to know your 4WD day out
So your've got yourself a 4WD. Congratulations!
A 4WD can offer you some of the greatest
opportunities of any vehicle. You can escape
the everyday rat race and take yourself
into the bush and explore. A 4WD can be
so much fun.
But hold on … you’ve fallen
in love with the dream of getting out and
adventuring, but no-one has really explained
how to get to know your new adventure machine.
Detour Adventures can help.
We run Get-To-Know-Your-4WD tour days. And
What is it? It’s
simple and it’s pitched for the first
time 4WDer wanting to know the basics. All
about your particular vehicle, how your
4WD is designed, what it can and can’t
do and how to look after the environment
while you’re out enjoying yourself.
What it’s not! It’s
not a 4WD driver training course. There
are plenty of big class room groups that
cater for the advanced ‘ins and outs’
of 4WDing but this isn’t one. You
won’t be ready to climb the most rugged
mountains, you won’t be ready to lead
all your mates through the deepest mud holes
and you won’t be a 4WDing expert.
can you expect?
You will learn things you probably never
knew. You’ll get practical tips and
hints on how to use your vehicle safely.
As a first timer to 4WDing, it truly is
a Get-To-Know-Your-4WD day.
You’ll learn what all the buttons
and knobs are for. We’ll help you
understand how the ‘4WD’ part
of your 4WD actually works and how to enjoy
yourself out in the bush safely and responsibly.
We’ll give you safety tips and suggestions
on what extra things you can buy to make
your 4WD greater, safer and more fun.
After the basics, we’ll tackle some
basic 4WDing in a Tag-Along drive (where
you follow our vehicle). We’ll demonstrate
various driving techniques that you can
practice on the day and later on. We may
tackle a creek crossing, take on rough terrain
to get the feel of real off-roading, we’re
likely to climbs hills and go down steep
descents in your 4WD.
You’ll have fun and while we don’t
take you out of your comfort zone, we’re
pretty sure you’re comfort zone will
be greatly expanded. Your sense of 4WDing
adventure will grow wings at the end of
And guess what, if you already feel like
you don’t really understand, we’re
here to help break down those barriers.
And we’ll do so, out in the bush,
in nature’s own class room. Without
the pressures of a large class group because
all our Get-To-Know-Your-4WD tour days are
one-on-one. Just you, your 4WD and our staff
in the Detour Adventures 4WD. That’s
it. But hey, if you like a bit of company,
grab a friend in their 4WD and we’ll
do a joint session.
long does it take?
We generally start at 8:30am and finish
do we do it?
We have various locations depending on weather
on the day. But all tours start in the Lithgow,
Oberon or Bathurst areas. We’re pretty
flexible. You may choose to stay in the
area the night before. We can help you find
days do we do it on?
Any day of the week, subject to availability.
what does it cost?
For you, in your own car: $550 BYO lunch
For a friend in their own car: $450 BYO
I bring along a non-driving Guest?
Sorry, these are driver focused groups.
One car, one person, unless specified
by other arrangements with Detour
we offer gift vouchers?
a question. Call us 0419 777
950 or send us an email.
What They Say
" Thanks Ian for showing
me how to use my 4WD. Had an
awesome day with you, you showed
me what I need to know to get
off the road and enjoy the drive.
From safety to how to handle
my car. No more baby steps for
me, time to enjoy taking my
car out with confidence.
note: At times certain tours may not
be available due to weather conditions,
permit availability or closures of the
area due to natural occurrences such
as flooding or fires. In this situation,
an alternative tour can be arranged