.

This is an experience that is memorable, with heaps of good information and safe for all ages.

Adults are $45.00, students and concessions $40.00, children $30.00 and infants $15.00.

Click here to book online and make sure you like their Facebook page to keep up to date with any news and so you can share your photos after your experience.

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Why? See Perth city from an entirely new perspective
When: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-1pm
Phone: 0437 404037
Where: Elizabeth Quay, next to West Australian Rowing Club and Rubra Cafe
Cost: From $15.00
Your Comment
An awesome experience, Tina! How does the 'rear end' feel after sitting on a camel?
by Elaine (score: 3|8011) 1122 days ago
Its not long enough to have any lasting effects Elaine! 😂
by Tina Nunnington (score: 2|308) 1122 days ago
Really pleased you enjoyed your camel riding experience. Saddles are individually hand made from real cow(bovine) hide and are pretty comfortable after a bit of time in them... I’d say much more so than ones first ride on a bicycle after an absence! As a generality people didn’t ride all day on a camel because the camel is also carrying swags and water and supplies so people walked alongside for some of the way to keep their camel fresh and in good condition.
by Camel (score: 0|2) 1121 days ago
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