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We've partnered with Parkley 4WD to bring you a fantastic day of 4WD driver training! 

This training day is strictly limited to 10 vehicles daily, so get in quick! 

We'll spend the day with a qualified 4WD instructor at the awesome Parkley 4WD facility near Amberley.

Parkley is 35 minutes from Waimak Bridge.

The course is suitable for Standard Jimny’s on-road tyres. Some obstacles are more suitable for modified vehicles.

Schedule for 4wding course:

8.30-9.00 - Meet and discuss day ahead.

9.00-11.00 - Theory on Jimny 4WD transmissions, tyres, traction control, hill descent
control, hill fail, water crossing and weather.

11.00am - Morning tea 

11.30am - Vehicle check

12.00am - Driving on uneven and challenging terrain

12.30pm - Gentle short slope ascent/descent followed by lunch on hilltop or BBQ in
training room area.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH, AMBERLEY IS TOO FAR AWAY TO SHOOT IN TO TOWN FOR LUNCH.

1.15pm - Hill driving

2.00pm - Water crossing, deep and shallow

3.00pm - Some free driving at Parkley

3.30pm Wrap-up debrief

  • All Jimny’s to have WOF and Registration.
  • All enter and drive on Parkley Off Road at their own risk.
  • All vehicles need to have correct oil and other fluid levels.
  • Not all vehicles need to have recovery points.
  • Dress for wet and muddy conditions if needed.
  • Work boots or similar are required.

The excellent Parkley 4WD facility is set up to train government agencies how to drive in offroad conditions safely. They train departments like DOC, the Police, Worksafe and more. Parkley 4WD is not a facility that is available to the public. This is a unique opportunity only available here!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH, AMBERLEY IS TOO FAR AWAY TO SHOOT IN TO TOWN FOR LUNCH.

Recovery Points are not essential, but recommended.

Much of the skills you need for safe 4WDing is best learned from the passenger seat. 

Jimny Rentals! Our two Jimny rental cars will be available to hire, for $200 each. First in, first served.

No refunds will be issued if you are to withdraw within 7 days of the course.

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Smith
Jimny training day

Such a confidence booster to find out just what I and my Jimny were cArable of.

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Nicola S
Good day out

Great day out, lots of learning & fantastic for all levels.

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Paula Colvin
Every Jimny owner should experience this day!

I never thought I would love 4wding and was quite scared when I began the day. My partner had booked us in with him driving but then couldn't do it. And wow what an amazing day I had. Not only did the guys give me heaps of confidence and knowledge when 4 wheeldriving but now I'm hooked and want to keep going! Thank you to everyone that made the experience a memorable one and hoping to do another day when its wet.

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Katie Dunn
4wd recovery course

Super informative, heaps of fun! Lots of laughs, 10/10 recommend! Great watching Adam’s small Jimny get put to work 😁

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Rory & Friederike
Fantastic Jimny Day

Thanks to Adam, Ken, Brian, and Adrian, for an amazing training day at Parkley 4WD. We honestly had no idea how capable the wee Jimny is off-road until we did it ourselves, in our own Jimny, despite having watched countless videos and read reviews.
From being very cautious and nervous at the start of the day, we were happily Jimny-scampering up and down serious inclines amongst other things by the end of the day.
We would highly recommend that anyone with a Jimny contact Adam to do this training day. We're still smiling a week later!

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Deana Averill
4wheel drive training course

As a total novice to 4wheel driving I can honestly say that my confidence in my cars ability has grown 10 fold. I always fancied doing some off roading but to be honest was completely petrified about loosing control of the car and damaging myself and my car. But not any longer. My confidence grew throughout the day and I totally loved it and cannot wait to do more.
Would highly recommended 🤓

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Stretch
This is a must do…….

I thought it would be nice to go out and get some 4WD training so I would know what I was doing rather than just guessing and hoping for the best. After doing the course I’m telling you this is a must do course, it’s Jimny specific and all the training is Jimny based. The instructors are amazing and patient and you build your skills and confidence slowly and steadily. By the end of the day everyone was trying everything and having fun doing it. There were a couple of partners that didn’t even want to drive at the start that ended up driving everything and wanting more. I’m definitely more confident, safer and know what my Jimny can do now. Will definitely be doing a winter one 😎

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Jody C.
Confidence building

I signed up for the 4wd driver training day so that I could learn more about what the Jimny could do and in the process I learnt what I could do.
It was fun, educational and I drove places I never would have had the confidence to drive without the support of the instructors.

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Maria C.
Great day out

Excellent course gradually building our confidence to take on challenges. I feel much better prepared to handle more challenging real-life outings. It is amazing what the little Jimny can do!

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Keys Kerdemelidis-Kiesanowski
Best training day for a newbie.

17 year old son and I went on this course. We have a week of full on 4WD'ing ahead starting the following day. 17yr old has his full license but has never been off road and is (was) anxious about the week ahead. This course covered many of the basic 4WD situations in a way that was easy to remember. We started at ~0900 and finished ~1600. My only complaint, if you could call it that, was the 17yr old hogged the drivers seat. He's raring to go on our trip now though. If you are new to 4WD'ing I would recommend this day.

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