Summer Land Camel Farm
Australia's largest camel dairy and training centre, Summer Land Camel Farm makes for a fascinating day trip and authentic farm experience for families, tourists or groups, where you can partake in rides, tours and activities - or just visit to meet and feed the animals.
Entry to Summer Land Camels is free, with bags of hay available at a small fee so that you can hand-feed the camels. Just remember they can get a little nippy, so follow the instructions on what to watch out for.
Being a working dairy, there's so much to see and learn about, and there are a few options for you to do just that, if you wish.
Farm Tour & Taste - Learn about camels and Australia’s camel history, the story of Summer Land Camels so far and much more when you take this walking tour, lead by one of the farm's knowledgeable staff. After the tour, you can even taste fresh camel milk, plus camel cheese and camel sausage that is made on site. Daily. Adults $25; Children $15. Approx 60 mins.
Farm Tour & Picnic Lunch - The same tour inclusions as above, with the addition of a picnic-style lunch to enjoy afterwards. All you need to bring is the picnic blanket. Daily. Adults $40; Children $20. Approx 90 min.
Camel Rides - Take a ride on a camel, one of humanity’s most trusted and ancient animal companions. Fri-Sun. From $30. Approx 15 min. Bookings essential, and riders must wear closed in footwear.
You can also enjoy a sunrise camel ride & breakfast ($135pp, 2 hours) or a sunset cocktail with the camels, with drinks and canapes on the homestead cafe verandah with the latter ($18.50 pp).
The Homestead Cafe and Farm Store showcases a seasonal menu that offers diners the chance to experience the freshly-made camel products from the farm. Everything is made with camel milk - including cheeses and gelato - and, of course, camel sausages and burgers are on the menu.
The wide verandah of the cafe is the perfect vantage point to gaze over the grazing camels and across at the beautiful scenery of the mountain ranges in the distance. Breakfast is served from 9-10.30am and brunch is served from 10.30am-2pm. You'll also find tables and chairs outside under the trees, or if you want to really kick back, feel free to pack your own picnic blanket and relax on the grass.
Branching out, the dairy produced it's first batch of Camel Milk & Honey Vodka that soon sold out. The current 2018 bottling is still available, and is rather delicious.
Camel milk skincare is becoming more and more popular, and the Farm Store stocks a wide range of ethically produced, all-natural and sustainable beauty products to nourish your skin. These can also be purchased online on their website. You will also find some gorgeous collectibles and homewares, too, perfect for the camel-loving person in your life.
Nice to know - You can even buy take-home cheese, gelato and meat products, so remember to pack your esky. The car park is a big, grassy field near the farm gate, and it's free.
Need to know - During school holidays, camel rides are often each day, but remember to book online as they book out.
Summer Land Camel Farm
8 Charles Chauvel Dr
07 5467 1706