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Camp Oven Cooking Retreats

Super excited to be hosting Ranger Nick's camp oven cooking retreats - Check our facebook page for full details. 

Ranger Nick is often referred to as the Guru and Master of Keeping it Simple when it comes to camp oven cooking.

He was recently involved in successfully claiming the World Record title for the Longest Damper - 153 metres long!!

Appearing on  TV, radio and podcasts, Ranger Nick has been demonstrating the art of bush cooking professionally since 2010.

Ranger Nick will show you hands-on how to produce a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tucker box.

There is nothing more simple or enjoyable than cooking up a storm in the camp oven.  Best of all, anyone can do it.  Even the cleaning up is easy.

You are guaranteed personalised attention and ensured to get all your questions answered.


You will leave the workshop with a pocket full of easy delicious recipes and the know-how of camp oven cooking.  This is more than a cooking class and certainly not an ordinary experience.


Participants may bring their own camp ovens and Ranger Nick will season them if required.

We don't have pre-set dates.  Instead the retreats are designed especially for your group when it suits.  Gather your friends, six is the minimum, and check with Terry for dates which are available.  Too easy!


Phone Terry 04047 440055 for full details and accommodation reservations

2-day Weekend Camp Oven

Cooking Retreats - Package Deal


$795pp if sharing accommodation in the

            Clarence River Cottage (on-site)

            (minimum 4 people, max 12)

$835pp if sharing a 4.5 star room in the

            Clarence River B&B (1 queen bed)

            with private ensuite, balcony and

            feature 2-person bathtub

$995pp if only one person in the 4.5 star

            room in the Clarence River B&B with

            private ensuite, balcony and feature

            2-person bathtub

Package price covers accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, one lunch, 3 x three-hour sessions with Ranger Nick, hand crafted camphor laurel chopping board and apron.    Fantastic value!  


2-Day Weekend Camp Oven Cooking Schedule


3.00pm   Check in to accommodation at

              Clarence River B&B

4.00pm   Welcome and Introduction

              Topics covered include:

      . buying & choosing your camp oven

      . seasoning and camp oven storage

      . cleaning your camp oven

      . heat control and heat sources

      . hands-on cooking to make the

        PERFECT damper

7.00pm    Dinner

               . Me Ol' Man's Stew


7.30am    Country Cooked Breakfast

               served by Terry & Greg (hosts)

10.00am  Full day with Ranger Nick

               Various cooking methods

               including "Set & Forget"

11.00am  Morning Tea

               . No Fail Ginger Beer Scones                   Topics covered include:

               . different timbers

               . charcoal briquettes

               . fire pits

1.00 pm   Lunch

               . Roast Silverside and Veggies

3.00pm    Afternoon Tea

               . Fruit Cobbler

6.00pm    Dinner

               . Shepherds Pie

               . Quickie (Quiche)

               . Bread 'n' Butter Pudd'n


7.30 am    Country Cooked Breakfast

                served by Terry & Greg

10.00 am  Check out and take home

                . Ranger Nick BBQ apron

                .Camphor-laurel chopping

                 board handcrafted by Greg


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Don't miss out!

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