Artist feature

Ranger Nick

the "Guru" of camp oven cooking,

Ranger Nick is the master of keeping it simple and has been demonstrating camp oven and bush cooking skills professionally since 2010, travelling the country and abroad.

Coming from a large family, he whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox.

A previous environmental education support officer and Ranger Guide from outback Queensland, Ranger Nick is putting his bush skills to use wherever his travels take him. When he is not cooking up a storm in the camp oven, Ranger Nick passes on his knowledge to school groups and fellow adventurers, teaching them the art of bush skills, camp oven cooking and outdoor etiquette.

You can also frequently find Nick at the various country music festivals and bush meets demonstrating his skills and cooking up a storm for the hungry festival-goers.

About Ranger Nick

Considered a dinky-di Aussie character who walks his talk with no dull moments, Ranger Nick’s colloquial language and unique sense of humour have earned him the reputation of the entertaining Bush Cook. Keeping heritage and traditions alive, he combines educational information with bush poetry, yarns and ballads during his camp oven cooking demonstrations.

Appealing to young and old, he leaves a lasting impression wherever he goes and is a conversational point long after the show has finished.

A true edutainer and real character, Ranger Nick draws crowds at his performances around the country.
He brings the outdoors into your kitchen at home, into the back yard, or shows you how to get out there and do it in style.

World record!

World's longest damper

Ranger Nick, together with a team of Aussie patriots, is the current World Record Title Holder for the longest Damper, measuring 153.002m. The event took place at the Charleville Fishing Club on 13th July 2019.

A great team effort along with Steve Hockam, Leannda Dierke, Adnun Khan, Albab Khan and Greg Purvis.