Nik Flack



After travelling Australia and the world, devouring knowledge and discovering passion for fine dining, Nik Flack returned to his home, the Mackay and Isaac region in North Queensland.  

Nik fell in love with menus designed around local, seasonal and Indigenous produce as Head Chef on-board True North when based in the Kimberley, Western Australia. 
Nik refined this knowledge at Wildflower under the guidance of Noongar Elder, Dr Richard Walley OAM, who provided a profound education on the dynamic six seasons of the Noongar calendar and the real meaning of living as a part of this magnificent land and truly eating in season. 
Now with over 20 years in the industry, Nik will be forever grateful to his Mackay mentor, chef Steven Branson, for his direction and determination.  

Nik has worked alongside some of Australia’s most respected chefs including Shannon Bennett (MasterChef and Vue De Monde, Melbourne); Paul ‘Yoda’ Iskov (Fervor); and Jed Gerrard (Wildflower, Perth).  

He brings home to regional North Queensland all this knowledge, with a desire to learn more, and all this incredible skill, still with a deep passion for growth. 

Sunset Cultural experience 
Friday, 21 June 2024 

Join the Koinjmal Peoples of Koinmerburra Country and The Flackyard’s culinary wizard Nik Flack as they lift the veil on the region’s bush tucker secrets. Nik and the Flackyard team will make be catering to the masses with a special dish as one of our food vendors. Visit Sunset Cultural Experience - Isaac Regional Council for more information about this experience. 

Nik Flack’s fine dining experience
Saturday, 22 June 2024 

Join us this year for an exquisite and exclusive degustation dining experience, delivered by the award-winning fine dining restaurant, The Flackyard. Starting at sunset, in a secret open-air location on the magical St Lawrence wetlands, you will delight in six courses of divine food artistry.  

These courses champion authentic local produce and awe-inspiring Australian native ingredients. Each sensational course is enchantingly paired with either a carefully curated alcohol pairing or bespoke alcohol-free cocktails. All of this is shared soulfully within a truly entertaining and immersive experience. 

Places are extremely limited, so be sure to reserve your reservation for this unique and special dining adventure with us today. To book your ticket call The Flackyard team directly on 0457 082 344. 

  • Six-course degustation dining experience with triple cooked potatoes and carefully curated alcohol pairing - $330 

  • Six-course degustation dining experience with triple cooked potatoes and bespoke alcohol-free beverage pairing - $300