4WD Training in the Dunes

4WD TRAINING

Welcome to Direct Four WD Awareness

Located in Alice Springs (Northern Territory, Australia), Direct 4WD  is your one stop shop for outback four wheel drive tours and training.

 

We specialise in three things:

 

4WD Training - Certified and Competency Based

                        

We offer training in Alice Springs at 7 Hele Crescent, weekly and, when arranged, do training on mine sites, communities, towns other than Alice,  Territory-wide.

We can conduct courses under a tree if necessary.

Courses we offer are

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Drive AWD/4WD vehicles on unsealed roads (SISODRV201A) -- 1 day.

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Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle (SISODRV302A) -- 2 days.

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Advanced Drive & Coordinate Recovery of 4WD Vehicles in Difficult Terrains. (SISODRV404A & SISODRV405A) -- 4 days.  You must have done the 2 day course above first.

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Operate Vehicles in the Field (PMASUP236B) -- for the mining & energy industries - 2 days. 

More info at  services/training.htm

 

- Outback 4 WD Tag Along Tours into Remote Areas

Tours to any where. We change them every year - last year to the Hay River, this year we followed the footsteps of P E Warburton as far as Waterloo Wells. See www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au destinations Warburton

- Corporate 4WD Incentives

We offer 4WD Incentive trips, from half day around the bush, to a  camp-out overnight in a swag, to a 5 day trip to Birdsville.

Other examples are sunrise breakfast on Mt Gillen;  dinner and overnight in swags on the banks of the Finke River; afternoon trips to Ooraminna Bush Camp.  Using hire cars, we can cater for up to 40 people.

  
DIRECT FOUR WD AWARENESS

7 HELE CRESCENT

ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870

08 8952 3359 0R 0408 485 641

 
 News
In June we found Waterloo Wells as named by Warburton in 1873 on his Journey from Alice Springs to 
DeGrey Station , near Roburne in WA.  Here is a clip of what we did.
May 1, 2015, is my 60th birthday, that's when we leave to go even further west
join us, ph. 0408 485 641 for more details
 STEPS OF P.E.Warburton. Clip by Alan Whiting
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzcrgPL0LZY&list=UUIH2gBhSN-Tb3H29brvhiqg&feature=player_embedded#t=0
 HAY RIVER TRACK open 2015???  Yes! Forms available 10th January 2015 on   
jol@direct4wd.com.au

 

Media

 

 

 

Jol's Articles

Tyre Pressures  

 

- how to avoid punctures
and more serious damages - click here

 

Jol Fleming - what he drives
for fun and play -
click here

 

FIRE - prevent it under your vehicle
useful tips and instructions - click here

 

Hire a 4WD vehicle - what to 
consider and watch out for - click here

 

Trailers - why overload your vehicle
when you can pull a trailer - click here

 

Split Rims vs. Tubeless Rims
advantages/disadvantages - click here

 

Documents

 

Camping Check List

download the PDF

 

Links

OUTBACK TRAVEL AUSTRALIA

Check this out great news and views, test on cars and gear, and honest too. Old mate Alan Whiting, journo extraordinaire tells it how it is,

click here 

http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au/

 

Batton Hill - Lindsay Bookie
http://www.lincartan.com.au

 

More useful links - click here

Links

 

Batton Hill - Lindsay Bookie
http://www.lincartan.com.au

More useful links - click here

Direct 4WD runs adventure tours and advanced driver training for anyone interested in four wheel drives. We are located in the midst of the stunning landscape of Central Australia (see our photos).

 

JOL FLEMING'S
WE are back from the Waterloo Wells Expedition
 
WATERLOO WELL IS THERE, PIC BY THE 'RAT'
Video of the recent trip and our rained-out trip from last year are on the Alan 
Whiting's website.
http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au
 
The 2013 - 14 clips are on these two addresses
http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au/destinations-travel-destinations/following-warburtons-footsteps-part-two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpvdP1RgMzo
             
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1202821h.html
Click on this, its his Journal

 
TRAINING INFORMATION

The 1 day Drive AWD/4WD Vehicles on Unsealed Roads course (see above) is ok for the person who is on good dirt roads and is not subject to 'off road' situations or is not doing any recovery work.  

If you're working out bush, I much prefer you do the 2 day Drive & Recover a 4WD Vehicle course.  You will be safer.

The 4 day advanced course covers more difficult terrains, more detailed maintenance & repairs as well as more advanced and varied recovery techniques.  You must do the 2 day course before the 4 day course.  

The Operate Vehicles in the Field course is designed for people working in the mining, chemicals, refining & energy industries.  It also covers the regulations required to operate here in the Red Centre, Palm Valley & the Mereenie Oil Fields.

 

 
   

DIRECT FOUR WD AWARENESS,

7 HELE CRESCENT

ALICE SPRINGS

NT 0870

jol@direct4wd.com.au

 

Ring me 0408 485 641, OR email jol@direct4wd.com.au  me, Jol for an info pack

Jol's Trips for 2015

TO BE ADVISED

 We're looking at the prospects of RETRACING THE FOOTSTEPS OF PETER EGERTON WARBURTON'S 1873 EXPEDITION. This started at Sturt Creek 50km north of Alice to DeGrey Station near Roebourne in WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 

It will be do-able but not easy. If you're interested, talk to me.  We have been and had a look at the first stages in 2014.

My Brother who, like me,  grew up here, is about to semi retire. (I'll believe it when I see it). After being in the US and Canada plus living in NZ he came in 2014 to help me look around. There are some special places around here with unfinished business from when we were in our 20's. If you're keen on Rock Art petroglyphs and stuff, this is for you. 

We are from here, have lots of Indigenous friends what to show us, let me know.  Email me on jol@direct4wd.com.au

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpvdP1RgMzo     CLICK THIS URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpvdP1RgMzo

Click this to see the 2013 Warburton Expedition video, By Allan and Kez from Australia Outback Travel.

FROM ALICE to BIRDSVILLE

We go the back-way.  Keep an eye on the website & we'll let you know, where and how.

We had a look in August 2013.  It was a great piece of wilderness, but exactly how we will do it next time is yet to be seen. It's good country; it's rough; it's slow and a challenge all in one. If you have a good 4WD, you'll love it. 


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   NEWS:    WEB SITE TO CHECK OUT WITH NO BULL: 

http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au/

Great news and views from super scribe Alan Whiting

 
Hay River Track Permits Forms are available from
jol@direct4wd.com.au

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Articles

 

Jol Fleming - what he drives
for fun and play -
click here

 

FIRE - prevent it under your vehicle
useful tips and instructions - click here

 

Tyre Pressures - how to avoid punctures
and more serious damages - click here

 

Hire a 4WD vehicle - what to 
consider and watch out for - click here

 

Trailers - why overload your vehicle
when you can pull a trailer - click here

 

Split Rims vs. Tubeless Rims
advantages/disadvantages - click here

 

Documents

 

Camping Check List

download the PDF

 

Links

OUTBACK TRAVEL AUSTRALIA

Check this out great news and views, test on cars and gear, and honest too. Old mate Alan Whiting, journo extraordinaire tells it how it is,

click here 

http://www.outbacktravelaustralia.com.au/

 

Batton Hill - Lindsay Bookie
http://www.lincartan.com.au

 

Out There Outback - Liz Cuming
http://www.outthereoutback.com.au

 

More useful links - click here

Links

 

Batton Hill - Lindsay Bookie
http://www.lincartan.com.au

More useful links - click here

Direct 4WD runs adventure tours and advanced driver training for anyone interested in four wheel drives. We are located in the midst of the stunning landscape of Central Australia (see our photos).

Direct 4WD is owned and operated by Jol Fleming. Jol is one of the most experienced operators in the Northern Territory. Direct 4WD's competency based driver training is nationally accredited.

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