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Outback Camel Company

The Outback Camel Company has been exploring the vast deserts of inland Australia since 1976 when company founder, Rex Ellis, successful completed the first commercial camel expedition across the Simpson Desert. They continue to offer a range of unique and educational treks and expeditions travelling through some of the continents most remote areas. All treks and expeditions are primarily walking treks, they are not camel riding safaris, although two or three riding camels are always available, terrain permitting.

On any trek or expedition you will encounter the deserts diversity, whether it be walking along a red dune at dawn investigating the spinifex mouses purposeful nocturnal tracks or setting up your camera for a photograph of the abundant wildflowers that appear after rain. Dont forget the seemingly endless vistas, the camaraderie, the brilliant evening glow of the stars, the remarkable attributes of the camels, and of course, the captivating serenity of the day and pure silence of the night.

They believe that there is no better way to experience Australias spectacular Outback.

Touring Options

12 Day Western Simpson Desert Trek

Experience a 12 day trek through the Simpson Desert on the back of a camel. After departing from Alice Springs you will visit old homesteads, sleep under the stars and see the amazing scenery of a dramatic desert landscape on this unique adventure.

Simpson Desert Expedition

Venture deep into a beautiful desert landscape on this 27 day expedition departing from Alice Springs and rated by National Geographic as one of the greatest adventures in the world. You will cross the desert on the back of a camel, visit old homesteads, sleep under the stars and see amazing scenery on this unique adventure.



  • Caravan and Camping

Popular Activities

  • Adventure
  • Off Road Driving
  • Outback
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Australia's Natural Wonders

Australia is a land of immense and diverse natural beauty. You'll see things here that you just won't see anywhere else in the world. Each corner of Austalia has an endless array of stunning natural landmarks just waiting for you to take the time to explore.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island.

Australia's best island escapes