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Spinifex

Spinifex grass is native to Australia. True Spinifex only grows in the coastal sand dunes of Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. Spinifex is the dominant grass of arid and semi-arid grasslands, across the driest parts of Australia. The iconic spiky spinifex...

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Ride a camel to see the birds!

Ride a camel to see the birds!

We are surrounded with abundant birdlife here in the Alice Springs (Mpantwe) region of central Australia.  When you take a camel tour you travel very quietly, so you are very likely to see and hear many of the birds that live in our beautiful White...

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Camel Rides Australia

Camel Rides Australia

There are quite a few camel farms in Australia where you can experience a camel ride. Did you know that camels aren’t originally from Australia? Find out more about Camel rides and Camel Tours Alice Springs. Why were camels imported to Australia? During the 1860s as...

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Meet our friends, the Babblers

Meet our friends, the Babblers

At Pyndan Camel Tracks and on your camel tours you will most likely hear the babblers before you see them – they are chatty, sociable and sometimes frankly hilarious birds. They can be seen in small groups, hopping around to check out food on the ground, and...

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Can’t pronounce Ptilotus?

Call them mulla mullas, fox-tails or pussytails. Ptilotus is pronounced tile-ote-us.  It is an indigenous flowering plant you will find in the drier and desert regions of Australia. Mulla-mullas, fox-tails and pussy-tails all belong to the ptilotus genus. The...

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Weaving the pages of history for Central Australia

Weaving the pages of history for Central Australia

The last camel trainIn the Year 2002 to mark the Year of the Outback, a train of camels and their cameleers re-enacted the last camel train delivery of mail from Oodnadatta to Alice Springs. As a teenager Chansey Paech alongside his grandfather, Peter Ross, journeyed...

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You are visiting Arrernte country

You are visiting Arrernte country

Aboriginal people have lived in Australia forever. The movement of human population into what is now the Australian continent has been dated to over 50,000 years ago, which is at the dawn of human history given that modern human populations only moved out of Africa...

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Did you know this about camel lips?

Did you know this about camel lips?

Have you looked into a camel's mouth? Camels have really thick big lips. Their top lip is split in two so that they can graze and eat their food more effectively. They can eat the thorniest plants without injuring their tough lips. The camel has a large mouth and 34...

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