Cairns Show

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 8:30 AM - Friday, 16 July, 2021 5:30 PM
Location(s): Cairns Showgrounds, 120 Mulgrave Road, Cairns QLD 4870

For the first time at the Cairns Show, World Record Title Holder for the Longest Damper, Ranger Nick, will show patrons how to make a perfect damper.

Also on the menu are his signature dish Roast Silverside and Bread'n'Butter Pudd'n'.

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.

Often referred to as the master of keeping it simple, Ranger Nick will share his no-fuss methods, covering topics such as heat control, different heat sources, cleaning and caring for the camp oven, camp oven storage and different types of camp ovens.

You'll find Ranger Nick in the Heritage area and are able to taste his scrumptious meals, listen to his yarns and enjoy the camp fire at his daily cooking demonstrations at 10am, 12noon and 2pm.


Camp Oven Cooking Workshop with Ranger Nick



Ranger Nick Camp Oven Roasts

Cooking retreats take place regularly at the Clarence River Bed & Breakfast. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.