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4WD Tag Along Tour Intro

NATURETOURISMCERTnewWelcome to our vast list of 4WD Tag Along Tours. You will find listed in the side bar on the left of your screen all of the 4WD tag along tours that we offer. We have 4WD trips ranging from our one day excursions out of Sydney to our extended outback safaris.

Great Divide Tours offers tag along tours to virtually every part of Australia. Our Tag Along tours provide the safety and professionalism of a long established touring company. We started operating in 1990 long before any other Sydney based tag along operators. On each tag along you will be accompanied by one or two highly experienced guides who also possess either Certificate 2 or Certificate 4 level in Work Place Training and Assessment. In other words, the guides that lead you are also our highly skilled 4WD training instructors that teach our clients the skills of four wheel driving. Our guides possess a vast knowledge of Australian history and the network of roads that criss cross this exciting land.

We do not carry paying passengers, instead Great Divide Tours provides the highest quality tag-along 4WD Tour guide service available. We are here to serve our tag-along 4WD Tour customers and our objective is not blurred by the need to attend to other client’s needs in our vehicles which so often impacts on other touring companies.

The majority of our tours are self catered and camping style, this keeps your costs down. However, we also offer a variety of fully catered and accommodated tours for those that wish to be pampered or simply don’t have the camping gear. We all need to be spoilt a little and these tours certainly take care of this.

On the extended safaris, once your deposit is received you will be provided with extensive tips and techniques on how to prepare your vehicle and yourself for the adventure of a life time. Using my 30 years of outback travel experience it is my objective to ensure that you have the best time of your life on our tours. Our many thousands of very satisfied customers are testimony to the great time that you will have whilst travelling with us.

At the bottom of each page for each tour I have provided a list of the some of the items you will need for that particular trip. On each of our camping trips we provide a gas BBQ for you to cook on, an open fire (weather permitting) and a large billy for tea and coffee, we provide a large tarpaulin shelter if it is wet, we carry all the necessary heavy recovery gear, satellite telephone for your safety and GPS navigation equipment. Your guides are experienced bush mechanics who will get you out of trouble if it finds you and can repair your tyres if they let you down.

 

It is our job to take care of the planning of the trip, we make sure you visit all the best and little known places and we make sure you have a great time whilst doing it.

Price changes
Please see our price change policy on this website.

If you have any questions on any of the trips listed below please call or Email me, I am only too happy to answer your questions.

A Word From Our Customers

"Dear Vic,
We would like to thank your company “Great Divide Tours” and in particular your guide Ian Bragg for an outstanding tour of the Victorian High Country in November this year. Previous to the trip we had researched the area thoroughly, talked with close friends who had also taken the same trip with your company and watched many a DVD on this area. The tour really did “tick every box” as Ian said and then some. Spectacular views, Australian history, fun four wheel driving and excellent company.

Our guide Ian was also outstanding, displaying a real sense of care for people in the group. His knowledge of the area and a keen eye on the weather, and a well considered itinerary for the week resulted in experiences we might otherwise had missed. Ian is clearly a very multi skilled guide including expertise in navigation, communication (people & vehicles), mechanical knowledge and 4WDing. Ian is obviously a quiet and unassuming high achiever who must be one of your best guides.

Thanks again for such a wonderful experience and we would do it again in a heart beat.

Many Thanks,
Paul and Wendy"

 

Looking forward to seeing you on one of our 4wd Tag Along Tours real soon.

-Vic Widman

 

 


 

Testimonials

Good morning Vic and the Great Divide Tours team,

This is Wendy and Jamie Buckley who participated in your weekend course back in Oct 2015 and our home is in Ingleside. From your e-news it would seem you have all had an extremely busy and successful year, so congratulations!

Jamie and I moved to South Luangwa Zambia Feb 2016 and took up the role as Camp Managers at an incredible bush camp Flatdogs. Nearly one year on our experience here as far exceeded our expectations and we both love our new careers in hospitality and life in Zambia.

As for our 4 x 4 experiences, we assure you everything we learnt on your course has been put to the test and we both laugh a lot when we come to a flooded area and quick to say “you can walk through the water to check how deep it is” hahaha not as the chance of a croc or hippo is extremely high.  The camp is located on the Luangwa River (elephant crossing photo is out front of our home) which has one of the highest populations of hippos and elephants anywhere in Africa. Our daily lives include dodging elephants in camp 24/7 and hippos at night. We eat lunch looking out of our windows at home to giraffes, vervet monkeys, baboons, elephants, bush buck, Puku and endless amounts of birds. The road block photo attached is our walk to work about 900 metres.

Our vehicle is an ex safari vehicle (as attached) which has no doors, no windscreen and no roof though we have a highly skilled team of mechanics on site to keep all the safari vehicles running.  We take our selves on safari in the National Park and my drive to a small gym at a neighboring camp can be eventful now the green season has arrived. I have to make sure the wheels are locked and take my gum boots in case I get stuck. Attached are one of the current safari vehicles which both Jamie and I have access to on when needed, they are liking driving a lounge room on wheels.

So we both are very grateful for the course we participated in with you and please pass our thanks on the team.

Lots of love to you and wishing you a sensational 2017.

Wendy and Jamie Buckley 

elephant crossing Lunagwa river Ed Selfe smaller Giraffes in camp Sept 3 2016 wedding anniversary Jamie Wendy Dec 21 tnt 4 2016 resized  Landcruiser Flatdogs Camp Jan 2017 Road block Zambia style


Hello Vic

Narelle & I have just returned from the Man from Snowy River Tour. We had a great time touring with Great Divide Tours.

Our tour leader was Tony Davys. Vic, you are lucky to have Tony in your company. He brings a wealth of knowledge on 4x4 driving coupled with excellent people management skills. All participants were given individual advice and encouragement when required and their questions answered sincerely. I classify Tony a master of his craft, a AAA Plus rating.

A couple of highlights on our trip for me were firstly, helping him out of a spot of bother at Native Dog Flat (pic attached) and secondly sharing the fly rod at Buckwong Hut.

This was our second tour with Great Divide Tours in six weeks. Australia has many fine places to visit and I can't suggest a better way to see our country by travelling with your company.

We will certainly keep Great Divide Tours in mind for future travel plans.

Regards

Narelle and Tony Day


"Hi Jenny

Thanks to you and Wayne for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend course.

We really enjoyed ourselves and can now contemplate how to get the best from the Hilux and Camper trailer.

The tuition was great with the lessons in trailer reversing and jack knife points worth attending on their own.

Whipped the trailer into our carport at the end of our cul-de-sac on return with no worries  -( and no filling for an AVO ).

The rest of the course was great too - venue  food staff and company all first rate.

Will be in touch re future trips"

Regards

Mark Nealon


"Hi Vic

Kerry & I have just returned from the trip to Pajinka and Cape York on the Great Divide tour led by Dave.

Firstly I would like to thank you again for allowing us to join this year's trip after Kerry's accident on last year's trip. As I said at the time we didn't expect it and certainly didn't think we were entitled to it, and were very grateful for your kind and generous offer. After now completing the trip, we appreciate it even more.

The trip was absolutely fabulous in every way. The itinerary was excellent and well thought out. We experienced as much of the Cape as could comfortable be done in the 19 days. There were so many highs - from seeing a cassowary and it's chick near Cape Tribulation; to driving most of the Old Telegraph Track; to standing at the tip of the continent. An unexpected highlight was watching my NRL team (Brisbane Broncos) play Dave's team (Dragons) on TV whilst at Loyalty Beach with some locals. That was fun....and my team won!

I have a lot of family history on the Cape, so visiting Coen where my father taught in the early 1950's; visiting Laura Station where my uncles worked as very young men; driving past Battle Camp Station where my great great grandfather worked in the 1880's and my uncles later owned  till the late 1970's; visiting Cooktown where many of my ancestors have lived and still have family there; to visiting Thursday Island which was a base when my family lived on one of the Torres Straight Islands. These were the most important parts of the trip for me.

It was so good to actually use my vehicle in conditions for which it was designed and built for. I learned so much about driving my 4WD vehicle from Dave and feel much more confident (but not over-confident) and can't wait till we can do another trip with Great Divide Tours. We won't be looking anywhere else for a tag-a-long trip. Unfortunately work will get in the way for a while.

The group we travelled with proved to be a great bunch of people and we have made some strong friendships. I'm sure we will be seeing them again.

In particular, I would like to pay tribute to Dave. The success of the trip was entirely due to his leadership, knowledge and people management skills and he certainly represents Great Divide very well. We now class Dave as one of our good friends.

So thanks again Vic, we look forward to joining a Great Divide tour again."

Regards
Graeme & Kerry Polkinghorne


"Hi Vic,

We have just returned from our Cape York trip.

Dave told us all to email you and tell you what a great trip we had and what a great guide he was.

Sorry, we can't say that.
What we can say is that we had the most amazing, exciting adventurous time of our lives. We saw stunning scenery, camped in beautiful bush settings, met some amazing people, took awesome photos and pretty much had the time of our lives.

Put simply, Dave was amazing. A bundle of knowledge, a great organiser, witty, charming, and a natural leader. His expertise and guidance, along with his cool calm manner, gave me the courage to do something I would never ordinarily have done, drive through Cockatoo Creek.

We will be forever grateful that we stumbled upon your website when researching our trip to the Cape.

We are seriously considering a Simpson Desert tour and will most certainly do it with your company. After doing a tag along tour we know it is the best fit for us.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to travel with your company and most especially to meet Dave."

Kind regards,

Lyn and Phil Ross