Frank - Storying

You haven’t experienced Bourke until you’ve relaxed beneath a Coolabah Tree under the starlit sky, with a campfire of Gidgee coals, whilst sharing a scrumptious meal and experiencing some exceptional Australian poetry, local stories & music. Your hosts, Frank and Pete will ensure that you are welcomed, warmed, entertained and fed before your evening is through.

Frank is an Australian icon – writer, raconteur, musician, poet and publisher, Frank presents iconic tales and songs from the heartland ofAustralia. Dinner is always slow cooked meals & home made desserts, and along with the stories, a great conversation and catch up with other travellers.  It’s a night out in Bourke that shouldn’t be missed.

The show starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night’s at Kidmans Camp, North Bourke. The season runs from April through until October. Guests are welcome to arrive & settle at 6pm, have a chat with others & enjoy a pre dinner drink by one of the numerous fires.

If you’d like to join us please write your name on the booking sheet found at reception at Kidmans Camp. We also cater for tour groups, large bookings & special functions – simply phone ahead to discuss. You’ll need to bring a few things with you (see check list below), but don’t panic if you don’t have a complete list as Frank and Pete will gladly assist.

If you have a question, you can contact Admin through the contact page, but before you do so please check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Campfire Checklist

Warm Clothes

Comfortable Camp Chair


Plate or bowl, Cutlery & Mug (no need for desert bowl)

A good appetite & inquiring mind

$25 / Head (Kids under 13 yrs $10 & under 5yrs free)

$30 / Head without campfire checklist