Kookaburra Tagalong Tours offer some of Australia’s premier outback 4WD experiences. Ranging from one day excursions out of Brisbane, to extended outback expeditions across the country; our tagalong tours deliver unrivalled adventure.About Us
Experience an authentic Aussie Outback Adventure
Challenge yourself & develop your 4WDing experience.
Access 60 years combined 4WD experience.
Reduce your costs with self-catering & camping.
Choose one of many flexible itineraries.
Travel in confidence with like-minded company.
Satellite phone & EPIRB capabilities for emergency use.
Gain access to stunning local communities & cultural experiences.
All permits & camping costs included.
We are a family owned and operated business and our team members all share a genuine passion for exploring the great outdoors. With 60 years of combined 4WDing experience, our guides endeavour to achieve the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and safety in all aspects of touring.Meet The Team
It was a great trip, Ross & Kenny went out of their way to accommodate our many requests. If anyone didn’t enjoy it then that was their problem. Saw lots of things that I would not have seen on my own. Thanks guys. 🥳
Sandra & I would love to thank you and ken for a experience we will never forget,we love every minute. All the people on this trip were amazing.Please keep us informed of other trips you have in the pipeline. Thanks again Peter & Sandra young
We thoroughly enjoyed our “Anzac/Outback Pubs Tour” with Kookaburra Tagalong Tours. The travelling was relaxed with the aim of the tour to enjoy unusual and iconic pubs of the outback. Experiencing Anzac Day in the Opal Fields of Lightning Ridge was a special highlight. When roads were closed due to rain, Ross always ensured we had a safe alternative to our next destination. Nothing was too much trouble, including a request from some of the guests to add in an extra feature not mentioned in the original itinerary. Thankyou Ross and Ken for a most memorable tagalong experience. Sue and Clive Gotlieb”.
In 2018, I joined Ken & Ross in a convoy of 7 vehicles to explore the Simpson Desert. It was a fantastic trip, and the landscape was spectacular. We travelled from Birdsville across the Simpson Desert and returned via the lesser-known Madigan Line. I felt totally included in the group and the atmosphere of fun and banter around the campfire each night was memorable. This was a trip I’d been wanting to do for years however I just didn’t have the confidence or the CAN DO attitude to tackle it on my own. Travelling tagalong style, I knew that my safety was never in doubt and that certainly changed my attitude and increased my confidence. The trip was well-organised and informative, and the communication was excellent. When we arrived back in Birdsville to find our original route flooded, the team were quick to plan an alternative so that our adventure could continue. Good onya Ross & Kenny!
We joined the tag-along tour for a Simpson Desert crossing. At first I thought it was just another added expense, as we usually did our own thing. After a very short time we were bogged in a very difficult situation, which with the combined experience, sharing of equipment, and the company and help of the others in the group, disaster was averted. Puncture repairs and tyre changes are certainly made easier with assistance from your fellow travellers, as they normally happen in the most difficult circumstances. Entry to normally closed areas was accessed with preplanned permits and permission to enjoy sites not normally seen. Advice on carrying petrol and alcohol were advised to avoid hefty fines of up to $30,000, and or jail in some areas. Permits are long drawn out affairs, that are expensive, especially for single tourers, and can be explicit on times of arrival and transitioning some lands that have many hidden treasures not accessible to most. The comfort of having experienced guides and support in times of 4WD'ing difficult terrain is fantastic, along with the fellowship in the evening, and discussing the day gone, and the challenges ahead. Providing your own food and meal requirements was important to me, as I have some special medical and dietary requirements. Safety and backup is important when exploring out of the way places, which was well covered by the tour leaders. Would I do another tag-along, yes in a heartbeat, and we have booked two more trip for this year.
To whom it may concern I have known Ross for several years and have accompanied him on a couple of his trips. He was very organised and a great leader, taking me to very interesting places. He has a huge interest in our country and I think him sharing that with everyone would be a fantastic thing for him to do. He is a great person, has a wonderful sense of humour and is heaps of fun to be around. I wish him all the best in his business venture.