BOULIA CAMEL RACES: 15 - 17 July 2022

15 - 17 July 2022



Foot Races

Sunday afternoon really is time to get a bit silly at the end of our weekend today and men, women and kids can all take their turn on the racetrack for the fun of the foot races.  There's also some games of Tug-of-War and other fun.

Family Fun & Fireworks

The whole program of events is a blast for the entire family, but to top it off there is a huge fireworks show and children’s activities throughout the day.

Camel Tagging

Camel Tagging is a crowd favourite and every year we get excited for this! It’s easy to explain, but not so easy to do.

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 it's not an easy task, so one could say that any who walk away without a bruise to their pride, are winners!


Sheep Tagging (TBC)

Camel Tagging in 2022 is to be confirmed.

This one is a bit of fun for the kids.  The same deal as the camel tagging, get a small piece of duct tape onto the sheep, but this time it's a smaller target for the little people.  But don't be fooled, this is no easy task, as they sheep are fast and the kids have a real task on their hands to get near them!  Now that's one way to wear out the kids and get them to sleep at night!

Nominations are welcome on the day.

sheep tagging

Live music and dancing

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.  Friday and Saturday nights will feature live entertainment and of course the bar is open until late. 

It’s around the evening campfires 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.



“…they had this crazy competition called camel tagging. The young camels, under 2 years old, were let into an arena and mad people bought the right to put some sticky duct tape on them then try and get it off.

Camels can kick in all directions and they all demonstrated their ability to do this, with several contenders getting a good kick in the ribs, one in the nose and one in a much more painful place. I thought the camels looked like they were doing the Argentinian Tango the way their legs flipped out every which way.”

Rosemary Robinson Melbourne, Vic

Read more about Rosemary’s Boulia adventure here


Boulia Camel Races Inc
PO Box 70
Boulia Qld 4829

M 0428 581 874

M 0429 434 279


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