What others think about Getabout's Training

February 2018

Hello just a note my wife Wendy and I did the towing course at Bathurst last week with Tim just contacting you to say what a great and very beneficial course it was for both of us and Tim is a great instructor and very informative we have come back to mudgee and told all our caravaning friends to do the course  thanks again for a great course

name: Greg 


January 2018

I attended the 4WD course at Yarra Junction yesterday and I just wanted to say how great the training was. Steven was a fantastic trainer, he made me feel very comfortable with the tasks we needed to complete and answered all of my questions enthusiastically. I also really liked that the course also had an environmental focus – as an environmental scientist I know the damage that 4WD can do to the environment and I was really glad this topic was discussed.


November 2017

I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you to Simon for putting on a great caravan towing course on Tuesday.

I was very nervous initially but thoroughly enjoyed the day and came away feeling very confident – couldn’t believe I could competently park our 21 foot van between 2 cones without running over them.

Apart from being a great learning experience re driving it was extremely educational – my fiancé  and I were very impressed.



October 2017

I would like to write a review on Jeff Palmer Q.L.D.

> He has been outstanding in his vast knowledge of towing and all it entails.

> As a female attempting to tow a cumbersome rig I was overwhelmed by

> the task and feeling very ditsy!! He was exceptionally helpful and

> patient going beyond the call of duty. A really great guy. Absolutely

> recommend him and the course. It's a must if you want to know what you are doing.

name: Sharon

April 2017

I have just completed a towing course with Rob at Ourimbah and I
am now feeling very confident in all aspects of hitching, towing, reversing,
knowing correct weights and loading of van etc. I was very nervous about
learning to tow but Rob is the most wonderful teacher we could have wishes
for, his clear instructions, attention to details, and never ending patience
made it easy for myself and my daughter who was with me to learn. When we
got home I reversed our van into our awful dog-leg driveway, through our
very narrow carport and onto our van slab, Rob really made all this possible
because his ability to teach and instruct is awesome!! My husband was so
surprised and pleased at our skills.Thank you Rob once again, I have sung
your praises to other friends wanting to learn. Thank you Tow-Ed for having
these courses available to newbies like us. Cheers Carol n Bec.
name: Carol n Bec


March 2017

This is just to let you know that we have recently completed two training days: Basic 4WD at Wallerawang with Graham and, this last weekend, doing Sand Driving with Paul  We can’t speak highly enough of our experiences with both trainers.  In each case, it was refreshing to be taught by people who really have done the hard yards themselves and understand what they are talking about… so often that is not the case.   It was also clear to us that both trainers really enjoyed their work and that attitude made us want to learn even more.


We will make sure that we pass on your details to anyone who needs your style of training – without hesitation.


Our thanks to both trainers and the team who have dealt with our bookings.


Kind regards

Rob and Sallie


June 2016

On Thursday 9/6 my partner Louise and I attended a Getabout towing course at Lithgow conducted by Graham C.

Our first positive surprise was that we were the only participants - which meant that we got very tailored training and one on one attention.

The course was fantastic, and Graham provided a great blend of theory and practice. By the conclusion of the day both Louise and I were feeling much more confident (and calmer) about the challenges of off road towing.

The final endorsement for Graham's effective teaching came next morning when we were able to back the trailer into our yard with a minimum of fuss, and position the trailer exactly where we wanted it to be.

We had been looking for a towing training course since December last year when we placed our order for a Complete Campsite Kakadu. We eventually chose the Getabout course because of location, but also because of the very positive comments we had heard about your training services through the Land Rover Owners Club.

Our expectations were exceeded on the day, and we will certainly be recommending Getabout's training as we travel about Australia. 

regards Anthony  


May 2016

Sunday 22  - 4WD Course 

Just a quick email to say -"what an amazing day!!!"  

Graham was a brilliant instruction who had a infections passion for safe and conservation aware 4W Driving. 

His delivery was clear, well structured & presented.  He gladly he fielded all our questions and utilised his own experiences to demonstrate or reinforce our learnings. 

This added enormous value and clarity which was appreciated by my son and I who have no 4WD experience.

Please pass on our appreciation to Graham and again, thank you for a great and informative day. 

I am looking forward to completing your towing, mechanics and other courses,


Bruce & Peter H



February  2016 Corporate Client - Basic 4WD Course

* Excellent practical & theoretical components of the course

* Relates effectively with workplace scope of work

* This course is highly recommended for field staff travelling off road

Mitchell A.



December 2015

HUGE weekend with Paul from Getabout Training Services.

4X4 Training at Freemans Waterhole on Saturday followed by Sand Driving on Stockton beach Sunday.

Best. Fun. Ever!

Seriously though, the Course was brilliant.

I finished the weekend with everything I needed to know about my vehicle and its capabilities .. plus more!

Driving and safety regulations and advice, snatch-strap recovery, differentials, approach angles, tyre pressures, driving different terrains, rock climbing, sand dunes, DAC, HAC and lots of tips and tricks you won't find in your car manual.

Paul was an amazing source of information and he delivered the training with calm expertise.

Thank you!

I'm confident now and looking forward to my first road trip with my 3 small children for some sand driving up at Rainbow Beach in Queensland.

I highly recommend Getabout Training Services for anyone looking to start a 4x4 adventure and will be putting the word out to all my family and friends.

Kris H     7th December, 2015


Really enjoyed the course on Monday, It was so much fun. Greg loves what he does
that is so good in a trainer. Thanks again
Michael P


September 2015

Basic 4WD course; Well presented, informative course.

Hamish F


July 2015


Hi guys, I have just arrived home after the course today. I found it a lot of fun, perfect for a novice. Paul in particular was a confidence inducing instructor. We tackled some terrain I would never have dared to without the assistance provided. The session where we could explore and make our own way around the maze of tracks further away from the main site was great fun, but would not have been possible without the instruction from the morning. It’s especially good doing the day in your own vehicle, as you get to learn more about its features and capabilities which you can put into practice whenever necessary. Thanks for the opportunity, please pass on my appreciation to Paul and the Getabout crew.

Nick B.


May 2015

Corporate Training; This was one of the most useful & effective courses I have had the pleasure to undertake. My level of understanding has increased regarding the safe use of a company 4WD vehicle.

Luke M


March 2015

Course held at Lithgow;

Great instructor! Great Course! Great location & facilities. Adam (Corporate client)  


February 2015

What a great time we all had, Adam and Graham were excellent and explained and displayed everything perfectly while managing to make it a lot of fun. Well done Getabout!  Ian B (Corporate Client)


February 2015

Basic 4WD course; Excellent course, very professional yet very personable and very enjoyable. Stuart


January 2015

Hi Team Tow-Ed I’d like to let you know that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Tow-Ed course at Ourimbah last Friday. The instructors Rob and Paul were very helpful and instructive, and gave us the confidence to hit the highways and by-ways of Australia to enjoy caravanning holidays. All the Best Lindsay and Aleice


December 2014

Well we did the course with Brian today a true professional with patience.  I have never ever towed before, hubby has.  Needless to say I was peaking driving to the equestrian centre this morning but also ready to learn.  Brian was incredibly patient and controlled in how he showed us all the different aspects of towing a van.  I learnt so much and Peter learnt some new ways which he used when reversing when we got home.  I now have the CONFIDENCE to tow our van, reverse the van which is very new to me.  Here comes happy holidays and SAFE driving.  Thanks Tow Ed money well spent and the information and skills we learnt today are now with us as we travel.  We would highly recommend everyone to book in and JUST DO IT.  Peter and Sandra 


June 2014
Anne and I would like to thank you all for a great weekend of Advanced 4WD driver training at Lithgow on the weekend. 
We had a very interesting, informative, skilled learning, exciting enjoyable and practical two days, acquiring the knowledge and driving techniques for advanced off road adventures.
I would like to say a special thankyou to John and Julie for letting us camp onsite for two nights and use their amenities.
Graham was an excellent training facilitator, with extensive knowledge, entertaining and interesting presentation, and a patient and encouraging manner during the practical skills session.
Regards Bob


April 2014
I recently did a course with Adam and would like to pass on my feedback that he was excellent and is a great resource for you. Paul

March 2014
Can you please tell Adam we back our caravan into the storage unit first time when we got back from the course. Thank you Adam for your time and patience, our day was so enjoyable
Gayle and Gavin

Just thought I would write a quick email to say that we had a great day today at Lithgow with Bob. 

The weather was perfect, the venue was great and Bob delivered the course in a professional, friendly manner.  

We all had a fantastic time and I personally learnt a lot about my 4WD and its and my abilities.  The forest/national park drive in the afternoon was great.

Thankyou Bob and Getabout, I will be back for another course in the future.

 MarkJust wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed the 4WD training course. There are a lot of stories being shared around the office and many photos have become screensavers" Ericsson (Corporate Client)

"What an excellent course this was with Shaun. Even Martin who has been towing boats, trailers & campervans for over 20 years learnt so much. We have already recommended this course to many of our friends. Shaun is an excellent, knowledgeable, patient Instructor"  Kay & Martin

"I just wanted to send this email to let you know how much we enjoyed our course yesterday.  It was fantastic and we learned so much and it was much much better than I expected.  I didn't think I would enjoy it but I did and I was so happy I learnt how to tow the van, reverse it, park it and all the other things that we did, plus learn so many wonderful tips.  Graham & Gerry were absolutely fantastic teachers and are so knowledgeable, patient, able to get everything across to all of us & were such nice guys.  Thanks for giving us the opportunity of doing the course and we will certainly recommend the course to any of our friends who are towing vans. Thanks again" Carol & Stan