While there is a lot to do in the City of Logan, there is plenty of new and exciting places to visit within a few hours drive from the city.
A 45-minute drive from the centre of the city will see you come to the small community of Harrisville where you will find Australia’s largest commercial camel dairy, which is open to the public.
Summer Land Camels is located at 8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville in the Scenic Rim. They offer camel rides, farm tours, a café that serves camel products and a shop filled with interesting camel related items.
From the moment you entre the driveway you will see camels in their large paddocks. Most days finding a car park is not an issue as it is large and not far from the entrance.
Once inside the gates, there are many options of what to do and they are all right there at the gate. For only two dollars you can grab a bag of camel food and feed the friendly and photogenic camels while giving them a gentle scratch.
When your bag is empty there is the Homestead Café where a seasonal menu showcases the very best of the farm’s camel dairy cuisine and local Scenic Rim produce. While the menu is not huge, there is a good mix, and the camel sausage roll is sure to please. You can also sample some camel milk, camel milk cheeses, and camel milk gelato.
After a feed, you can check out the store which has camel milk dairy products, camel milk skincare, camel milk powder, camel milk and honey vodka, and a range of plush toys and other gift shop items. If you are keen, they also offer real camels for sale.
The store is also where you can arrange for a tour and a ride on a camel. While these are best booked in advance, you may be lucky to score a place in the popular tours.
The tours take you around a working farm and is an educational and informative tour where you learn more about camels, the milking process, birthing, cheese production and is open to questions from all tour participants.
Summer Land Camels caters for all ages and is a fun filled day trip just west of the City of Logan.