1920 Stockman's Camp Tucker
For our 2020 Season
Step back 100 years for a traditional Stockman's Camp Oven meal and entertainment. Sit round the camp fire under the stars at our Vestey's Hut site.
Let us take you back a hundred years to the era of huge cattle stations. One being Wave Hill, 450km South West of Katherine- bought in 1912 by the Lord Vestey Group. It has an area of 10,415 square miles (26,975 km2) Almost the size of Belgium. It was stocked with 75,000 cattle and 1,400 horses. Only the 3rd largest in NT at the time, the largest being Victoria River Downs. Wave Hill Station was sold in 1992, a wee while after the Wave Hill “walkout” made it too hard to run. Think about the distances on horseback, to muster and manage stock (branding, fencing etc), so makeshift camps were needed to provide food and overnight rest. Stories became the norm round the campfire, after the sun set, as they were strictly DRY nights.
Meat stew, Damper and Billy tea. Very basic in those days.
We want to pay Tribute to these Outback Cooks, but will flavour your Stew and Damper with the wonderful array of Native Bush foods, fruits, herbs and spices that will have you begging for more. Menu link
Dine under the amazing canopy of stars of which you will be in awe. Get up
close and personal with the wildlife, and maybe get to cuddle a baby wallaby.
Listen to Marksie tell the old stockmen's stories and even tell a few of your own
We have some Cultural tricks to show you too, thanks to Marksie's Aboriginal Ladies who mentored him. We can tell you some night star stories, told to the Aboriginal kids round their campfire. And a few more tricks, but you'll have to come and see.
Everything is supplied, but you will need to BYO alcohol.
Sorry folks ...only some special diets catered for on this night, but we need 24hrs notice.
We Cook to Bookings so please call us before midday.
Dinner and show starts at 7:00-9:00pm
Children $30 Under 14yrs
Licenced for Bring Your Own Alcohol
Bring your appetite, a sense of humour and your own hat!
I would like to say swag, but sorry no camping :)