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Episode 11 – Capital Country, Ranger Nick and Fishing in the NT

Episode 11

Capital Country, Ranger Nick and Fishing NT style.

Capital Country Holiday Park in the Spotlight

Capital Country Holiday Park, is an Australian Family Owned Business.  It is built on 16.2 hectares (40 acres) at 47 Bidges Road, Sutton, NSW. The property is set back 500m from the Federal Highway and provides customers with a quiet country location, yet is only 15 minutes to the centre of Canberra, and all the tourist attractions.

An easy drive for guests from the holiday park as the Federal Highway becomes Northbourne Avenue, so it is one road in and out of Canberra with no roundabouts.

So no fear of getting lost or going “around and around” on one of Canberra’s many roundabouts, when you go to one of the famous attractions.


Camp in a relaxed rural environment, with modern affordable accommodation for families, groups and individuals, including your pets.


  • Powered drive through sites
  • Powered grass sites including ‘dog freedom sites’
  • Large Unpowered grass campsite
  • A wide range of self-contained cabins including ‘dog friendly cabins’.guests

Competition winner announced

 Thanks to all the entrants from right around Australia, the judges have gone through all the entries and found a winner.

Congratulations to :  Michelle Duiker, you are our winner!

We have contacted you via email, and your Shuttle Chef is on its way to you!

Iif you missed out this time stay tuned, early in 2020 we will run another competiton then.

Ranger Nick - Celebrity Bush Cook

 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 survival, hunting and cooking.

     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.

Barefoot Fishing Safaris - Darwin

Come and join me for a bit of fishing and a whole lot of fun chasing all the magical fish species the amazing Northern Territory has to offer. The next few months ill be primarily targeting the iconic Barramundi with a decent sprinkling of King Threadfin, Black Jew and numerous others in the mix.
Once the ’Run Off’ slows and the water cools the pelagic fishing heats up. May-September is Dry season in the NT and its the perfect escape from a harsh southern winter. Come up and have a bit of fun on a half day, full day or overnight fully catered extended charter designed to suit your timeline and budget.

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