YOUR DRIVER, TOUR GUIDES & VEHICLE
Norman (Greenfield) Bee of Pindan Tours and 4WD Training is based in Quorn and is the owner and lead guide for Pindan Tours and 4WD Training. Norman has owned and operated 4WD vehicles for over 38 years and driven over 1.5 million kilometres all over Australia and spent much of his time touring & working in the Australian Outback.
Norm and his wife Coralie, are dedicated to providing informative and enjoyable 4WD tours for travellers who are staying in the Flinders Ranges or are joining us to explore the Outback and it’s our passion for the Flinders Ranges & Outback that really makes our tours come alive.
Norman has direct family ties and pastoral history in the Flinders Ranges, in particular Kanyaka Station, and to the North West Pastoral region of Outback South Australia, where he lived on the family station (Purple Downs) for a while. Norman & Coralie were also sheep farmers in S.A.'s Mid North for 13 years themselves.
Coralie has a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in science and an Education Degree and a passion for, and a wealth of knowledge about native Flora and Fauna and is an Arid Lands Botanical Garden Guide in Port Augusta. She compliments Norman on their Tag along Tours when guests want to learn more about specific plant species & flowers and native fauna and they both have Digital Photography course qualifications and can help you with taking better photographs utilising the various settings on your camera.
Norm has been organising Outback tours since 1983 (over 36 years) and as a couple Norman & Coralie have safely led many 4WD trips over the last 22 years throughout Australia, including day, weekend and extended trips from 2 to 13 weeks long into remote areas of Australia. Trips have included destinations like the Flinders Ranges, the Corner Country, Simpson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Gibson Desert, many remote Outback regions in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales & the Northern Territory, as well as trips to Fraser Island, the Diamantina & Channel Country of Queensland, the Pilbara & Pilbara Coast, through the Kimberley's, Kakadu and the Coral Coast of W.A. as well as many iconic 4WD tracks, to name a few.
We operate with a Toyota Landcruiser 76 series 4WD (licenced for 4 passengers) which is fully equipped and set up for serious Off-Road Touring for both our fully Catered Tours and our Tag along Tours and we specialise in remote area touring.
We can collect you from Quorn, Hawker, Rawnsley Park Station or Wilpena Pound Resort (and other locations by arrangement).
4WD TRAINING CREDENTIALS:
Norman holds the current Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAE10) and has been delivering Cert. IV workplace Training and Assessment and 4WD driver training for over 22 years. He also holds a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment in Basic and Advanced Four-Wheel Driving and Recovery Techniques, Operating Side by Side utility vehicles, Operating Quad bikes and another one to Drive Vehicles Under Operational Conditions. He is a peer instructor with the Driver Training Unit (DTU), the training arm of Four Wheel Drive South Australia Inc. (4WDSA) and was also Chairman of that unit for 5 years which was an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) and he was a member of the select Driver Training Committee for 10 years. In addition, he was also a training and assessment auditor for the DTU. So essentially for many years, he trained the Trainers & Assessors of 4WDSA to the highest Nationally Recognised Standards.
Coralie also holds the current Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (TAE10) and has been delivering Cert. IV workplace Training and Assessment for over 23 years and 4WD driver training for over 6 years.
LICENCES / QUALIFICATIONS HELD:
LP & SP Drivers Licence
Commercial Tour Operators Licence (CTO)
Accredited Tour Operator Drivers under the Passenger Transport Act - Norman & Coralie
Vehicle Accredited with chauffeur plates through Transport SA
ECO Certified - 'Advanced Ecotourism' - Ecotourism Australia
ROC Certified - Respecting Our Culture - Ecotourism Australia
HR Truck licence - Norman
Motor Vehicle Driving Instructor (MVDI) - Norman
Nationally Accredited 4WD Trainer & Assessor (22 years)
Full insurance cover for Driver Training and 4WD Training
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – TAE10
Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding) – specialising in Eco Tourism
PUAVEH001B - Drive vehicles under operational conditions
AHCMOM216 - Operate side by side utility vehicles
First Aid Qualifications:
HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Digital Photography Course (TAFE)