Do you feel confident about taking it off-road? Do you know how to get out of a tricky situation?
Are you planning a big trip and just want to feel safer & more confident behind the wheel?
Do you have a partner who usually does all the driving & have you thought about what may happen if they couldnâ€™t drive the vehicle due to injury or illness?
Then this fun, one-day, short and sweet recreational 4WD training course is for you!
This particular 4WD course is not just for heavy-duty 4WD vehicles. Whether you've got a Land Cruiser, Patrol, Forester, Rav4 or Xtrail â€¦.. Itâ€™s all about learning new techniques, gaining the confidence to explore, learning new or improving your existing 4WD skills and empowering you to get out in the dirt and give Four-Wheel-Driving a GO! What better way to do it â€¦ with a group of fun-loving and supportive ladies.
The minimum is two vehicles to run the course. Maximum is six vehicles. Maximum two people per vehicle (you choose your own passenger, however both can have the opportunity to drive if they wish, or one can be passenger/observer - this will should be negotiated by the person who is booking on behalf of their passenger / or driver).
Passengers are generally free to attend, however if you have a passenger who wishes to participate in the driving part of the course using your vehicle, they may like to share the cost of the training course with you. Then you both get to do all components of the course and only pay half each - pretty good deal!!!
Bookings & Full Payment must be made before January 24, 2018 to secure your place. Please note that we will need to ensure that all vehicles are appropriate for the course before confirming your booking. In addition please see below:
You need a robust 4WD (such as a Landcruiser, Isuzu D-Max,Nissan Patrol etc - ask if unsure) if you want to participate in the bogging recovery exercises.
If you have an all-purpose 4WD you will only be able to observe the recovery exercises, however youâ€™ll be able to participate in all other activities - No 2WDâ€™s can participate.
You will need a two-way radio. If you donâ€™t have one we can hire them one for $20 per unit per day (however we need to collect this amount in advance.)
Participants need a current & valid driving license in order to participate.
We encourage participants to bring their own tyre gauge/compressor IF you have one, as we will be deflating/inflating tyres. If you have any other equipment youâ€™d like to demo, or ask the instructor about, you should bring it along as well.
Important: There are NO toilet or other facilities at the training ground â€“ itâ€™s squatting in the bush!
You should bring some loo paper & dispose of it responsibly as well as some hand sanitiser.
Our instructor will be Global Gypsies Director & Senior Trainer Jeremy Perks. Jeremy is an accredited 4WD trainer & an experienced towing trainer as well as an award-winning Tour Guide.
Meeting Point & Time: Jeremy will meet us all at Ellenbrook McDonaldâ€™s at 8:30 a.m. SHARP to shout us a coffee & go through the theoretical component of the course. The group will then proceed in convoy to the training area in the bush, where youâ€™ll spend the rest of the day until about 4:00 p.m.
Mobile reception is intermittent & we the course instructor asks that phones be switched off during the course (except for lunch break).
If youâ€™d like to know more about Global Gypsies, you can visit their website at www.globalgypsies.com.au You can also call them direct if youâ€™d like more details or have other questions.
- Plenty of drinking water
Lunch (sandwiches are ideal)
Camp chair (one per person)
Appropriate clothing to avoid sunburn
Work gloves (you may be changing a tyre!)
Covered shoes â€“ no thongs or open sandals please for safety reasons!
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.