From the very southern reaches of Tasmania to the red centre… Roger has explored a fair chunk of this great country of ours. He has been with the show for more than 10 years and has racked up a fair few kilometres in his time, and just as many stories. A few of his recent favourite trips visit iconic destinations in Australia.
First cab off the rank is Adel’s Grove. A sanctuary of sorts, sitting pretty in Lawn Hill. Freshwater rivers meet towering stone hundreds of thousands of years old.
Now as far and as rough as challenging four-wheel driving is concerned, Roger also recently tackled the Climes track in Tasmania with our friends from Variety. While not being overly steep, the track is deeply rutted and unstable. Add to that a little mud and it takes a crew of highly skilled four-wheel drivers 6 hours to cover just 13 kilometres!
From a desert oasis to the red centre, Roger’s Creek to Coast adventures have also led him to Uluru, the symbolic heart of the nation. A truly significant and culturally rich experience that, to quote Roger, you just have to see it to believe and understand.
While on the topic of the red centre, Roger has crossed the mighty Simpson Desert on a number of occasions. Dunes after dunes roll on. It’s both physically tough on car and driver, but also mentally draining. On their last trip, the crew thought they were averaging about 20km/h across the sand. The reward, however, is finishing up the top of big red, the grandest of all the sand dunes, and on the outskirts of Birdsville.
ARB is the place to kit your vehicle out for your own epic Aussie road trip. The team is not only experienced but can also offer a few tips and tricks if you’re new to the 4×4 game.