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April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

 


1 - 2

Driver Training 2 day

 

2 - 19
Africa - Namibia Tagalong

9-15
Victorian High Country

14 – 17 April
Man From Snowy River

 

25 - 30
Rosehill 4WD Show

30
Cox's River



 
6 - 7
Driver Training 2 day

7
Stockton Beach

13
Hema Specific GPS Course

9 - 27
Maralinga & Beyond

20 - 27
High Country Accommodated

20 - 21
Camper Trailer Driver Training

23 May - 5 June
Simpson Desert Safari

27 - 28 
Driver Training 2 day

27 - 28
Barrington Tops Accommodated

 
4
Turon River

4
Stockton Beach

10 - 12
Ridges & Rivers

14 - 30
Madigan Line

17 - 18
Driver Training 2 day

24 - 25
Advanced Driver Training


July 2017 August 2017 September 2017
 
30 June - 11 July
Big Red Concert Tour (CT)

2
Stockton Beach

3 - 16
Simpson Desert Safari

8 - 9
Driver Training 2 day

9 July – 3 August   
Kimberley Explorer (CT)

10 July - 4 August
Canning Stock Route

22 - 23
Caves to Caves

 
27 July – 14 August
Cape York (CT)

5 - 6
Driver Training 2 day

5 - 7
Christmas in August Snow Tour

12 - 14
Christmas in August Snow Tour

19 - 21
Christmas in August Snow Tour

9 - 28 
Arnhem Land (CT)

11 August – 5 September   
Kimberley Explorer (CT)

12 - 13
Hill End/Abercrombie

17 August - 4 September
Cape York (CT)

19 - 20
Camper Trailer Driver Training

20
Cox's River

26-27
Driver Training 2 day



4 - 15 
Flinders Ranges Wildflower (CT)

6 - 14 

Outback Icons Tour Accommodated

7 - 10
Penrith 4WD Show

10
Stockton Beach

14 - 22 
Outback Icons Tour Accommodated

16 - 24 
Outback Icons Tour Accommodated

16-17
Driver Training 2 day

24
Turon River
 
October 2017 November 2017 December 2017
 
30 September - 2 October
Ridges & Rivers

7-8
Driver Training 2 day

13-15
Sydney 4WD Show

21 - 22
Camper Trailer Driver Training


4 - 5

Driver Training 2 day

11 - 12
Brindabella Escape

12
Stockton Beach

18 - 19
Barrington Tops/Myall Lakes

19 - 25
Victorian High Country

26 November - 2 December
Victorian High Country

25 - 26

Advanced Driver Training

26
Cliffs & Canyons


25 November - 2 December
High Country Accommodated

2 - 3

Driver Training 2 day

2 - 9
High Country Accommodated

29 December 2017 – 4 January 2018
Victorian High Country 
Off road trailer Friendly

29 December 2017 – 1 January 2018
Man From Snowy River

January 2018

February 2018

March 2018


3 - 9

Victorian High Country

7
Stockton Beach

13 - 14
Driver Training 2 day

28
Cox's River


 3 - 4
Driver Training 2 day

8 - 11
Newcastle 4WD Show (tbc)

11 - 17

Victorian High Country 
Off road trailer Friendly

16 - 18

Illawarra 4WD Show (tbc)

24 - 25
Camper Trailer Driver Training

24- 25
Barrington Tops/Myall Lakes

 


3 - 4
Brindabella Escape

10 - 11
Driver Training 2 day

11
Turon River

TBA

New Zealand with Vic 

17 - 18
Advanced Driver Training

18
Stockton Beach

17 - 24
High Country Accommodated 

24 - 25
Hill End/Abercrombie

30 March - 2 April
Man From Snowy River

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

 
7 - 8
Driver Training 2 day

8
Cox's River

15
Cliffs & Canyons

15 - 21
Victorian High Country

24 - 29

Rosehill 4WD Show (tbc)


5 - 6

Driver Training 2 day

6
Stockton Beach

8 - 26
Maralinga & Beyond

19 - 20
Camper Trailer Driver Training

19 - 26

High Country Accommodated

21 May - 3 June
Simpson Desert Safari

26 - 27 
Driver Training 2 day

26 - 27
Barrington Tops Accommodated

 


2 - 16
Africa - Botswana Self Drive Adventure

3
Turon River

9 - 11
Ridges & Rivers

16 - 17
Driver Training 2 day

23 - 24
Advanced Driver Training

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018 


1
Stockton Beach
 
6 - 17
Big Red Bash Tour (CT)

6 – 31 
  
Kimberley Explorer (CT)

7 - 8
Driver Training 2 day

9 - 22
Simpson Desert Safari

9 July - 3 August
Canning Stock Route

20 - 22
Macarthur 4WD Show (tbc)

21 - 22
Caves to Caves


 
26 July – 13 August
Cape York (CT)

2 - 10
Cruise the Kimberley Coast

4 - 5

Driver Training 2 day

4 - 6
Christmas in August Snow Tour

8 - 27 
Arnhem Land (CT)

11 - 12
Hill End/Abercrombie

18 - 19
Camper Trailer Driver Training

19
Cox's River

22 - 30
Cruise the Kimberley Coast

25-26
Driver Training 2 day

 
31 August - 8 September 
Outback Icons Tour Accommodated

3 - 14 

Flinders Ranges Wildflower (CT)

 6 - 9
Penrith 4WD Show (tbc)

 9
Stockton Beach

10 - 18 
Outback Icons Tour Accommodated

15 - 16
Driver Training 2 day

23
Turon River

 

 October 2018

 November 2018

 December 2018


29 September - 1 October

Ridges & Rivers

6 - 7
Driver Training 2 day

12 - 14
Sydney 4WD Show (tbc)

20 - 21
Camper Trailer Driver Training

 
3 - 4
Driver Training 2 day

10 - 11
Brindabella Escape

11
Stockton Beach

17 - 18
Barrington Tops/Myall Lakes

18 - 24
Victorian High Country

24 - 25
Advanced Driver Training

25
Cliffs & Canyons

 

 
1 - 2
Driver Training 2 day

2 - 9
High Country Accommodated 

29 December 2018 – 4 January 2019
Victorian High Country 
Off road trailer Friendly

 29 December 2018 – 1 January 2019
Man From Snowy River

 

 January 2019

February 2019 

March 2019 

 
3 - 9
Victorian High Country

6
Stockton Beach

12 - 13
Driver Training 2 day

27
Cox's River


9 - 10
Driver Training 2 day

10 - 16
Victorian High Country  Off road trailer Friendly

 

 
TBA
New Zealand with Vic


(CT) - Camper Trailer Friendly Tour


 

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