About Us

Kidman’s Camp was established in 1998 by current owners, Peter and Tracey Simmonds. Peter, a former Australian Champion Bronc Rider and builder, and Tracey, who is also a competitive rodeo rider, grew up in Bourke and have lived in the region most of their lives.

Peter and Tracey saw the tourism industry as one that was growing and in the mid 1990’s set about the development of what was to become Kidman’s Camp. Peter, with his building background laid out the plans for a Caravan and Cabin park that would ultimately have the capacity of 500 guests. Bourke locals could not believe such an ambitious plan and some scoffed at the suggestion.

The land at North Bourke was selected for its open space, the ability to expand and its proximity to the river, which would ultimately become one of Bourke’s greatest assets. Peter and Tracey immediately developed the toilet and shower block, 8 cabins and 20 powered sites. Much of the landscaping was laid out and this first stage was completed by Christmas 1998.

Since creation, the park has expanded to fit approx. 300 people between cabins, camping, and caravans and is now one of Australia’s premier inland Parks . The Simmonds family has also expanded, and the park is now operated by Tracey, Kayla, Clay and Sally Simmonds, and staff.

Stay, relax & have a great time