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WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT SUMMER LAND CAMEL FARM IN AUSTRALIA

November 8, 2019
Brisbane Camel Farm

How did this come to be one of our most highly rated day trips on our Brisbane things-to-do bucket list? We will tell you!

Brisbane Camel Farm

I found this place on such a whim of a Google search —“What to do in Munbilla”.  This caught my eye immediately because well…CAMELS…say what?! I had no idea that camel farms even existed. I didn’t even know that there were camels in Australia. We saw farm tours for AUD 25 a person and knew we had to go.

WHAT TO DO

  • Visit the cafe
  • Check out the storefront full of camel products
  • There are a lot of health benefits to camel milk made products
  • Go on a tour of the farm. (they have a variety of tours to choose from.)
  • Feed the camels (for only AUD 2 a bag!)
  • Go on a camel ride (starting at AUD 20!)
Summerland Camel Farm Cafe

SUMMER LAND CAMEL FARM ENTRANCE FEE

There is NO entrance fee. Whoop whoop! So if you’re trying to ball on a budget, you don’t have to go on a tour. You can just hang out in the cafe, see some camels (or feed them by getting rid of those weighty $2 coins!), and take in the beautiful acreage that the farm is on.

Brisbane Camel Farm

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat: 9am-3pm

Sun: 9am-430pm

*Closed on Public Holidays*

Our open tip: Get to the farm at 9 am when the farm opens and enjoy a coffee made with camel milk along with breakfast before a tour begins (and before the crowds get there)!

Brisbane things to do

WHAT TO WEAR

Our biggest tip here would be to make sure to wear close-toed shoes of some kind (try to avoid sandals!) 

With the fact that you’ll be on a farm, it’s a bit hard to completely avoid the fact that you will be stepping in something that’s not grass or dirt. Farm life at its finest, am I right?!

RANDOM FUN FACTS

  • They filmed a lot of the movie San Andreas here!
  • Summer Land Camel Farm is the third largest camel dairy in the WORLD and the largest in Australia. They have hundreds of Australian camels on their farm that help contribute to the production of camel milk products (all of which you get to learn about on one of their tours!). 
  • As a cattle farmer adding one or two camels to your cattle provides many benefits– one of them being that camel saliva adds a natural probiotic to your cattle water supply!

TO LEARN MORE

You can find out more about the cost of a visit and all the extra details on their website.

Or if you’d rather watch from a distance, you can always follow their Instagram and/or Facebook for random tidbits of information about the camel!

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  • Reply
    Derek
    January 29, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Really cool activity to find. I’ve done a camel ride in Morocco but I have never tasted anything with camel milk. What are the health benefits and what did you try?

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      Cherrod and Matt
      January 30, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Camel riding in Morocco is definitely on our bucket list! Camel milk-based products are really good for your skin –they really help with anti-aging! Camel milk itself is super low in lactose so I do believe that it is considered to be dairy-free! It’s also super high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. You get to learn all of these things on their farm tour!
      We got to try the milk and some different types of cheese….we rate them a 10/10 in our book!

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    Justine Kimoden
    January 30, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Camel milk?? That’s crazy! I wonder how it tastes like? I never thought there are camels in Australia. That’s really cool! What does the tour include? Was the tour worth it? Where in Australia is this? Which state?

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      Cherrod and Matt
      January 30, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      To me it tasted like cow’s milk, just a tad bit saltier…to Matt it just tasted like cows milk. lol The farm tour that we went on included a behind the scenes tour of the farm and training center that they have there….we also got to try different cheeses (as well as the milk)! We 100% think the tour is worth it because we learned SOOOOOOOO much about camels that we never knew before. I now have a new respect for these animals!
      Summerland Camels is located in the Scenic Rim of Queensland. We would recommend visiting here if you ever make a trip to Brisbane! It’s about a 1-1.5 hour drive outside of the city.

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    happynursediary
    January 30, 2020 at 7:54 am

    I never been to Australia but I have a lot of relatives who live there. I heard a lot of nice stories about Australia and it will always be my top 1 on my list to visit. thank u for sharing this!

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      Cherrod and Matt
      January 31, 2020 at 5:57 am

      You are very welcome!

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    Nicole Emanuel
    January 30, 2020 at 8:14 am

    What a gorgeous place to visit! The camels are beautiful! I can see how wearing closed toe shoes would be extremely helpful… lol

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      Cherrod and Matt
      January 31, 2020 at 5:59 am

      Oh yes…We actually thought it would be a beautiful wedding venue place, and then realized maybe not so much after going on the farm tour and having to avoid stepping on “land mines”. haha

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    Nicole Hunter
    January 30, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I would not put camels and Australia together. It goes to show you how little I know! I love your photos and appreciate the tips to make this a cool day.

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      Cherrod and Matt
      January 31, 2020 at 6:02 am

      I know! I think originally they were brought over to help scout out the land of Australia years and years ago because the middle of the country is a vast desert. Now they are here to stay it seems!

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    Jas
    January 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Defs didn’t know there were camel farms in Australia and this looks like such a fun experience! Will defs have to add it to my things to do list for when I visit Australia!

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      Cherrod and Matt
      January 31, 2020 at 6:03 am

      It was SO much fun, and extremely informational. You’ll have to let us know about your experience when you go visit!

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    Shreya Saha
    February 1, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Munbilla is the most google searched place in Australia, I love animals and there are lots of things that I love like feeding camels, I didnt know the fact that you have mentioned in your blog like they filmed a lot of the movie of San Andreas here. As an animal lover, I do not support camel ride and milking camel. Overall, it’s a nice experience to see the camels and feed them though.

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