4WD Training

Kookaburra Tagalong Tours

1 Day 4WD Driver Awareness Training Course

The course provides training for novice to experienced drivers and will teach you the basic principles of Safety, Trip Preparation, Vehicle Maintenance and Servicing, along with knowledge of the fundamentals of a 4WD and the vehicle’s capabilities as well as basic driving techniques and recovery procedures.

Each course contains theory and practical components designed to educate the most experienced driver. The theory component is broken up through the day and aligned with the practical components. 

What is included

Training for up to two people in your vehicle.

4WD Driver Awareness Glovebox Guide.

A Certificate of Completion.

What To bring

All you are required to bring with you is

Your roadworthy 4WD Vehicle, fully fuelled.

Any recovery gear that you have.

Appropriate outdoor wear, including enclosed footwear, sunscreen and hat.

Morning tea, a light lunch and plenty of drinking water

Folding chair

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$300 (includes two drivers per vehicle)

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Course Components

How a 4WD works (Practical and Theory)

Tyre selection, inflation and use. (Practical and Theory plus Advice)

Pre-trip and during trip vehicle equipment and safety inspections (Practical and Theory)

Stop stall key start recoveries (Practical)

Driving up and down moderate incline (Practical)

Driving techniques for different terrains (Practical and Theory)

Approach, departure and ramp over angles (Practical)

Driving on side slopes (Practical)

Snatch strap recoveries (Practical and Theory)

Driving up and down moderate incline (Practical)

Driving to cause minimal environmental impact (Practical)

Using Convoy Procedure (Practical)

Accessories (Advice)

Why Choose Kookaburra Tagalong Tours?

On every Kookaburra Tagalong, our guests are accompanied by experienced 4WD guides, and if you choose to join us on an outback adventure, you will have a unique opportunity to be challenged without being pushed beyond your limit. We cater for all levels of driver experience from first time off-roaders to 4WD veterans, so that everyone can enjoy the remoteness of the Australian Outback with confidence. There is no better way to gain new 4WD skills and experience than on a Kookaburra Tagalong Tour.

When preparing for one of our extended expeditions you will be supplied with a complete information package. This helpful guide shares all the best tips and tricks on how to best prepare yourselves and your vehicle for the trip ahead. Our itineraries are carefully designed to ensure our guests experience the adventure, rugged beauty, and best kept secrets of the Aussie Outback. All permits, camping arrangements and published cultural experiences are included in your package and all you need to do is “tagalong” and soak up the adventure.

Kookaburra Tagalong multi-day tours are self-catered, with camping style rest stops designed to offer the most authentic and engaging experiences possible. With participants supplying their own camping and cooking needs, the cost to our customers is reduced significantly. While you need to be prepared for bush camping that lacks modern facilities, itineraries are designed to include opportunities to stock up on fuel & food supplies.

We provide the highest quality of service to our tagalong 4WD customers; and to this end, we limit the size of our groups to ensure an excellent ratio of vehicles per guide. There will be plenty of opportunity to get to know your fellow adventurers around the campfire and you may even, like members of our team, form lifelong friendships.

ADDITIONAL LEAD IN DAYS: While most of our tours are charged on a daily rate from START to FINISH, we may offer additional lead in days, with minimal camping only costs for those who wish to join us as we travel to our official Meeting Point.

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.

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