Camel Rides in Broome - What You Need To Know
A Camel ride is one of the most popular holiday activities to do in Broome, and Cable Beach is the perfect spot for it, with its 22km long stretch of white sand on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
It’s a family-friendly activity, for the youngest to the senior members of the family. It’s one of those iconic Broome holiday activities that you’ll long remember.
So what options do you have for Broome camel rides?
Cable Beach Camel Ride Tours
Depending on the time of day that suits you best, there are three camel ride tours options. Choose from:
A morning camel ride
This morning camel ride on Cable Beach departs at approximately 8am and takes 40-minutes. Departure time may vary depending on tide times. Prices range from $70-$75 for adults and $50-$55 for children (5-15yrs) and infants under 5yrs just $10 sitting on a parent’s lap. Please click the link above for further details.
An afternoon camel ride
This afternoon camel ride on Cable Beach departs at approximately 3:30pm pre-sunset and takes 30-minutes. Departure time may vary depending on sunset times. Prices range from $45-$50 for adults and $30-$35 for children (5-15yrs) and $10 for infants under 5yrs sitting on a parent’s lap. Please click the link above for further details.
A sunset camel ride
The always popular sunset camel ride on Cable Beach departs late in the afternoon in order to catch the beautiful Broome sunset. You’ll be riding the famous camel train for 1-hour. The price for an adult is $90-$100, children aged 5-15 not exceeding 60kg is $70-$75 and lap-sitters (0-4 years old) are $10. Please click the link above for further details.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are there weight restrictions for riding the camels?
Yes there is. The reason for the weight restrictions is because it’s important not to put undue stress on the camels. The camels are sometimes doing multiple rides a day, so it’s essential that their health and wellbeing is a priority. The maximum body weights for camel rides varies, though typically it’s 90-100kg per individual. Any couples that exceed a combined weight limit of 170kg (individually no more than 100kg), will each be required to ride on their own camel and an additional charge will apply.
For children 5-15 years, the child’s weight must not exceed 60kg.
How much does it cost to ride a camel?
Prices vary for adults, children and lap sitters (0-4 years old). Alongside this the tour you choose will determine your price. As a general guideline adults will look to pay $50-100, children aged 5-15 years $35-$75 and lap sitters around the $10 mark. The price will be confirmed in your quote.
What age do camels live to?
A domestic camel typically lives till around 30-40 years of age. While wild camels live till about 25 years of age.
How big are the camels?
A fully-grown adult camel is about 6 foot at the shoulder (1.85m) and about 7 foot at the hump (2.15m). Male bull camels weigh around 700-800kg and the females around 600-700kg.
How fast do camels go?
The normal walking speed of a domestic camel is 5kph.
Is it true camel humps store water?
Contrary to the belief, a camel does not store water in its hump. It is in fact a mound of fatty tissue from which the animals draws energy when food is hard to find.
If you have any further questions about camel rides in Broome, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.