Great Divide Tours was established in 1990 by Vic Widman to provide 4WD Tag-along tours and 4WD Driver Training. It is owned and operated by Vic Widman who has been exploring Australia by four wheel drive for over 25 years. Vic is an accomplished travel journalist having many articles printed in specialist magazines such as 4X4 Australia and 4WD Monthly. He has also assisted well known editor Ron Moon with his books Discover Australia by 4WD and Discover Australia′s National Parks to which Vic contributed all of the New South Wales travel destination articles. In 1999 Vic Widman wrote his own book "Travelling The Outback" which provides detailed information on how to plan a 4WD trip, set-up a 4WD for such a trip and where to gather information. In 2001 Vic was contracted by CSIRO Publishing to write the most comprehensive 4WD Training Manual ever undertaken "4WD Driving Skills". This excellent book is aimed at the Recreational and Professional driver using their four wheel drive. Finally, in 2002, Vic Widman was contracted to produce a 4WD Training Video which is now being sold through the Channel 10 Bright Ideas Show.
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Great Divide Tours is now recognised as the largest 4WD Tag-along tour company in Australia offering an array of tours all over Australia. The 4WD Training Programme offered by Great Divide Tours have seen in excess of 10,000 people trained in the skill of safe four wheel drive handling. Great Divide Tours has its own specially built 4WD training facility and has provided instruction to many of the countries leading Tour Operators. Great Divide Tours is Accredited with the Outdoor Tour Operators Association of NSW, licensed in every state of Australia with NPWS, State Forest and local Councils as required. Great Divide Tours is staffed by 16 professional tour guides who all posses vast four wheel drive experience. Great Divide Tours 4WD training personnel possess training qualifications ranging from Small Group Training to Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Great Divide Tours is a member of the Australian Four Wheel Drive Training Network. Vic Widman's Great Divide Tours is a corporate member of Tread Lightly Australia and founding member of the Stockton Bight Dune Operators Association.