Coffs Coast Camels provide Camel Rides along the beautiful Boambee Beach. This iconic experience will leave you feeling relaxed, captivated and the team will ensure you leave with the most remarkable life time memories. The friendly and professional Staff will provide you with a wealth of information about the Camels and their history. The comfortable saddles aboard our well trained and friendly Camels will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Coffs Coast Camels was established in 2010 with 4 Camels. Lionel purchased Coffs Coast Camels in 2015 and he have successfully developed the business into owning 25 Camels.
Lionel has been training camels and doing camel rides for the last 25 years,
NAME Camelus dromedarius – Dromedary Camel
LIFE SPAN Domestic camels approx. 40 to 50 years. Wild Camels approx. 30 years
WEIGHT Bull camels (male) -between 800 – 1000 kg. Cow camel (female) – 800 kg.
HEIGHT A fully grown adult camel stands 1.85m / 6 feet at the shoulder and 2.15 / 7feet at the hump.
STRENGTH A working camel can comfortable carry half their own body weight for 6-8 hours a day.
SPEED Normal amble speed for a walking camel is 5kph. Racing camels gallop at approx. 25kph.
FEET Camels have broad,flat, leathery pads with 2 toes on each foot.When walking the camel moves both feet on one side of its body
, then both feet on the other side.
HUMP Contrary to popular belief, a camel does not store water in its hump. It is in fact a mound of fatty tissue from which the camel draws energy when food is hard to find.
WATER Camels need very little water if their regular diet contains good, moisture rich pasture. On average they consume 20-30 litres per day in the domestic environment. A severely dehydrated camel can drink 100 litres of water in ten minutes
FOOD Camels of Australia eat 82% of the plants available to them in the wild. Domestically keep camels. like ours, are fed a diet of oaten and lucerne hay,