When & Where The Camel Cup is an Australian camel racing festival which usually takes place at Blatherskite Park in the town of Blatherskite in Alice Springs, The Northern Territory of Australia.
It usually takes place mid-July and the next Camel races are July 9th 2011.
What to Expect Pretty Camel competition, a Miss & Mr. Camel Cup Challenge for aspiring couples, Arabic music surrounded by sweet bellydancers, rickshaw rallies. There are lots of contests and of course the most attractive accolade remains the Imparja Gong.
Getting there Book a flight into any Australian airport here then take a bus or book a train here.
Accommodation in Alice Springs during the Camel Cup
Where to stay Book your accommodation for the Camel Cup Festival below. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Australia’s Northern Territory available here.
History of the Camel Cup
History This festival commemorates the industrious Afghans who built telegraph and railway infrastructure but more importantly brought their traditions including the essential camel racing.
Camel races originally took place on the dried riverbed of the river Todd when founded in 1970.