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Driver Training Testimonials

Hi John, Thanks again for a fantastic weekend. I learned a lot and had a great time. Jenny told me she was well out of her comfort zone but enjoyed the hell out of it. Keep us in the loop for upcoming tours as we're both pretty keen to get out to the desert, although the next one may be a bit soon.
Piers, Manly Vale

Brilliant, John's knowledge and his willingness to listen to my queries was great
Kerry, Blackheath

Hi John, Just a quick note to say thank you again for a fantastic weekend. Carolyn and I never expected we would be capable of achieving the level of expertise you have given us in just two days. Brilliant course.
Peter, Roseville Chase

The delivery of the course was excellent, John has a wealth of knowledge which he delivers with ease
Brett, Hazelbrook

Exceptional teacher - I have learned far more than driving a 4wd
Maude, Bronte

Clear, straightforward instruction, John has a high level of competancy and is an extremely knowledgable instructor with excellent teaching skills
Carolyn, Northern Beaches

Excellent, very thorough and beyond expectations
Richard, Hazelbrook

Good afternoon John, I just want to thank you for a great weekend and your wealth of knowledge that you so positively passed on.

Brendan and myself learnt so much and in such an enjoyable atmosphere, you have the patience of an angel.
Vicki, Sydney 

John was very knowledgeable on all aspects of 4wd driving and conveyed that knowledge exceptionally well
Brock, Mascot

Just a quick note to say 'thank you' for the 4wd course last weekend. It was not only highly educational but also extremely enjoyable - a rare combination.  Many thanks.
Theresa, Sydney

Best part - John's level of knowledge and his skill at passing it on - Excellent
Louis, Sutherland

Very good. Thank you John for an exceptional two days
Ian, Maroubra

Best part - John. Learnt a lot, was a lot of fun and accomplished more than I could have imagined - Excellent
Martin, Summer Hill

Again a big thank you for your training on the weekend. As a manager of an RTO myself  (Registered Training Organisation), I appreciate good training methods and was very impressed with yours
Chris, Blackheath

Brilliant, being a teacher myself I can attest that John is a great teacher
Val, Mount Riverview

Having just completed your 2 day Drive & Recover Course, I would like to thank you for an experience I will never forget.

Your knowledge and practical application of off road driving and recovery are brilliant.

I have learnt so much, not just in theory but by physically doing it on the course.
John, Smithfield

Excellent, clear instruction and relevant information, obtaining confidence by driving obstacles
Robert, Rouse Hill

Very professional and extremely informative. John had a lot of time for all questions
Greg, Turramurra

Very high quality, John's knowledge was obviously advanced and was an excellent instructor
Amy, Epping

Excellent, very high standard of teaching, knowledge and experience
Brittany, Engadine

Hands on training in real situations - excellent
Anthony, Hornsby

Very informative and practical. Very helpful, John took the time to assist with all queries. Have learnt so much over the two days
Estelle, Hunters Hill

Great, real practical knowledge
Mark, Belrose

Best part - The methods, John explained why and how. Overall quality - Of a very high level, elite level in fact
Paul, Gladesville

Clear, concise and to the point
Andrew, Mount Annan

Outstanding
Leo, Bronte

Overall Quality - Extremely high, John's level of experience and communication is excellent

Peter, South Coast

Excellent, will recommend
Deb, Central Coast

Excellent - the actual doing and all good
Bruce, Bundanoon

Overall Quality - Very, very high - exceptional
Stewart, Ermington

All hands on, it was fantastic and easy to follow
Nathan, Ermington

Challenging course, very good
Alek, Normanhurst

Practicing, gradual skill build, well explained, good feedback on how we went
Thomasine, Alexandria

The course was fantastic - highly recommended
Oscar, Beecroft

Superb
Ben, Yarramundi

Again many thanks for the experience we shall not forget for many years, we have not stopped talking about it and look forward to the advanced course to further bring our skill levels along
Peter, Emu Plains

Good instruction and practical application - Excellent
Susan, Victoria

I attended the 2 day 4x4 driver training course run by John near Lithgow. Over the two days he gradually took us through increasingly harder skills and techniques, over more difficult tracks and water. John takes time to explain and demonstrate safety and equipment and gives students plenty of practice,. You will learn a lot from a very professional trainer
Ganga, Sydney

Excellent
Greg, Muswellbrook

Overall quality - Very high
Glen, ACT

Having been through basic training with John in the past he was the first person that came to mind when our club needed some training. Same again when I decided to participate in an Advanced Course for myself. As the training Officer of a 4wd club I have no hesitation in recommending John for anyone in need of 4x4 training
Ivan, Mt Kuring Gai

Excellent, very practical, trainer imparted knowledge well
David, Wollongong

Just a quick note to say thanks for all of your support on the training course earlier this week. Two incredibly memorable days where I learnt heaps and had an awesome time! Iv'e nothing but positive things to say about my experience on the course, the only bad thing was when I had to head back to the city. The mud has been washed away now but the memories certainly haven't
Richard, Sydney

Overall Quality - John's professionalism, practical application of theory and thorough knowledge, giving me confidence and competence
Nigel, Forestville

Overall Quality - Extremely high. Learning to do it yourself and building confidence
Andrew, Lemon Tree Passage

Excellent
Anthony, Winmalee

Humour, confidence, inspiring, real no b.s. - Excellent
Kevin, Oatley

I have attended a number of 4wd training courses run by John Cantrell at Australian 4x4 Driver Training. They are well planned, safe and structured in a sequential manner that allows participants to experience a  wide diversity of conditions, over a steadily increasing level challenge. John is an excellent communicator and his high level of experience in 4wding and also travelling in remote and bush environments is eloquently shared and well incorporated throughout the course. He is able to differentiate and tailor his programs to meet the diverse needs and abilities of individuals and groups. I have used Australian 4x4 Driver Training for both personal development and the training of individuals in my organisations and have had 100% satisfaction reported by all those that took part. The increase in knowledge and competence displayed by my staff after courses has been notable and made for long term improvement in practice, planning and risk management. I have no hesitation in recommending a professional such as John and Australian 4x4 Driver Training
Mark, Avalon
(Head of Outdoor Education)

Tag Along Tour Testimonials

Hay River, North Simpson Desert, Simpson Desert and Outback Trip
We have just returned from a 4wd Tag-Along trip through the Simpson Desert lead by John Cantrell

It was a wonderful experience, not simply because we met and travelled with many other like minded people, but also because very few get to see that part of Australia. The scenery is breathtaking! We couldn't have done this trip without John's constant support, encouragement and his knowledge and experience.

Thank you John for your patience and support, it was an unforgettable experience.
Graham and Robyn, Canberra
High Country
Thank you once again for a great 4x4 adventure to the Victorian High Country. Maree and I had a fantastic time and an unbelievable experience, also with your encouragment and reassurance I was able to accomplish what I thought was beyond me.
Bill & Maree, Sydney
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson Desert & Outback
The whole Simpson part of the trip was just brilliant, an amazing experience that we will always remember. Taking a party of 12 cars with quite a few newbees cross country in the Simpson takes a lot of courage and belief. Congratulations
Dave and Gary, Sydney South
High Country
During January 2016, Elizabeth and I completed a five day Victorian High Country trip with Australian 4x4 Travel, led by John Cantrell. Being relative newcomers to the world of 4x4, we were keen to explore the Victorian High Country but wanted the security of being with other 'like minded' people under the guidance of an experienced leader. The High Country and the tagalong tour surpassed our hopes and expectations. We still miss the sound of the gentle rapids and the companionship back at camp at the end of the day.

Meeting John and being led by him was a unique experience, one which we would do again without hesitation. John is renowned for his experience in 4-wheel driving and knowledge of the Victorian High Country. This was very important to us as temperatures ranged between 44 to 11 degrees within 18 hours, dealing with extremes is fundamental to this magnificent, yet challenging, environment.

John instilled us with confidence to confront and respect 4-wheel drive challenges outside of our previous experiences. The five day journey was certainly insightful with John enriching our knowledge of the technical capacity of our vehicles, different driving techniques and the importance of analysing situations.

This trip has provided the impetus for us to learn more about 4-wheel driving, the environment and to look at possibilities for future 4x4 adventures. We would recommend John and Australian 4x4 Travel to anyone seeking this style of experience.
Paul and Elizabeth, Melbourne
On our 4wd travels across the North Simpson and Simpson Deserts and the Victorian High Country
John Cantrell's knowledge of the areas we visited is vast. He seems to have a clear detailed mental picture of the whole countryside together with its delights and pitfalls. His vehicle knowledge and cautionary guidance at times of challenge make him a capable and experienced guide.
Colin and Gaynor, Maroochydore and Graham, Melbourne
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback Trip & Never Never Trip
If you never go you will join 99.9% of Australians who miss seeing the virtually unexplored Australia whilst having the experience of a lifetime made even more memorable by John, who's preparation, knowledge, attention to detail and his Outb
ack mates make for one hell of a trip
Eric, Manly
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback
The John Cantrell Hay River tour is a must for any 4x4 adventurer, one of Australia's last Outback tracks offering a challenge to man and machine - a most awesome Simpson Desert experience bringing together the best elements of 4x4 driving, outback camping, ever changing desert scenery, iconic stopovers, new found friends and John's wealth of experience
Ross and Vee, Warriewood
Hay River, Simpson Desert & Outback Trip
We hadn't done much 4wd driving before and not into the Centre. It was a trip we were keen to do, but not on our own.

We found Australian 4x4 on line and, after talking to John, it was clear that he had broad experience and was someone who was well organised.

This turned out to be the case, we had a convoy of 13 cars plus John's. There were varying levels of experience and machines. John managed to balance those factors very well.

The trek was spectacular - red earth, blue sky, endless stars and wild flowers. The silence at night was stunning, there was also occassional noise around the camp fire.

We can't recommend a trip to the centre and the Simpson Desert highly enough and would do it again with John. His experience, patience, ability to teach and his sense of humour make him a great guide.
Angus & Silvia, Sydney
Hay River, Simpson Desert & Outback 
I believe we were very fortunate that once having decided to join a "tag along" we selected Australian 4x4.

Our decision was governed by timing (Vic school holidays), the route - Mt Dare, Batton Hill, Hay River Track, Innamincka, Cameron Corner & White Cliffs were all unknown destinations for us and the tone of the preparation instructions for the trip were reassuring that we were going to be in good hands.

The resulting experiences lived up to all expectations, the comaraderie of the group led by John Cantrell was fantastic ensuring everyone had a great time whilst enjoying a great adventure. Congratulations John, the Gilbert family will definately consider joining another of your "tag alongs" in the future
John and Jack, Melbourne
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
John Cantrell is probably the best that Australia has to offer in 4x4. He not only equips us but empowers us to become proficient off road drivers. His motivation and passion to provide true off road experiences has been the foundation of an experience that for me is unforgetable.

I strongly recommend you consider the opportunity to visit parts of Australia, with John's support and experience, that no others have ever seen.
Nigel, Forestville
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
The Never Never was an amazing experience. Driving through trackless country gave a real sense of genuine exploration. I couldn't have imagined that driving off track could be so much fun but also, sometimes, so challenging.

The drive on the QAA line showed nicely what a different and much more exciting trip we had on the Never Never.

A truely unique trip.
Frank, Germany
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
The 4wd trip into the Never Never was a rare and surreal experience as we traversed untamed territory in the North Simspon Desert.

The Hay River Track is beautiful with a sense of remoteness but also an easier track to drive.

John has a relaxed style and often checks in on you throughout the day to see how you are going and John's 4x4 driver training is at the ready for those that require assistance or techniques.

It was an experience to last a lifetime and many stories to tell.
Bryan, Belgrave South, Victoria
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
Amazing trip, never thought the desert was like that.

Australian 4x4 organised everything, we were well informed at every time of the day. The trip was scary, educational, thrilling, exciting, beautiful, informative, funny, satisfying, etc, etc
Sonya & Mick, McGraths Hill
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
It was always fun and cool. I love the help you gave us, the advice and support. It was a great trip.
Mia (9) and Emma (7), Melbourne
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback
We absolutely enjoyed John's Outback and Simmo tag along trip. It's an ideal way for families to experience this beautiful and rugged landscape, especially with John's confidence and knowledge of this remote area.

With the itinery, camp sites, passes and new friends all organised you only have to pack your 4wd and tag along !

Thanks John for a great family adventure
Mark, Gillian & family, Singleton
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback
We would like to say a big 'thank you' for showing us how to conquer the Simpson Desert. We had a great time and will always remember this trip. We look forward to hearing about your July trip in your newsletter.
Pam and Duncan, Leeton
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
Thanks John, we both loved it, great agenda, great company, great locations and great organisation - Also thanks to Amanda, she must have had a hand in the organisation as well?
Peter and Vesna, Glenbrook
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
It was a great experience and adventure, once in a lifetime opportunity, would recommend it to anyone.
Andrew and Mark, Sydney South
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
Very good, well organised. Adventure of a lifetime with good company. Well done
Franz and Irene, Emu Heights
Never Never, Hay River, Simpson and Outback
Wonderful trip full of adventure and fun, also a great social opportunity with great people
Daniel, St Ives
High Country
What a fantastic time me and my mate Bob had with you on this Tag-Along to the Vic High Country, have never been there before and thanks to you we can now say we have seen one of the most beautiful places in Australia and driven some of the iconic tracks that you only hear about.

I have to tell you that after the first part of the Billy Goat Bluff Track I was packing it when we looked up at the second part, but your quiet assurance and unfazed attitude convinced me to give it a go, which I did and the great reward was the Pinnacles and satisfaction in what I had achieved.

Always one of the highlights of the day was gathering around at night with everyone enjoying the banter.

Thank you John for a wonderful experience.
John, Smithfield
High Country
Fantastic trip. Spectacular place, Great company. My son and I enjoyed every single minute.
Andrew and Billy, Mt Annan
High Country, Hay River and Simpson Desert
I have been on two tag along tours with John and have recently booked a third. With John planning and leading the trip, organising passes and camp sites you know you are in safe hands and with all of the planning done for you all you need to do is tag along
Craig, Cecil Hills
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback
Thank you again for an experience we will not forget and will remember fondly for many years

Clair and Chris, Wollongong
High Country, Hay River, Simpson and Outback (and others)
I'd like to thank John from Australian 4x4 Travel for another exciting 10 day journey through the North Simpson Desert and down the Hay River Track. As always the trip was well run and managed with spectacular scenery and a remote element that was truly amazing.The social interaction of an evening was always great fun, leaving those in the group mates and ready for more.

Over the last four years my son Daniel aged 12 and I have also done the Channel Country trip which was fantastic as well as two to the Victorian High Country which we will never forget as well as having done basic and advanced training courses.

John is a true professional with a vast knowledge in the off road adventure world who conducts himself in a friendly manner and at the same time brings the security that comes with at least 30 years of 4wd experience to make every trip a true adventure
Tony, St Ives
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback
Thanks John for such an unforgetable experience on the Hay River. An amazing group of people with great driving and fantastic scenery. They all thought we were mad turning up at Marree in an unmodified (except wheels) Suzuki Grand Vitara 3 dr but it did us proud
Ian, Northern Beaches
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback, High Country, Tasmania
I have been on 4 tag alongs with John. John's personal touch and knowledge of all things 4wd make for a most enjoyable trip. When travelling with John you can rest assured that you are travelling with someone who has the capability of handling almost any situation you are likely to encounter on a trip. The importance of this can't be understated when travelling some of the most remote areas in the country
Ivan, Mt Kuring Gai
Hay River, Simpson Desert and Outback
 We just returned from a 2 week 4x4 tag along of the famously red Simpson Desert led by John Cantrell of Australian 4x4 Travel. It was one of those "must do" adventures we had looked forward to experience for years, and it turned out to be every bit of what we imagined before driving off. We drove through vast expanses of magnificent central outback country, visited and tasted beers at renowed outback pubs, ate camel pie and grubs, crossed heaps of soft sand dunes and met remarkable people who had also joined the tour. We also made very good friends and thoroughly enjoyed the camping times and 'debriefing" yarns every afternoon. In all, we recommend joining one or more tag along organised by Australian 4x4 Travel and get out there to experience this amazing country - there is lots to see
Pancho & Miriana, Hobart

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