Oakfield Ranch

Camel Rides



Welcome to Oakfield Ranch Camel Rides


Experience the thrill of the ships of the desert

over the vast sand dunes of Port Stephens

  Join us on beautiful Birubi Beach (end of James Paterson St, Anna Bay) for a relaxing camel ride. Walk in for a ride any time between 10am and 3.30pm.

Payment by card or cash.

20 Minute Day Rides - WALK IN ONLY - you CANNOT purchase tickets or pre-book by phone or email

$40 Adults | $30 Children (under 15s).
Drive to the end of James Paterson Street and head down past the Surf Club to the lower car park at Birubi Beach, Anna Bay. 

60 Minute Sunset Rides - Friday & Saturday evenings only

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR SUNSET TREKS - this is the only ride you can pre-book.
$90 Adults | $70 Children (10 - 15 yrs). Adults and older children can ride (10 yrs and up only)

To book the hour-long Sunset Rides SMS (Text) your enquiry to 0429 664 172. These rides operate on Fridays and Saturdays only, depending on weather. 

The Worimi Conservation Lands Board of Management have made this great holiday video message for visitors to the Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Beach). Please click through and take a look.




Can I book online or by phone for a 20 minute day ride? No. The 20 min rides are strictly 'walk-in only.'

Can I book by phone for a 60 minute sunset ride? Yes, by SMS only. The 60 min rides must be pre-booked by sending an SMS to 0429 664172.

Do we accept the Service NSW Dine & Discover vouchers? Yes we do, until expiry date of 30 June 2022. After that date, you can continue to use Service NSW Parent Vouchers.

Do we need to wear any special clothing or footwear?  No - nothing special, just wear comfortable casual clothing.

What age children can ride on the 20 minute day rides?  Children aged 2 years and up can ride on the day rides. Infants aged under 2 years are not allowed to ride.

Can children ride on the 60 minute sunset trek?  Children aged 10 years and up can ride on the 60 minute sunset trek.

What time is the first ride and last day ride?  First ride heads out at 10am. The last ride departs at 3.30pm. Come along at any time between to enjoy a ride.

How long do the rides go for?  Day rides - 20 minutes - departing approximately every half hour between 10am & 3.30pm. Sunset treks - 60 minutes - departure time varies with the seasons. 

Do we take eftpos?  Yes

Is there a weight restriction?  Yes, 130kg per camel

What time should we arrive?  Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the ride departure time.

Where are we located?  In the lower public carpark at Birubi Beach, end of James Paterson St, Anna Bay. Free parking near the Camel Ride departure point.

Where do the rides go? The day ride goes out along the small sand dunes and back along the beachfront. The sunset trek goes into the higher sand dunes and returns along the water's edge, capturing all the pretty sunset colours. 

Can you cater for large groups?  Yes. We can take up to 24 riders at a time.

Can I bring my drone?  No

Can I take photographs?  Yes, on a mobile device or small handheld camera. Staff are happy to take some happy snaps for you on your devices.

Do we operate in bad weather? We operate in light rain providing the weather allows for the ride to be a pleasant experience. During inclement weather we do not operate. 

How many riders per camel?  Two riders per camel for the day rides, usually one rider per camel for the sunset tours.

About Us

Rod Sansom, the founder of Oakfield Ranch, found his love for animals after growing up around Oakvale Farm. A long-time camel and animal trainer, Rod works with horses, carriages, camels and hire for any occasion such as movies, commercials, weddings, school formals, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements.

We now provide a wide range of animals for virtually any occasion you can think of.


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  • Rod and his team from Oakfield Ranch recently attended the Narrabri Show with racing Camels and Camel rides!! They were a huge hit with the crowd and the staff were just amazing, very professional and we would definitely recommend. Thanks again for help to make our local show a great weekend for our community.
  • Thank you for an amazing outing....such a simple thing to be riding camels on a beach but my family had a wonderful little adventure...from go to wo your friendly staff beautiful camels put a smile on all our faces...thank you all so much😀🐫
  • Loved it...… thanks so much for the sunset ride today staff were truly friendly and amazing couldn't recommend it enough. Something to tick off your bucket list

Anna Bay, Port Stephens, NSW
0429 664 172
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