18 June 2020

Camel rides and other fun holiday things at the National Arboretum

| Barcham
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Sorry I just really enjoy camel rides.

The National Arboretum is putting on a whole pile of events these school Holidays, including camel rides and a whole bunch of stuff that is not camel rides so I don’t care about it anymore.

The best part of the camel ride is the start and end where the camel stands up and sits down, it’s awesome.

Several of the activities are limited so check out www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au for bookings and info.

True story: Someone once attempted to mug me while I was riding his camel in the desert in Giza. He let me go when he discovered that I had no money, no phone, and no camera and all he could steal from me was a trenchcoat I was wearing which really didn’t suit the weather. I didn’t mind, because I was riding a camel and that was awesome.

“The spring school holiday program will run between Saturday 14 September and Sunday 13 October 2013 to allow visitors from interstate as well as Canberra to enjoy the Arboretum during their school holidays,” Vanessa Little, Director, National Arboretum Canberra said today.

“We’re offering visitors the opportunity to take a guided bus tour of the Arboretum, where they will discover some of the venue’s highlights and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into its daily running. The 30 minute bus tour will take people to one of the oldest forests in the Arboretum, the 90-year-old Himalayan Cedars, and the Wide Brown Land sculpture.

“Visitors can choose from a range of other activities to enjoy from Monday 23 September to Sunday 13 October 2013. Kids will love the creative sessions including kite decorating, paper making, terrarium making (miniature garden in a glass container), crafts and bonsai workshops.

Here’s a small map of where the camel rides are, and also the less awesome activities. Click here for a bigger version.


If you’re looking for more information on school holiday activities, check out our recently updated article on the best school holiday programs and activities in Canberra.

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