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Big Red Bash Tour 6 - 17 July 2018

Kimberley Explorer Tour 6 - 31 July 2018 

Canning Stock Route Tour 9 July - 3 August 2018

Simpson Desert Safari Tour 9- 22 July 2018

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Past Trips

Canning Stock Route 7 June - 2 July 2018

Africa Botswana Tour 2 - 16 June 2018 - Group 2

Africa Botswana Tour 2 - 16 June 2018 - Group 1

Simpson Desert Safari Tour 21 May - 3 June 2018

Victorian High Country Accommodated 19 - 26 May 2018

Vic's Simpson Desert Circumnavigation Tour 6 - 26 May 2018

New Zealand 4WD Tour with Vic Widman 7 - 18 April 2018

Victorian High Country Tour 15 - 21 April 2018

Victorian High Country Accommodated 17 - 24 March 2018

High Country Highlights 25 - 28 March 2018

Man from Snowy River 30 March - 2 April 2018

I-Venture Club Victorian High Country Tour 1 - 4 March 2018

Victorian High Country Camper Trailer 11 - 17 February 2018

Victorian High Country Accommodated 3 - 10 February 2018

Victorian High Country 10 - 16 January 18

Victorian High Country 3 - 9 January 18

Man from Snowy River 1 29 December 17 - 1 January 18

Man from Snowy River 2 29 December 17 - 1 January 18

Victorian High Country Camper 29 December 17 - 4 January 18

Victorian High Country 19 - 25 November 2017

Victorian High Country Accommodated 25 November - 2 December 2017

Victorian High Country Accommodated 2 - 9 December 2017

Outback Icons Tour 14 - 22 September 2017

Outback Icons Tour 16 - 24 September 2017

Outback Icons Tour 6 - 14 September 2017

Explore the Flinders Ranges 4 - 15 September 2017

Cape York Safari 17 August - 4 September 2017

Kimberley Explorer 11 August - 5 September 2017

Arnhem Land 9-28 August 2017

Cape York Safari 27 July - 14 August 2017

Canning Stock Route 10 July - 4 August 2017

Kimberley Explorer Tour 9 July - 3 August 2017

Simpson Desert Safari 3 - 16 July 2017

Big Red Bash Tour 30 June - 11 July 2017

Madigan Line Tour 14 - 30 June 2017

Central Australia/Simpson Tour 2 - 15 June 2017

Simpson Desert Tour 23 May - 5 June 2017

Maralinga & Beyond - 8-27 May 2017

Victorian High Country Accommodated 13-20 May 2017

Vic's Africa - Namibia Trip April 2017

Man from Snowy River 14-17 April 2017

New Zealand Tour 13-24 March 2017

Victorian High Country Accommodated 18-25 March 2017

Victorian High Country Accommodated 25 March-1 April 2017

Victorian High Country Camper Trailer 19-25 February 2017

Victorian High Country Camper Trailer 12-18 February 2017

Victorian High Country 3 - 9 January 2017

Man from Snowy River - 29 December - 1 January 2017

Victorian High Country - 29 December - 4 January 2017

Victorian High Country 20 - 26 November 2016

Victorian High Country 27 November - 3 December 2016

In the Footsteps of Burke & Wills - 4 - 22 September 2016

Explore the Flinders Ranges - 5 - 16 September 2016

Arnhem Land Tour - 17 August - 4 September 2016

Cape York Safari Tour - 15 August - 2 September 2016

Cape York Safari Tour - 25 July - 12 August 2016

Arnhem Land Tour - 10 - 28 August 2016

Kimberley Explorer Tour - 9 July-3 August 2016

Simpson Desert Safari - 4-17 July 2016

Birdsville Big Bed Bash Tour - 1-11 July 2016

Canning Stock Route - 15 June-10 July 2016

Maralinga & Beyond 3-24 May 2016

Simpson Desert Safari 16-29 May 2016

Ridges & Rivers 23-25 April 2016

Lake Eyre in Flood 23-29 April 2016

Lake Eyre in Flood 16-22 April 2016

Victorian High Country 18-24 April 2016

Victorian High Country 10-16 April 2016

Man from Snowy River 25-28 March 2016

Victorian High Country tour 27 Dec to 2 January 2016       

Victorian High Country tour 30 Dec to 5 January 2016       

Victorian High Country tour 3 to 9 January 2016  

Man From Snowy River 29 December to 1 January  

Victorian High Country 22-28 November 2015 

Flinders Ranges 7 - 18 September

Arnhem Land 13 – 31 August

Arnhem Land Tour – 20 August – 7 September

Cape York Safari Tour 6 – 24 August

Cape York Safari 27 August - 14 September 2015

Kimberley tour 9 July to 3 August

Kimberley Explorer Tour 17 July – 11 August

Canning Stock Route 12 July to 6 August 2015

Simpson Desert Safari Tour 29 June – 12 July

Birdsville Big Red Bash Tour 1 – 10 July

Red Centre tour 19 June to 5 July 2015

Simpson Desert tour May 2015

Madigan Line May 2015

Victorian High Country 12 – 18 April

Man from Snowy River  3 – 6 April

Vics NZ TRip 21 March to 3 April 2015

Victorian High Country Tour 15-21 February 2015

Adventure Film Festival High Country Tour 13-22 February

Man from Snowy River – 29.12.14-1.1.15

Victorian High Country Camper 31.12.14-6.1.15

Victorian High Country Camper 28.12.14-3.1.15

Victorian High Country 4 – 10.1.15

Victorian High Country 23-29 November 

Victorian High Country 30/11 – 6 December 2014 

Cape York Tour 1-19 August 2014

Kimberley Tour   2 - 27 August 2014

Kimberley Tour   7 August  - 1 September 2014

Arnhem Land Tour 14 August  - 1 September 2014

Flinders Ranges Tour  8-19 September 2014

Simpson Desert Safari 30 June to 13 July 2014

Big Red Concert Tour 2014

Corner Country/Birdsville Tour 2014  

Canning Stock Route 2014 

25-27 April Vic’s 200 series’ first drive

3 May to 1 July 2014 Irene and Dave’s USA holiday

11 May to 30 May 2014 Vic’s 60th birthday Madigan Line Tour

Simpson Desert Safari 19/5 -1/6/14

Follow Vic on his FJ Cruiser Club trip to the High Country

Vic’s New Zealand tour  14-24 March 2014

Victorian High Country Camper Tour 16-22 February

Victoran High Country 30-12 to 5/1-2014

Victorian High Country 3-9 Jan

Man from Snowy River

Victorian High Country Tour

Vic’s High Country Reccie

Cape York Safari 1-19 August 2013

Canning Stock Route 4 – 29 July

Arnhem Land Tour 11 August to 1 September 2013

Flinders Ranges tour 8-19 September 2013 

Cape York Safari  6-24 August 2013 

Kimberley Explorer 2-27 August 2013

Simpson Desert Safari - 26 June – 8 July 2013

Simpson Desert Safari – 1 – 13 July

Corner Country Birdsville Trek – 1 – 10 July

Birdsville Trek to see John Williamsons Concert – 4 – 12 July

Dave and Callum’s Simpson Desert Adventure 23 May to 10 June 2013

Victorian High Country Tour 14-20 April 2013

Man From Snowy River 28/3 – 2/4/13

Vic’s New Zealand tour 30 March to 8 April

First Across the Desert

Follow John Howe as he runs across the Simpson Desert 10-28 March 2013

The Catterall's Tassie holiday

Victorian High Country 30 December to 5 January 2013

Man From Snowy River  29 December to 1 January 2013

Victorian High Country 3-9 January 2013 

Victorian High Country 10-16 January 2013

Vic’s Launceston  holiday  28 December to 2 January 2013

Victorian High Country 25/11/12 to 1/12/12

Outback Photo Tour  22-29 September 2012

Arnhem Land trip one 1-19 August

Arnhem Land trip two 21 august to 8 September

Cape York 6-24 August

Cape York 1-19 August

Simpson Desert Safari 2-14 July 2012

Simpson Desert Safari 3-15 July 2012

Corner Country/Birdsville 2-11 July 2012

Sam & Dave's outback trip 1-30 May

First Across the Desert, Follow our progress via out SPOT tracker

Easter Man from Snowy River

Man From Snowy River trip 29/12-1/1/12


High Country 3/1 - 9/1 2012

Camper trailer High Country trip 10-16/1/12

A holiday in Tassie 23/12 - 4/1

Follow Vic's customers (Tim & Justina Catterall) on their around Australia Trip

Victorian High Country 19-November - 27 November

Darling River Tour 24 September - 4 October

Simpson Desert Hay River 14 July - 7 August

Up the Middle with Vic commencing 30 July to 16 September

Canning Stock Route 29 May -  30 June 2011

Kimberly Trek 1-7 27-7

Corner Country Birdsville Trek 2 -13 July 2011

Simpson Desert Safari 2 - 17 July

Burke and Wills 23 August - 7 September

Across the Top 8 September to 28 September

Man from Snowy River 29 Dec - 1 Jan

Victorian High Country 3 -9 January 2011

Victorian High Country 9-17 April

Man from Snowy River 22 - 25 April

Irene and Dave's Big Trip
4 Day New Zealand 20 - 25 May




Now that the dust has settled on our memorable trip to the Victorian high country I thought I would drop you a line to thank you and Neill.

Your knowledge of the high country was outstanding. Not only did you know the tracks intimately but you were able to pass on the history of the area which always makes a trip like this much more interesting.

I must say that I would not have attempted most of these tracks on my own or even with friends. The way you and Neill guided us through what at first seemed to be very difficult situations saw my confidence grow as the trip progressed. One of the rewards of course is the awesome views and spectacular countryside.

But for me the most impressive part of the trip was after I made a stupid mistake (in a carpark) and damaged my vehicle quite badly. You, Neill and I must say the rest of the group rallied to repair my vehicle in quite difficult circumstances. This was not easy and without you and Neill I would still be stuck half way up a mountain in very isolated country. You did this very professionally with regard for everyone's safety. You also managed to calm me down and keep the situation light hearted.

Once repairs were completed you saw to the needs of the group then escorted me of the mountain to safety where you had organised dinner and accommodation and a mechanic if required.

I can't praise you and your staff highly enough. You turned a potentially devastating situation for me into an experience that has left me wanting to return for more trips with Great Divide Tours. I have never experienced this level of customer service before.

Thanks again to you Neill and the rest of the group. And to anyone thinking of this type of adventure, you could not find a better way than to join Great Divide tours who offer exceptional customer service and support both on and of the tracks.

Paul Hutchinson 

Testimony from Karen and Ian,

 Wow, just wow!  We have just completed the July/August Cape York Safari led by Dave and have to say that all of our expectations were met and then some.

 The organization was great and the campsites were just right (including the bush camps) and even though the Great Divide team can’t take full credit for the amazing part of the world we live in, they can take the credit for making sure that our trip took in such a variety!  It must have been good, we took over 3000 photos on the safari (all 19 nights of it) and are struggling to find too many ‘bad’ ones!

 But overall, we wanted to let you know that Dave was the perfect leader for the safari.  His knowledge of the Cape, his 4x4 expertise and his directions on the ‘tricky bits’ were exactly what was needed.  We all made new friends on the trip and in no small measure this was due to Dave making sure everyone was included.

 If you are looking for a very special experience, we recommend you sign up (early as they book out quickly!)

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.


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"


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."

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