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, Andrew Hull and his team will ensure that you are welcomed, warmed, entertained and fed before your evening is through.

Andrew is renowned  as the “Bard of Bourke” – he’ll have you laughing, crying, reflecting & learning about the iconic part of Australia. 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 Andrew and the team will gladly assist.

If you have a question, you can contact Andrew 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