• Camel Riding at Elizabeth Quay

    A memorable way to see our unique city.

    Booking Timetable

Our Tours – approximately 30 minutes

Operating Hours

Wednesday to Sunday every 30 minutes from 10am to 1pm

See Booking Timetable for further detail

Our Route

Along the Swan River, through the canary island date palms, past the Bell Tower, through Barrack Square at Elizabeth Quay and return.

Getting Here is Easy

By Train & Bus
From Elizabeth Quay train station and Elizabeth Quay bus station, walk through Elizabeth Quay on Geoffrey Bolton Ave to the Bell Tower, then 150 meter along the footpath of Riverside Drive, adjacent to Rubra Café. From Perth Train Station and Perth Busport, walk to Barrack Street then turn left and walk east 150 metres. You will see us adjacent to Rubra Café.
By Car
There is some street parking on Riverside Drive, but also the Governors Ave entrance to the Terrace Road Carpark is just 150 meters from our meeting point - walk down Governors Ave to Riverside Drive and turn west towards the Bell Tower.

Special Offer

In celebration of our opening (...and our Camels getting jobs!) we’re lowering our tour prices for a limited time.


Adults $45      Students and Seniors $40      Children $30

Book Now & Save


  • This was the best experience ever! Definitely recommend everyone to do this! Thank you to the amazing team at Camel West for such a great ride on Black Jack!

    Paige N

  • Had an amazing time today riding the camels along Riverside Drive through Elizabeth Quay. Booked tickets for my friend’s birthday as a surprise and she was extremely happy. Will definitely be recommending Camel West to family and friends.

    Kelly P

  • I had such a lovely time, the team are excellent, thanks for having me.

    Aoife Q

  • Amazing experience! We had a try this morning, even my daughter has horse riding experience, she’s still very excited with camel ride and wants to have the riding every day. Especially nearby Swan River, with all beautiful things around you have a good view with park, river and bell tower. Very nice staffs, introduce the background of camels in Australia. They also help you to take photos during your riding, so get ready for the whole family! After riding you have a chance to feed the camels! Definitely need to have a try, highly recommended!

    Qiang R T

  • I booked the 30 minutes Camel tour as an early birthday surprise for my best friend and it was just an incredible experience in every way. Jon was very accommodating when I told him I would like to don an Arabian theme. We rocked up in improvised Arabian attire, a very oblivious and blindfolded friend in hand and the rest, Jon and his team took care of. The camel ride along Riverside Drive was very therapeutic and informative. The camels are so adorable and well trained. This surely is a unique way to experience our beautiful city. A big thanks to Jon, his team and his majestic camels for an eventful morning and the wonderful memories we will look back on.

    Bindiya S

About Us

The idea for Camel West came to us while we were at a tourism conference. With the opening of Elizabeth Quay, the Perth tourism market was looking for new and exciting tour activities that complement the natural beauty of Perth and its great recreational and entertainment activities.

If you’ve ridden with us before you would have already met our head Cameleer, Jon. Jon’s early life was spent on sheep and cattle stations where camels occasionally visited him. From the tourism conference Jon’s idea started becoming a reality when he located his first mob of Camels after which he started training them.

Our camels are fully trained and have graduated from our Camel finishing school in the Swan Valley and have successful full time jobs at Camel West where they showcase our beautiful city and the Swan River.


Camels were imported to Australia from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s. In addition to early explorations like Burke & Wills and major infrastructure of the time such as the overland telegraph, the Ghan Railway, the Trans Australian Railway and the Kalgoorlie Pipeline, camels were used to open up much of the pastoral inland and by prospectors looking for gold until the 1920’s when the motor vehicle and steam trains began to take over.

We are proud to bring Camels back into everyday Australian life and educate people on their amazing history and showcase our beautiful city.

Partners and Affiliations

  • Drome Dairy

    Drome Dairy

  • City of Perth

    City of Perth