4WD and 4x4 driving courses, beach, hills and recoveries

We all start of with the greatest of ambitions, the ultimate family getaway. Actually doing it brings up a number of fears that often stop us from even taking the first step.
That is where the Bootcamp range of programs is the answer to your prayers. 
 
From the basics of understanding your new SUV or 4×4, to taking time to identify your intended adventures, is it just towing, is it the weekend retreat to your favourite camping spots, or is it hitting the beach and living the great Australian dream of sun, surf and absolute serenity. 
There is a Bootcamp program just for you. 

A 4×4 program for everyone

 
Our programs are very hands-on program and start with an introduction with us as we look over your vehicle and discuss the adventures that you would like to experience. 
 
We then help you choose the accessories you will require for your day and future trips, one of the aims of the day is to give you practical experience in how to use the accessories if you do get stuck when you are on your own. 
We will also help you plan the day, show you how we research tides and tide management along with our route plans, Tides move every 45 min, so people often get caught and make sensational Youtube videos of them losing or damaging their car. 
So this part is to show you the planning that goes into each trip you will make in the future. 
 it is all about learning to get the car to do the work, reduce fatigue on your trips and really get to the relaxation part of enjoying your adventures. 
 
As we journey down the coast, you will receive one on one time with your lead instructor, answering questions and refining your approach behind the wheel. 
 
This trip is also great for the entire family, there are barge crossings, beaches and picnic lunches as part of getting stuck, recovering your vehicle and learning how to use your accessories. 
Introduction to Offroad and 4×4
There are so many new features in a 4×4 and very little understanding of what they are and how to use them. This course introduces key driving skills and techniques on Postural Stability, reducing fatigue, trip planning and the basics of all 4×4 skills. 
It is all practical too, so you learn from seeing, doing and experience, without the embarassing parts

Vehicle recovery

You will learn more about how not to get stuck, than you will about recoveries.

Competence comes from experience, experience comes from it all going wrong, so prevention is the best cure. 

It all comes down to the 5 Ps. 
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

We take time to understand your intended adventures, help you accessorize and take you on adventures to teach you

  1. How not to get stuck
  2. How to recover yourself and others
  3. How to leave the hard work at work. 

Tagalong tours

We have great events, check out our signature events page, and also day and weekend trips to amazing destinations. 

 

You are welcome to load up the fam, friends and join us for our tours. It is a great way to get confidence to tackle  new challenges and locations, with the confidence of our team around to guide and keep you safe. 

Level 2 and 3 – Serious 4WD courses

Roll your sleeves up, as we get down and dirty. Water Crossings, log bridges and steep terrains. 

These programs are perfect for those who want to venture of the beaten track and need to be self sufficient

You will leave full of resources, knowledge and skills to apply to your adventures, or use them practically on some of our more extreme tours such as  Speedweek or Cairns to Cape

Graduates of Total Driver have a 400% reduction in accidents over the first 3 years of obtaining their license, in comparison to the national average*.

The question we ask all supervisors:

“Will you bet your child’s life you have the skills to teach the art of driving?”