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

Cairns to Sydney – November 2018

I must say that all people at the pickup and drop-off were very serious and correct. There was absolutely no problem with the timetable we had determined. The car was well prepared, ready to go. We got even an upgrade, a larger car because there was a problem with the car we wanted to hire, without having to pay a supplement. On the Hwy and in the outback the Toyota Prado 4WD gave full satisfaction.

Kind Regards, Theo Thiry – Echternach / Luxemburg

Perth to West Coast – November 2018

Thank you very much for your services and arranging / professional attitude; I will most certainly use your vehicle again next year.

Kind Regards, Marcus Jamieson – La Gaulette / Mauritius

Darwin to Adelaide – November 2018

Any queries I had with Australian 4WD Hire were answered promptly and in full. Pickup and drop off were smooth, with the guys at both Darwin and Melbourne being really helpful and clear on the equipment and vehicle. Bond and fuel were both refunded in full quicker than expected.

Kind Regards, Luke Shepherd – One Jervois / Singapore

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 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 Ben Smith – Highbury SA / Australia

Brisbane to Fraser Island – November 2018

I was very satisfied with Australian 4wd Hire. My pre-hire dealings were very efficient and detailed. The car pick-up and drop off was also very efficient and well handled. The vehicle was perfect for my family trip to Fraser Island. My full bond was returned within 2 days of returning the car. We played by the company’s rules and had no problems when we returned the car. I will gladly use them again.

Regards, David Willmott –Prahran VIC / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s – October 2018

The Toyota Hilux was great, It was so reliable and easy to get used to, I actually miss it now. All camping equipment was great too and pretty easy to set up. I would like to thank your team for great service! I’ll definitely remember you next time we travel.

Kind regards and wishing you all the best! – Tereza Sancova– Perth WA / Australia

Cairns to Cape York– October 2018

Thank you for that, was a really awesome experience with Australian 4WD hire. I would definitely recommend and will use in the future.Great equipment and great service.

Kind Regards, Greg Capek– Montmorency VIC / Australia

Melbourne, Broken Hill to Flinders Rangers, Uluru to Kings Canyon to Coober Pedy to Adelaide – October 2018

Great customer service! – The FJ Cruiser we hired had it all. Just needed our clothes, sleeping bags and fill the Engel fridge with food. The vehicle was totally reliable and the equipment all in good nik. The duel battery ran the fridge for 3 days without us having started the car to recharge. Awesome. The Engel fridge is a great thing and considering getting one after having used it for 2 weeks around the outback. Thanks guys for the positive service experience.

Kind Regards, Peter Rechner– Coburg VIC / 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 Angie & David McNeil – Dee Why NSW / Australia

Alice Springs via Red Centre – October 2018

We recently hired an Australian 4WD Hilux for a 7-day camping trip from Alice via the Larapinta drive down to Palm Valley, Watarkka National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and back to Alice Spring. Australian 4WD were great to deal with the whole way through, rates were reasonable and there were absolutely no extra fees for driving on 4 wd roads etc. The camping equipment had a bit of wear and tear but that’s fine because you don’t feel like you have to keep it pristine. The Hilux was in great condition and drove really well. I would definitely recommend this company. Thanks to all the very amenable and professional staff.

Regards, Melanie Morrison and Max Vechi– Sydney NSW / Australia

Fantastic blast up the West Coast– October 2018

Very professional all the way from pick up in Perth. The vehicle was like new and pick up and drop off was super-fast – couldn’t be happier. Highly recommend these guys as they include essential camping gear and a ripper Engel fridge to keep your travelers chilled and I also took a look under the bonnet and was very pleased to notice a proper 2nd and duel battery setup. Excellent all round.

Regards, Peter Hooymans– Hawthorn VIC / Australia

Brisbane to Fraser Island – October 2018

Just to let you know that I was very satisfied with the hire of the 4wd and our holiday to Fraser Island. All the communication between myself and your company was very efficient and detailed. The car pick-up and drop off went smoothly and all the equipment supplied was exactly what we needed and in good condition. I would certainly use your company again for my next trip to Fraser Island.

Regards, David Willmott – Prahran VIC / Australia

Broome to Perth via Karijini NP – July 2018

Picked up the car in Broome and drove to Perth over two weeks via Karijini NP and Coral Coast in July. Great value deal, the car was in good order, camping equipment appropriate and the customer service was good and helpful. The bond was big and I was a bit nervous after reading some negative reviews however, if you read the agreement (it’s all there in black and white) and treat the car like it’s your own, you can’t go wrong.

Regards, Brenton Aird– Kalamunda WA / Australia

Jeremy Hiu – Seine / France

Brisbane to Northern Rivers – October 2018

Hello Maryna, Thank you for the email about the security bond. We have a great experience with Australian 4WD hire. The commercial was very helpful and quickly answer to our question / email. We have been upgraded on the car with a bigger one. All the equipment list on the website were conform to what we expect. The only thing that bother us was the thickness of the mat. We have bought some additional layer because there was a bar in the middle of the mat for the mechanism in order to unfold the tent. After that it was pretty comfy and there are a lot of space in the tent. At the pickup station, everything is explained, and you are doing a review of everything that is in the car. The car was in good shape, with a lot space. Australian Hire 4wd company was helpful and do answer to our questions. If I go back to Australia later, I would definitely rent my 4wd again with them. You will find in attachment a picture of the 4WD in the desert near a dry Salt Lake.

Regards, Jeremy Hiu – Seine / France
Katrina Railton– Adelaide River NT / Australia

Brisbane to Northern Rivers – October 2018

We had a great trip and were all 5 very comfortable in the vehicle. It was excellent to have the camping gear included. The tents were lovely canvas, a good size for 2 people, and great to be able to stand up inside.

Kind Regards, Katrina Railton– Adelaide River NT / Australia

Broome to Darwin via Kimberley’s – October 2018

Hi Maryna, Thanks to you, and Jake, for the quick response. I really appreciate it. Overall, we are happy with the experiences we have had to date with Australian 4 WD Hire. I am impressed with your quick reply to my concerns and will continue to use your business in the future. I have also been recommending you to other travelers and friends and will continue to do so.

Sincerely, Grant Ducat – Cudgen NSW / Australia

Cairns to Cape York – October 2018

Customer service was really attentive and helpful. We’d read a few negative reviews, but no jokes, these guys were straight down the line. There are some rules that you need to follow, like obeying the speed limit, not driving in the dark outside of built-up areas, and not driving in heavy rain. We stuck to those and there were no problems. I believe it’s the only 4WD camper hire that actually allows you to go off-road (which we did!), so if you play by their reasonable rules, you can have some real fun. The price was also significantly better than other providers. It would have been great to be able to hire bedding off them or a local laundry, as we did have to go out and buy these, and did choose to bring some from home too, which filled our bags. But they do offer crockery and cookware hire. The tent was in reasonable nick, only a few things, like one zipper not doing up properly, but all in all, it was an easy set up and comfortable rig. Everything was as we had ordered. There was one sound coming from the engine on the first day — they asked that we take it to the local mechanic, who couldn’t replicate the fault, and it was totally fine after that anyway. But the team was really helpful throughout that process and nothing was a worry. Our bond was returned in full in I think about three days. Would definitely use Australian 4WD Hire again, and recommend them. 🙂

Kind Regards, Matt and Isobel Bedford– North Coburg VIC / Australia

Brisbane to Fraser Island – October 2018

As a Western Australian who loves 4wding, camping and fishing, I regularly get out in my own vehicle on the west coast, but have found it too hard to get over and explore the east coast due to the distance and lengthy holiday I’d need to get there. Australian 4wd Hire gave me the option to take one week off from work to fly over and spend the entire week exploring the Fraser coast in Qld. The vehicle was immaculate, never missed a beat and unlike a lot of other hire companies was actually allowed to go off-road. The camping gear you provided had everything I needed for a week’s camping and my son and I had a blast! Would definitely recommend this as an option for people wanting a 4wding and camping holiday without days of driving to get to the starting point.

Regards, Andrew Russell– Port Hedland WA / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s – October 2018

Hi Maryna, Thank you very much for the prompt refund of the security bond. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Kimberley in the Toyota Prado that we hired from you. Our time there was too short, and we plan to return in about two years for a much longer stay; and yes, we would not hesitate to hire one of your vehicles again as it was very well set up and maintained. The camping gear that you provided was all highly fit for purpose and in very good condition. The detailed briefing that your agents in Broome did upon collection was highly professional and they should be commended. Attached is a photo of your Prado at a roadside stop as we admired some of the breath-taking scenery along the Gibb River Road. Also attached is a photo looking out of the Cathedral Gorge in Purnululu National Park. It is an example of the beautiful country we got to with the aid of your excellent 4WD.

Yours in appreciation, Durham and Vicki Prewett– Congupna VIC / Australia Durham and Vicki Prewett– Congupna VIC / Australia

Broome to Perth – October 2018

We found Australian 4WD customer service excellent from pick up at Broome and especially drop off in Perth. Very friendly and helpful and even dropped us at the train station for the 30-minute return trip back to Perth. The vehicle was the exactly what we booked and lived up to our expectations. We found the vehicle to be a great choice for us. We wanted to go little off road and explore WA and it was perfect. We stayed at some camp sites with limited amenities. We were able to pop the tent up in a couple of steps, it was perfect.

Kind RegardsDanny Boon – Dodges Ferry TAS / Australia

Darwin to Broome – October 2018

Drove from Darwin to Broome over the course of 2 weeks. Amber was super helpful and answered all my questions. The bond is a little hefty, I paid 5k – however understandable given the risks (the vehicles are new and expensive, with setup the cheaper models like Hilux probably cost around 60k+ camping gear) Got it all back of course because in the outback it’s ALWAYS a better safe than sorry situation.

Thank you so much Ray Benjamin – Taylors Lakes VIC / Australia

Broome to Perth – October 2018

Picked up the Prado with roof top tent in Broome, the guys in Broome were great and easy to deal with. Initially we headed up to Cape Leveque then headed south to Perth over the next 30 or so days. Mainly hugged the coast with a couple of inland excursions. The Prado was comfortable, and all the gear worked well, including the rooftop tent which we enjoyed. Drop-off in Perth was straight forward, once again the guys were great, and received our deposit back a couple of days later.

Regards Darryl & Dianne Rhodes – Geelong VIC / Australia

Brisbane to Sydney – September 2018

Really simple pick up and drop off. The bond was back in my account within 24 hours of drop off as well as the petrol reimbursement. Really smooth drive in the v8 cruiser down the highway from Brisbane to Sydney. Would definitely do it again.

Thank you so much James Niven – Margate QLD / Australia

Alice Springs to Uluru – September 2018

Australian 4WD Hire made our whirlwind trip around Alice and the Rock a dream. Booking was easy and a slight change to our plans was easily accommodated by the attentive booking staff. We touched down in Alice and were very pleasantly surprised at the standard of the vehicle and the camping gear we were presented with. Staff at the depot were friendly and helpful. The vehicle and the gear performed without a hitch, the return process was a trouble-free as the collection, and then the return of the security deposit was actioned within a day. We would certainly recommend them and will certainly use you again.

Thanks! Tony and Kylie Wallis – East Toowoomba QLD / Australia

Cairns to Cape York – September 2018

Hello Maryna and people from Australia 4WD Hire / Hello Peter Bailey, We received the refund of the secutity bond. Thank you very much. Also we’d like to thank you for the very professional mode of operation 4WD Hire worked with us. The car was in good condition, the equitment was complete. We did not have any problem. The service was very best in time before pick up the car for Information and immediately replays for every question. Drop off the car, we’ve had a very warm wellcome and a complaisant and professional phaseout in Cairns 4WD Hire. Please tell our regards to Peter Bailey. It was a pleasure to work with him. We will recoment 4WD Hire and will come again.

Best Regards Stephan and Karin von Molitor – Heilbronn, Baden-Wuerttemberg / Germany

Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road – September 2018

Thanks Maryna, Every interaction and every person that I dealt with in relation to hiring from Aust 4wd Hire was of the highest quality and always friendly, warm and most helpful. In addition, the vehicle and equipment was as-new. We will be hiring again, that’s for sure.

Many thanks Peter Quinlivan – Glen Iris VIC / Australia

Darwin to Brisbane – September 2018

We have done a trip from Darwin to Brisbane including the outback and the Rainforest in Cape York (most northern point was Cooktown). The Toyota did very well – no technical problems on the 7500km trip! The camping gear especially the chairs were very comfortable. The rooftop tent was ideal for the trip, much better than a ground tent, because it is much faster and easier to setup and dismantle. The E-Mail communication with 4wd hire is very good. Thank you 4wd hire!

Best Regards, Thorsten Bretschneider – Maxsain / Germany

Cairns to Cape York – September 2018

Thank you so much for being prompt with the security bond money return. We had such an amazing time on our trip and would use you again and recommend you to friends.

Regards Ben Bamford – Tolga QLD / Australia

Darwin to Adelaide – September 2018

I had Australian 4WD Hire Jeep Wrangler for 12 days driving from Darwin to Adelaide and enjoyed it to the full extent. The vehicle itself was in very good condition, and their customer support was exclusively prompt and of the highest standard. What could be better for a nice holiday trip?!

Cheers Sergii Arykov – Wellington / New Zealand

Worry free vehicle hire from Broome to Darwin– September 2018

Very happy with the level of service provided by the Darwin agent, particularly Brett. Vehicle travelled well. Security deposit refund was actioned promptly. We would certainly use this company again for future 4WD vehicle hire.

Joan and Terry Meredith – Darwin NT / Australia

Alice Springs to MacDonnell Ranges – September 2018

My partner and I decided on a last minute trip to Alice Springs and were tossing up between hiring a 4WD or just sticking to our sedan. We are VERY happy with our choice to hire a 4WD from Australian 4WD Hire. It allowed us access to what turned out to be our favorite places along the MacDonnell Ranges. Loved every second, 4WD was clean, powerful and comfortable, camping gear was clean and easy to set up, customer service was A+. Car was as described, perfect communication, bond was back within 24 hours of rental return. We look forward to hiring from Australian 4WD Hire again on our next trip. Now off to start planning!

Thanks Alexander Smith – Beechworth VIC / Australia Alexander Smith – Beechworth VIC / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu NP – September 2018

Great Jeep to explore some of the areas of Kakadu that are only accessible via 4WD. All comms and financial transactions with the company were great The additional items loaned to us were great – especially the esky which was a life saver

Thanks Gavin Basserabie – Clovelly NSW / Australia

Darwin 5 Weeks – September 2018

5 weeks Darwin return via Kakadu, Gibb River Road, Derby, Bungles, Katherine Gorge, Butterfly Creek, Litchfield, Mary River. August 17th to September 20. Missed the crowds but got the heat but that was a good trade-off for us. After reading comments and others on Australian 4WD Hire we did more digging and were happy to book with them. All instances of problems seem to stem from people not reading the terms of hire and/or deliberately breaking the terms of their rental agreement. The company’s website has all the conditions spelled out if you take the trouble to read them. It is also clear that you will be GPS monitored. What people complain about is that the company actually enforces these conditions quite rigorously at times. Remember they are entrusting you with machinery and equipment worth many tens of thousands and unnecessary wear and tear cost them and indirectly other renters money. Also broken gear leads to downtime and unavailability for subsequent rentals.

We found
1- their website is excellent
2- communication was clear and prompt (10 min often)
3- the vehicle was new (14k km)
4- vehicle was totally fit for purpose
5- camping gear was easy to use and good quality
6- check-in and briefing were friendly and helpful
7- return was quick and painless
8- full bond refund made within 2 days
9- rates were very competitive

Kind Regards Heather and Kees Cornege – Rotherham Canterbury / New Zealand

Cairns to Cape York – September 2018

We had a terrific time up in the Cape. Our vehicle performed without a hitch. It was reliable and fuel efficient. The roof top tent was comfy. I think we are hooked and are going home to look at 4WD’s now. Thanks Australian 4WD hire for enabling us to have a one in a lifetime experience.

Kind Regards Cheryl and Kevin Cullen – Newport NSW / Australia Alexander Smith – Beechworth VIC / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu and Litchfield NP – September 2018

We’ve had an excellent holiday with the vehicle and thanks to the efficient and friendly services provided. In particular, the quick response to our enquiry about a warning light appearing on the dashboard.

Thanks and Regards Angela Chow – Kingston ACT / Australia

Cairns to Sydney – September 2018

Great!! Thank you so much. This has been the best car hire company we have used. Everything was so easy. The car was amazing!! And the camping gear was fantastic. We will definitely use you guys again.

Thanks Jacqui Sim – Gosford NSW / Australia

Cairns to Sydney – September 2018

4WD Touring Bliss. What more could you ask for? The vehicle was a fresh recent model, fully decked out with all the gear you might require while exploring the great outdoors! Everything was well stocked and serviceable and in ready to use condition. I did about 2500km without missing a beat and with comfort and confidence. All staff were friendly and helpful and communicated promptly to every issue.

Kind Regards Doug McCullough – Blacktown NSW / Australia

Cairns to Cape York – September 2018

29 days of pure bliss 4wd’g to Cape York. Highly recommend Australian 4WD Hire. This company enabled me to join friends and family on the trip of a lifetime that I would have missed out on as I don’t have my own 4wd. The car performed great. The collection and drop off were very easy. The camping gear and all equipment were not cheap and nasty brands, and they held up very well in the month we put them under their test. For us this was a great cost effective option as opposed to trying buy all our own gear and an actual car just to go for a holiday. Great job Australian 4WD Hire. Thanks for the ability to do this trip.

Cheers again, until next time! Sean Sierakowski – Berwick VIC / Australia Alexander Smith – Beechworth VIC / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s Via Gibb River Road – September 2018

The truck we got from Australian 4WD Hire was awesome! They provided everything you could possibly need to go camping on the Gibb River Road. They were extremely responsive over email and phone organizing the trip. The bond was returned immediately. The car got us through every gnarly road you can think of!

Kind Regards Danielle Malcolm and Kyle Wolsky – Fairy Meadow NSW / Australia

Cairns to Cape York – September 2018

Australian 4WD provided great service, clear and thorough communication, a high quality vehicle and prompt return of bond. Their customer service at Cairns was commendable also.

Many Thanks Ken and Murray Ogilvie – Wauchope NSW / Australia

Perth to Meekatharra – September 2018

Recently hired a vehicle from Australian 4WD hire, for a work trip from Perth to Meekatharra. Vehicle was basically new, very well maintained. All equipment supplied was in perfect condition – the only Company that we could find that supplied a turn key solution for remote camping. Will be using again. Very satisfied.

Regards Scott Dodd – Surfers Paradise QLD / Australia

Cairns to Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation – September 2018

My boyfriend and I were planning a camping trip to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation and needed a 4×4 hire. After doing some research we decided that Australian 4WD Hire was the best choice. We grabbed a 4WD Toyota Prado with a rooftop tent and all the camping, recovery and safety gear you could possibly need. The vehicle was clean and did everything we needed it to do. The customer service from people we have dealt with at Australian 4WD Hire was very professional and helpful. The trip went perfectly to plan and the car ran beautifully. Also, our security bond was returned to us within the first full business day of returning the vehicle. Overall, an excellent experience. I would highly recommend Australian 4WD and look forward to using them for our next adventure!!

Regards Alli Ficarra – Clareville NSW / Australia Alli Ficarra – Clareville NSW / Australia

Alice Spring to Read Centre – September 2018

We have an amazing experience in The Red Way Centre Australia, our rent with Australian 4WD Hire give us the freedom to do all we wanted in our trip. All the equipment is perfect for a outback adventure, even for new adventurers, so easy to do all the process from renting the car to the set up for the camping, all the people that answer our online inquiries were very helpful. For our next trip to The Great Australia for sure we will use this company again.

Regards William Gonzalez – Midlevel’s / Hong Kong William Gonzalez - Midlevel’s / Hong Kong Video Player

Daniel Rumph – Fitzroy VIC / Australia

Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road – September 2018

Our experience with Australian 4WD Hire for fantastic right from the start with our pickup. The Toyota Hilux was terrific so much so that quite a few campers approached us to enquire how we felt about the company and pointed out how good the Hilux looked with its suspension and all the fantastic extra’s we got with it. My hubby was so impressed by how everything worked so well especially the awning off the vehicle. He had some bad experiences with the ones at work and was so happy when it was so easy to set up.One of the differences that some might be turned off was that a few bits and pieces weren’t included like the plates, cutlery etc. But really, we just went to K-Mart and picked everything up we needed for under $50 (we had to go to the supermarket anyway for our food) or you can purchase from A4WD if you are time pore. We packed some old bedding from home so we didn’t need to purchase that.We opted for the $5000 security deposit which was promptly returned within the week of us returning. You need to clean the car and everything but itwasn’t hard at all as we just went to the local car wash $20. We also stuck to the rules that are given out so we ensured that we would get our deposit back. We will be back in touch in a couple of years to continue down the west coast of WA.

Regards Neil and Deirdre Kearney – Kiama Downs NSW / Australia

Darwin to Adelaide via Red Centre – September 2018

We were lucky to find awesome deal from Australian4WD Hire. The car was great and well equipped. From now on we love RTT. Australian 4WD Hire crew is very professional and extremely helpful. Thank you guys.

Regards Kamil and Agnieszka Mielnik – Plympton SA / Australia

Darwin / Top End – September 2018

Thanks very much Guys! The Hire vehicle (Toyota Hilux) served us exceptionally well. It was reliable & the staff in Darwin were great to deal with. Would book through you guys again!

Thank you, Clint & Rebecca Magro👍🐗 – Cordeaux Heights NSW / Australia

Cairns to Alice Springs to Cairns – September 2018

We are now home from our Aussie out back trip . Thank you for a very good Toyota Prado and roof top tent. Only one cool night in roof top tent but over all very cosy indeed. We did appreciate being able to go Townsville out to Tenant Creek, Alice Springs, Uluru, Mount Dare and across the Simpson Desert and back up to Townsville. Pick up and drop off of Prado was to your agent in Cairns who was excellent with everything before and on return and your main office. All correspondence answered very quickly indeed. We will be seeing your company on our next Aussie adventure. Once again a big thank you.

Murray and Marilyn Davis – Nelson / New Zealand

Brisbane to Noosa’s North Shore – September 2018

Dear Aus 4WD, Thank you for the awesome experience! We had a great time on Noosa’s North Shore with the Landcruiser we hired from Australian 4WD Hire. The entire team provided absolutely brilliant service – from start to finish and I couldn’t recommend your business enough. Keep up the great work and we’re already looking forward to our next 4WD adventure!

Kind regards Dominik Waldmeier – Kelvin Grove QLD / Australia

Daniel Rumph – Fitzroy VIC / Australia

Darwin to Alice Springs into Kakadu & Litchfield NP & Uluru – September 2018

I couldn’t recommend Australian 4WD more highly. The customer service was punctual and professional The vehicle was kitted out with quality camping gear which makes all the difference when in the outback. We travelled from Darwin through to Kakadu NP down to Alice springs and around the Uluru and Kings Canyon region. The Car never skipped a beat. Camping on the roof was ideal for the type of travel and the Batwing style doors on the FJ cruiser made storing items in the back easier to access. Things that were great – quality of most camp gear especially Engel fridge – cleanliness of vehicle on pickup meant I was determined to hand back vehicle in same state – bond returned same day as return (amazing) – unlimited kms is great no stress or worrySome items that I would recommend would be the following. – Fit a CB radio to encourage groups to book together and so you can keep in contact between vehicles in non-reception zones – offer some heavy duty storage tubs as an extra or included for food and camping items required on trips this would be handy. – higher quality lighting/ portable lighting options to hire would be helpful. The small torch was not enough. Great service and looking forward to our next trip

Regards Daniel Rumph – Fitzroy VIC / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – September 2018

The customer service I received from 4WD Australia and JJ Car Hire (the operator in Darwin) were great! The guys at JJ took great care of me, ensured I had all the tools I needed. They even lent me a 20 litter water container, a USB port as well as an Esky for my trip. I flew in from Perth to Darwin and was travelling alone. The small touches went a long way to make me feel confident in the trip. Travelling on my own in the bush, a reliable vehicle is very important. When I had a small issue with some warning lights on the vehicle, 4WD Australia’s customer services was exceptional. Always just a call away 24/7. They promptly addressed the issue and made sure I was safe to continue my trip without me missing out on any adventures! They bond was reimbursed within 2 days. No issues. Travelling in the outback again on my own, I would definitely use 4WD Australia again! I would recommend them to other singles travelling too! (And families, couples etc 🙂 )

Regards Colleen van Zyl – Claremont WA / Australia

Broome to Darwin via Gibb River Road – August 2018

Booking was made easy and the Prado 4WD was a pleasure to drive on the Gibb River Road. We travelled with 4 in the Prado visiting such places as Mornington Wilderness Camp which was a great experience, getting right off the grid, this place was amazing although we had to travel 2 hours off the Gibb River Rd to get there. The roof top tent was great and the tents very easy to put up and fold up the next morning. This is the 2nd time we have used Australian 4WD. Previously doing a return loop from Cairns to Cape York & despite the negative articles online, we have not experienced any negatives with them. We will be using them again for your next trip.

Regards Steve McElhenny – Concord West NSW / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s – August 2018

Hello Maryna, money came to my account and everything are OK. I would like send you big big thanks. Me and my family spent a great vacation with a lot adventures. Australia is beautiful country. Car was absolutely reliable. The car was like a member of our family:-) We felt safety. The same are about equipment. I will recommend yours company to all of my friends. I hope that sometime in future we back to Australia and utilize your service again.

Best regards Oldřich Volf – Karlovy Vary / Czech Republic

Broome into Kimberley’s – August 2018

Thank you for the fast refund. We were very happy with the experience with your company. We enjoyed our trip a lot and the car was the perfect way to travel the area. The service was fast and efficient. The only thing that would maybe have helped was if we could have had some explanation about the use of the rooftop tent before setting of. Other than that we were happy with the entire experience. Thank you!

Kind regards, Ada and Jan Maes – Subiaco WA / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s – August 2018

Hi Dan, We have just returned from our trip through the Kimberley with the Bush Camper Large RTT. Thank you so much for organising the replacement vehicle. We had a fantastic trip. The car performed fantastically on the Gibb River Road, and the road into the Bungle Bungle ranges. The tent on top of the car worked so well, and made camping really easy. The service when we picked up and dropped off the car was also great. We would most definitely recommend Australian 4WD Hire, and will be in touch when we head to Fraser Island next year.

With kind regards, Cate Sinclair – St Brighton VIC / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – August 2018

The car was excellent, in good condition and we had no problems on our journey. The car presented exactly as per the website. JJ’s in Darwin were excellent providing answering all questions and providing a thorough orientation to the vehicle, tent and other camping items.

Kind regards, Dr David Hoppe – Cottesloe WA / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – August 2018

Thank you very much Maryna, yes refund received. Indeed we had a great holiday, and the Prado performed very well. It is the ideal vehicle for a Top End trip that involves dirt roads. We appreciated that the vehicle was very clean and in good condition (for its miles) and in particular Brett at JJs was very helpful and professional. Thank you again for helping to make it a great holiday.

Best regards Ian Jamieson – Cremorne Point NSW / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – August 2018

Hi Maryna, Many thanks for the below and quick refund processing time. Despite the initial mechanical issue we had with the car at pick up, we had a very memorable trip and would definitely use the Australian 4WD services again. Special thanks to James and the team from JJ’s in Darwin, excellent customer service and additional consideration following the initial car problem. Also special thanks to Jake for his flexibility and initiative in coming up with a solution that was very agreeable and got our trip back on track in a timely manner. The real test of a company’s customer service abilities is how they respond when things go wrong, as they do from time to time. I am happy to say that in this case we were very pleased with how Australian 4WD & JJ’s responded.

Vincent Mossfield – Taipa / Macau

Cairns to Cape Yorke – August 2018

Hi Jake, Thank you. Look forward to doing more business in the future with you when we head up the centre and to the west . Once again thanks for your speedy attention to everything.

Jennifer Braybrook – Lavington NSW / Australia

Cairns and go around – August 2018

Hi All, Thanks for your prompt refund of our security bond and we would like to give you a reference based on our experience. AUSTRALIAN 4WD HIRE EXPERIENCE. We hired a Toyota 4WD Hilux with rooftop tent and all the camping, recovery and safety gear for 5 weeks. Australian 4WD Hire was chosen because it was the only place we found that would let us do the Simpson Desert crossing on the French Line which was the highlight of our 6500km trip. The price was also the best we found and had unlimited kilometres and over these the vehicle performed flawlessly. Peter Bailey of Mechanical Servicing and Repairs your Cairns agent was very obliging and friendly on pickup and drop off. He and his team must be commended on the high standard of Vehicle preparation and service with nothing being too much trouble! Equally Maryna Kosukhina and the team at Australian 4WD Hire provided great information and hire details while still planning our trip from N.Z. along with booking and pick up details in Cairns. Our $10,000AUD bond for excess insurance and remote access was refunded to our credit card in the 2 days it took to get home to New Zealand, very impressive. Finally a HUGE THANKYOU!!! From Helen and myself for making our Terrific Adventure possible and uninterrupted fun!!

Best Regrards – Miles Anderson (President Nelson 4WD Club)
68 Tophouse Road, Nelson Lakes RD2 Nelson New ZEALAND.

Darwin into Kimberley’s – August 2018

Hi Maryna thank you for the email and thank you for the refund of my bond. We had an amazing trip and the vehicle performed well. I will certainly use your company again. Thank you again.

Deidre Bail – Rosebud VIC / Australia

Cairns to Cape York – August 2018

I want to give a shout out to the team at Australian 4WD Hire. My friends and I from Melbourne, hired 3 Prado’s and went up to the tip of Australia leaving from Cairns. From my perspective they were very good. I got worried reading some negative press. Peter at the Cairns Depot was excellent as were Maryna and the team. Equipment was pretty good. We had a few minor issues but we need to appreciate the extreme environment that these vehicles operate in. We treated the cars gently but did some very extreme 4wd work on the Tele track. If you hire one of these cars, stay responsible and treat it as your own, you will have one of the best holidays of your life.

Warren West – Sunburry VIC / Australia

Broome to Darwin – August 2018

We, are a family of five from Holland, travelled Western Australia for nearly a month in one of Australia 4wd’s vehicles: a Toyota Landcruiser Prado. An excellent way to experience all the beautiful places in the coastal area near Ningaloo Bay and even on the Gibb River Road on our way to Darwin. The car performed as if it were brand new, although it had already driven more than 60.000 kilometres when we started. Our journey started in Broome where we got a nicely cleaned car from the local agent. And, very important, instructions for lowering the pressure of the tyres when driving on unsealed roads. This, and careful driving, certainly contributed to a hassle free holiday. We had no damage, not even a flat tyre! And we drove 6500 kilometres. The local agent in Darwin did a quick but thorough check on our vehicle when we returned it last Wednesday. Only a few days later we got an email from Australian 4WD’s office with a confirmation of the return of the bond we paid.

Lucien van Riswijk – Druten / Netherlands Chris Hobson – St. Albans Hertfordshire / UK

Broome to Perth – August 2018

Australian 4WD Hire provided us with a dual cab Hilux that was only 19,000 km old for our trip to travel from north of Broome down the coast to Esperance and then returning to Perth. The vehicle was clean and did everything we needed it to do. The customer service from people we have dealt with at Australian 4WD Hire has been professional and they always replied to emails and questions we had. I am more than capable when put into situations of long distance driving or driving a 4WD. I have owned 4WD vehicles for much of my driving career and use them for work on a daily basis. Australian 4WD Hire have terms and conditions that may concern some people looking to hire a vehicle through them. However, if you treat the vehicle as if it was your own, and with respect for the vehicle’s capabilities and the road rules, and return the vehicle the way it was presented to you – aside from usual wear and tear, there will never be an issue. I want to enforce this upon anyone looking to hire a vehicle through Australian 4WD Hire. They just want their vehicles looked after so that they can present it to the next person in the same condition as it was presented to you. Also, our security bond was returned to us within the first full business day of returning the vehicle. Overall, an excellent experience.

Patrick Fox – Horsham VIC / Australia

Darwin to Cairns – August 2018

From France, we planned a one month trip with a 4WD across Australia. We asked for many quotes. First they were the cheapest secondly they allow us to go anywhere, and there is no limited distance. Many places are prohibited with most of the rentals: Jim Jim, Tanami, lost city etc… We could go everywhere we wanted. The team in Darwin was super cool, we arrived one day sooner and no extra cost. Same for drop off in Cains they drive us downtown after the drop. I really recommend Australian 4WD Hire.

Olivier Coste – Rians Vars / France

Cairns to Cape York – August 2018

For anyone who has concerns about hiring a car from Australian 4WD Hire, we can only say do it! We hired a Prado for our two week trip to Cape York recently from Cairns and had a great experience. The car and gear they provided were fantastic and A1 Mechanics in Cairns who service the cars are top notch so there’s no concerns about mechanical faults. We made sure we stuck to their terms and conditions and our bond was returned to our bank account within two days of returning the car.

Mark Ellis – Yangebup WA / Australia

Brisbane to Fraser Island – August 2018

Booking the car online was quite easy. They didn’t have what we wanted so they gave us an upgraded vehicle for the same price. The customer service at our pickup point in Rothwell was awesome. It was great to hire the car and have access to the camping gear that came with it. The vehicle we used was well maintained and for what we got and where we were allowed to take it the vehicle was well priced. Would definitely use these guys again thanks heaps. See you soon Australian 4wd.

Daniel Nash – Ellerbeck QLD / Australia

Darwin Broome via Gibb River Road – August 2018

Guys from the head office were the most helpful. Absolutely all of 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 seems as though the media is just trying to sell their stories by spreading fear and confusion without considering any of the happy customers. Australian 4wd has the clearest t&c’s of any company we looked into and far less restrictions. We hired a Toyota Prado with a ground tent, car had a few km’s but was in immaculate condition and never skipped a beat. Brett at the Darwin depo did an amazing job checking us out, everything was shown and explained properly. To have such a good start to the holiday gives you a very nice feeling and puts your mind at ease. Our experience was great from the start till the finish. Bond was refunded a couple of days after we returned the car, this was an absolutely worry-free holiday. For anyone who’s looking into hiring with these guys: 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 just need to take care of the car like you would if it was yours, which wasn’t hard for us. We will be back for sure. See you soon Australian 4wd.

Tamara Tims – Brisbane QLD / Australia

Cairns to Cape York – August 2018

My husband, 4yo daughter and I hired a Hilux with a rooftop tent from Cairns for our Cape York trip. The vehicle was clean, well maintained and drove well. The tent was easy to erect & pack up; the only complaint being the mattress had seen its fair share of use! The 60km/h limit on unsealed roads made for a bumpy ride and placed undue stress on the vehicle, although I believe that policy may have now changed. We found our experience of dealing with Australian 4wd Hire Cairns to be most positive & would definitely use them again. The booking process was simple and any questions via email were answered quickly.

Sherena Smith – Penguin TAS / Australia

Darwin Broome via Gibb River Road – August 2018

Hi Maryna, Thank you very much for your prompt email. The car and trip were fantastic and I would happily recommend Australian 4WD Hire. Greatly appreciated

David Paton – Kangaroo Point QLD / Australia

Adelaide to Sydney – August 2018

Thank you. I enjoyed my trip and happy that all went well. The 4wd was spacious and comfortable. Communication with your team was easy. A highlight of my trip was a morning walk in Murrumbidgee National Park along Yanga Lake. There must have been a hundred pelicans and hundreds of other birds.

Ben Tanny – St Ives SA / Australia

Darwin Broome via Gibb River Road – August 2018

Dear Australian 4WD Hire, many thanks for the quick reply and handling of the extension. The trip to Kakadu, the Gibb River and around Broome was excellent. I have seen a lot that I would never be able to see in Europe. We had one tire failure on the Gibb River Road, where the road was extremely corrugated. I guess that is what you have to expect when driving such roads. I expected that the tire would not be covered by my contract, not when you are travelling 700km on the Gibb River Road. Given the phantastic trip we had, this is certainly worth an extra expenditure. Thanks for handling the bond quickly, my daughter will be delighted (to spend my money).

Best Wishes Prof. Lorenz Schwark – Lehmkuhlen / Germany

Broome into Kimberley’s – July 2018

I would recommend Australian 4WD to others. We hired a Toyota Prado with roof-top tent from Broome and travelled along the Gibb River Road to Kununurra (including the Kalumburu and Port Warrender Roads) and returned on the Great Northern Highway. The vehicle was well provisioned with fridge, stove and recovery kit. The tent was VERY easy to erect and surprisingly comfortable. The car was a real work-horse and we had a lot of confidence in its reliability in remote areas. Broome Hire (as agents) made the collection and return of the car very simple. Australian 4WD staff were always ready to answer queries, especially Amber and Jake. Thanks for the opportunity to visit these locations in the Kimberley with a minimum of fuss.

Marcus & Louisa Harty – Malvern VIC / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – July 2018

Booking: The booking was very easy. I simply requested a quote on the internet and went from there. Customer service: Excellent both verbally on the phone and through email. Vehicle: Very comfortable. Came fully equipped with a fridge and camping gear.

Steven Murphy – Darwin NT / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – July 2018

We had a bloody great time with our Isuzu MUX RTT for a week in Kakadu. Here’s how it went for those interested. Naturally we were worried when we first read some of the more negative reviews online, so I spent a bunch of time reading forum threads, reviews, comments and replies to figure out if we would go for it or not. We came to the conclusion that all the bad experiences people had were caused by essentially not following the terms in the contract. And so we thought we would give it a go, follow the rules and see what happens. The booking process was easy. When I went to confirm my request they informed me that the smaller size camper wouldn’t be available and instead offered us the medium size and a discounted rate – less than the original quote. Great! Communication was good in the lead up. We paid most of it on time and got in touch with them any time there was a delay on our part. they seemed appreciative and reasonable. Picking up the vehicle from JJ’s Car Hire in Darwin was good. The staff there were helpful and happy to answer questions. A big one we had being the night time driving clause. Basically we knew we wanted to see a sunset at Ubirr Rock and then stay in Jabiru that night. This is a 40km drive. Half would be between sunset and dark, half would be pretty much dark. The agent at JJ’s said that it would be fine and it was a reasonable request. Great! There was a slight delay in the vehicle handover while the team made sure the RTT and the awning were in good shape. They made a few repairs. Because of this delay they threw in an almost full gas bottle for the camping stove (normally doesn’t come with one, up to the hirer to get one from a camping store ~$20ish). They asked what other camping equipment we needed and let us pick and inspect it all before we loaded it up. The fridge was fantastic too, a real game changer for those of us used to camping with an esky. Side note: we met up with friends in Kakadu who were doing the exact same trip as us and hired through a different company. They also had a good experience BUT their vehicle was much older and their fridge was rubbish, basically it wasn’t cold enough to keep proper refrigerated food at all. Ours was able to keep steaks and some salmon fillets plus loads of veggies and fresh milk for as long as you would at home. Great! The 4wd itself was perfect for us. It was well used, with ~150K kms of hire-car use under its belt, so obviously had some wear, but in fine shape overall. It had two new tyres. We made sure to inspect it with the staff and point out anything we noticed as far as cosmetic wear. I made sure to look under the vehicle for anything obvious. I’m no mechanic but I spotted one or two small things that I pointed out to the staff and they noted. It drove great! No problems there. During our trip we made sure to religiously stick to the speed limit, including 60kmh on dirt roads. This wasn’t an issue really. We just took our time getting places. Every now and then I’d look down and realise I’d crept up by 5 or 10kmh for just a few seconds, but this didn’t result in any Driver Behaviour Reports as in other people’s reviews. At the end of the trip we had to return the car a day early as our plans had changed. And this put the return date on a NT public holiday. We called the head office to make sure it was cool and they gave us a contact for JJ’s and they were happy to come down and do the check in and inspection for us. Prior to returning we spent a good hour or two cleaning the car inside and out, including giving the underbody a good high pressure rinse and wiping out all the dust from the door sills, boot sill etc. All in all it went fine. There were no issues. We got our bond back in full. I even gave them an incorrect account number first time around and they had to do the transfer again, which they were fine with. Our hire was only for one week, and we only did about 1500kms, plus we returned the vehicle to the same people as we picked it up from. So I can imagine if you were doing a much longer trip, or a one way trip, the risks could go up. That being said, from a vehicle comfort, camping comfort and reliability standpoint, I wouldn’t have hesitated taking this particular MUX on a much longer one way journey. As long as I was confident that all the wear on the vehicle was properly noted for the return inspection. From our experience we’d definitely give them a go again.

Ross Caddaye – Earlwood NSW / Australia

Darwin / Top End – July 2018

All in all it was a fantastic holiday, which was assisted by the immaculate and comfortable Land Cruiser Prado that I have the pleasure of taking to the Top End. The communication throughout was great, and even the restrictions were understandable and reasonable. As someone who owns a new off-road capable ute, many don’t understand the costs associated with the fitting of the specialise equipment and the maintenance required. I’ll certainly be watching for my next trip over when I’ll look to take a ute from Darwin to Broome.

David Evans – Ngaruawahia / New Zeeland

Cairns to Darwin – July 2018

Hello Maryna, thank you very much for your kind mail and for refunding our bond so fast. We are at home now after a long flight. But: We had an amazing travel through the north of Australia and we will come back. We enjoyed it every day and your 4WD brought us to special and wonderful places. Thanks for that! Have a nice day too. 😊 See ya,

Juliane & Mathias Sander – Hannover / Germany

Darwin / Top End – July 2018

I found the steps to take to book a 4×4 were easy, customer service was great and the FJ was in good nick and went well for my wife and myself to travel the NT. We had a roof top camper it suited us, they supplied fridge and the basic stuff for camping all we needed was food and bevies. Good Fun.

Nigel Hickman – Krambach NSW / Australia

Darwin to Kakadu & Litchfield NP – July 2018

Loved the car – was clean and in great order, along with the rest of the camping equipment provided. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them to a friend. One thing I would say though is be aware of the fine print – and stick to the rules around speeding / driving after dusk etc and all will be good.

Andy Sampson – Clontarf NSW / Australia

Adelaide to Melbourne – July 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to use the vehicle. It was a brilliant break away. Both the agents were really helpful and friendly. Hope I can get the chance to use one of your vehicles again.

Regards Helen Harris – Belmont WA / Australia

Broome to Perth – July 2018

Hi Maryna, Thank you for your email and your service! Once again we had a truly wonderful time! The car was brand new, only a few thousands kilometres and all the equipment was in very condition. It was a very comfortable and smooth drive, we enjoyed every kilometre and every second of it! We saw some of the most amazing natural wonders of Australia and it wouldn’t have been possible without your exceptional service quality. We will definitely use your company again in the future to explore more of this beautiful and mesmerizing country. Thank you again for your high quality service, it was really a great experience.

Eve Revalor – Carlton VIC / Australia

Darwin to El Questro – July 2018

From the time I first enquired about hiring a 4 wheel drive to the time I received my deposit back after returning from holidays Australia 4WD Hire has been a pleasure to deal with. Friendly, helpful people when you ring up and paperwork (e-mails) always on time and plenty of information. 4WD did have minor bumps and bruises but was thoroughly checked and recorded. All equipment was good quality, worked well and was easy to manage. Had a fantastic stress free holiday and would highly recommend Australian 4WD Hire to others and would have no hesitation using them again.

Scott Pedden – Ourimbah NSW / Australia

Cairns / Top End – July 2018

We recently took a Australian 4WD MUX Rooftop from Cairns through the Gulf of Carpentaria to Lorella Springs, NT and back via Lorne Hill. Couldn’t have been easier dealing with Pete in Cairns, he’s extremely accommodating and we know how pedantic punters can be. The guy deserves a medal. Very enjoyable trip but unluckily ended a few days early with a suspension mount failure in the middle of nowhere on the way to Julia Creek. Have to say we were nervous with how OZ 4WD might view the circumstance as we had done some 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 view that we had been without a car for 3 days (there’s not many travel options from Julia Creek) and refunded the hire value without question. I’ve heard a few things about this company but it’s pretty obvious that they have their customer’s best interests at heart. Crap can happen sometimes and when it does, these guys will have your back. See you again Australian 4WD!!

Jeremy & Kelly Beissel – Manjimup WA / Australiaa

Darwin / Top End – July 2018

The booking was very easy and any questions I had were answered without an issue. The guys at JJs in Darwin were simply fantastic to deal with. They explained the equipment in detail and made it very easy for us to drive away with confidence. The roof top tent and vehicle were great. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aust 4WD Hire and hiring again in the future. The deposit was returned within 3 days, which was first class customer services.

Ben Siegersma – Montrose VIC / Australia

Darwin / Top End – July 2018

I spent 7 weeks in this vehicle which had a rooftop tent. It was very clean and only had 7k on the clock so was in effect new. I picked it up in Darwin and the guy who checked me out was great. The only issue during the trip was the bash plate falling off which I had repaired but this was not the fault of Australia 4WD as it had been put on upside down by the contractor who did the conversion. Australia 4WD dealt with this in a fantastic way and refunded the money I spent on the repair without any issues. Can’t praise this company more highly. The 4WD was excellent, the service is great, and they are so easy and professional to deal with. I dropped of the car at Darwin on 16/7 and the bond was refunded on 19/7. Excellent

Chris Hobson – St. Albans Hertfordshire / UK Chris Hobson – St. Albans Hertfordshire / UK

Darwin / Kakadu NP – July 2018

Booking was easy and very helpful in answering all my questions. The vehicle was great and allowed us to go areas that many other hire companies won’t allow their 4WD cars to go on (For example Jim Jim falls in Kakadu)

Natasha Hawksley – Floreat WA / Australia

Broome to Broome / Kimberley’s – July 2018

I had a most enjoyable holiday and was very pleased with the 4WD vehicle and camping equipment provided by Australian 4WD Hire in Broome, Western Australia. The equipment, which included a table, two chairs, two stretcher beds, a tent and esky were robust and easy to assemble. The refrigerator, which plugged into the car and was used continuously for the duration of my 9 day trip, was also very reliable and fit for purpose. I did not require the gas cooker and gas bottle offered with the complementary camping kit. It seemed to me that plenty of thought had gone into the choice and quality of the equipment provided, which was particularly helpful for a novice camper like me. The Toyota Prado was an excellent choice of vehicle and proved to be reliable, safe and comfortable to drive on the gravel surface of the Gibb River Rd between Derby and Kununurra. I am keen to undertake another 4WD trek in the Kimberley next year and will not hesitate to book a vehicle and camping equipment through Australian 4WD Hire. My one suggestion for improvement would be to enable one-way vehicle hire between Broome and Kununurra. This would have saved an 11 hour drive back to Broome for my return flight to Perth.

Paul Wallwork – North Fremantle WA / Australia

Darwin to Broome / Kimberley’s – July 2018

Our recent 22 day Aus 4WD Hire experience was great. Plenty of initial information from the first enquiry by their representative, Amber. All requests / queries were VERY promptly responded to. Our pickup in Darwin worked well. Brett spent a couple of hours with us. He went thoroughly through all the equipment and ‘all things 4WD’. He suggested we should also take a tent (no extra cost). This proved to be a masterstroke as we used in every night in preference to the rooftop built-in unit. He also took a couple of ‘after hours’ calls on day one, when we couldn’t find some bits and pieces….thank you Brett!!!. The Prado was the perfect 4WD for the Gibb River Road. It could, however, have benefited from its own GPS (fortunately we had our own) and a Toyota manual, as we are not experienced 4WDers – this could have been a problem if we had a flat tyre, as getting the spare out isn’t straight forward. There was a propriety vehicle tracking system (where, when and how fast) installed to ensure you follow their rules. This could be a potentially dangerous part of the world if you got onto undesignated roads, do more the 60kmp on the dirt or drive between dusk and dawn, so their rules are very sensible. On return, my advice to the hirer should be to find out prior where the vehicle Drop Off, 24hr carwash/vac is located. We rang their representative, Dan, in Broome, and he put us onto one just around the corner. Hirers must allow some hours to do this cleaning as the car will be riddled with dust / dirt. At the Drop off there was an immediate check of the 4WD itself. The car was checked on return, the equipment check was done off site that afternoon. We received an email the next day advising that our full bond had been returned (in 24 hours). We would suggest that you bring your own maps (we recommend the latest Hema Kimberley Guide),check that the A/C air filter is clean (otherwise you may have air con problems) and that tent pegs etc are in the car before setting off. Their recommendation to camp close to their base on the first night is a good one, especially if something important has been missed. Also, depending on how long and where, Hirers might want to consider getting a VERY good ice “Esky” to back up the Engle freezer supplied. In summary, overall, it was a very good experience and I would definitely recommend Australian 4WD to all potential ‘remote area’ driving adventurers.

Sam Pearson – Prahran VIC / Australia

Darwin / Kakadu NP – July 2018

Dealing with Australian 4WD was seamless. They are extremely professional from the start to the finish. We picked up our Prado in Darwin and returned here. The briefing was thorough. Not one issue with the Prado on our Kakadu, Litchfield trip. Appreciated the space. Car fridge a must. Thank you.

Sophie Pick – Malvern East VIC / Australia

Darwin to Cairns / Simpson Desert – July 2018

Prompt quoting and easy booking, VERY! good customer service. Swift handling of queries before, during and after the rental period. The staff of Australian 4WD hire does care about his customers. I always had the feeling that we were not just ‘a number’ in their book. Very good quality of the car. A higher clearance would have been appreciated (compared to the rental back in 2015, the Toyota Prado seems to be fitted with standard suspension and shock absorbers in 2018). The running boards are more an obstacle when driving off-road. However, the Prado was fit for purpose. That is what counts. Security bond has been paid back 2 days after the Prado has been dropped-off. One cannot expect a faster handling. Very generous handling regarding the compensation of the air compressor which we had to purchase due to a malfunction of the one provided by the rental company. Camping equipment provided was in top condition (new tent, new chairs, new stretcher, new gas stove). The white colour of the camping table (table top) is a challenge to clean when being out in the bush for several weeks.

Regards Rolf Tremp – Sissach / Switzerland Regards Rolf Tremp – Sissach / Switzerland

Broome to Broome / Kimberley’s – July 2018

We booked a Toyota Hilux with a roof top tent from Australian 4WD over twelve months ago and then started reading all the negative feedback so naturally we were very apprehensive about this hire. All of our concerns and apprehensions were unwarranted. We picked the Hilux up at Broome on July 2, 2018. Our main destinations were Tunnel Creek, the Bungle Bungle, Lake Argyle and El Questro. The Hilux we were given was near new with 15k on the speedo. The staff at Broome Hire were excellent. We returned the Hilux on Saturday July 14. Australian 4WD advised us by email on Monday July 16 that our security deposit would be credited to our bank account. The deposit was returned in full to our bank account on Tuesday July 17.

Regards Bradford Fifield – Kyle Bay NSW / Australia

Darwin to Broome / Kimberley’s – July 2018

Just back from a 2 week camping trip driving from Darwin to Broome through the Kimberley. Given recent bad press we were a little nervous at the outset, but the 4WD supplied was an almost brand new Toyota Prado GXL GT. It was a fantastic to drive and handled the rough roads with ease. The camping gear was in excellent condition, easy to use and fit the bill perfectly. The tents were easy to set and pack up – and the stretchers were much better than sleeping on the ground. Australian 4WD were one of the only companies I could find that would provide a 4WD vehicle and equipment to accommodate our family of 6. If I am honest it was a tight fit, but we did get better at packing – particularly into the enormous canvas carry bag on the roof rack. Given the 3000km or so we travelled, I hardly heard any complaints from the kids. We did carefully read the T&C before hiring, and we stuck to the rules as best we could. On occasion we did have to drive short distances after sunset: On our first night we arrived at a campground quite late only to discover it had been closed and we had to turn back; and a few times to see a local sunset spot. We didn’t travel long distances after sunset. In retrospect, the sunset rule is probably more sensible than it sounds. One of the families we were travelling with (who used a different hire company) drove from Derby to Broome after dark. They very nearly hit a cow, and were subsequently passed by several emergency vehicles coming in the opposite direction – which we later discovered were attending a tour bus carrying 16 people that DID hit a cow and overturned. We also stuck to the 60km/h off road speed limit, except for a couple of mental lapses and overtaking. At times this felt a bit slow, and on some corrugations made for a bit of a bumpy ride – but I’m not an experienced 4WDer and I felt in control the whole time. On the whole it made us take our time and enjoy the scenic rides. After all, the purpose of the trip was to see some pretty remote places, and to get away from our very busy daily schedule. Our bond was promptly refunded in full after we returned the vehicle in Broome. Overall an awesome experience, and a holiday I think the kids will remember for quite a while. We loved the walks around El Questro and Emma Gorge, the Mitchell Plateau, the Mornington Wilderness Camp, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek, and the gear from Aust. 4WD made it all achievable.

Regards Julian Neil – Brunswick VIC / Australia

Darwin to Broome / Kimberley’s – July 2018

Thank you for the quick assessment of the vehicle as returned and the quick return of our bond. Our hire went well. The Darwin and Broome team you have employed did a good job. The vehicle was well presented and in good condition with minimal wear and tear given its 53k mileage and the roads it would have been driven on. The camping gear was in good condition, some of it was new. An improvement would be the option for a 2nd spare wheel, for the remote roads we were travelling on.

Regards John Bortolussi – Middle Park VIC / Australia

Alice Springs / Red Centre – July 2018

Hello Maryna. Thank you for the bond refund. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The 4WD with rooftop tent was excellent, as was the service we received from your Alice Springs agency.

Regards Jen and Rob Bischof – Sherwood QLD / Australia
Paul Rouppe Van Der Voort – Napier Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

Alice Springs / Cunning Stock Route – July 2018

I booked with this company because it was the only vehicle hire company which allowed use on the CSR. Booking was easy, people helpful and documentation precise. The vehicle was received in good serviced condition and met our needs mechanically and camping. The company always responded to my phone and email contacts within hours. I was made perfectly clear about my obligations under this hire agreement both in the agreement and in clarifying discussion with the company. In my review of the vehicle I was impressed that it appeared that the vehicle had been set up to meet the requirements of a long hire and remote travel.

Paul Rouppe Van Der Voort – Napier Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

Broome / Kimberley’s – July 2018

I was really impressed by an Australian 4wd Prado hired for 3 weeks out of Broome. Great vehicle, thoughtfully set up with long range tanks, bull bar, auxiliary battery, etc, etc. There is no substitute for a larger 4wd such as the Prado on the rough roads and tracks of the Kimberly! Hire also included a roof top tent and camping gear including a standalone tent and stretchers. All good quality and functional though some things were a bit more tired than others. The standalone tent is a great addition when camping in one location for more than one night. Careful though, if it’s a cold Kimberley night, the chill comes through the stretcher from underneath! A second table or stand for the stove would have been nice to have. We got to like the roof top tent. Warmer than the stretchers but the mattress is not forgiving! And after a bit of practice – pretty quick to put up and pack down. Broome agent looked after us well but some initial instruction/demonstration of the RTT would have avoided some first time frustration and a return visit to the agent for a small repair. Other than that: quality, suitable, well maintained vehicle (most important!); functional camping gear – and a rapid (one day) return of the security deposit. All good thanks!

John & Margaret Tilleard – Somers VIC / Australia

Broome / Kimberley’s – June 2018

We were extremely happy with the 4WD Roof Top tent and equipment we hired. It was quite a new vehicle and everything was comfortable, fresh and clean. The roof top tent was really easy to set-up but you did have to climb on top of the vehicle to setup which was fine for us but a little ladder attached to the side would have been perfect, especially for the less flexible. An overview of how to setup wasn’t provided but we asked enough questions at pick-up to show us how to get started and we worked the rest out. It would have been useful though as the side window poles took a bit to work out and these aren’t demonstrated on the video. Other than that it really was a wonderful trip and the 4WD RTT was perfect for the places we visited.

Regards Diane Ireland – Bathurst NSW / Australia

Alice Springs to Adelaide – June 2018

Hello Maryna, Thank you for your email. We had a wonderful time! The service was great, the car was in good condition and very comfortable to drive. The camping gears were spot on! We manage to see Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. We stopped in Coober Pedy for a desert break. Everything went very smoothly and we even had a little adventure: About 100km away from Port Augusta, the trailer in front of us lost a bolt and then the wheel! Ultimately the bolt hit the windshield and made a chip in it. We called you right away and you were very helpful explaining what options we had. We ended up changing the windshield (as we had a bit of extra time) before returning the car. We were also able to change the appointment for both pick-up and drop off without any problem. Overall a great experience and we are looking forward to using your services again soon!

Kindly Eve Revalor – Carlton Vic / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s – June 2018

Thanks Maryna for your prompt return of the security bond. I was very satisfied with the communication and service provided by both your team and the Broome pick-up point. Both the hired 4WD and included equipment were well suited to the conditions and made for an enjoyable trip through-out the Kimberley.

Thanks again Richard Stern – Killara NSW / Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s – June 2018

Thank you for the bond refund. I had a most enjoyable holiday and was very pleased with the 4WD vehicle and camping equipment provided by Australian 4WD Hire in Broome, Western Australia. The equipment, which included a table, two chairs, two stretcher beds, a tent and esky were robust and easy to assemble. The refrigerator, which plugged into the car and was used continuously for the duration of my 9 day trip, was also very reliable and fit for purpose. I did not require the gas cooker and gas bottle offered with the complementary camping kit. It seemed to me that plenty of thought had gone into the choice and quality of the equipment provided, which was particularly helpful for a novice camper like me. The Toyota Prado was an excellent choice of vehicle and proved to be reliable, safe and comfortable to drive on the gravel surface of the Gibb River Rd between Derby and Kununurra. I am keen to undertake another 4WD trek in the Kimberley next year and will not hesitate to book a vehicle and camping equipment through your company. My one suggestion for improvement would be to enable one-way vehicle hire between Broome and Kununurra. This would have saved an 11 hour drive back to Broome for my return flight to Perth.

Kind regards Paul Wallwork – North Fremantle WA / Australia

Andrew, Anna & Curtis Round - Williamstown VIC / Australia

Darwin around Northern Territory – June 2018

Thanks, happy for you to add the following from us, and the picture attached to the testimonials: We had a lovely trip around the NT and the UTE and equipment were perfect for us. JJ’S car hire Darwin were very clear on the T&Cs, great explanation on the UTE and equipment at pickup and very reasonable on drop-off – thanks guys.

Andrew, Anna & Curtis Round – Williamstown VIC / Australia

Darwin – Kimberley’s – Broome – June 2018

Good morning Australian 4WD Hire, We all had such a great trip, From Darwin through the Kimberley and dropped off at Broome. The 4WD Prado allocated to us was great, very well equipped and the roof rack with bag worked a treat no dust got into our baggage! Must see, Emma Gorge, Mitchell Falls, Drysdale River Station, El Questro Thermal springs, Timber Creek, Kununurra, Derby, Tunnel Creek Thank you Australian 4WD Hire for your ongoing support as we have hired 4 x 4WD’s so far.

Simon Geddes – Mickleham VIC / Australia

Cairns – Our Cape York Trip – June 2018

We have started to do some outback Australian travel and have just returned from the first of our adventures. We flew to Cairns and hired a 4WD from Australian 4WD Hire, then drove to the tip of Cape York and back to Cairns. We live on a farm and know 4WD vehicles and we were really impressed with the Isuzu MUX that we hired. It was hard to fault the vehicle and it made the rough roads to the Cape more bearable. The Australian 4WD team were great, right from the initial booking process through to when we picked up the vehicle and returned it. They could not have been more helpful, and our vehicle bond was refunded promptly and without any dramas, which was great. Our 4WD hire vehicle came with all the necessary camping gear so the whole traveling and camping process was made easy. On our trip we camped at various camping grounds and roadhouses. At the tip we camped at Bamaga, Seisia and Punsand Bay, which were all fabulous. We had a ball and recommend the trip to anyone considering a 4WD holiday with a bit of adventure. It really is unlike any other destination. We have already booked our Kimberley trip for later this year and we will use Australian 4WD Hire again due to our complete satisfaction with the whole process. We will continue to use them going forward and would recommend them to anyone wishing to hire a 4WD.

Grant Ducat and Robyn Grant – Cudgen NSW / Australia Grant Ducat and Robyn Grant – Cudgen NSW / Australia

Perth – CSR Perth – June 2018

Hi Maryna, Thanks to all there for all the assistance with 4WD hire for my Canning Stock Route trip. Everything went great I enjoyed my trip and the 4WD I had hired was suitable for my destination. I have attached some photos from my journey on the Canning Stock Route. The administration in hiring was excellent and the return of vehicle was quick and efficient. I will have no problem in recommending Australian 4WD Hire to anyone.

Regards John McDonald – Tullamore / Ireland John McDonald – Tullamore / Ireland

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I hired from you this year and had an amazing trip around kakadu The terms and conditions were clear and easy to understand, also we planned our travel to ensure we did not drive at night or on any closed roads. The customer service was great as was the quality of the vehicle. Thanks for providing a great service. We would hire from you again in a heartbeat

Robert Smith

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I must admit I was nervous about all the terms and conditions when we hired a car to go to Kakadu two years ago. However, I found the car well maintained and up to the challenge of driving in rough terrain. Staff were helpful and were very reasonable when inspecting the car on return. The accusations outlined in that article were nowhere near the experience we had. I would recommend Australian 4WD hire to anybody.

Anna Hurley

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You can put my name to the happy list of customers hired out for 14 days Great service great vehicle

David Bonner

Cairns to Cape Yorke – June 2018

My wife and I are intending to start to do some outback Australia travel over the next few years and have just returned from the first of our adventures. We flew to Cairns and hired a 4WD from Australian 4WD Hire and drove to the tip of Cape Yorke and back to Cairns. I am a farmer and I know 4WD vehicles and I was really impressed with the Isuzu MUX that we hired. It was hard to fault the vehicle and it made the rough roads to the Cape more bearable. We were provided with all the necessary camping gear so the whole process was simple. The Australian 4WD team were great, right from the initial booking process through to when we picked up the vehicle and returned it. They could not have been more helpful, and my vehicle bond was refunded promptly and without any dramas which was great. On our trip we camped at various camping grounds and roadhouses on the way up to the tip, and up there we camped at Bamaga, Seisia and Punsand Bay. We had a ball and recommend the trip to anyone considering a 4WD holiday with a bit of adventure, it really is unlike any other destination. We have already booked our Kimberley trip for later this year and we will use Australian 4WD Hire again. I will continue to use them going forward and would happily recommend them to others.

Grant Ducat – Cudgen NSW Australia

Cairns to Cape Yorke – June 2018

Hi Maryna, The great help from Peter was very greatly appreciated. A very nice man indeed. The Prado was more than enough. The trip to the TIP. Well only my eyes can experience the pleasure and thoughts of achievement. A Bucket list for me. Thank you to all for making it possible. Go and do it. Not gunna do it !!!!!!! Life’s short.

Paul Dimech – Port Wakefield SA Australia

Alice Springs / Uluru – May 2018

We had a very enjoyable trip and we were very happy with the car and camping gear we were provided. We saw some amazing places and we would recommend your company to anyone traveling the NT. Thanks again for the quick refund, it is appreciated.

Scott & Jennifer Coleman – Goondiwindi Qld Australia

Sydney to Harvey Bay – May 2018

Just wanted to say thank you for the car rental, the V8 Diesel Landcruiser was awesome! Great car and great service. I am planning another trip soon and will reach out for my 2nd experience quote.

Cheers Boris Shen – Quakers Hill NSW Australia

Darwin to Broome – May 2018

Thank you so much for refunding the security bond so quick. We had an amazing trip and the vehicle you provided was perfect for our adventure. The Hilux was well equipped, very capable and reliable and had everything we needed. We will definitely hire from Australia 4WD again and be recommending to others. We will post some pics and a review when we get sorted.

Nigel Brown – Mount Victoria NSW / Australia Nigel Brown
Chad Smith – Alexandria NSW / Australia

Darwin – May 2018

We had an awesome Top End adventure (Litchfield, Katherine Gorge, and Kakadu). The Prado RTT was a big part of the adventure. The vehicle and camping equipment was in great shape. The pickup and drop-off experience in Darwin was excellent. The bond was returned (in full) in three business days. Attaching a pic of the Prado at the Mardugal Two campground in Kakadu.

Chad Smith – Alexandria NSW / Australia

Brisbane to Broome – April 2018

I rented with Australian 4WD Hire for 3 weeks for a one way trip from Brisbane to Broome in April 2018. The vehicle supplied was brand new and all equipment was new and of good quality. Contrary to other reviews I have read, I felt I would post my personal experience that their charges when I was unfortunate enough to cause minor damage to the vehicle were completely fair and reasonable. I knocked a mudflap off and put a deep scrape in the alloy wheel when I dropped a wheel into a fissure in the track in my blind spot when turning around – $75 for the replacement mudflap (genuine Toyota part including shipping from Perth to Broome), $50 for fitting and $50 admin charge, no charge for the scrape on the alloy – an invoice from the local agent in Broome which rectified the damage was also provided. There was no attempt to unfairly profit from my mistake or to ramp up charges based on the logged usage of the vehicle. My usage of the vehicle was responsible but not perfect, so if their approach was to exploit driving behaviour with punitive charges as has been suggested elsewhere, I gave them opportunity, but nothing of the kind was attempted – specifically, there were occasions when I drove up to 70 km/h on dirt roads to get a better washboard effect (vs the 60 km/h off road limit stipulated in the agreement) and one afternoon where I drove at 10-15 km/h over the WA 110 km/h limit to ensure I made my destination before dark (when i realised that although the clocks had gone back entering WA, the sun hadn’t). My experience with Australian 4WD is 100% that if you are fair and responsible with them, they will be with you. I have rented 4WD vehicles regularly for tourism over the last 20 years with most of the major off-road rental companies operating in Australia and Southern Africa and believe Australian 4WD Hire offer an excellent service which compares very favourably with my past experiences with other rental companies. This was my first time renting with them, but I would have absolutely no hesitation in doing so again in the future or recommending them to others.

Richard Hudson – Goole / UK Richard Hudson

Perth to Darwin via CSR – April 2018

Hello, Thanks a lot for the information and the quick refund. We truely enjoyed the getaway with your 4WD. We highly appreciated the well-maintained and reliable car, the good camping equipment and especially the great, friendly and uncomplicated service.We can only highly recommand your company. We are absolutely convinced that we hire again a car from your company for our next trip. In the attachment, there are some photos of our trip. Of course we will leave a positive feedback on your site.Kind Regards,

Nancy Auer – Oberterzen / Switzerland Nancy Auer - Oberterzen / Switzerland

Alice Springs to Uluru, Olgas, Kings Canyon, Hermannsburg, West Macdonald Ranges and then back to Alice Springs – April 2018

Thanks Maryna, We had a fabulous trip – the car was perfect for what we wanted and having all of the extras included made it no fuss and very practical!Thank you again and I have no doubt that we will be back and also recommending Australian 4WD Hire to others! Cheers,

Candis Fraser – North Fremantle WA / Australia

Adelaide to Salt Lakes – March 2018

Thanks heaps, all good, the car was great. Will be back next year. Will send a couple of photos.

Jason Pointing – Hollywell QLD / Australia Jason Pointing – Hollywell QLD / Australia

Steven Ingram – Kelmscott WA / Australia

Perth to Alice Springs – March 2018

We had an awesome experience with Australian 4WD Hire, delightful to deal with, the equipment & vehicle was top notch. We were so surprised how easy the set-up of the roof-tent and annex was & made our life easy when looking to park up and camp. Will definitely be using them for our next trip!

Steven Ingram – Kelmscott WA / Australia

Brisbane to Fraser Island – March 2018

We hired a Toyota Prado from Australian 4wd for our week-long trip to Fraser Island. The vehicle was in great condition and handled the tricky terrain with no issues. All the camping gear was excellent and it made out stay on the island pleasant, despite the poor weather. Would recommend to any travellers looking to go on a self-guided trip!

Elliott Waring – Melbourne VIC / Australia Elliott Waring – Melbourne VIC / Australia

Brisbane to Fraser Island – March 2018

Rented a Prado for my overseas friend to visit Fraser. This is a second time I hire a 4WD from these people. Everything went well, near new car and they had the cheapest rate I could find.

Paul Cherniakov – Brisbane QLD / Australia

Cairns to Cape Yorke – February 2018

Rented a Hilux to drive to Cape York and Daintree. Near new vehicle, all camping equipment was included. Had everything waiting for me at pre-booked time. Very happy, will use again

Paul Cherniakov – Brisbane QLD / Australia

Pert to Melbourne – February 2018

We had an amazing holiday, the entire process was done in a professional manner; from making enquiry with the head office to the pick-up of the vehicle in the Perth agency. The car itself was the latest model Prado – well equipped and performed well. We managed to visit many places starting from Perth and dropping off in Melbourne completing with a total of 6672kms. Camping gear was quite useful. We have received our bond back on our Credit card on 3rd day after the rental finished. Can highly recommend. Looking forward to book our Kimberley for the next year with this company.

Dima Reznik – Brisbane QLD / Australia

Brisbane – February 2018

First trip down under, we were doing extensive research before choosing a rental company; which was a challenge because it was hard to find a rental company without any negative reviews (I guess you can’t please everyone 😊) but complimentary camping gear and unlimited kilometres was hard to bid and with my ambitious travel plans, this was necessity. The Brisbane agency was very professional and helpful, we received nearly new vehicle which helped us to visit all our desired destinations without any difficulties or problems making our holidays pleasant and memorable.

Victor Juneman – Schwaebish Gmuend / Germany

Cairns to Sydney – February 2018

Our 5 weeks family holiday was an absolute blast! Peter in the Cairns agency was a great help and gave lots of valuable travel tips and ideas. We rented a Toyota Hilux with a roof top tent, can highly recommend this car for families travelling with lots of luggage. Kids turned the roof top tent into a playground with no mozzies. Camping gear was very easy to set up. We managed most of the Cape York and went down to Sydney, visiting a lot of hot spots along the way. We will be using them for our next family adventure.

Lev & Victoria Root – Gold Coast QLD / Australia

Melbourne – February 2018

We started from Melbourne with an Isuzu 4 WD RTT. The journey was 26 day long. It started on 18th December 17 and allowed us to visit many of the places of interest inside the Victoria. But there is so much to see there that we could have stayed much longer. This opportunity took us first to Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory National Park, then as main way points and stop overs to Rawson Forest, Jameison, Howqua Hills, Beechworth, Daylesford, Barramunga, Otway Forest National park, Portland / Narrawong, Halls Gap, then Back to Melbourne. The car was just right for the trip and it was a real new experience to use the Roof Top Tent. Strange at the beginning but very funny after all ,….. The RTT is basic but has the very advantage to be very easy to make up and also quite fast to fold back, increasing the mobility overall. Everything ran fine and the equipment provided in the car was exactly what we needed. We joined another vehicle on the same journey,…. Australian 4WD hire have been very helpful and professional all the way when needed. Specially their management of the hire upstream of our departure was thorough, well organized and documented so there was no issue later on. We simply had an amazing trip with no technical issue and no pressure at all from using the car. What a step change for us coming from France,…! Our only issue was a few days of rain that we did not expect at that time of the year and at that place,… We were very close to the environment and the wild life in the various parks visited. A trip that we will not be forgetting any time soon and that we sincerely recommend everyone to plan and do in a similar fashion. Thank you Australian 4WD hire !

Maryse & Jean-Pierre Taillebois – Carqueiranne / France Maryse & Jean-Pierre Taillebois - Carqueiranne / France

Jonas Sauer – Collingwood / VIC Australia

Perth to Broome – February 2018

We started our journey in WA going from Perth to Broome. We took only eight days as we wanted to explore as much as possible of the rest of Australia. However, there is so much to see you can easily take a couple of weeks, especially as distances in WA are vast. For that purpose, we rented a Toyota Hilux from Australian 4WD Hire with a roof top tent (RTT). The car was in good condition and the equipment amazing. Included was, besides the RTT (which is easy to build up – we had no previous experience), a stove, a fridge, a table, two chairs and a lot of other useful stuff. The staff was very friendly and explained everything in detail before we left. Along our way were many 4WD tracks and unsealed roads and it was really nice to have a good 4WD vehicle. Unfortunately, we got stuck 60 km before we could reach Broome, because of a really big flooding. In these situations, it´s helpful to have enough food, water, fuel and most of all a reliable vehicle made for extremes like we did. Luckily Australian 4WD Hire understood our situation completely and didn´t charged us for the extra days it took us to get to Broome. Especially during that time, they were always accessible, helpful and friendly.
Bottom Line:
We can only recommend to hire a 4WD for that kind of journey and were very satisfied with the service of Australian 4WD Hire. Furthermore, if you treat the car well (like your own) you will have no problem getting your security bond back. Depending on what you want to do and where you want to go, a 4WD is worth it, especially in WA. If we will ever have the chance to do a similar trip we will definitely book one of their vehicles again.

Jonas Sauer – Collingwood / VIC Australia

Perth – 2018

Hello Maryna, thank you for the security bond refund. The 4wd was a strong one and we appreciated it. We had a lovely holiday.

Emilie and Francois-Xavier Bodin – Paris / France

Brisbane / January 2018

Dear Maryna

Thank you for your message. I have 4WD experience and drive a Chevrolet Tahoe and a Dodge Ram in Switzerland. Your Toyota was a very reliable car in every situation and we felt safe during our whole trip. Even on Fraser Island we never got stuck and we always felt safe. The car needs not much gasoline so we also spend money by driving thousands of kilometres.Mark Rutishauser – Zurich / Switzerland Mark Rutishauser – Zurich / Switzerland Video Player

Adelaide / January 2018

Hello Maryna,

The 4WD hire worked really well with no problems. The hiring process was smooth from start to finish and the vehicle along with the camping gear allowed us to have a really great holiday and get to places that a car would not be able to. Collecting the vehicle in Adelaide worked really well, and Paul was great. I would certainly use Australian 4WD hire again, as it certainly saves driving from Perth, which unfortunately is a very long way from anywhere….. Once again, many thanks and all the best. Regards

Steve Harling – Perth / WA Australia

Broome – Perth / December 2017

Hi guys! We had an amazing time with our Prado. The car was so new and shiny and we enjoyed every minute in Western Australia (see pics below). Side awning is a great idea – easy shade anytime. Dual battery and 12 V outlet kept all my electronic equipment fully charged. How convenient! We really appreciated the shovel, however the car should have recovery boards too. Hope you like our pics. If we have chance we definitely go again. Thank you.

Marketa Cerna & Jose Guedin Neto – North Curl Curl / NSW Australia Marketa Cerna & Jose Guedin Neto – North Curl Curl / NSW Australia

Sydney – Sydney / November 2017

Dear Maryna, thank you for this notification. We greatly enjoyed the trip and the 4wd was wonderfully fitted out with camping equipment. We got very efficient at setting up our camp and this was partly because the gear was so functional and easy to use! Thanks again, we will definitely recommend your company to others. Sincerely

Dr Thomas J Hugh and Giselle Hugh – Pymble / NSW Australia

Cairns – Melbourne / November 2017

Hello Maryna, Thank you. It was a nice trip. Maybe a bit too rush in 9 days but we’ve seen a lot of nice things. We would like to do again in some months. Thanks for everything.

Patrick and Yvonne Schroot – Halle / Germany Patrick and Yvonne Schroot – Halle / Germany

Perth – Perth / November 2017

Firstly I’d say that the car was wonderful, as was the communication & booking process with your office – an absolute breeze. Our FJ Cruiser was kitted out with everything we needed to make us comfortable and confident. The camping equipment (most especially the fridge) was super useful. Our trip took us north from Perth primarily around the Shark Bay region. We took the 4WD track to Shelter Bay & Steep Point – it certainly paid to take it very slowly through the deep sand & ensure the tyres were right down. This place is totally worth the drive, we stayed on a beach by ourselves for 4 nights which was magic. You have to carry in your own water, but you can very easily catch your own fish to eat too! We also spent some time at Kalbarri which was great, stopping along the way to take in various sights, hikes and beaches. The beach at Eagle Bluff was especially great, we had a swim with turtles, dugongs, sharks and rays in the wild. Take the small track to the left as you head toward the viewing platform & the beach is yours alone. Amazing! Another tip for other travellers would be to know that the campground at Monkey Mia has been closed for restoration (the day before we arrived). Accommodation is only available at the RAC resort, the nearest camp ground is Denham which has several excellent facilities. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with your company – and we will be booking with you again next year as we plan our trip to Broome & Cape Leveque regions. Kind regards,

Dave Couri – Tighes Hill / NSW – Australia Dave Couri – Tighes Hill / NSW - Australia

Brisbane – Moreton Island / November 2017

Had not hired a proper 4WD for some time and rang Australian 4WD for some advice. Phone contact was excellent. Website excellent and gave me confidence to proceed. Vehicle pick up was without a hitch. Went with family and friends to Moreton Island camping for a week. Vehicle handled all situations with ease. All camping and cooking gear was supplied. Made the whole camping experience a breeze- Went over the story bridge and Toll is free. Great touch!.

I would highly recommend to use Australian 4wd Hire. They reply to their phones. They reply to their emails and the genuinely try to help. Happy days!John Cavalerie – Paddington / QLD – Australia

Darwin – Darwin / November 2017

Good day, The rental was excellent. We were able to travel around Australia, meeting the people and seeing your beautiful country. The vehicle was in excellent working condition. We camped in a different location for 15 nights. The upper tent was very easy to put together each night. It rained on us 3 nights and never a drop of water in the tent. We were so impressed. The fridge was perfect. Because we were able to 4 wheel drive we saw red kangaroos, emus, camels, rock formations, remote camp sites, dingos and many flowers. Having this vehicle was amazing. Thank you for providing this service. We will be returning to Australia and will contact you. Thank you again. Sincerely,

Angela and David McKinney – Anchor Point / Alaska – USA

Darwin – Broome / November 2017

Hi Maryna, Thank you for organising the refund payment for the battery, it has been put back onto our credit card. We had a great trip from Darwin to Broome, and hiring a vehicle from your company was the right decision. The whole booking, payment, pick up and drop off process with Australian 4WD Hire was easy and the Bond was refunded quickly. We were very happy with our 4WD and would recommend your company to anybody. Kind regards,

Barbara Marwick – Auckland / New Zealand Barbara Marwick – Auckland / New Zealand<

Sydney – October 2017

Dear Maryna,

We have had a wonderful time. And will certainly leave a positive feedback! The upgrade due to the fact the original car was unavailable at the time , was superb, service, contact and info is very good and pleasant. Equipment the best we have had so far travelling around the globe!! Keep up this standard , we will advise Australian 4wd hire absolutely to our fellow travellers. Thank you for the prompt refund. Have a nice day! Kind regardsSandra Oudshoorn – Oudewater/ Netherlands Sandra Oudshoorn – Oudewater/ Netherlands

Cairns – October 2017

Thank you again for all the help, customer service couldn’t have been better! Giving back the car at the end was the hardest part because I had considered just driving off into the sunset with it! It was perfect for my friend and I on our trip along the Gibb river road (our first Aussie off road adventure). I have some 4wd experience but she had very limited and being 2 girls traveling together we felt a lot safer knowing that we had a good 4wd that could get us out of anything. I would defiantly recommend your hire company to any one, and will hopefully have future hires with you for myself and my parents (who were fizzing with jealousy back in the UK)

Vicki Henderson – Dunning / UK Vicki Henderson – Dunning / UK

Perth – October 2017

As a Professional Photographer, in order to perform the task at hand and to travel to remote places I require the best quality gear to get the job done. I recently hired one of Australia 4WD Toyota Hilux’s and drove nearly 3,000kms around remote areas of Western Australia. Not once did I question the reliability of the vehicle. With a modern interface and comfortable interior it was easy to enjoy the long distances we had to travel to get our shots. The large ute tray back allowed us to fit all the necessary camping and Photographic equipment in that we needed with tonnes of space left over. The fridge we had was efficient at keeping food and drinks cold and the pop up stove was sufficient enough to cook up most simple meals, tea or coffee we needed while on the road. The pop out tent on the roof of the Hilux took me roughly 4 minutes in total to assemble each night , and about the same amount of time to dismantle in the morning. We encountered strong winds, rain and heat on our trip and the tent held its own in each scenario. The length of the tent allows space to sleep two grown blokes 6ft + tall with room. The diesel model was fuel economic and the additional fuel can in the tray came in handy while on the road. I would recommend this company and its commitment to providing a quality vehicle at a respectable price. I will definitely be booking them again on my next Photographic adventure wherever that might be.

Cieran Murphy – Perth / WA Australia Cieran Murphy – Perth / WA Australia

Cairns – October 2017

Hi Marina, thanks a lot for that quick respond and return of the Bond. I‘ve had a great time up in Cape York, was very happy to have a car in a shape that fitted to all my expectations (maybe even beyond). Very nice and professional people at Peters Garage in Cairns that knew what they talked about and what was necessary to go on a safe trip. I love to put a review on your Home Page and look forward to have a car on another occasion or will tell my friends to book at your company. Thanks again and have a good time. Kind regards.

Adi Zollinger – Zurich / Switzerland Adi Zollinger – Zurich - Switzerland

Perth – October 2017

Thanks for processing the security bond so quickly. We had a fabulous trip and the Australian 4WD Hire Prado didn’t miss a beat. It was perfect for travelling around the Pilbara and Kimberly both on and off road. We did just over 10,500kms in 34 days. The Australian 4WD Hire staff were always available and helpful whenever we needed to contact them. Would recommend you guys to anyone thinking of doing a similar kind of road trip.

Margaret Orr – Lynwood / WA Australia
Margaret Orr – Lynwood -WA Australia

Cairns – September 2017

Very surprised and happy with the vehicle outfit, I will be back for sure to re-hire.

Dan Stephensen – Bungalow / QLD Australia

Brisbane – September 2017

Overall we had a great trip, thank you for the prompt bond refund. The vehicle itself was very clean, and the equipment well maintained (if not new). Amber was great to deal with prior to pick up, and the booking process was very easy. We had a great time away and will consider hiring from you in the future. Near-Queen-Mary-Falls-Main-Range-National-Park

Sophie Baulch & Luke Jennings – Warrnambool / VIC Australia

Cairns – September 2017

“We had an awesome adventure and the Prado we hired from Australian 4WD handled well on the corrugated, dusty roads. Would recommend Australian 4WD to anyone heading to the top end”. Corey & Nicky Mitchell – Perth / WA Australia

Cairns – September 2017

Hi Maryna, thank you for returning our bond so promptly. We had a fantastic time and the 4WD went well. We just got back to Perth so as soon as we sort through all our mail, unpack and download all our holiday photos we will send you some of the amazing adventures we had in the Prado. Nicky ???? Corey & Nicky Mitchell – Perth / WA Australia

Sydney – August 2017

Thank you for your communication and the refund of our deposit, we had a very good trip. The vehicle performed well. Thank you for your help in getting out trip organized, we covered about 8000 k’s, it was very interesting and enjoyable. Paul & Anne Gill – Hereford / Herefordshire UK

Broome – August 2017

We were very happy with the 4WD supplied by Australian 4WD Hire. Low kilometres, everything in order and ready to go. It was more than capable in getting us to places that other rental agencies would not let their vehicles into. We saw some fantastic places. The camping equipment supplied was all in good order and having a 12 volt fridge with its own battery made a big difference to the quality of meals we cooked in remote places. The security bond refund was a breeze and there were no hidden charges. I would have no hesitation to use Australian 4WD Hire again for our next Australian outback road trip. Andrew – Brighton / QLD Australia

Broome – August 2017

Hello Maryna. We would recommend the services of Australian 4WD based on our experience. The car was a very good fit for purpose and handled Gibb River Road with ease. Pre pick up info was excellent and answered just about every question we had. Pick up was efficient and staff were friendly and helpful. Return of vehicle was very easy and efficient. We had a wonderful problem free holiday so we go away as very happy travellers overall. Thanks for your valued contribution to our very enjoyable Kimberley holiday. Tony Waters – Kingscliff / NSW Australia

Broome – August 2017

We had a lovely time touring a small section of the Kimberley, seeing the sights and enjoying the Prado we hired. We had a great trip, the Prado performed well and we were very happy with the camping equipment provided. Alison King – Karangi / NSW Australia

Broome – July 2017

Thank you very much for this efficiency!! We enjoyed every minute on this trip and hope to come back. Kind regards Dr. Ulrich Rytz – Bern / QLD Switzerland

Darwin – July 2017

Thanks so much Australian 4WD Hire for helping us to have a fuss free holiday, clean & reliable 4WD with all the necessary camping equipment we required due to flying into Darwin. Also thanks for a very quick return of our bond money which was back in our account almost immediately without any issues. Very happy customer & would definitely recommend. Kerri & Jason Killin – Walloon / QLD Australia

Darwin – July 2017

I hired the Jeep Wrangler for a 5 day journey from Darwin to Kakadu to Litchfield and back. It was the perfect size for me and my gear and for where I was headed. The car was spotless when I picked it up with near new tyres and low kms. The local agent was very friendly, professional and made sure I was safely geared up with recovery equipment and answered all my questions. My only regret is not travelling for longer. Leeanne Ricci – Leichhardt / NSW Australia

Broome – July 2017

“We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the Toyota Prado vehicle and quality of the camping gear presented to us upon pickup. The local agents were extremely helpful. The package we chose (4WD Bush Camper Large GT) was perfectly suited to our family camping holiday in the Kimberley region. Any email and phone queries were also handled very promptly by the Australian 4WD Hire Company.”

Jane Rogers – South Tammin / WA Australia

Broome Kimberley’s Broome – July 2017

Great quality 4WD hire. Head office and Local agent were very easy to deal with and very helpful. We had fully kitted Bush Camper Canopy RTT latest model Hilux! I will definitely be going back to them in the future. Mel Brandon – Mosman Park / WA Australia

Cairns to Cape York – June 2017

I hired a Toyota Prado from Cairns using Australian 4WD Hire. I took 6 or us up to Iron Range in the far north for 9 days. The vehicle was brand new (1946km) and was amazing. We had a luggage bag on the roof leaving us with plenty of room inside. The vehicle was superb, The service from the head office and agent in Cairns was brilliant! It was returned a bit dirtier than when we picked it up! 🙂 Steve Potter – Blackwood / SA Australia

Darwin to Broome / June 2017

We needed to hire a 4×4 to drive The Gibb River Rd in The Kimberley. After doing our research we decided to grab a 2.8L turbo diesel Toyota Hilux from Australian 4WD Hire. The rig came kitted out with all the camping and 4×4 gear you could possibly need. Ours had all the bells and whistles, including a TJM awning and rooftop tent, camping chairs, table, stove, jerry cans, first aid kit, recovery kit and detailed Hema maps. To take on the corrugations it has an upgraded suspension system and all-terrain tyres. The trip went perfectly to plan and the car ran beautifully. We couldn’t recommend Australian 4WD Hire highly enough. Jack Murphy – Clareville / NSW Australia

Perth – Exmouth – Perth / June 2017

During 10 days we travelled all the way from Perth to Exmouth and back. A totally amazing trip. We rented a medium sized 4wd drive with a roof top tent from the Australian 4wd Hire company. The greatest feature of the car was of course the freedom – we were able to reach campsites that most people never reach. The car was fully equipped with everything we could ask for, and the service at both pick-up and return was very good. A personal and warm welcoming. To rent a car like this is really an exciting way to explore the outback of Australia. One of the big highlights was François Péron National park, not far away from Monkey Mia, the famous dolphin nest. The car was in very good condition and it was perfectly made for this kind of explorer trip. Linus Svensson – Linköping / Sweden

Alice Springs to Alice Springs – May 2017

Just want to say that this was the second time we have hired a 4WD from you and both times we have had a fantastic time, first from Darwin and this time from Alice Springs. We found your company easy to deal with, reliable and the vehicles have been in excellent condition and well appointed. I would certainly recommend that anyone wishing to hire a 4WD in Australia, can do no better than to hire from your company, we will certainly be doing that again. Kind Regards, John and Christina Peebles – Lennox Head / NSW Australia

Alice Springs to Uluru & Surrounds – May 2017

We had a fantastic time on our trip from Alice Springs to Uluru and exploring the National Parks around the area. We were able to cover 2500km in 10 days with the 4WD we hired from Australian 4WD Hire and couldn’t complain about a thing. The staff were friendly and there was good support when we had to fix a few minor things up. Throughout the whole trip the car didn’t miss a beat and it was well stocked with the stuff needed for camping. Would recommend the company to others. Chris Grime – Lake Munmorah / NSW Australia

Brisbane to Darwin – May 2017

Fantastic support from the company and staff before, during, and after the rental. Everything was well communicated and terms of the rental were made clear from the outset. If there is one improvement I could suggest, it’s perhaps knowing the height of the car. The high 4WD and rooftop tent made me a bit paranoid of driving under some low awnings. But overall a highly recommended experience. Vincent Muller – Kelso / NSW Australia

Broome to Broome – May 2017

Hi Maryna, just a quick email to say your company was a pleasure to deal with and the 4wd was awesome, well kitted out comfortable and reliable. We absolutely loved driving from Broome to Kununurra and the Gibb River Road back to Broome. Having a trustworthy vehicle gave us peace of mind and the fridge was an awesome bonus. Thanks again. Duane Washington – Yackandandah / VIC Australia

Darwin to Broome – April 2017

Hi, Thanks for the prompt reply. We really loved our trip from Darwin to Broome and the agents at both ends were very professional and happy to help with any questions we had. The equipment was great and met our needs. I’ve attached some photos which I’m happy for you to use. We’ll definitely be in touch for any future 4WD hire requirements. Cheers, Megan East / North Bondi NSW

Brisbane to Broome – April 2017

The professional organisation of initial email right through to collection and advise on where to pick up the vehicle was fabulous. Our 4WD was fully equipped and ready to go… no problems at all highly recommend them. We did 7122.2km along the Savannah way from Brisbane to Broome. An amazing experience and having the Hilux 4WD with roof top tent was so easy to manage after some long drives…go for it you will never regret it. Adriana Papandreou / Peakhurst NSWVideo Player

Sydney to Broome – April 2017

From the moment we started talking with the friendly and helpful staff at Australian 4WD to the moment we dropped the car off in Broome, it was a pleasure to work with this company. Easy and seamless booking, first class vehicle and camping package, and hassle free pick up and drop off process. The Prado did not miss a beat and proved very comfortable and well prepared for the journey. We will definitely recommend Australian 4WD to our friends and will also look to do another trip ourselves. Thanks again. Ian and Fiona Widdicombe / Perth WA

Cairns to Darwin – March 2017

We (my sister and I) rented a Bush Camper with a Roof Top Tent. The reservation went very smoothly thru a guy named Jacob who was very friendly and most helpful.Most of the paperwork was done before we picked up the car. When we picked up our transport we were given a lot of tips and tricks (we were green with 4wd)The places we really enjoyed were cape tribulation QLD, Mount Bundy station NT, Litchfield National Park NT.When we wanted to extend out rental for 2 days, it was no problem at all… We would recommend this company to everyone….. Thanks a lot guys ????????Cheers Dirk & Gerda Ruitenberg – Harderwijk, the Netherlands

Cairns to Darwin – March 2017

Thanks again, for the good service mate????????, We really enjoying the Prado. Dirk Ruitenberg / Hardewijk – Netherlands

Sydney to Melbourne – February 2017

Just writing to say I love your work, and appreciate your existing in the world Damien Randell / USA

Cairns to Brisbane – January 2017

Today we returned the Toyota Prado at Shailer Park. We very much enjoyed the car and received a great service! Thank you very much and we will promote your company on our website. Cycling around the world ???? since 2008. Greetings Michael Verhage/Ciska Keerssemeeckers / Auckland – New Zealand

Cairns to Melbourne – January 2017

“We wanted to say a huge thanks to Australian 4WD Hire for our road trip adventure down the East Coast of Australia. The 4 of us had such a neat time camping and 4WDing off-road. We were able to explore many places and it really gave us an authentic experience in Australia. We got to see some of the unique wildlife and enjoy forests, beaches and amazing sunsets in the wilderness! The truck was very new and clean and the equipment provided was all in good condition. The tent is super easy to fold out and set up for the night. Probably the most fun I have had in Australia to date and would love to hire your vehicles next time I am in Australia! Thanks again from the 4 of us!” Jordan McFall / Auckland – New Zealand

Cairns to Brisbane / QLD – December 2016

“No problems at all, friendly people during pick-up and drop off. Perfect Communication and dealing with us… thank you for the car :)”Olaf Stanke / Berlin Germany

Perth to Pert / WA – November 2016

Dear All, I ‘d like to share with you my great experience with a trip through Western Australia in 2016. That was a month of a great exploration and great time. This was also because of having a great car J. Let me say that there is always a question which rental company one should choose and trust. And I must say that “Australian 4WD Hire” is the best choice. That was my second time I got the car from them and that was my second time I was absolutely satisfied. Me and my boyfriend decided to rent Toyota Landcruiser with the roof top tent so that we could get anywhere we wanted to, and sleep anywhere we wanted to, as well J. That was a great fun! (see the photos). Moreover, you also get anything you need for outdoor camping f.ex. fridge, water tank, table, chairs, compressor. So it’s really worth the price. We did an amazing drive from Perth to the south of WA along the coast, through Margaret River, Albany, then Bremer Bay, Cape Le Grand, and then we turned north to Menzies and Kookynie and went back to the West coast driving 4×4 track to SandStone, then going through Mount Magnet, Geraldton, and Lancelin back to Perth. That was a time of adventure, wilderness and pure nature. And whenever we needed support from “Australian 4WD Hire”, we got it. Even when there was one problem with a car alternator during our drive (sometimes it happens and one can do anything about it), we got immediate help, we had a new part arranged and we had instant help on the phone. One call was enough to be taken care of. And I was really impressed with that. So, any reason to complain and so many reasons to be happy . Try it! You won’t regret! . Wish you a great time in Aussie!

Anita Werner / Poland

Perth to Pert / WA – September 2016

This is our second trip to Western Australia and we hired a car from Australian 4WD for both trips. In fact, our first trip with the 4WD was so fun and amazing, that we decided to take another trip the next year and use the same car company.

We have nothing but excellent things to say about the car: its quality and dependability are unparalleled and everyone was so friendly and professional during the hiring process! We also very much appreciated that the car included supplemental equipment for camping such as chairs, a table, etc. It really helped make our trip so much smoother. We also loved the sound system in the car and how well it ran and handled 4WD. It really is a high quality vehicle.

The 4WD definitely made our trip magical and we would not hesitate to hire from the company again!!

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Melbourne to Melbourne / Around Australia – August 2016

Dear Maryna,

Our 2 month exploration of the centre of Australia was a great success largely because your fully equipped Toyota Hi-Lux was the ideal vehicle for our adventure. Starting and returning to Melbourne we managed to visit most of the famous places in the Northern Territory, the Kimberley’s and in the Flinders Ranges and camped in everything from wilderness camp sites with no facilities whatever to the well-appointed campsites in Alec Springs, Cape Leveque and Wilpena. We also travelled on all sort of roads including the Gibb River Road, the Tanami Road and the Oodnadatta Track all of which the Toyota handled with ease. The car was in perfect condition and the tyres likewise and apart from a bolt shaking free on the engine protection plate, which was easily replaced, everything worked perfectly. We had no tyre problems at all and the fuel consumption was remarkably low. We travelled from Halls Creek to Alice Springs on a single tank of fuel. We especially appreciated the fact that you were prepared to service the vehicle in Broome half way through our trip and would like to thank Brendan for his friendly and professional help when we picked up and returned the car and Vitali and the staff in Queensland who were equally helpful.

With kind regards, Alec Broers / Rhode Island – US

Perth to Darwin – July 2016

Dear Team @ Australian4WDhire,Our family tour from Perth to Darwin (July 2016) using the Bush Camper Large RTT (Toyota Prado 2015) provided by Australian 4WD Hire was the right choice.The equipment selection was perfectly fitting for us and we had a great time traveling up the coral coast and through the Kimberley’s!The car was performing excellent over all kind of tracks – Pinnacles / Francois Peron / Karijini / GRR & El Questro / Purnululu and through many other outback areas.I definitely can recommend Australian 4WD Hire to others heading bush as well! Cheers Matthias Gsuck & Family / Lueneburg – Germany T-img11T-img12T-img13T-img14T-img15

Broome – Kimberley’s – July 2016

– Thanks Maryna – we loved the car and had a great time touring the Kimberley – would definitely look at using Australian 4WD Hire on our next trip. Geoff Hattam, Norwood / SA – Australia

Melbourne – Around Australia – July 2016

– The car performed really well over the 10 week period and to my mind it was good value for the money, and I am pleased that I chose your company to hire a car from. If anyone asks me for a recommendation I will certainly recommend your company. Chris Hobson, St Albans / UK

Darwin to the Kimberley – July 2016

– The advice and service we received before our trip from Darwin to the Kimberley in July 2016 was excellent. The vehicle was well equipped for camping and mechanically sound. Our feedback on a few wear and tear matters was well received after the trip and staff were receptive and courteous at all times. We would recommend Australian 4WD Hire to other travellers and will use them again. Thanks again. Peter Banks, Teneriffe / QLD – Australia

Cairns to Broome – June 2016

– Good to be home again, just returned from our trip from Broome to Cairns in a Toyota Hilux 2016 a Bush Camper RTT, covering more than 8000 km in 8 weeks. Our experience with Australian 4WD Hire was incredible. The vehicle was well equipped with tents, camp beds, folding chairs fridge and stove, basically everything we needed. This vehicle performed very well in the most rugged conditions, including the Cape York, Bungle Bungle route and El Questro’s challenging 4WD lookout tracks. All their staff was very helpful with attention to detail from the start of the booking process till the final check in. Big thank you to the team and the local agents, thank you for this wonderful experience. We are already panning our next year trip and we definitely will be in touch soon for booking our 2017 trip. Markus Schoenefeld, Frankfurt / Germany

Darwin – May 2016

-Australian 4WD Hire were excellent to deal with from the moment we made the booking. Being novices to the area of the Kimberley’s and 4WD in general it was great to get a great reliable vehicle and service. Being greeted with a friendly induction was fantastic. Then on the way home, nothing was too much trouble including dropping us to the airport at 6am. Thanks Australian 4WD ! – we will be back for sure ! Shane Radbone, Wayville SA / AustraliaT-img16

Melbourne – March 2016

-Thanks for arranging the pick-up so perfectly, even on a Sunday morning. Mr. Vanprooyen was very punctual, explained everything clearly, patiently and very friendly and the Toyota Prado RTT looked perfect (with new tyres and all the camping equipment) , exactly as Australian 4WD Hire had promised. With confidence we now start our one month’s trip in the Outback.Dear Vitali and other employees of Australian 4 WD Hire and Van Prooyen Service, How lucky we were to find your company in a blog of 4WD travellers, when we prepared our outback trip. Understandably, especially Australia travellers from other continents would first hit the big global car rental companies on the internet and the big Australian camper and 4WD rental companies. One of these last companies we had paid a visit a few years ago in Queensland, in order to have a look at the cars they offered. But now, after our long NSW outback adventure with hundreds and hundreds of km on unsealed roads, we know the qualities of Australian 4 WD Hire. The large Toyota Prado Landcruiser was in a perfect condition and so was the whole camping and emergency equipment. The new tyres had the right pressure, airco was excellent (even in 4 weeks 40C heatwave) and EVERYTHING else too. My sincere compliments to this reliable company. And if anyone prepares a 4WD roadtrip in the Australian outback and needs suggestions, don’t hesitate to ask me personally about our experiences. Thanks again and hope to use your company again next year. Kind Regards – Carl and Antoinette Verschuren, Eindhoven/ Netherlands T-img11T-img12T-img13T-img14T-img15

Melbourne – February 2016

-Thanks for arranging the pick-up so perfectly, even on a Sunday morning. Mr. Vanprooyen was very punctual, explained everything clearly, patiently and very friendly and the Toyota Prado RTT looked perfect (with new tyres and all the camping equipment) , exactly as Australian 4WD Hire had promised. With confidence we now start our one month’s trip in the Outback. Kind Regards – Carl Verschuren, Eindhoven/ NetherlandsT-img10

Sydney – February 2016

-We were visiting our friends in Sydney and hired a 4WD from Australian4WD Hire and found their service great, they were very helpful and provided all camping gear so we didn’t have to worry about buying it. The vehicle was latest model Toyota Prado Turbo Diesel Automatic and Camping Equipment was used but in pretty good condition. The whole hiring process went very smooth and we didn’t have any problems when we returned the car. There was no limit on the km and we could take it off- road! We have asked a few hiring companies and most of them would not offer this service and some others had a big surcharge if we wanted to go Off-Road. Best Regards – Dieter and Ursula, Bremen / Germany T-img9

Sydney to Melbourne – January 2016

-Perfect Communication and dealing with us… thank you for the car:o)Kind Regards – Lukas Koutsky, Decin / Czech Republic T-img8

Brisbane to Fraser Island – December 2015

-Great experience, was away for 5 days mostly on Fraser Island! Really did my research before travelling, These guys are well priced and have great Vehicle’s. Dealt with Will in Brisbane, great guy very helpful and friendly. Easy pick-up and drop-off. Car was only 12 months old, clean and ran exactly as it should. Already planning my next trip, I will definitely be using and referring to these guys again! Thanks”Kind Regards – Austin Lewinsmith, Gold Coast / QLD – Australia T-img7

Brisbane to Fraser Island – October 2015

-Hired a Large Bush Camper to take the family to Fraser Is. Great vehicle with all the camping gear provided. Highly recommended for those wanting the true 4WD experiences without having to own one. Kind Regards – Jeremy King, Brookwater / QLD – Australia T-img6

Cairns to Cape York – October 2015

-Please again pass my thanks on to Will for what was a terrific wagon and lived up to all we hoped it would with getting us up the Cape and enjoying what is a special place in the Australian Outdoors. If I find myself back in Oz for another 4wd adventure I would have no hesitation to hire from you folk again!Kind Regards – Bill Wheeler, Gisborne / New Zealand T-img5

Brisbane to Cape York – September 2015

– I would like to express my appreciation of Will’s advice and assistance with our hire experience when picking up and returning the vehicle. Very thorough and friendly with it. Also thanks to your Admin Team for all the messages giving good info relating to the hiring. Overall a good experience. Kind Regards – Barry Herring, North Canterbury / New Zealand T-img

Darwin to Perth – Kimberley’s & West Coast – September 2015

– We had great holidays, we are very happy that you were able to provide us with a solution and enjoyed it a lot!!! Regards – Manuel Steimle, Bern / Switzerland 27

Broome to Cairns – Savanah Way – September 2015

– We liked your Bush Camper Prado and will recommend your company to our daughter’s friend who will visit Australia in May 2016. Regards – Klaas Van Pahuis, Luxemburg / Belgium b

Alice Springs  – Trip into Kimberley’s & Broome  –  August 2015

– Thank you for the car and equipment (very good). I will suggest your company to my friends. Regards – Alessandro Pignatti, Carpi / Modena – Italy august2015

Cairns – Trip into Cape York – July 2015

– I would like to let you know that our holiday was a great success thanks to the quality vehicle and equipment supplied by your company. The staff in Cairns did what they could to make sure that we had everything we needed. I look forward to my next holiday with one of your vehicles. Regards – Simon Wade, Cape Town – South Africa t-img

Darwin – Trip into Kimberley’s – June 2015

– Thank you for the opportunity to drive such a fine vehicle. Had a great trip. Regards – Chris Barker, Mountain Creek QLD – Australia Darwin - Trip into Kimberley's - June 2015

Darwin – Trip to Arnhem Land – April 2015

– I’m glad to say we had a great trip with the FJ Bushcamper. It didn’t skip a beat and was an asset to our trip. We would defiantly consider it again next year. Regards – Jamie Dennis, Willunga SA – Australia

Brisbane – Trip to Fraser Island – April 2015

– We just went to Fraser Island for 5 days. We got the “small” 4WD which is actually a Jeep Wrangler Sport, an overpowered and lightweight fun car. The car was good for 2 people including basic camping equipment plus tent. The car was in a perfect. We just went to Fraser Island for 5 days. We got the “small” 4WD which is actually a Jeep Wrangler Sport, an overpowered and lightweight fun car. The car was good for 2 people including basic camping equipment plus tent. The car was in a perfect condition and we had no problems driving on Fraser, where we saw some cars getting stuck in the sand. Car was 1 year old. Good service and we did not have any problems. The hirer in Brisbane speaks also German. Highly recommended. Regards – Marcus Eich, New Farm QLD – Australia

Darwin – Trip into Northern Territory – April 2015

– Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the great vehicle and service I received recently in hiring a 4WD from your organisation. Great car and great service from your Darwin office…Bill and James did a great job in making me feel special and looking after my needs! I look forward to hiring another 4WD vehicle from you in the future! Regards – Paul Zanelli, Adelaide SA – Australia

Alice Springs – Trip into Uluru, The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Hermannsburg – April 2015

– A big “thank you” for the 4WD hire from Alice Springs! Spent 5 days travelling around Uluru, The Olgas, Kings Canyon, the Mereenie Loop to Hermannsburg & then on up to Glen Helen, stopping off at lots of places along the MacDonnell Ranges, back to Alice Springs *phew*!! A special “thanks” to Fiona Bosch who handled the booking from Outback Tour Services, who went ‘above & beyond’ the normal call of duty, ensuring my trip was safe and fun!! Awesome adventure! Will definitely recommend Australian4WDHire again… Regards – Sally Wells

Brisbane – Trip to Fraser Island – February 2015

– My wife and I would just like to forward some positive feedback to Australian 4WD Hire regarding our experience. We found the initial quotation enquiry via the web very easy and the follow up service by way of return email and then phone conversation was also very informative and professional. Our experience with the FJ Cruiser was tremendous and could not be faulted. We took the car up to Fraser Island and found it to handle all conditions with ease. It never let us down for the entire trip. We would also appreciate you passing on a special thanks to your Shailer Park agent (Will). I found him to be very informative, professional and thorough with what he was doing. He was also very thorough with handing the vehicle over and explaining all the details about the car. Please ensure this feedback is communicated to Will. Please feel welcome to use this feedback in any testimonials. Regards – Brad and Amanda Ross, QLD – Australia

Perth – Trip around Western Australia – February 2015

– The car and camping gear were great and we’ll be recommending Australian 4WD Hire to anyone that asks. Cheers, Sam Watson, ACT – Australia

Gold Coast – Trip around Queensland – February 2015

– The best getaway ever with the Australian 4WD Hire! If you are looking for Off-Road adventure and want reliable car, good equipment and great service and support you must try …Australian 4WD Hire. We needed a car for one month trip in Queensland and at the beginning we thought about renting a Bush Camper from ****** but we were lucky to discover so many negative opinions that we changed our mind. We thought “let’s take 4×4 car from **** or *****!” But it’s bad idea- regular rental companies don’t allow you to do Off-Road driving and even to drive on gravel roads. In Brisbane they told us in ***** that we could not go on Fraser Island (which is full of 4×4 tracks) with their car. So, we quickly tried to find another solution. Before we came to Australia we investigated also Australia 4WD Hire so we thought: let’s try, now or never. And that was the best we could do! We got Toyota Land Cruiser (almost brand new) and brand new camping equipment: sleeping mats, table, chairs, ( we had our own tent), gas stove and – what is really important- fridge (big enough to put inside the food for 4 or even 5 days for two people). We also had car kit like compressor and belts for windlass, so that was really everything we could imagine. Most important- we could go for unlimited Off-Road adventure!:) everything worked great and we had wonderful time driving on Fraser Island, Cooloola, Bribie Island and several other National Parks with 4×4 tracks. The guy from the company, Vitali, was very supporting and helpful and I must say- next time we are in Australia we will definitely come back to A4WDH and take their offer again. One can say: it is more expensive than in regular rental companies but it is really worth it! With all the fun you can have out of the 4×4 travel:) Thank you! Best Regards, Igor and Anita, Warsaw – Poland

Brisbane – Trip around Australia – August to January 2015

– We had an awesome trip and loved the car, tempted to buy one when we get back to UK. Will strongly recommend you guys to anyone I know thinking of coming over. Kind Regards – Mark Hall, Trinity – Jersey

Perth into Western Australia – October 2014

– A little thank you note from the Netherlands. My girlfriend and I arrived back home from a fantastic journey through Australia last Friday. After we parked the car at Crickey’s, we went to Sydney for a week on the East Coast. A nice ending to a great holidays in Oz with three amazing weeks in Western Australia in our (your) 4WD Nissan Navara. I think it’s correct Australian English when I say: she was a beauty. The service and equipment you provided us with made this trip a wonderful experience. So, a very warm thank you from the Netherlands. Kind Regards – Arnoud Bodde & Marjolein te Winkel – Netherland

Cairns into Cape York – October 2014

– My wife, two children and I needed a 4wd for a Cape trip at short notice, the wife googled 4wd hire the night before we need the vehicle, Australian 4WD Hire came up and she gave them a call. Even at short notice Australian 4WD Hire was able to sort us out with a Prado at a rate much cheaper than other companies – no hassle. We picked the vehicle up the next day with no fuss and headed north. After a great week up the Cape we returned the Prado, after a quick check of the vehicle Will from Campers OZ ran us back to our accommodation in Cairns. It was all very easy and by far the best value. Thanks to Will from Campers OZ and Australian 4WD Hire. Best Regards – James and Amanda, Christmas Island – Australia

Cairns into Cape York – September 2014

– We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Cape and that was in a large part due to the equipment you provided. Thank you for your support. Best Regards – Richard Tilley, Brighton, VIC – Australia

Brisbane into Inland – August 2014

– The family and I had a great time, and we thank your company for the 4WD. Hoping we can do business again. Regards – Everett Young, South Yunderup, WA – Australia

Broome into Kimberley’s & Gibb River Road – August 2014

– We had a fantastic time thanks to your reliable Nissan that we hired. I shall recommend to anyone else if they wish to go to Gibb River Road or other places, Thanks! Regards – Ken Nation, East Geelong, VIC – Australia

Brisbane into Simpson Desert July 2014

– Just wanted to say thank you for your fantastic service and exceptional equipment. The quality of the FJ and it equipment made the trip a true pleasure. I would have no hesitation using your company again or recommending 4WD Hire to anyone I know. Andrew Parker, Lawnton, QLD – Australia

Darwin into Kimberley’s July 2014

– A very big thank you for making our trip possible! Car and overall service excellent – we will keep you in mind for our next 4WD adventure! Best regards Helen Drainsfield, Curl Curl NSW – Australia

Darwin into Kakadu July 2014

– Hi Vitali, I just wanted to thank you for the ease of hire and quality of your vehicle and fittings. We had a great time in the Top End and it wouldn’t have been the same without your 4WD. Regards Alasdair Vickers, St Ives, NSW – Australia

Cairns – Cape York – Cairns – Darwin June 2014

– My wife and I recently completed a wonderful Cairns, Cape York, Cairns, Darwin trip in a Bush Camper Large 4WD Prado from Australian 4Wheel Drive Hire. The Prado and all of the camping equipment was new, beautifully presented and easy to manage. There was a range of ideal insurance options, and the unlimited mileage meant there was no hidden after-shock in having exceeded the daily allowance. An outstanding feature of Aust4WD is that when making bookings and arrangements they are directly with the company owner, and not through a third person who can not make a decision on the spot. Congratulations Aust4WD as your service and equipment enabled us to complete a 5937km trip worry free. Bob & Norma Thompson, Perth, WA – Australia

Broome to Darwin via Gibb River Road June 2014

– We had a great trip with the car, which was very reliable and comfortable, Thanks a lot for your help! Amandine & Ben Denis, Brunswick, VIC – Australia

Trip to Cape York via Cairns June 2014

– Very happy with the car and the service you and your agency provided – cheers! Bruce Watts from Seaham NSW – Australia

Trip to Cape York via Cairns May 2014

– Very happy, would recommend to all family & friends. Matt, Lena Steer and Chloe Elder from Pakenham VIC – Australia

Road trip in the Kimberley’s via Broome April 2014

– Great car in excellent condition! Enjoyed our trip thanks to Australia 4WD Hire! Payal, Sylvaine, Kiran and Vlad from UQ, Brisbane QLD – Australia

Trip to Birdsville via Gold Coast April 2014

-You saved our holidays on such a short notice! Thank you, very happy! Wayne Bunker from Tallebudgera Valley QLD – Australia

Trip to Cape York via Cairns April 2014

-Thank you again for fantastic car hire & service! Definitely recommend to all family & friends. Vanessa Platt from Perth WA – Australia

Savannah Way, Cairns to Darwin April 2014

-Very impressed with your service and vehicle, booked online – very simple and easy, will be using your services on our next holiday trip. Brent Watts from Healesville VIC – Australia

Trip to Moreton Island via Gold Coast April 2014

-Great car want to buy one like this for myself! (Toyota FJ Cruiser). Anna Broomfield from Casuarina NSW – Australia

Trip to Kakadu NP via Darwin April 2014

-Your Bush Campers turning some heads, we had a lot of people asking us – where we hired it and for how much. Andrew Jones from Sydney NSW Australia

Trip to Frasier Island via Gold Coast January 2014

-Brand new car and equipment, had a lot of fun, ended up saving some people. Will be using your company for next year on our Kimberley trip. Bruce Baird from East Sussex – UK
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