13 January 2010
Alice Springs residents have been treated to an unusual sight - a camel-drawn, solar-powered mini-van travelling along the Todd River.
Only a trickle is left in the river, whcih began flowing for the first time in a year last Thursday, and peaked at 2.85 metres at the weekend.
Klaus Menzel, 61, has been on the road with his camels Snowy and Willy for eight years and says he is enjoying the desert's wet conditions.
"It is good to have but it is hard to pull through," he said.
"Willy was with me over at Camels Corner but then Snowy his partner came from Queensland.
"We walked 14 wild ones up to Queensland and as a reward I got these two fellas and they been pulling me around ever since."