• AUSTRALIAN 4WD HIRE

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  • WHY AUSTRALIAN 4WD HIRE?

    There are many reasons to choose Australian 4WD Hire - This is just one.

    WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

    Independently owned and operated, Australian 4WD Hire is able to cut out the middleman to offer our clients top-tier service at ultra-competitive rates. Because we deal directly with our clients, we are able to provide prompt, hassle-free communication. For your convenience, we have agencies around the country staffed by trained professionals in:

    Adelaide / Alice Springs / Brisbane / Broome / Cairns / Darwin / Gold Coast / Melbourne / Perth / Sydney

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  • When you get the unexpected - and it's still a happy ending.

    Comments from Jeremy and Kelly - WA Australia

    About our Experience with Australian 4WD Hire

    We recently took an Australian 4WD Hire MUX Roof top from Cairns through the gulf of Carpentaria to Lorella Springs, NT and back via Lorne Hill. It couldn’t have been easier dealing with Pete in Cairns, he’s extremely accommodating, and we know how pedantic punters can be. This guy deserves a medal for service and caring. A very enjoyable trip but unluckily for us ended a few days early with a suspension mount failure in the middle of nowhere on the way to Julia Creek.

     

    I have to say we were nervous with how Australian 4WD Hire might view the circumstances as we had done some great hard miles. We shouldn’t have worried as soon as we were able to get a message back they had us sorted and our minds at ease.

     

    Flights out of Julia Creek back to Cairns and a replacement car waiting. They happily accepted our point of view without a question.

     

    I’ve heard a few things about this company, which are from the few who fail to understand the policy and procedures put in place for the protection of the customer and also the equipment. It is obvious they have the customers best interests at heart.

     

    Crap can happen even to the most responsible of us, may I say if and when it does, these guys at Australian 4 WD Hire will have your back.

     

    See you guys again for our next trip!

  • From the United Kingdom to Australia. We Drove the Back Way - It Took 7 Weeks.

    Comments from Chris - Hertfordshire. UK

    About my experience with Australian 4WD Hire

    I spent 7 long weeks in this vehicle which had a rooftop tent. It was clean, and the vehicle only had 7,000 KS on the clock so was in effect brand new.

     

    I picked it up in Darwin and the guy who checked me in was great, very friendly. The only issue during the trip was the bash plate falling off which I had repaired but this was not the fault of Australian 4WD Hire, as it had been put on upside down by the contractor who did the conversion, these thigs can happen.

     

    Australian 4 WD Hire dealt with this in a fantastic manner and refunded the money I had spent on the repair without any issues, it’s all in the way you communicate with them. I cannot praise this company more highly.

     

    The Australian 4WD Hire vehicle was excellent, very comfortable, service was great, and they are so easy and professional to deal with.

     

    I dropped the car at Darwin on the 16/7/18 and the bond was refunded on the 19/7/18. How is that for service. They are excellent people to deal with. Thanks again Australian 4WD Hire, it was a great holiday!

  • You just Cannot beat a Positive experience. To make a great Holiday

    Sometimes you think the worst and end up getting the Best!

    Comments from Tamara. Brisbane QLD

    My experience with Australian 4WD Hire

    Guys from head office were the most helpful. Absolutely all my questions, before during and after hire were answered and I could not be any happier with the service that I received.

     

    Regarding all the recent media coverage, dealing with the company was a pleasure. I never felt or experienced anything even close to what was described in the article or in some of the negative reviews. It appears to me that the media is just trying to sell their stories by spreading fear and confusion without considering any of the happy and satisfied customers. This seems very un-Australian to me.

     

    Australian 4WD Hire has the cleanest T and C’s of any company we looked into and fare less restrictions.

     

    We hired a Toyota Prado with a ground tent, the car had a few K’s but was in immaculate condition and never skipped a beat. Brett at the Darwin depo did an amazing job checking us out, everything including the equipment was shown and explained properly.

     

    To have such a good start to a holiday gives you a very nice feeling and puts your mind at ease. Our experience was great from the start till the finish.

     

    For anyone who’s considering or looking into hiring with Australian 4WD Hire: if you don’t have any plans to mistreat the vehicle and want to get 100% out of your outback holiday, then this is definitely a company for you, you need to take care of the vehicle like you would your own, which wasn’t hard for us. It is just being respectful. We will see you back for sure. See you soon Australian 4 WD Hire.

     

  • Darwin to Adelaide – December 2018

    We hired an RTT vehicle for the trip Darwin to Adelaide, it was in perfect conditions and all the employees from Australian 4WD Hire were helpful and professional. We got the security bond back in 24h, to recommend!

     

    Cheers, Fabio Isa – Alexandria NSW / Australia

    Darwin to Adelaide – November 2018

    We drove over 4000km and used hired equipment during the trip from Darwin to Adelaide. Me and my travel mates are extremely satisfied with the vehicle we have got and service we have been provided in. Since the very beginning communication with Australian 4wd team was very easy and precise. We got all details and useful information in advance. The car was well maintained, equipped with high quality camping stuff, much better than expected. Bond/security is being refunded to us with no issues. The vehicle we had was with ground tent and exactly what we needed while our trip thru Australian Outback. Customer service and quality definitely above expectation!!! Highly recommended.

     

    Have a good day, Ania Szczecinska – Maroubra NSW / Australia

  • Perth to West Coast – November 2018

    The car did everything we asked of it and more. We really tested it out over our almost 2-week trip, bring it on sand dunes, off roading and camping. The tent was really easy to set up, so much so that someone could do it on their own so having more than 1 person made it a breeze. The cooler in the back kept everything ice cold, which is vital to stay hydrated in the Australian sun. Overall, the car is amazing!

     

    Thanks, Rob Stamm – New York / USA

  • Perth to West Coast – November 2018

    Customer Service was fast at responding back. Bond was handled in the time frame stated in their contract Vehicle was what I expected when booking.

     

    Regards, Michael Pham – California / USA

  • Adelaide to Red Centre – November 2018

    We hired a Bush Camper Canopy RTT (Toyota Hilux) from the Adelaide depot for our 17-day outback adventure. After a quick and efficient explanation, we took off towards Flinders Range.

     

    Having a roof top tent, it made it very easy to quickly setup up camp and start enjoying the views and star filled sky at Wilpena Pound and Brachina East Camp ground. While preparing our meal using the provided stove (it has two pits that were sufficient for us) we encountered the first wild life (emus, kangaroos, lizards, lots of birds) who passed by. We continued our trip to Marla, driving the rough, remote, 1000 km long, corrugated Oodnadatta track for 3 days. When leaving the Flinders, the landscape changes from steep cliffs towards flat dessert planes. An amazing experience in such a harsh environment. As the car has a strong engine and robust suspension, this made the 3 days more comfortable, especially on the corrugated sections. Definitely worth driving up here. One of stops, Coward Springs, is worth mentioning here, as it has a hot spa!

     

    From Marla we drove up North towards the West McDonell National Park. On our way north, we stopped to setup camp at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve. From the camp we had beautiful views on the rock formations, especially during sunset. As it is so remote, at night the stars and the Milky Way were perfectly visible. Truly astonishing.

     

    With a short stop at Alice Springs to get some groceries, we took off to visit the West McDonell. We decided to setup camp off-road on a dried river bed, close to Boggy Hole Bore, which was gazzeted in the provided HEMA maps. This was the first time we had to use the 4WD to its full extend. The car did an excellent job in dealing with this rough terrain.

     

    The day after, we headed down south to Palm Valley, which is a special area were unique palm trees are growing. On our way we stopped at some gorges in the West McDonell to go for a swim. Once we left the main road to drive to Palm Valley, we noticed that this is a road for 4WD only. Especially the last kilometres are very rough, with steep climbs and deep dips. Again, the car had no problems dealing with this terrain and took us to this amazing place. One of our last stops in the Northern Territory, next to Kings Canyon, was Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to visit Uluru (Ayers rock) and Kata-Tjuta (the Olgas) which are easily accessible. Truly amazing places in such a remote area. In the last days we drove back the car to Adelaide, stopping over at Desert Oaks Resort, Oasis Park Coober Pedy and Melrose Caravan Park. Especially the later was very good as it the edge of a national park with good walks. This was the place where we could recap the great adventure we had so far.

     

    Looking back, we had an amazing time in such a diverse, remote and harsh environment. Thanks to the excellent an robust car, tent (we experienced strong winds during the night and the tent was super strong and didn`t break) and gear (robust 40L fridge, 20L fuel canister, 20L water canister, 2 outdoor chairs and table, gasstove, recovery kit) we had a worry free trip of our life and look back to an amazing adventure. Worth to mention is that we prepared our own meals 90% of the time and the stove worked perfectly. We also downloaded a digital version of Hema Maps which we are good to have next to the paper version that is provided by the company.

     

    Looking back, we highly recommend Australian 4WD hire as they provided us with the tools (car and gear) that enabled us to make this trip.

     

    Regards, Joris and Hanna Wismans–Rotterdam / Netherlands

  • Cairns to Cape York– November 2018

    I just wanted to thank Australian 4WD Hire. We had a great trip from Cairns to the tip it was definitely a bucket list trip for us. Peter was awesome he gave us a lot of helpful tips before we left and put our minds at ease in regard to all the terms and conditions. I have attached a few pics of our trip.

     

    Kind Regards, Ben Smith – Highbury SA / Australia

  • Alice Springs – Ellery Creek Big Hole – Redbank – Palm Valley – Kings Canyon – Uluru – Trephina Gorge – Alice Springs – October 2018

    We rented a Toyota Prado 4WD from Australia 4WD Hire, equipped with camping equipment (tents, stretchers, chairs, table, fridge, water container, stove, recovery kit, first aid kit, light & a roof basket bag). The car was well suited to comfortably seat our family of 2 adults and 3 kids. The booking procedure was very easy, followed by prompt replies to all questions prior to departure – thank you to Maryna and Amber! The team at the Alice Springs office were very friendly and helpful in facilitating a quick handover and drop off the car. We received our deposit back within 24 hours of returning home. All the equipment supplied was fit for purpose. The tents were easy to use and robust, easily weathering a few hectic thunderstorms. We did an online order at the Alice Springs Woolworths and the local butcher, so had a quick stop at the shops to collect and pack these items (the Engel fridge was super handy!!!!! especially to cool the end of the day beer/wine) before heading off on our Central Australia journey. Australian 4WD Hire – your 4WD took us on an amazing family holiday – highly recommended. Thank you.

     

    Kind Regards, Angie & David McNeil – Dee Why NSW / Australia