Kidman’s Camp for sale


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Bourke’s iconic oasis, Kidman’s Camp Caravan Park, is on the market.

Kidman’s is a landmark not just for the Bourke Shire, but for the entire western region, and is believed to be worth close to $4 million.

It is a magnet for travellers and a place where locals and visitors have enjoyed evenings by the campfire, listening to bush poetry, walking the tracks along the riverbank, hopping on the Jandra Paddleboat or just cooling off under the trees.

But the time has come for the current owners, the Simmonds family, to move on.

The caravan park sits on more than 39 acres, with 25 air-conditioned cabins, 123 powered sites and 30 unpowered sites.

In peak season, every single one of those options is booked out and Kidman’s Camp becomes a hub for travellers enjoying their outback adventure, travelling to and from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, across NSW and beyond.

All roads lead to Kidman’s Camp as well – the Kidman Way and the Matilda Way both promoting Kidman’s Camp as a must-see stopover.

Its value to the Bourke tourism economy is immeasurable, with the 2022 season one of the busiest on record.

Jack Aumuller from McGraths Real Estate in Orange is one of the agents handling the sale and said the property presented a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a thriving business and an enviable lifestyle.


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