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Recreational Training
Weekend 4wd Training - 'Bush' and 'Beach'

Our Recreational Training Courses are suitable for new comers and those who want to extend their skills. Held in Tassie's North East.​​

 

The Bush 4wd Training Day is spent driving bush tracks just outside Launceston. 

  • The Bush 4wd Training Day is suitable for 4WD vehicles with suitable ground clearance and Low Range 4WD and is designed for those wanting to drive;

    • Gravel roads

    • Steep terrain

    • Rough rutted bush tracks

    • Water crossings

    • Mud tracks

  • You will learn; 

    • 4wd Communication

    • 4wd convoy procedure

    • Wheel placement techniques

    • How to drive steep terrain

    • How to drive rough terrain

    • How to drive through mud and water

    • Gravel road driving

    • How to 'spot' other drivers

    • When and how to use high and low range gears

    • How to use downhill assist control

    • Choosing correct tyre pressures

    • Deflating and inflating tyres

    • Traction aids

    • Automatic and Manual driving techniques

    • High & Low Range Driving

    • Safe vehicle recovery methods

The Beach 4wd Training Day is spent driving on the beach and dunes between Bellingham and Bridport. 

  • The Beach 4wd Training Day is suitable for those who want to enjoy the pleasure of driving on coastal beaches and sand dunes and is suitable for all 4WD vehicles.

  • You will learn;

    • 4wd communication

    • 4wd convoy procedure

    • How to safely drive soft sections of beaches

    • Exit and entry points and techniques

    • How to drive steep sand dunes

    • ​​Beach driving

    • Sand dunes

    • Traction aids

    • Safe snatch strap recovery

    • Safe traction board recovery (Maxtrax!)

    • High and Low range driving

    • Choosing correct tyre pressures

    • Deflating and inflating tyres

We limit the numbers on each course so you get the most out of the training. We place a large emphasis on safety, particularly when performing vehicle recovery techniques.

 

$400 per vehicle

 (Max 2 people per vehicle)

 

2022 Dates

2 & 3 July - Fully Booked

6 & 7 August

22 & 23 October

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.

 

2022 Tour Dates

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Girls only 'Bush' and 'Beach'

4wd Like A Girl Training Courses are suitable for 'Girls Only' - new comers and those who want to extend their skills. Girls can spend a weekend learning to 4wd without having blokes around (aside from the trainer!). Held in Tassie's North East.​​

 

The Bush 4wd Training Day is spent driving bush tracks just outside Launceston. 

  • The Bush 4wd Training Day is suitable for 4WD vehicles with suitable ground clearance and Low Range 4WD and is designed for those wanting to drive;

    • Gravel roads

    • Steep terrain

    • Rough rutted bush tracks

    • Water crossings

    • Mud tracks.

  • You will learn; 

    • 4wd Communication

    • 4wd convoy procedure

    • Wheel placement techniques

    • How to drive steep terrain

    • How to drive rough terrain

    • How to drive through mud and water

    • Gravel road driving

    • How to 'spot' other drivers

    • When and how to use high and low range gears

    • How to use downhill assist control

    • Choosing correct tyre pressures

    • Deflating and inflating tyres

    • Traction aids

    • Automatic and Manual driving techniques

    • High & Low Range Driving

    • Safe vehicle recovery methods

The Beach 4wd Training Day is spent driving on the beach and dunes between Bellingham and Bridport. 

  • The Beach 4wd Training Day is suitable for those who want to enjoy the pleasure of driving on coastal beaches and sand dunes and is suitable for all 4WD vehicles.

  • You will learn;

    • 4wd communication

    • 4wd convoy procedure

    • How to safely drive soft sections of beaches

    • Exit and entry points and techniques

    • How to drive steep sand dunes

    • ​​Beach driving

    • Sand dunes

    • Traction aids

    • Safe snatch strap recovery

    • Safe traction board recovery (Maxtrax!)

    • High and Low range driving

    • Choosing correct tyre pressures

    • Deflating and inflating tyres

We limit the numbers on each course so you get the most out of the training. We place a large emphasis on safety, particularly when performing vehicle recovery techniques.

 

$400 per vehicle  

(max 2 people per vehicle)

Note: Female drivers and passengers only

 

2022 Dates

10 & 11 September

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Training Testimonials

Tameeka from Launceston

Cannot recommend the girls only day more! Was such an awesome and informative day! Mark is a great teacher and has a wealth of knowledge!

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.    

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.

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!!

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.   

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)! 👍👍 

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.