Be inspired by a former school teacher & lecturer and learn how & why he would want to:

> learn about camels 
> sell all his possessions
> then risk his life.... WALK 6,500km (not ride) from Darwin (top end of Australia) to Melbourne (Bottom end of Australia) with 8 camels in the name of charity.

Russell Osborne has been inspiring people of all ages through his determination & generosity to complete an unforgettable walking Expedition across Australia - 6,500km long. 

Russell's story isn't just about camels and an expedition, it's one of valuable life lessons and provoking global thoughts that will leave reader or listener 'thinking globally', inspired & motivated.

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Russell Osborne

Author | CEO Australian Camels | Speaker

Inspiring Keynote speaker on lessons he learnt from his mother suddenly dying then deciding to do something epic and memorable in life that would make a huge impact on the lives of others in need.

"Highly Recommend, It was emotional, engaging (& funny) right to the end!"

"I'm a fidgety type of person, but I noticed that Russell's story & life lessons we're very engaging!"


"What an amazing day to day account of a camel trek journey across the outback of Australia to Melbourne to raise awareness and funds for the Children's first foundation! Russell's descriptions had me walking right along side of him and eight 'wonders of the world' camels that the Indian's symbolize as ''love". There were many life lessons tucked in between the lines of this amazing story. I hated to get to the end of the book, and found myself thinking I wanted to continue reading about Russell's life lessons after the trek. You'll love this book! I did." - Book Review 

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The Route

Camelman Dreaming

The story of

One of the Great Camel Treks In Australia

Australia's Last Great Camel Expedition


The Darwin to Melbourne Thank You Camel Expedition 2008-2009


Written By Adventurer, Author, 

Camelman and  Explorer

Russell Osborne

Thirteen Years to Plan,

Two Years of camel trekking,
Across some of the planets harshest deserts,
....All to say Thank You!

About This Book
(Non Fiction)

Camelman Dreaming is the true adventure story by explorer and Author, Inspirational Motivational Speaker, Russell Osborne. 
A dream that took fifteen years to complete one of the Great Camel Treks Australia has experienced.

Keynote Inspirational Motivational Speaker and Author, Russell Osborne created the Australian Camel Expedition Trek  titled:
The Darwin to Melbourne Thank You Camel Expedition 2008-2009 which resulted in over $30,000 raised for the Children First Foundation along with national and world wide awareness of the Foundations goals of saving and changing children’s lives in need of specialist medical procedures. 

Inspirational Motivational Speaker, Russell Osborne had been a lecturer in English on the Gold Coast of Australia when in an instant, he had developed a self-driven purpose to walk the continent of Australia with a herd of camels for a children’s charity after a bout of depression following the death of his mother.

Not knowing a single thing about camels in Australia, camel expedition work, the deserts of Australia, navigation and how to organize a transcontinental crossing through some of the harshest and most isolated desert regions on the planet, he set his goals with unwavering determination to ‘Get the Job Done,' resulting in a great Australian adventure of camel trekking in Australia's outback.

Facing intense tropical heat, poisonous plants, feral bull camel attacks day and night, intense desert terrain, isolation and life threatening desert temperatures along with traffic when arriving at the city of Melbourne, the Australian Camel Expedition Trek arrived at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, two years after beginning the expedition to celebrate the successful separation operation of conjoined twins, Trishna and Krishna, from Bangladesh. 

The Children First Foundation had arranged for the twins separation operation at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Arriving at the Royal Children’s Hospital on the 22/11/2009, after walking with the eight pack camels some 6500 kilometers, the Camel Expedition and its supporters thanked the founder of the Children First Foundation, Moira Kelly AO for her selfless life of changing and saving children’s lives.

This non-fiction book, Camelman Dreaming, is the personal account by Russell Osborne of the thirteen years of preparation and the two years of travel by walking across the continent of Australia, through the outback, to achieve the dream.

The expedition has been hailed as a "Great Australian Camel Expedition Trek" and was described by officials upon arrival in Melbourne as:

Camelman Dreaming
(book, non fiction Camel Treks in Australia)

Russell now spends his time as the CEO of  Australian Camels offering outback camel safaris, camel tracks, tours and Camel training & courses in Australia and as an Inspirational Motivational Speaker.

"I truly hope you become inspired to follow your dreams by reading this book and to come to the realisation that all hurdles can be overcome to achieve dreams of any sort". 

Russell Osborne

Camelman Dreaming

Author, Camel Man, Explorer 

Transcontinental Camel Expeditioner

Ambassador for the Children First Foundation

Personal Life Coach & Motivational Public Speaker / Seminars 

The Australian Camel Expedition Trek Titled:
The Darwin to Melbourne Thank You Camel Expedition 2008-2009 were Proudly Supporting: 

Speaker Russell Osborne on a Camel Tracks Expedition

Russell  CEO of Outback Australian Camels

Russell Osborne now offers the amazing story of Camelman Dreaming as an Inspirational Motivational keynote speaker for business functions and social club engagements. 

He also works with Business's and Corporations with Motivational Seminars, changing the way we do business through interpersonal relationships, goal setting and team building.

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Russell Osborne.
Adventure Author, 
Camel Man, Explorer

The true story of

Australia's Last Great Camel Expedition.

13 years to plan and 2 years to walk across Australia with a herd of camels to say "thank you" to the 'Children First Foundation' charity.

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The Darwin to Melbourne Thank You Camel Expedition 2008-2009


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Camelman Dreaming is the true story of a dream that took fifteen years in total to complete. The Darwin to Melbourne Thank You Camel Expedition 2008-2009 resulted in over $30,000 raised for the Children First Foundation along with national and world wide awareness of the Foundations goals of saving and changing children’s lives in need of specialist medical procedures. 

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Camelman Dreaming 

Australia's Last Great Camel Expedition, 

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