Travelling from Adelaide to Broome in the Mitsubishi Challenger
May 1, 2015
Photographer Chris Mangan set off on the popular trek from Adelaide to Broome with his Mitsubishi Challenger and a 19ft caravan in tow. He photographed the trip and let us relive some of the journey below:
Driving through moon-surface-like limestone formations at the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, on the coast road 200km North of Perth.
Passing an iron ore carrying Super Quad road train takes a bit of forward planning as they are 53m long, weigh 160 tonnes fully loaded, have 48 wheels and cost approx $3/4 million each. Pic taken near the turnoff to Marble Bar on the Great Northern Highway in the Pilbara region of North West Western Australia.
The stunning coastline at Cape Leveque 200km North of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula. The Challenger was easily up to the corrugatedred bulldust track that was 4WD access only. Easily negotiated, it enabled us to reach one of the most beautiful regions of the Kimberley.
The extremely challenging crossing of the nearly dried up Chamberlain River in the world famous 1 million acre El Questro Station in the Eastern Kimberley. The river has resident salt water crocodiles that make the threat of a vehicle breakdown half way across all the more interesting, the Challenger didn’t disappoint though. So “slowly wins the race”.
The road between the township of Fitzroy River Crossing and Tunnel Creek National Park with its iconic Boab Trees and Kimberley vistas.
Leaving El Questro Homestead in the remote east Kimberley region of WA easily towing a 19ft caravan through the water crossing. Our Challenger never missed a beat.