Sand Driving Course Reviews

An absolutely amazing day

Learnt so much about driving on sand, soft sand strategies and if we get bogged – the easiest and simplest, safest way to get out. Great day of fun and very helpful tips and information.  We recommend this course highly.

Michael C / 2023

Although I have been 4 wheel driving for over 45 years, including commercial vehicles, I bought a new 4 wheel drive camper Isuzu 75/155 and wanted to learn more about 4 wheel driving.  The XDrive trainer was a great teacher, especially his attention to detail and safety.  I am extremely glad I did this course (and others) with XDrive and would recommend him as a trainer for new or experienced drivers.

Colin B / 2023

A must for inexperienced offroad drivers

This course is a must for any inexperienced offroad drivers. The knowledge gained is invaluable and we had an amazing day learning with great people!

Brent G / 2023

Well worth the Time and Money

Very informative day. Lots of tips provided. Well worth the time and money.

Rick N / 2023

Awsome Course

Highly recommend it

Craig G / 2023

Absolutely Loved It

Both my wife and I along with the 3 kids had a blast. The knowledge is without doube something so valuable. THANKS AGAIN Adam and Sammy

Adam P / 2023

Fantastic Course

Stephen was incredibly helpful.

Heather B / 2022

Great educational day out. Thanks so much Stephen!

Guy T / 2022

Highly recommend it

Very good day, very informative, highly recommend it.

Soren N / 2022

Loved the Course!

Gained heaps of confidence and learned all about my car and its capabilities. Thanks Steve

Leigh M / 2021

The combination of 4×4 know how and a fantastic local historical knowledge makes any of XDrive’s courses fantastic.

Liz N / 2023

I attended the XDrive Sand Driving Course with little confidence in my ability to drive successfully on sand. At the end of the course completion I had more confidence in my vehicle and myself. The increased confidence has opened up more opportunities to explore the coastal beaches with my family.

Anthony P / 2023

The trainer’s knowledge of all vehicles is exceptional and also his ability to deliver his knowledge of 4WD operations and recovery in a clear informative and engaging manner – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Jake H / 2023

I can finally relax and feel comfortable driving on sand!

Danilo C / 2023

Really Enjoyable Course – Would Highly Recommend

Learnt a lot in the space of one day from a very knowledgeable instructor. Well planned, great scenery and good fun!

James G / 2022

Thank you, had a great day and learned a lot.

Connor L / 2022

Great time and helped stay confident in this unfamiliar terrain.

Dan F / 2022

Excellent introduction to 4wd driving in sand

A great confidence builder and heaps of really good tips. Thanks Steve

Glenn P / 2021

New or seasoned beach driver, I would highly recommend this course. The course leader’s experience and tutorage is second to none.

Alex E / 2023

Excellent information and loved the small group.

Mark P / 2023

Excellent explanations. Thanks XDrive

Michael N / 2023

The trainer presented the course in a very knowledgeable and experienced way. I am technically minded as a structural engineer, but can confirm having learnt a lot along mechanical and technical things on this course. Well done XDrive

Andre D / 2023

Learnt a few new things!

Murray E / 2023

Learnt a few tips I wasn’t aware of.

Mick G / 2022

Thanks again Stephen

Todays course built on foundation 4WD Introductory course. I felt more confident in navigating through gear changes and soft sand. Great practical instruction with focus on safety and sense.

Liz F / 2022

Loved it

Learnt very useful techniques.

Michael G / 2021

Very Comprehensive Course

A great learning experience. Thank you for a truely excellent day on the 4WD Sand courses. You covered everything in detail with clear practical examples.
Your knowledge and experience in this field is outstanding.
Ian Mackenzie / 2021

Stephen certainly didn’t disappoint!

Second course I’ve been on with Stephen. Learnt so many handy tips to get out of any, more importantly get into any difficult situations.

Great day on the beach. Thanks again Stephen!

Keith M / 2021


We completed the Sand Driving course and it was excellent. Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and imparted excellent instruction as well as great hints and tips. Left the course confident in what to do out on the sand and the vehicle capability which i would not have gained just teaching myself.

Scott Brodrick

Great Course

It has given me the confidence to drive on a variety of sandy conditions.

Dan W / 2021

I fully endorse Steve of XDrive for all your 4WD Training!!!

As always Steve provided a very information and comprehensive course that gave us the confidence to go off road in any situation.

I would suggest that you do the basic 4WD course so owners know what their vehicles are capable of.

David R / 2021

Exceptional Course well worth it!

Stephen’s vast experience and his willingness to share it in a practical manner made this an exceptional course and well worth it!

Mark C Y / 2021

Gave me the confidence of driving on sand and the ability to understand the car, when to stop and rethink ‘What can I do”.

Jane B / 2021

This course has given me the confidence to trust my partners driving on the beach. Fun and informative!

Fiona L / 2021

Stephen was professional and well prepared and efficient.
I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen to my family and colleagues.

Grant M / 2021

The Best Day Ever!  10 STARS

So much useful and easy information gained! I feel so confident on the sand now!!

Shari D / 2021

Very informative, fun, very thorough and extra health safety and practical tips.

Patricia S / 2021

Another excellent experience, thank you. Always learn something new. Fraser

Fraser M / 2021

An Excellent Day

Steve was so knowledgeable, would highly recommend this course.

Scott B / October 2020

It was a great introduction to sand driving and Steven answered all the questions.  Thanks Steven

Stefan L / October 2020

Amazing as anticipated!

Thanks for all your wisdom!

A Torr / October 2020

Really helped me overcome a lot of my anxiety. I now have faith in my own and my car’s ability.

Ella C / October 2020

enjoyed the hands-on side of the course and the discussions throughout the course.

Peter B

Everything was thoroughly explained before being asked to go ahead on the course track, including how and why things may go wrong, as well as alternatives to do the same thing in a different scenario. The course was absolutely excellent. We couldn’t ask for more. We actually gained even more than expected.  Thank you so much for taking us out at such short notice. We’ll take it slow and hopefully do you proud!

Rowena S

Was a great day and learnt a lot – THANKS

Belinda B / November 2021

Very Knowledgable!

Had a great time whilst learning a lot about my vehicle.

Jonathan W / October 2021

As usual – AWESOME learning experience. Thanks Steven

Carol Y / March 2021

My nervousness disappeared with a patient trainer. Thanks

Linda P / March 2021

Highly Recommended

Great course, conducted in beautiful location and very practical and insightful.

Frank O'T / March 2021


Many little tips that will make a huge difference.

Mark O / October 2020

Always approachable and friendly. Always helpful and patient.

Ed H / October 2020

Loved it!

Nothing like hands on experience. Stephen is so so knowledgeable and helpful!

Kathryn G / October 2020

Great Experience


Lisa L / October 2020

Enjoyed learning recovery techniques, trainer was good.

Thomas N

Very practical and solution focused course – Dennis G

Lots of practical experience. Stephen gave a lot of tips. Useful to learn recovery. Mark M

Thanks for a wonderful day Stephen. It was fantastic, no improvement needed. Jeremy P

Very clear instruction for soft sand driving and tips and techniques for all the different vehicles. Steve W

Well worth doing

Great day out, achieved all I wanted to learn, well worth doing.

Wendell H / May 2021

An informative and as much fun as the Intro Course.

Jeremy L / April 2021

Excellent training

Combination of practical and theory. Thanks Stephen

Leonie B / March 2021

Stephen was a fantastic trainer, very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions and had plenty of good 4WD tips. Will recommend this course to family and friends.

Casey W / March 2021

Really helped my confidence!

Thank you! I really enjoyed the recovery and going up and down the hills. I also learnt some great tips on high and low crossing on sand.

Charlotte Mc / November 2020

I learnt many new things and feel much more comfortable driving on sand.

Alex M / October 2020

Great Fun

Good to have advice tailored for the vehicle I am driving.

Alex R / October 2020


Nina P / October 2020

Lots of practical experience. Stephen gave a lot of tips. It was useful to learn recovery techniques.

Mark M

Great confidence builder. Plenty of practice of the skills, introduced in a gradual way. I was doing things at the end of the day that I wouldn’t have been contemplating at the start.

Chris B

Total advise on how to handle sand driving with practical examples of getting unstuck. Evan S

Extensive sharing of knowledge and practical application by trainer. Phil S