About Campfire Sessions

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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 made music, storytelling and poetry. Master of the camp kitchen, Pete,  will ensure you are well fed and that the fires are warm. We have a suite of the bush’s best entertainers in residence throughout the year so please check our featured artist page.

Dinner is always slow cooked meals & home made desserts, and along with the stories, a great conversation and catch up with other travellers.  The entertainers are acoustic and genuine – performers who would trade the greatest stages in the country for the chance to sing and recite at our campfire. It’s a night out in Bourke that shouldn’t be missed.

The show starts at 6.30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights at Kidmans Camp, North Bourke. The season runs from April (usually kick off at Easter) 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 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