For something completely different and quite exotic, how about a camel riding safari along the rivers of central Australia or through the dunes of Australia 's deserts?
Surprisingly to some, Australia now has the last herds of wild Arabian camels on Earth. Originally brought to Australia by Afghan traders in the 1840s, camels were once the mainstay of travel between places like Alice Springs
and their outlying townships. The advent of Australia 's railways saw a decline in camel usage, however you can still experience these early trips but in relative luxury now!
From Alice Springs
in the Northern Territory
, you can climb aboard one of these gentle 'ships of the desert' and enjoy a short trek for either a hearty barbecue breakfast in the cool dawn listening to the early morning dawn chorus, or perhaps a three-course dinner with wine and candlelight. For the more adventurous, try a two-day guided trek through the wilderness of the Outback and marvel at the clear night sky with the Southern Cross and Milky Way to be viewed like you've never seen it before!
If you're not game for the camel riding experience, there's always the interesting Camel Museum to learn more about their history in Australia or purchase a camel tee-shirt or cuddly, toy camel in the Camel Shop.