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Visit this page often to hear yarns about life at Pyndan Camel Tracks, about the beauty of Central Australia, camel stories, local art and culture.

Parrtjima – a Festival in Light

Parrtjima – a Festival in Light

Parrtjima – a Festival in Light is magical. Just imagine being under the starry Mparntwe Alice Springs sky watching large scale installations of Aboriginal art lit up against the 300-million-year-old MacDonnell Ranges.  These are the ranges you see while...

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Mountain biking in Alice Springs

Mountain biking in Alice Springs

The mountain bike trails in Alice Springs are very unique. Explore an expanding web of trails from natural rock chutes and raw rock gardens to some more flow sections of hand cut or machined single track, which take you out into the bush land and weave you around some...

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fabALICE a festival of sparkle

fabALICE a festival of sparkle

I love that there are so many different things to do here in Alice Springs and its surrounds. Unique festivals (check out the annual calendar), for one thing, such as fabALICE. FabALICE describes itself as a family-friendly, multi-day festival that lets Alice Springs...

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Stories from our guests: my noon camel ride

Stories from our guests: my noon camel ride

I booked well in advance for the noon tour at Pyndan Camel Tracks and we arrived, as advised, half an hour before the tour started. It was easy to find the camels using the map on the brochure available at our hotel and cross referencing with the car’s GPS. The tour...

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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 where you can experience a camel ride in Australia. 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?

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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