Camel Tours & Treks SA
Camel Tours and Treks SA conducts various camel riding experiences on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Our theme ‘From the Bush to Beach’ describes where we operate in a nutshell. We can be booked for couples, small or large groups, catering rides to suit each groups needs, time allowances and taste buds. At the conclusion of each tour we offer tea, juice and cake or riders can choose to be pampered with a cheese, biscuit and fruit platter with fine chocolates and local wine to follow.
Camel Tours and Treks SA has standard tours that depart seven days a week all year round taking riders into tall pine forests, native scrub and beaches, all lead by an experienced friendly tour guide and camels.
Fleurieu Peninsula 90 Minute Camel Riding Tour – SH06
Camel Tours and Treks SA conducts a two hour nature based camel riding adventure on the Fleurieu Peninsula, ideal for families and friends to share a special time together. Riders cruise through tall pine forest and native scrub (watch for kangaroos), and the tour ends with spectacular valley views.
. By arrangement.
Fleurieu Bush Tracks 90 Minute Camel Charter – S05
Fleurieu Bush Tracks meanders through forest which provides enjoyable riding in a relaxed environment. Situated in the South Mount Lofty Ranges, 45 minutes drive from Adelaide, near the township of Mount Compass. There are opportunities to sight numerous kangaroos within the forest and natural scrub setting as well as a variety of flora and fauna including some endangered species.
. Tours depart daily, departure times on application.
Coroong National Park 5 Day Camel Trek – CTTSA03
Perhaps one of the best aspects of these treks are their ease of accessibility, located just two and a half hours south of Adelaide, a well known area for many Australians as the location for the film ‘Storm Boy’ based on the children’s book by Colin Thiele.
. Camel Tours and Treks SA offer this exciting four-day summer trek through the stunning and diverse Coorong National Park. Travel with their robust camels and experienced guides through magic landscapes, enjoying tasty camp cooked meals, bushwalking, camping, camel riding, stargazing, bird and wildlife watching.
. Treks focus on environmental (flora and fauna), historic and indigenous cultural themes. The Coorong is of particular importance to our friends the Ramindjeri / Ngarrindjeri indigenous people and has an extraordinary number of habitation sites, shell middens and mounds, cooking ovens, camping and burial sites, estimated to number more than 6000.
. Camel Tours and Treks SA would like to share the Coorong National Park with those of you who love nature and would like to experience shimmering pink saline lakes, mallee scrub, grasslands dotted with fauna, dune systems sprinkled with varied seasonal bush tucker plants, beach as far as the eye can see and a vast inland lagoon attended by visiting migratory birds some of which have travelled from as far away as China and Siberia. Join Camel Tours and Treks SA for an unforgettable holiday.
. Day One (pre-trek familiarisation) – Arrive at Gemini Downs Coorong Holiday Centre from 1400 onwards. Evening meal and use of facilities, familiarisation with camp equipment and trek itinerary.
. Day Two (first day of trekking) – After breakfast and pack up there may be time for some early morning recreation activities, pool, table tennis or a bush walk. Visit Salt Creek information centre and travel into Coorong National Park to the trek start point. Meet the camels and have riding and wagon brief. Have lunch, then trekking to 28 Mile Crossing camp ground. Each days trekking will pass extremely varied landscapes, flora and fauna. Set up camp, enjoy a dusk walk, dinner and evening activities.
. Day Three – Pre morning walk, breakfast and pack up camp. Trekking to 32 Mile Crossing camp ground. This will be our last day trekking along side the dune system, passing ephemeral saline lakes, grassland and mallee; we will find a nice lunch spot to explore a landscape. Set up camp, dusk walk and dinner and evening activities.
. Day Four – The Southern Ocean. The morning routine is similar to day three, then trekking through coastal scrubland, bare sand dunes onto the steeply shelving beach of the Younghusband Peninsula; an unbroken stretch of sand extending for over 150 kilometres from the Murray Mouth in the north to the Granites, (north of Kingston) in the south. Focus on Aboriginal heritage and observation of habitation sites, European exploration and settlement. This will be your longest days trekking along the beach (lunch in the dunes) travelling towards tea tree crossing campground and The Coorong Lagoon to set up camp and dinner.
. Day Five – Morning routine and relaxation after yesterdays trek. Self exploration, rest, walk, photograph. The lagoon is a very important area for migratory waders and serves as a refuge in the drier months for many birds; the whole Park is included on the list of Wetlands of International Importance. Focus on observation of flora and fauna, lunch and pack up camp site. Generally Tea Tree Crossing is passable in the summer when the water in the lagoon dries up (if not roll up pants and bare feet). We will cross here and make our way back to Loop road which travels back towards Salt Creek. Break for afternoon tea and goodbyes; trekkers will be picked up at 1500, returning to Gemini Downs Coorong Holiday Centre.
. Treks begin at Gemini Downs Coorong Holiday Centre at 1400 on day one for pre-trek brief and get together. Departure dates 27 February 2006, 6 March 2006, 13 March 2006, 20 March 2006, 27 March 2006, 27 March 2006, 3 April 2006, 19 April 2006, 24 April 2006, 1 May 2006, 7 May 2006.
Goolwa Beach – Sir Richard Peninsula 90 Minute Camel Walk – CTTSA02
The Goolwa Beach – Sir Richard Peninsula camel walk cruises along an expansive coastline allowing riders a magnificent view of beach as far as the eye can see. Often we are the only people present, many overseas passengers enjoy this alone. This stretch of coastline is of particular significance to our friends the Ngarrindjeri indigenous people whose evidence of past history here can still be found and they continue to care for this area. The sand dunes are protected and provide a beautiful backdrop to the blue ocean. Riders will find this charter to be particularly relaxing, even on hot days the cool breeze off the Southern Ocean and a break for a swim midway will cool us down. You will feel like you are the only people in existence as we walk towards the mouth of the River Murray, before returning for refreshments
. Monday to Friday, departure times during school terms 1150, during school holidays 1000. Departure times are subject to weather conditions.
Fleurieu Bush Tracks 90 Minute Camel Charter – CTTSA01
Camel Tours & Treks SA conducts a 90 minute nature based camel riding adventure on the Fleurieu Peninsula, ideal for families and friends to share a special date together. Camels are genuine personalities, riders often find tour guides and camels have conflicting objectives. Guides want to walk through the forest, while the camels generally want to eat it! Riders cruise through tall pine forest and native scrub (watch for kangaroos) eventuating in spectacular valley views.
. Tours depart daily, departure times on application.
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