BOULIA CAMEL RACES: 17 - 19 July 2020
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'The Melbourne Cup of Camel Races'

Join us in Outback Queensland for the iconic Boulia Camel Races from 17 - 19 July, 2020.

BOULIA CAMEL RACES 17 - 19 July 2020

As the camels come hurtling down the track through the plume of red dust, you’ll have one of those ‘this is epic’ moments.

It’s the Melbourne Cup of camel racing - the longest camel race in Australia (running a 1500m cup final) and also offers a rich prize pool in the professional camel races circuit.

It’s an outback adventure, in the land of the legendary Min Min Light, sharing extraordinary events with a bunch of new friends.

Beyond the camel races you’ll find live entertainment, yabby races, the hilarious camel tagging & sheep tagging competitions, markets, food, fireworks, children’s amusements and a host of novelty races.  

Preview the Fun...

Glamping at the Races!

CAMEL RACING

We've got a packed program of racing that won't disappoint!!

REMOTE LOCATION

Boulia is like another another planet!  Remote and vast, on the edge of the Simpson Desert.

CAMPING OUT

Camping under the stars and nightly campfires is all part of the fun!

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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CAMEL RACING

Get trackside Saturday morning for the start of the camel race heats. They’re run over 400m and camels placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will progress to the 1000m heats held Saturday afternoon.

To progress all the way to Sunday’s Final of the Boulia Cup, camels will have competed over 400m and again over 1000m. The Final for the big prize money is run over 1500m and you’ll be barracking for your favourite for a little over 2 ½ minutes before they lumber over the finish line.

FUN EVENTS

Camel Tagging is a crowd favourite and quite simply you just can’t miss this!

It’s easy to explain, but not so easy to do. Fearless contenders enter an arena where a few young and lively camels are waiting. The object is to ‘tag’ a camel by sticking a piece of duct tape on it, then run back to the starting position, only to have to then chase down that same camel to retrieve the tape and finally return to the judge at the starting position. The fastest contender wins, but the crowd are the real winners with the laughs from the sidelines Outback gold!

AWESOME LIVE MUSIC

When the dust has settled on the racetrack and the stunning outback sunset has finished its show, the evening program is just starting to heat up. There’s live music and dancing, plus an auction raising money for the annual event and of course the bar is open until late.

It’s around an evening campfire when some of the best times and memories are forged with new found Boulia friends, sharing a yarn and vowing to meet again next year under the big skies of Boulia.

Kate Jones Headshot Current June 18

WELCOME TO BOULIA

Welcome to Outback Queensland for the 2019 Boulia Camel Races.

This is truly an iconic event, combining the excitement of race day with the unique landscapes of Outback Queensland.

With 2019 being declared the Year of Outback Tourism, we’re inviting everyone to visit Outback Queensland and experience the wonder for themselves.

The Queensland Government is proud to support this event, as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program. Events are an important part of Queensland’s tourism economy, driving visitation and supporting local jobs.

In 2019, Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queenslandevents calendar will contribute $800 million to the state’s economy. 

Congratulations to the event organisers and volunteers for ensuring the 23rdannual Boulia Camel Races are another roaring success.

If you’re visiting Outback Queensland, thank you for your support of the region. I encourage you to get out and explore the beauty and wonder of this part of Queensland.

The Hon Kate Jones MP, Minister for Tourism Industry Development

An Outback Queensland Adventure!

A trip to Boulia Camel Races is an epic road journey from whichever direction to approach!  Check out these great videos to help plan your journey through the towns and areas surrounding Boulia.

Channel Country Drive (starting Winton to Boulia)

Diamantina Bedourie Loop (Boulia to Diamantina NP and Bedourie)

Drovers & Pioneers Trail (Mt Isa to Boulia via Urangangie)

Outback Camel Festival Trail (Bedourie, Boulia to Winton)

Our Amazing Sponsors

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Australian Hotel 

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George Bourne Assoc 

Goodwood Pastoral Co

Min Min Store

Remote Mechanical

S&R Lincoln Grader Hire

Tropic Distributors

CONTACT US

Boulia Camel Races Inc
PO Box 70
Boulia Qld 4829
Australia

M 0428 581 874

M 0429 434 279

 

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