Taking a camel ride can be a fun tour experience, Reg and I took a Camel ride, at Uluru in Central Australia, and my daughter Carla and I took a camel ride out to watch the sunset over Mt Connor, see picture below.
Other great locations for a camel ride are at Broome in Western Australia and if touring up the East coast of Australia, this one, Fraser Coast Camel Safaris, has an hour-long camel ride along Scarness Beach, in the heart of Hervey Bay. Many tourist destinations where there is sandy soil, the natural habitat for camels, are setting up camel rides.
I brought an unfinished artwork with me of a rather cute camel and I hope to complete it during my tour. Camels have such expressive faces; they are fun, to paint.
In relation, to a camel ride and being a senior. Well I will not be doing it again. The last time I took the camel ride, I found my leg got dreadfully, cramped, bent up, in the stirrup. Left in that position for an hour, bumping up and down, was painful. I wanted to take my leg out of the stirrup and move it around. I decided against doing that and opted, to stay secure, safe and put up with the discomfort. Maybe a 1 hour or longer camel trail might not be the best idea for your first experience if you have joint pain.
The sunset over Mt Connor in the Northern Territory, was worth the discomfort of the cramped leg and I would vote it my best ever-camel ride experience. Mt Connor is often mistaken for Uluru. There is a caravan park and a free bush camping area at Mt Connor station, well worth the stop over to enjoy the sunset views of Mt Connor.
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