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Australian 4WD Hire

Australian 4WD Hire

4.3 from 147 reviews

The perfect vehicle for the ultimate outback adventure!

The entire process from the second we booked to returning our car was excellent customer service, quick responses and perfectly smooth from beginning to end. The security bond was super easy to manage and returned quickly aswell. But the best part about it was the car itself. We had a bush camper large GT with EVERYTHING included that you could possibly need. We drove from Sydney to Broome and enjoyed every KM of the 8000 we did in this awesome car! Can't recommend them enough to explore Australia the way its meant to be done! Thankyou!

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Vehicle TypeToyota LandCruiser 200
Received Booked Vehicle Yes

Great car great service

Me and my brother hired the car to go from Adelaide up to Darwin. We had an fantastic time! The car is great, everything you need is included and the 4WD gave us excess to nice off-road tracks and highlights we could not have done with a normal car. I can highly recommend this company for anyone who what’s to go out and explore Australia in a 4WD!

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Thank you very much for your review Mayane. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. We look forward to assisting on your next 4WD adventure

Perfect for a 3 weeks road trip along the western coastline.

We can’t complain about anything. The customer service was outstanding and from booking to pick up to return everything went well. We would definitely book again via Australian 4WD Hire and recommend to rent a 4WD to explore the hidden gems of the Western Australia area.

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Vehicle TypeToyota LandCruiser 200
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Thank you Miriam! We are very please you enjoyed your trip, and it is wonderful to hear that the vehicle and equipment suited your needs! We certainly appreciate your business and support and look forward to seein you again for your next 4WD adventure!

Great 4wd trip!

Perfect 4wd car well equiped with all needs! Brought Toyota Prado from Adelaide to Darwin, great cruiser. Rooftop tent and fridge makes it super easy to camp in remote areas. Proper offroad track tyres for 4wd-ing. Easy pick up and drop off with friendly and helpful staff.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Prado
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Thank you very much, we are very glad you enjoyed your hire and look forward to assisting on your next 4WD adventure!

Amazing 4wd rental experience

Good customer service in pick-up and return. Great value. Rented vehicle in perfect working condition and well maintained. Includes contained but more that enough recovery kit for prudent and careful use of the car. Rented a Jeep Wrangler Sport and enjoyed it on Fraser Island. Will rent with them if I go back to QLD.

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Vehicle TypeJeep Wrangler
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Thank you Angel, we are very glad you enjoyed your trip and that the vehicle was well suited to your needs. We take pride on our service and are very glad to hear that it was up to scratch. We appreciate your business and support and look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD Hire!

A real aussie adventure!

We’ve just had a great family holiday travelling down the south west coast with a brilliant 4WD from Australian 4WD hire. Everything has been handled professionally and friendly, from the quote to the return of the vehicle. EVERYTHING we needed was included and the benefits of hiring a 4WD whilst travelling Australia are plentiful. I will definitely be using these guys for any future travelling plans!

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Vehicle TypeToyota Prado
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Hello Chloe, We are very glad that you enjoyed your hire and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. It is always great to hear that customers want to return for another trip and we look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD adventure.

Toyota FJ great hire!

Picked-up the car in Rothwell, personnel where very easy going and 100% correct from pick up to delivery the car back. Bond returned in 2 days. Toyota FJ Cruser: 100% the car we wanted, did 8000Km including the Oodnadatta & Birdsville track and Mareenie loop. love to hire from you again in time.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Prado
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Thank You Timo, we are very glad you enjoyed your trip! We look forward to assisting you on your next trip!

A lifetime adventure!

Rented a 4wd for my 25-day road trip.
Excellent customer service starting from the quotation to the pick up and drop off of the car.
Easy to get in touch even while you're travelling.
Bond back in 2 days after drop off.

Excellent Toyota Prado: never had a problem during my 8,500 kms road trip
Equipment in perfect condition and very useful.

I can only recommend AUSTRALIAN 4WD HIRE.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Prado
Received Booked Vehicle No, I received a better vehicle
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Hello Leonardo, Thank you very much for your kind review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your trip and look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD adventure!

Fantastic vehicle for our trip

We had a very successful experience hiring through Australian 4WD.

The customer service was polite and efficient. We had to extend the booking twice and this was done quickly and easily.

Payments were fast and well-handled.

We received the same vehicle that we booked. We were extremely happy with the quality of the car.

We used the vehicle for a 12 day road trip around Western Australia including some light off-roading. The car handled everything with ease and style.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Prado
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Thank you very much for your review Lucy. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. We look forward to assisting on your next 4WD adventure

Christmas camping mad great by 4WD

We had a great time over the Christmas break all made better with the 4x4 supplied by Australian 4WD Hire as this enabled us to push our adventure further.

We spent our time around Port Stephens exploring remote beaches and the sand dunes of Shackleton beach.

See enclosed pictures.

We would happily rent again.

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Thank you Gary! We are very happy that you have enjoyed your hire and that the vehicle and equipment were all well suited to your needs. We appreciate your business and support and look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD holiday!!

An Amazing Adventure

I planned a road trip with my dog Zephyr from Brisbane into the QLD outback. I picked up the Toyota Hilux with the roof top tent from Australian 4WD Hire in Rothwell. The guy I dealt with was very friendly and gave me a lot of his time.
The car was a joy to drive on and off road, its a Hilux, you can't get much better!
The rooftop tent was incredibly easy to set up and they supplied a table, chairs and a gas cooker.
No issues throughout the whole trip and would happily use their services in the future.

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Andrew, we are very pleased that you and Zephyr had a wonderful trip. It is great to hear that Tony in Brisbane provided you with top notch service and the vehicle and equipment suited you well for your entire trip. We certainly look forward to helping you on your next adventure so don't hesitate to get in touch. All the best!

Great experience with Jeep Wrangler

A great adventure with a great Jeep Wrangler 4WD. Friendly people at pick-up and drop-off locations. Perfect way to travel Australia! I would recommend everyone to rent a 4WD at Australian 4WD Hire.

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Vehicle TypeJeep Wrangler
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Thank you very much for your review Paul and for your wonderful recommendation. We are certainly pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip and sincerely look forward to assisting you on your next adventure, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

Amazing 4WD Cars and amazing trip!

We had an amazing trip with our 4WD. Everything went without problems and we highly recommend Australian 4WD Hire. We had all the equipment we needed. The vehicle was great, performed well and the roof top tent was so easy to set up! We were 4 people in total and it was just perfect. They even gave us a tent to set up. Everything included, very glad we chose Australian 4WD Hire!

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Vehicle TypeToyota Prado
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Hello Janis, Thank you for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed your hire with us and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. We look forward to helping you on your next trip! Also, FYI - The vehicle you hired was not a J90 Series Prado, it was a MY2016 150 Series Toyota Prado.

Great 4WD Hire Company!

I recently hired a Jeep Wrangler from these guys on a trip over to Perth as a 4WD is a must if you really want to visit the most beautiful places in Australia. Besides it handling amazingly off road and on beaches, it was an extremely nice car to drive inner city and to the more accessible tourist locations. It was clean and tidy from the beginning and their customer service and communication was great and quick to respond. Super happy with my hire! Payment was made easy via card and the bond processed on location. Nothing to fault here!

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Thank Jian, We are very glad you enjoyed your trip and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. We look forward to assisting on your next 4WD adventure!

Perfect for family trip!

We had a beautiful adventure camping with our 2 kids (6 and 10 years old) with the hillux in the national parks around southern Victoria. The gear was very practical and well maintained and the car was very well serviced.
The company staff was very friendly and helpful. We got our bond back fast without any problems. The contract was a bit difficult to understand with all the legal jargon but for the rest we were very satisfied.

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Thank you Sonja, we are very glad that you and your family enjoyed your trip. We look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD getaway!

A great drive through the outback central WA

Hi Maryna
We had a great trip around the central WA back roads.
The vehicle was great. Performed well, as did the supplied equipment. Even the roof top tent worked well. We were two guys and I was sceptical that the sleeping area would be a tad cosy..... it wasn’t and in fact plenty of elbow room.
The pub building is the only remaining structure in the abandoned WA mining town of Big Bell. A 20 year mining boom from 1935. Broken Dreams! East of Cue. The only inhabitants now were snakes and Roos.
The London Bridge is in the Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Sandstone WA.
The art .... caste iron figurines- at least 20, planted out in the vast lake Ballard - just NW of Menzies. “Why?”, one might ask.
A great drive. No surprises in the deal and all has gone as expected.
Thanks guys.
Regards
Sam

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Thank you very much for your review Sam, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that all of the equipment and the vehicle were well suited to your needs. Thank you for your business and support!

Excellent Company!

After a lot of comparing all available 4wd Rentals in Australia, I decided to go for Australian4WDHire.

If you are looking for well maintained 4WDs, with quality equipment, an excellent support and a reliable team of service professionals: Australian4WDHire is your choice.

After several offroad trips in Namibia and Botswana, it was time to explore what Australia had to offer.
We did a 9 day trip: up to Coral Bay and from there offroad along the coast towards Yardie Creek thru Cape Range National Park and return the same way. It was not much time, but we wanted to get a first impression of Western Australia off road.
Terrain included beach driving, boggy sand and some rocky sections.

Our Toyo Hilux was in mint condition: latest model, low mileage, clean, with a well maintained engine bay, interior and underbody in great condition and lots of quality equipment ranging from TJM, General Grabber Tires to Engel and Coleman.
And even during our trip no issues whatsoever occured; the team really kept their promises.

Speaking of the team: they did a fine job. From first contact to the end of our journey Jake and his Team, with Amber and Maryna, were very supportive and patient. I always felt well informed, with quick respond times and a very ingenious service.
We had quite some changes in travel plans; and yet the whole team always kept patient and friendly and was really willing to deliver the right ideas. That was service at it‘s best!
During the whole process we never had any issues with our payments: all rates were deducted correctly and our deposit was returned within 48hrs after our vehicle return.

Again: if you are looking for a proper 4WD Rental Company, that knows their business, if you are willing to read terms and conditions thoroughly -and obviously are willing to stick to them-, if you know what off road driving means and you know how to apply the rules of common sense and if you are in search for a great time Down Under: go for Australian4WDHire.

Thanks for an awesome time, guys! I will come back to Australia and for sure will let you know then!

Regards from Germany

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Thank you Benz! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that the vehicle and equipment suited your needs. We greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions you have made for further improvement. Customer feedback is crucial for us to provide the best service possible and give our customers the best possible experience. We thank you again for your business and support and look froward to assisting you on your next 4WD adventure.

Brilliant 10 days in SA thanks to A4WD!

On a last minute holiday, we were lucky enough to book a Toyota Prado with Australian 4WD Hire for 10 days of fun in South Australia. Paul, the local agent in Adelaide was super friendly and laid back which put as at ease right away, especially considering we had never been offroading in a 4WD.

The vehicle was as described and included everything we needed for bush camping. Make sure to check the condition of everything before leaving the depot and speak up if you think something is not in great condition and make a note of it. We didn't need to, but things can wear out and break while out and about so better to be sure.

We took the 4WD on unsealed roads - nothing too extreme, mainly gravel/sand/small rocks etc. and it performed great. Again as a first time offroader - we felt comfortable the entire time and did not doubt the car once.

We will be hiring with A4WD again and we'd highly recommend them if you're are looking for exciting outback adventure!

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Thank you Adam, We are very pleased to hear that we were able to make your holiday possible and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. We are also glad to hear that you plan on returning and look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD adventure, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime!

Excellent 4WD - Clean Equipment - Great Customer Service!

Hi Maryna,

Thanks again for your excellent customer service! The Prado I rented from you over the last ten days was in perfect condition and it was a pleasure to drive. As you promised, all the equipment- truck, tent, refrigerator and camp gear were spotless. My daughter and I had a great trip which was due in large part to your Australian 4WD team. I will definitely be renting from you again.

Kind Regards,

Judd

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Hello Judd, Thank you for you kind review, we are very pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your trip and certainly look forward to assisting you on your next 4WD adventure!

What an incredible experience that was

Having arrived in WA with no idea what was in store, as soon as we entered the A4WD office we were made to feel at ease. An abundance of information and detailed walk through of the vehicles made us feel at ease right away.
It set the tone for our adventure in these new and well maintained off road vehicles and it proved to be an amazing experience for our family whilst on the road.

On return we did make a couple of superficial dents to the vehicles and we happily used our bond to ensure the damage was fixed for the next clients. These things can happen when on the road and so we budgeted for it accordingly.

these trucks are so well equipped but it definitely pays to check over all the equipment to make sure you have everything you need for this trip.

All in all we had an amazing experience travelling from Perth to Albany in these luxurious off road vehicles :D

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Richard, thank you very much for your business and support! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that the vehicle and equipment were well suited to your needs. We also sincerely appreciate your forwardness and cooperation with respect to the minor damages. Of course it is never fun when these things happen and whilst they are a rare, they do happen from time to time and we always do our best to communicate things clearly to ensure customers receive the best service no matter what the case. It always helps when customers are understanding and cooperative, so for this we thank you. We wish you all the best and look froward to helping you on your next 4WD adventure!

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Questions & Answers

I am a bit concerned about having to pay 2500 dollars on pick up for the vehicle. Does anyone know if this is a common practice and any tips to ensuring that we get this money back?
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Hello Emlen, Thank you for your question. If you are referring to the security bond, all off-road hire companies require a bond to be held whilst the vehicle is on hire. As you would understand any one who hires wants their vehicle (which are sometimes in excess of $70k-$80k) back in one piece. There are different options for the amount to be paid as a bond, depending on the level of liability you wish to take on. If you refer to our terms and conditions it provides the full breakdown of the options available and the different costs. Thank you, we look forward to doing business with you.

Has anyone challenged their legal right to issue fines to customers for things like driving at night, or "speeding" ?
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Hello Paul, I think you are a bit mistaken, as we do not issue fines to customers for speeding or night driving. As an off-road 4WD supplier, that allows customers to travel to highly remote areas Australia wide, we do have certain conditions surrounding the use of the vehicle. Breaching these conditions will cause excessive wear and tear to the vehicle and will put customers at high risk of serious damage and injury, therefore breaching these conditions may incur additional charges to hire. Our terms and conditions have been drafted by top, corporate legal specialists, in accordance with Australian Consumer Law(ACL), local and traffic laws, as well as all Australian Consumer Protection Regulations. Our T&C's are regularly reviewed to ensure consistent, unwavering compliance so that we can ensure we are always providing the most fair service to our customers, and preserving the genuine interests of our business.Hi Paul. They cannot (and are not) issuing fines per se, as they are not a prescribed person under the Road Safety/Transport Act of the relevant state or territory. It appears however that they are attempting to use contractual law. On checking the ACCC's 'Unfair Contract Terms' guide, it says in part; 'However, even if a contract contains terms that favour the consumer, such favourable terms may not counterbalance an unfair term if the consumer is unaware of them. Examples include implied terms, or terms hidden in fine print, in a schedule or in another document, or written in legalese. This may result in an information imbalance in favour of the business.' 'In considering the contract as a whole, a court will often need to balance the legitimate commercial interests of the business against the detriment the term would cause to a consumer if it were enforced.' I have not read their terms and conditions as I have no interest in hiring a 4wd however if the fine print does in fact state that insurance does not cover 'wear and tear' (as such) on a vehicle which has been primarily designed to be used off road and for extended periods and is advertised in that way, there may be a case to answer. It appears to me that for the company to obtain full comprehensive insurance on these vehicles for use as advertised, it would be extremely costly, so maybe they are supplementing the cost by putting these clauses in their contract. This may not be morally or ethically correct, but may be legally correct...... we'll just have to wait and see. It will be very interesting to see what the ACCC and the Courts decide and whether a precedent is set.Paul thank god for Tim Nicholls MP, Clayfield who highlighted the sneaky tricks this Company is getting up to. He was quoted again today in an article by the Gold Coast Bulletin apparently there are more than 70 people caught up in this. A4WD have used tracking software developed for car thefts in South Africa (CTrack) to claim it is accurate enough to know the speed a car is travelling. It would never hold up in a court of law. Given that the company fines between $500 and $5000 for speeding (claiming it is wear and tear charge under their contract) it is in fact a penalty as there is no connection between the charge and the wear and tear claimed. But who is going to fight it? It costs up to $20k just to get to court. It would need someone with deep pockets who wants to waste their money on challenging them. Remember they have your money already. It is futile trying to take them on. That should be the job of the ACCC to protect Consumers - but they are doing nothing. Have a look at the Europcar Case and make up your own mind.

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