4wd Training

 

Operating a 4wd vehicle safely offroad requires a range of skills and knowledge. Incorrect operation can lead to serious injury, vehicle damage or worse.

Accredited Training

We are no longer delivering accredited 4wd Training. We recommend Performance Driving Australia.

Recreational Training
1 Day Basic Training

New 4wd Owner? Owned a 4wd for a while but want to learn how to get the most out of your vehicle? Our 1 Day Recreational 4wd Driver Training course comprises of both practical and theory whilst out and about in Tassie's North East. We will teach you about;

 

  • Trip Planning and Journey Management

  • Vehicle Characteristics and Limitations

  • Operation of Various 4wd systems

  • Operating in a variety of terrains from low range to challenging conditions

  • Environmental Awareness

  • Safe Recovery Vehicle Techniques

 

We limit the numbers on each course so you get the most out of the training. In the practical sessions we cover terrains from dirt roads, mud, water, hills and beach driving. We place a large emphasis on safety, particularly when performing vehicle recovery techniques.

 

Pricing for this course is $150 per vehicle.

 

2021 Dates

24 April 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

29 August

Girls Only Days

The same as our 1 Day Basic Training, but for girls only! Girls Only Days are suitable for new comers and those who want to extend their skills. ‘Girls Only’ means just that - no blokes! Girls can spend a day learning to 4wd without having blokes around (aside from the trainer!) Held in Tassie's North East.

 

  • Trip Planning and Journey Management

  • Vehicle Characteristics and Limitations

  • Operation of Various 4wd systems

  • Operating in a variety of terrains from low range to challenging conditions

  • Environmental Awareness

  • Safe Recovery Vehicle Techniques

 

We limit the numbers on each course so you get the most out of the training. In the practical sessions we cover terrains from dirt roads, mud, water, hills and beach driving. We place a large emphasis on safety, particularly when performing vehicle recovery techniques.

 

Pricing for this course is $150 per vehicle.

** Note: Female drivers and passengers only.

 

2021 Dates

16 May 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

1 August 2021 - ALMOST FULL!

2 Day Beach to Bush Wanderer (Easy)

This is an easy overnight trip taking in the beach and bush in the North East of Tassie. Incorporated into this trip is training in recovery techniques, making it an ideal trip to ease your way in to one of our West Coast trips. The trip begins and ends in Launceston. A great day ideal for families to take in 4wdriving and exploring. This is a camping trip.

 

2021-22 Tour Dates

19-20 June 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

$200 per vehicle  

 

Training Testimonials

Julie from Launceston

Thoroughly enjoyable day in every aspect. Provided really great experiences for novices and we would not have attempted this without your support and guidance. Appreciate the level of knowledge of the vehicles, given our vehicle had street tyres, it was good to know it was capable of performing in the the environments. Felt reassured and confident with Mark's knowledge and expertise. Fabulous all round really!!

Paul from Franklin

Great course for new 4wd owners, l got more out of it than I expected, great day out....... see you in the near future on one of you next 4wd tagalongs.

Viv from Launceston

I found the beginners training day very informative, with relevant information to better understand how the vehicle drives and handles in off-road conditions, that was in a controlled environment. Mark was extremely patient with everyone and no question was a stupid question. I do feel it was only the tip of the 4x4 driving Iceberg and I’m extremely keen for more knowledge and hands on training.

Henrietta from Neika

Really good day. I would like more of the same to further my skills in my vehicle. Mark is a clear calm patient teacher. I felt able to ask questions when in doubt.    

Rob from Mt Hicks

Great explanations re tyre pressures and driving conditions, different makes of 4x4s. Mark was very approachable to ask any question, really relevant anecdotes and relevant teaching to the level of participants....... Great introduction to how capable 4WDs are. Bring on the next training day(s)! 👍👍 

Kim from Crabtree

Thanks Mark - I had a ball on your recent Girls Only Day. Your presentation was clear with just the right amount technicality to help me understand how a 4WD works - in particular tyres, diffs and traction control. The confidence I gained from extracting your vehicle from a sandy bog was immense - the power of knowledge!  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and have found a confidence in 4 wheel driving I did not previously have. The course is highly recommended.  Your passion is inspiring - you have flipped a switch in my brain - yes I can!  Thank you.