MAY 2022

As you will have seen on posts, Marksie became very unwell (no not Covid!)...told him he needed to retire! So we sadly had to close in May, and be strict with just 3 days a week until the 1st October and he will then hang up his hat and pack up the camp ovens for last time. 

He will retire and hopefully sell his business, hopefully to someone local to continue in Katherine. It is a portable business, so could set up anywhere. I even had to do his show - told the  history of Stock camps, Marksie's bush tucker introduction story, and a session on the many uses of Bush tucker.  So you see, tell your own stories. 

Thank you all for your patience.

APRIL 2021

Welcome to 2021  and the new COVID-NORM. We have limited spaces  and bookings have gone made this year especially during school and public holidays, so you will need to book in advance. 

We had some amazing help for the NT Tourism Grants to enhance our site for you and now have artificial grass to keep the dust down, better lighting to keep you safe, and a few extras - some saddles for kids to play on and built a Vestey Hut replica on side of our container.  Looking forward to meeting you all.

We are still looking for staff to join our team- for the season or short term. Drop us a line.


It is a sad goodbye to our Staff, Silvana who has been with us for 3 seasons, Isla who has been with us 2, and Mella. Thanks girls , You did us proud. Thanks to all the locals for supporting us this uncertain year. Hope its a better one next year...see you in April.

We will be looking for staff, please send us an email.  See you in 2021.


So very excited to announce we have won another award from Trip Advisor- The TRAVELLERS CHOICE AWARD  and TOP 10% in WORLD RESTAURANTS! 

This is thanks to all the wonderful reviews over several years in Number 1 spot in the TOP END.

Our new improved site is looking great with improved Solar lights from our local Katherine Solar NT,  and soon to have a grassy ground under the tables. Thanks to NT Grants. Have you seen our Advert on NT TV Channel 9?


I am excited to announce we did fantastic at the 2019 NT Tourism Awards. We made the Finals in the Tourism Restaurant and Catering  ( yep a bush Restaurant!) but we won a Department of Trade, Business and Innovation Business Growth Award. An amazing night for Katherine with 8 awards. Well done to Tom Curtain- Katherine Outback Experience, and Nitmiluk Tours. See you from April 2020.

June 2019 

Wow we had a very special guest - The Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AO, Chief Administrator to the NT as our guest. A wonderful lady and a pleasure to meet her.

June 2019

Wow a busy start and our amazing guests reviews has earnt us another excellence for the Year. A huge thank you to all our reviewers.

Penny walked the Jatbula Trail so ask her if you want some tips. 

Our tribute Year has been well received, and Marksie is still perfecting the taste with some new Bush herbs this year, and organic vegetables and of course the best beef from our local Town and country Butcher. 

We have 3 local school girls working striving for their Hospitality Certificates  so we have a great night planned for you.  See you soon. 

September 2018 

Hey its that time to say- "its the end of the season", at the end of the month.

Our herbs and spices and Jams, are 20% discount, now, so come and see us.

And TV SHOW with Justine is on Channel 10  on 10th OCTOBER "Everyday Gourmet " with Justine Schofield. Think its about 3:30-4pm start (Time differences do matter.)

Thanks to all our fantastic Guests over this season...we are still Number 1 in the TOP END. Wahoo again.

30th May 2018...

We have  just have the lovely Justine Schofield  "Everyday Gourmet" on Channel 10 come to film a cook with Marksie...on telly in October. Fantastic day , and I take my hat off...( that's not often) to the film crew and Justine. It takes hours to get a short snip of film to put on telly. Even managed to impress the Everyday gourmet with our 16th camp Oven Pavlova. By the way we are still no 1 in the TOP END  thanks to all our amazing guests. We now have an Excellence Badge for 2018. Wahoo.

We had a group of Indonesia Cattlemen for our very first 1918 Stockman's Dinner in early May. Fantastic night though must say the stories were a mission with need of Interpreter. We did a special menu with explanations for each guest, translated into Indonesian to take away. An amazing night and lots of fun.

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