Who is Ranger Nick

Entertainer, Educator, Author, World Record Holder, Multi Award Winner

Often referred to as 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.

With a team of Aussie patriots, Ranger Nick has successfully claimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the Longest Damper at 153.002m in Charleville on 13 July 2019.

On TV, Ranger Nick is the resident bushcook on Channel 7Mate's “Step Outside with Paul Burt”, where he shares delicious and easy to prepare recipes for outdoor cooking. Ranger Nick has weekly radio segments on "West Bremer Radio", monthly podcast interviews, is the author of four books, the founder of Curry Kits, has released a DVD, developed a comprehensive Outdoor Training Program and frequently gets invited to judge at large camp oven cooking competitions.

Ranger Nick has recently been recognised as a WINNER of the Australian Owned Achievement Award 2024, a WINNER in the Innovation and Sustainability Excellence category of The Australian Rural Business Awards 2023, as well as a FINALIST in the 2023 Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

With a patriotic approach, Ranger Nick is proudly part of the Australian Owned campaign, offering his own brand of merchandise, encouraging to buy local and source Australian products.

Why 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.
Ranger Nick is available to entertain at corporate and public events or private functions.
A true edutainer and real character, Ranger Nick draws crowds at his performances around the country.
He will bring the outdoors into your kitchen at home, into the back yard, or show how to get out there and do it in style.

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Education with Ranger Nick


Ranger Nick will visit your school

Camp Oven Bush Cook and Outdoor Recreation Guide Ranger Nick is offering out of class engaging learning programs, that fall within the parameters of the national curriculum supporting the consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.

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Join Ranger Nick in your open-air adventures

Discover the insider secrets of Australia’s premier Bush Cook Ranger Nick with his practical, comprehensive, one-of-its-kind member training program for OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS. Thrive and survive in the great outdoors with tips, tricks and bush craft. Learn the secrets of eating like royals on a tramp’s budget and be independent in the great outdoors!

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For a truly unique experience

Ranger Nick has teamed up with internationally acclaimed entertainer, musician, bushtucker man and Indigenous leader David Hudson. Working together in a one of it's kind concept, they exchange cultural skills, knowledge and heritage, and incorporate their musical talents, wit, humour and bush poetry to captivate and engage the audience in an unforgettable performance.

Appealing to young and old, the "Black & White" bush cooking show is educational, entertaining and a draw card for any event. Together, they are unbeatable!

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Guinness World Record Title Holder

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.

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People just like you, love Ranger Nick

  • Legend!! You guys are so wonderful and friendly, helpful and funny. Would love you at our camp fire any day!

    Cassie Cunningham
  • Great camp oven cook truely entertaining, always has a laugh captivates the Audience the whole way through. Keep it up cobber.

    Nikolas Peristeridis
  • I have sat and listened to MANY cooking Demonstrations and enjoyed them. Today we met Nick for the first time and I LOVED everything about the show! And the food was just as good. Could listen to the poems and stories for days!

    Lisa Weatherley

Hear what radio broadcaster Danny P. Hoyland has to say:

You can see or listen to Ranger Nick at:

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    Tune into TV channel 7Mate on a Sunday afternoon. The popular program "Step Outside with Paul Burt" is showcasing all things outdoors from fishing basics to helpful outdoor tips. Ranger Nick is the resident Bush Cook in the weekly episodes and shares some nifty recipes, camp fire tips and bush cooking skills.

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    West Bremer Radio

    Live stream at West Bremer Radio and listen to the radio segment "Wake up with Dr Dan" every Saturday morning from 6am to hear Ranger Nick sharing one of his mouthwatering recipes.

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    Listen to Ranger Nick on the 1st of each month via the Adventures on the Road podcast for exclusive interviews, where he will be sharing adventures, tips, recipes and life experiences.

The Ranger Nick Brand


Cast Iron
Ranger Nick Cast Iron Camp Oven

Ranger Nick's premium quality, pre-seasoned cast iron camp ovens, available in 2 quart or 9 quart.

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Camp Oven Recipe Books

World of Dampers

Ranger Nick has published four recipe books to date. They are entertaining, practical and written in Ranger Nick's unique style.

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Training Program

Outdoor Enthusiasts

Outdoor Enthusiasts

Thrive and survive in the great outdoors with tips, tricks and bush craft via DVD, home study course or online training programs.

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Curry Kits

Spice & Recipe Kits

Curry Kits

Discover, cook and share the tastiest curries you'll ever prepare. No-fail easy to prepare Indian Spice and Recipe Kits.

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Outdoor Accessories

Stubby Cooler

Ranger Nick's outdoor accessories include flat pack stainless steel Fire Pits, Stubby Coolers, Charcoal Briquettes Carry Bag, Aprons.

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Gift Vouchers

Your Choice

Gift Voucher

A Ranger Nick Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for "Outdoor Enthusiasts" or a “hard to buy for person”.

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