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The Calamunnda Camel Farm

Story: The Calamunnda Camel Farm
Episode: 10
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy
Air Date: 25 July 2021

If you love a day outdoors, interacting with nature and enjoying the bush, just like Chrissy does, then a visit to Perth’s most popular camel farm should be top on your bucket list!

  • Camels are incredible animals and make great travel companions with the ability to travel 40 kilometres a day, carrying 590 Kilograms on their backs.
  • The Calamunnda Camel farm in Paull’s Valley Kalamunda is the oldest camel farm in WA. There are 24 camels on the farm.
  • Camels are a heard species and when traveling together they walk in a single file to help create a cleared path.
  • There are 3 rides available at the Camel Farm; an introductory ride, a ½ hour ride and an hour-long ride. Bookings are essential.
  • In a natural setting, the Camel Farm provides an exceptional opportunity to discover the rich flora and fauna of the Australian bushland.
  • Kalamunda is named from the Aboriginal words "cala" meaning home, and "munnda" meaning forest, thus Kalamunda means "a home in the forest".
  • Camels’ have a third, clear eyelid that protects their eyes from blowing sand.
  • Camels' humps consist of stored fat, which they can metabolise when food and water are scarce.