Roger Vickery

Roger Vickery is our resident 4×4 and all things mechanical expert with a total love of the bush. When he’s not exploring the best of Australia, he’s at his property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (bush bashing of course!)

What is your best fishing spot? Kirk River Cape York

Your favourite 4WD track? Old coach track Laura to Maytown Cape York

Best camping spot? Beach side West coast of Tasmania

If you had to be stuck on an island with one of the other Creek to Coast presenters, who would it be and why? Sally, she can fish and cook.

What is your funniest crew story? Middle of nowhere, driving behind the crew, convincing them we are in front and leaving them for dead with accompanying radio chatter, then coming up alongside them… “Hello!”

If you could go anywhere, where would it be and why? Canadian outback; scenery, wildlife and people.

What is your hidden talent? Writing poetry.

Best eating fish? Barramundi.

Best catching fish? Barramundi

Item you always have with you for camping/driving/fishing? A gun and fencing pliers.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger? Tommy Lee Jones.

What food do you despise the most? Watermelon and cucumber. I think they are related.

Favourite recipe/food? RV’s spag bol or corned meat.

Weird OCD’s? Always eat steamed spuds last

What is one thing in the world you can’t live without? Besides family… my iPad.

What is the most unusual bait you’ve used to catch a fish? Dog biscuit.

On a day off where would we most likely find you? Home reading or in the paddock.

What are you most afraid of? Heights.

Your best relaxing spot? Home with horses and cattle.

Tell us about someone memorable you’ve met along your Creek to Coast journey? Artist/sculptor Greg Duncan. The wall in the wilderness Tasmania. Gifted, driven with passion for his work.

Roger's Favourite Story on Creek:

Kulgera Roadhouse and Mt Dare

Kulgera Roadhouse is the first and last pub in the Northern Territory, and is a great place to stop for a check of your vehicle. We're also passing by South Australia's Mt Dare Hotel - the last stop on the western edge of the desert before we continue our dusty adventure onto Queensland 🚗

Posted by Creek to Coast on Wednesday, 5 December 2018

“I had never been to the NT… and it was just as magic as I thought it would be”