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4WD Sand Course

Please note: This 4WD Sand Course has a duration of 4-5 hours

4WD Sand Course (only) is designed for One on One or Group Bookings

Get a convoy of 4WDs and we can schedule a course specifically for your group

When travelling over sand, in your 4WD vehicle, on a beach or through the wilderness of the Australian Desert, the combination of safety with the exhileration of sand driving will ensure that you and your loved ones enjoy a wonderful 4WDing experience.

Travelling on sand can be the most exciting adventure of your life, however, it can also be frightening and in some situations, dangerous.


There is the risk of being bogged on your own, on a beach, with an incoming tide or the possibility of a vehicle rollover from an ill-fated attempt to ascend a dune or sand hill or an accident with another vehicle.


All of these situations are controllable and avoidable. A responsible attitude will enhance your enjoyment of any adventure - not destroy it!

For less than the cost of a replacement tyre, Bespoke 4WD Sand Course may well be one of the best investments that you will ever make.

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4WD Sand Course

This Bespoke 4WD Sand Course will provide you with the opportunity to tackle a variety of different and challenging sand obstacles in a safe supervised environment. This course will further provide you with personal confidence in your own ability and demonstrate the capability of your 4WD vehicle. For the experienced driver, the course will provide the opportunity to enhance your driving skills and develop greater confidence, enabling you to cope with varying conditions.


Focusing on systematic sand driving techniques, this PRACTICAL sand-specific course will enable you to pass through obstacles with greater control, whilst providing more safety and comfort for your passengers. The use of the correct sand driving techniques will allow you to use your vehicle correctly, reducing vehicle maintenance costs and will save you money, frustration, and inconvenience.

Description: Drive a 4WD vehicle in sand terrain using advanced techniques deals with the advanced skills and knowledge required to use appropriate range, gear and techniques to drive a 4wd vehicle through and on sand terrain.


Aim: The aim of this course is to familarise drivers of the key features, capabilities and limitations of their off road capable vehicle whilst developing a clear understanding of the correct and safe use of a 4WD vehicle in sand terrain, where protection of their passengers, the vehicle and the environment, can be demonstrated.

Sand Course


Teaching Elements

Pre-Course Assignment:

Course participants will have full access to Kev Williams pre-course assignments, which includes:

  • Vehicle Specifications.

  • Vehicle Inspection.

  • How a 4WD Vehicle Works.

  • Vehicle Recovery Safety Precautions and Total Force Required Calculation. 

Theory (there is no sit-around theory)

  • Advice on equipping your vehicle for Sand Driving.

  • Beach Driving Rules.

  • Sand Appreciation.

  • Stuck and incident avoidance.

  • Minimise Environmental Impact.


  • Preparing and checking your 4WD vehicle for sand driving.

  • Sand driving techniques.

  • Ground appreciation and wheel printing.

  • Tyres and tyre pressures.

  • Recovery techniques in sand without recovery equipment.

  • Sand Recovery equipment including safe use of a snatch strap and Maxtrax.

What to Bring

All you are required to bring is:

  • Your 4WD Vehicle and driver’s license,

  • pen and notepad,

  • appropriate outdoor wear, including  covered footwear, sunscreen and hat,

  • Morning tea and plenty of drinking water,

  • Folding chair,

  • a tyre gauge, and

  • Sand dish mats are recommended (to keep the mud, dirt and sand within the mats).


The commercial activity permit of Bespoke 4WD Education will allow you to undertake the course, without purchasing your own Vehicle Access permit for Bribie Island.  You will be required to stay with the Bespoke 4WD Education group at all times, which includes leaving the beach at the conclusion of the course, unless you have and display your own vehicle access permit.   

If you wish to access the beach prior to or after the course you will need to purchase your own permit.  The fees are as follows for the purchase of your own permit for Bribie Island Recreation Area:     

  • 1 week or less = $55.50

  • more than 1 week (up to 1 year) = $173.30

How to Book your Half--days 4WD Sand  Course

  • If you wish to book, you will be required to provide some personal information about yourself and your vehicle.  

  • Please contact us and we will be able to email you to request the necessary booking information.

  • Once we receive this booking information we can enrol you in the course and issue an invoice.

  • Your invoice will indicate when payment is required. Which can be paid by direct bank transfer. Once we have received payment, we will provide a course confirmation.

This Confirmation Will Include:

  • What to bring.

  • Pre-course Assignment (all about your particular vehicle).

  • Course timings and location.

  • Directions to the location.

Course Costs 

Our 4WD Sand Course is competitively priced,

  • One on one $850.00;

  • Discount for 2 or 3; or

  • Discount for Group booking of 4 or more. 

  • Course Includes:

  • Pre-course Assignments (information, prior to attending your course).

  • The sand course.

  • Both the primary driver and passenger, of whom are encouraged to take part in both the theory and practical sessions. Please note:

  • Vehicle access permit for Bribie Island for the duration of the sand course.

  • The issue of a Certificate of Attendance for the primary driver and passenger upon successful completion.

Please Note

Our courses provide an excellent opportunity for all participants to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to drive a 4WD vehicle effectively and safely, in an educative and supportive environment. 

Due to the educational nature of our courses and in order to allow all participants to give their full attention to the course and gain the maximum benefit from the course,

  • we are limited to 2 people per vehicle (Primary Driver and passenger). 

  • our driving courses are not suitable for children.

Is my vehicle suitable? All 4WD vehicles with a lockable Transfer Case, are able to achieve Low Range and have good ground clearance, are ideal for this course. 

We Look Forward To Your Booking

Bespoke 4WD Sand (Only) Courses is only for one on one or Group Bookings

Contact Us

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