If you’re a new or novice 4WD driver or perhaps been an owner for a while and want to learn more, then this is the place to properly start your future adventures! First Time Out is the nexus for any adventurer wanting to acquire the best 4WD knowledge and then apply those newly learnt skills in a challenging off-road environment with our guidance.

We deliver First Time Out in a single day in the field at our property in the Barossa Valley, designed to build confidence in new drivers in readiness for tackling trails that are way Beyond the Bitumen. You’ll understand the importance of using the gearbox and 4WD range, engine braking and throttle control as well as vehicle positioning on the track, all whilst having a great time with your fellow attendees.

With confidence and with some skills emerging, we’ll venture into more challenging terrain, practice common vehicle breakdown and recovery methods and tackle other challenges with holiday safety in mind.

At day’s end you’ll have learnt tricks and techniques that would normally take years to accumulate, making you a competent and aware driver both on and off the road!

  • Open-air theory classroom to maintain Covid-19 distancing and density rules
  • Discussion on destinations to journey to with travel guides included in your course pack
  • Take a look at vehicle fit-out and improvement
  • Practice with your own vehicle in genuinely difficult terrain
  • Build confidence quickly and safely
  • Learn proven recovery techniques, using the best equipment

You Need

  • A 4WD, a high-clearance, dual-range 4WD wagon or ute
  • If you haven’t got a vehicle call our preferred hire vehicle partners Complete 4WD Hire on 08 8234 1300
  • Your lunch and drinks (sorry no alcohol) or you can elect to buy lunch in Lyndoch during the break
  • Clothing appropriate for the forecast conditions and closed footwear
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunnies
  • Don’t forget the video or camera!


  • $485 per vehicle including up to 2 drivers (please leave the children at home, there’s lots to learn)
  • Until further notice we’re offering a Covid-19 special rate, receive 20% off pay only $388, just quote the *coupon code COVIDSUCKS when Booking Online or book with Adventure 4WD phone 08 8342 0202
  • Ask about a gift voucher, it’s a great way to say you care!

Locations and Times (See Calendar For Scheduled Dates)

  • Meet us in the bus/car park adjacent to the Lyndoch Village Green, Barossa Valley Highway (in the main street opposite Kauffman Road and the Lyndoch Bakery), in Lyndoch
  • Session commences on nominated Wednesday or Saturday mornings at 9.30am and concludes 4.30pm, (arrive for UHF radio install from 9.00am on)

*Until further notice take 20% OFF! Call us on (08) 8342 0202 or book on-line at Adventure 4WD and use the “COVIDSUCKS” coupon when booking. IMPORTANT NOTE – when claiming the COVIDSUCKS discount please use all capitals (uppercase) and use one word COVIDSUCKS (just like this example) and the discount will be applied. Fee of $10 may apply for re-processing of purchase.

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