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Summerland Camel Dairy

  • 7 May 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Harrisville
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Treks & Activities Event


Experience Australia’s largest Camel dairy- Farm and Homestead food

Self drive to 8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville  (Scenic Rim)

 Visit the dairy and learn about the importance of camels in Australia’s history and how the camels are milked. See the processing facility, the products and learn the benefits to human health. Taste the products

Lunch: Enjoy an alternate drop, creamy caramel gelato dessert and tea or coffee with camel milk. Morning tea is own arrangement. (suggest Café Queens Park, Ipswich)

Meet 10.00 at the Farm for 10.30am Tour  

Directions: from Brisbane (allow 60 -45 mins) Take M3 Motorway until exit right onto M7 towards Ipswich and Toowoomba. Follow M2 merging onto National Highway 15 (Cunningham Hwy to Warwick) approx. 45 kms. Turn left onto Charles Chauvel Drive and left into Summer Land Camel farm.
Bring an esky. You may wish to purchase products ( fromage blanc, Persian feta and camel milk.) Camel ride in garden is extra $20.

Cost: Members $55, Non-Members $60 including lunch and tour.

Please notify dietary requirements- vegetarian / gluten free.

Covered in shoes required.

Hope you can join us

Coordinator: Jeanette Lamont

Fun fact from the Weekend Australian 27/2/2021:

Road Test: Summer Land Camel Milk & Honey Vodka

What is it? A tipple fit for Cleopatra: it’s a vodka made with camel’s milk and honey!

Camel’s milk? Yup. Specifically, from a dromedary named Yolanda, grande dame of the Summer Land camel farm in Queensland’s Scenic Rim. The honey’s from bees that feed on local flowering blue gums.

Full marks for provenance, then. And for resourcefulness, too. Summer Land turns the milk from its herd into skincare products, and everything from cheese to gelato and “camelccinos” at the farm gate. Now, this “world first” triple-distilled small batch (300 bottles) vodka, too.

Is it nice? It’s a cracker: smooth and characterful, with caramel and floral notes on the nose that carry through on the palate. It would be a shame to mix something so unique, and so expensive; better to drink it neat with a little ice. Only question is, one hump or two? Boom boom, etc.

$179 (500ml),

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