Welcome to the Adventure 4WD website. You’ve found one of the best and most resource rich 4WD websites in the world, from one of best 4WD driver training organisations in the world and we wish you well with your future 4WD endeavours, whether they be for work or for play!
Adventure 4WD is a South Australian owned business created by David and Rose Wilson committed to offering one of the best 4WD learning experiences found anywhere. The business commenced in 1993 and has delivered training to thousands of 4WD owners and operators in that time.
Looking After Government & Industry
On the commercial front it has managed one of the country’s largest single 4WD driver training contracts continuously since 1997, the South Australian Government’s “Safe Driver” training initiative, with delivery from our home base in Adelaide and right across the State. But our interests extend beyond South Australia’s borders as we regularly service the needs of mining and infrastructure providers wherever they might be.
Recreational Training Too
The business also looks after the needs of recreational 4WD users, skilling drivers before they head off on their own adventures, the steady stream of postcards and emails we’ve received ample testimony to the quality of the training undertaken.
Real Passion… Not Pretend
So how is it that Adventure 4WD enjoys such trust?
Firstly we’re passionate about our craft. In a world where “passion” is often mentioned and often over-done, we live, sleep and breathe 4WD, it’s all we do in the business. At Adventure 4WD our 4WD training is the core of the business, supplemented with rider/driver training with 4WD/6WD/8WD ATVs and we carry essential hire equipment for 4WD journeys and expeditions. It’s an appropriate mix.
Well Travelled, Excellent Communicators
The training team has travelled Australia extensively, in fact we doubt there’s too many places where we haven’t visited yet. All that travel, listening to others, putting theory into practice, refining the curriculum and tailoring programs to suit our clients, means as a participant you’ll benefit.
All of the Adventure 4WD instructors and support staff have excellent communication skills and are very, very patient! No matter what your skills level we pride ourselves on having an ability to convey our messages in a way that is easily understood and confidence inspiring.
David Knows His Stuff
Lead instructor and director of the business David Wilson has become a regular feature on Australian television when it comes to 4WD and anything to do with wheels. David & Rose created the country’s first (and in fact a world-first) dedicated 4WD TV program “Beyond The Bitumen”, a 13 part series of half-hour shows seen on TEN and Foxtel between 1998 and 2000. Since then David has been the co-host of Channel Nine’s “Motovision” car, boat and motorcycle show alongside MIX 102.3 FM’s Karen Prater, a fellow car and bike nut. David has also appeared in numerous promotional campaigns for industry products and safety films, in fact the Wilson’s TV production company Red Belly can make your automotive product or safety message a reality. Have a look at the Bridgestone and ARB featured videos adjacent to the Weekly Safety Tips.
Don’t overlook his monthly contributions to the Adelaide “Advertiser” and its Out & About recreational supplement. For 7 years South Australian 4WD discovered where they could travel in their State and how to do it successfully. There were also plenty of articles written for a diverse range of 4WD magazines both here and overseas. You will have read articles by him in 4WD Monthly/Action, Overlander and Land Rover World and Land Rover Owner International in years past and of late he’s restarted his freelance contributions with work for Adventure SUV Magazine and in 2017 for Loaded 4X4.
Above: Spread from Adventure SUV Issue #8 – November-December 2016
He’s also the face of Isuzu Ute Australia’s “I-Venture Club” an outstanding vehicle manufacturer driver training initiative that’s helping many hundreds of new DMAX and MUX owners get up to speed on how their vehicles work both on and off-road. The program started in 2014 and travels nationwide each month with an action-packed weekend and in 2016 was expanded from its single day format to incorporate longer events, the first into South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Have a look at the concept here https://goo.gl/bQ4mSi
Time To Join Us
So whether it be a commercial environment that you work in with 4WDs or purely for play and holiday, Adventure 4WD has all the expertise you’ll ever need and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Regards, David and Rose Wilson