Special Guests

Check out the Waeco CFX stage timetable and the Catch & Cook stage timetable to see our guests session times!

 

Jase Andrews

Jase Andrews is the host of Australia’s number one four-wheel-drive and adventure show, All 4 Adventure. Driven by an unquenchable love for the undiscovered regions of Australia this modern day explorer is persistent and fearless when heading out into the wild. Jase honed his skills in the Australian bush from an early age having driven across Australia six times before his mid-20s, and he considers northern Australia to be his second home.

Alicia Blythe

Leash’s epic trip up to Cape York in the little Zook in Season 5 was a massive hit with fans, and she’s back for Season 6! Alicia has been around cars and 4WDs all of her life, and it’s a love of automobiles that has been passed down through the generations, in fact she still helps her granddad with his extensive collection of vintage machines! But all it takes is one look at Alicia’s beloved 79 Series LandCruiser to know that she is the real-deal and has the skills to pay the bills when it’s time to engage low range.

Shaun Whale & Graham Cahill

Come along and meet Graham and Shauno from the epic 4WD Action YouTube shows– the blokes who genuinely make 4WDing accessible and available for all Aussies. Find out what really goes on when the cameras shut off and they’re finished filming Australia’s best 4WD adventures - it’s all about real 4WDing, real 4WDers and real adventure!

Chloe Molloy

Chloe is one of the AFL Womens rising stars, but in-between kicking goals and winning awards, she's also one of the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s ambassadors. She is an enthusiastic angler who's keen to encourage more women and young people into fishing. Chloe is already inspiring more women to get involved in sport, which is why she’s the perfect person to increase diversity and participation in fishing. She is a strong supporter of the Women in Recreational Fishing Network, which is part of the State Government’s $35 million Target One Million (Phase 2) plan to get more people fishing, more often in more places. We want one million Victorians fishing by 2020 so they can all enjoy the benefits of a healthy outdoor activity that involves the whole family.

Chloe is already inspiring more women to get involved in sport, which is why she’s the perfect person to increase diversity and participation in fishing. She is a strong supporter of the Women in Recreational Fishing Network, which is part of the State Government’s $35 million Target One Million (Phase 2) plan to get more people fishing, more often in more places. We want one million Victorians fishing by 2020 so they can all enjoy the benefits of a healthy outdoor activity that involves the whole family.

Pat Callinan

Australia's most trusted and best recognised four-wheel driver, Pat Callinan has driven more tracks and beaches than most. With a career at the helm of Australia's leading 4X4 magazines, Pat went it alone and started Australia's first national 4x4 television show. That was 10 years ago, and Pat Callinan's 4X4 Adventures remains Australia's most popular 4WD touring show. A family man at heart, Pat has ventured to many 4X4 tracks with his wife Karen and their sons Bill and Gus, and daughter Charlotte. They certainly love life in a swag or a camper trailer, and are always keen to discover new parts of Australia. In more recent times, Pat has published Australia's leading 4X4 and caravan magazines in the ever-growing PC Media stable. He's even launched Australia's only specialist 4X4 Insurance company - Club 4X4.

Lee Rayner

From chasing Trout in high country rivers to being out offshore chasing marlin and tuna Lee loves every aspect of fishing, But as a kid he always dreamed of catching Tuna, Marlin, Sharks, and since the first time he caught these his love of Game fishing has only got stronger.  Most of Lee’s game fishing is done out of his own trailer boat in Victoria, NSW, and Southern Queensland, however he has travelled all over Australia and several places in the South Pacific chasing a variety of bluewater predators. 

Lee lives and breathes recreational fishing and presents to the audience in an entertaining way. Lee is the host of popular Channel 10 show, Fishing Edge. Now in its’ 7th season Fishing Edge has a strong following and aired 48 weeks of the year in 2018. Lee Rayner is no newcomer to the small screen having presented on Rex Hunt Fishing Adventures for 4 years and co-hosting IFish for 2 years on Channel 7 and Ch 10 respectively. Lee has also presented numerous high selling DVD’s including Tuna Tactics and Fishing for Whiting, authored a number of books and is a regular feature writer in some of the top fishing magazines in the country.

Jilaroo Jess

Jess Edwards, aka Jillaroo Jess, has been writing and sharing her stories with the online world since 2012. She’s a road train driving, cattle wrangling, snake handling, horse riding, can-do-cowgirl with a passion for showing the ‘real’ side of agriculture. With a special interest in media and experience in TV and radio this makes for an interesting journey, and we’re very excited to have her back on the show in season 6!

Peter 'Spida' Everitt

Spida along with his wife Sheree will play hosts on the Catch & Cook Stage. With there hit TV Show The Great Australian Doorstep they have a love for the great outdoors! Spida is well known for his AFL feats and works on Gold FM breakfast radio. So check out the sensations they will be cooking at the show!

Matt & Burke - The Explore Life

Come say g'day to the new kids on the block Matt Baker and Matt Burke! A couple of Aussie larrikins who love everything about The Explore Life. Over the past 12 months they have been lucky enough to head out exploring our great country and sharing their adventures through social media and YouTube. They've travelled over 40,000km finding incredible 4x4 tracks, breathtaking sites, living and breathing The Explore Life that they promote. Find out how it all started and watch some of their favourite moments. Come by The Explore Life stand, they cant wait to meet you all and have a yarn.

Jamie Hazelden - The Australian Bushman

A long-time fan favourite, Jamie has a love for the bush that just cannot be contained, and he loves nothing more than jumping behind the wheel of his trusty Defender and heading out for another adventure! Jamie is happy to be back with the Offroad Adventure Show team after taking a break to get his own bush property, the Bushman’s Retreat up and running. Yep, Jamie lives and breathes the outdoor lifestyle 24/7!

David Hodge

For over 25 years David Hodge has committed himself to spending as much time on the water as possible and gathering technical information, passing it onto others who also love the sport of fishing. A well known public speaker, TV identity and journalist, Hodgie is also known as the Barefoot Fisherman and has enjoyed continued success from the industry and those who love the sport of fishing and anything to do with, wildlife, camping and the Bush.

Apart from his very well known accuracy casting demonstrations, possibly the biggest attraction is the way in which Hodgie does hands on demonstrations and proves that he doesn’t just walk the walk.

A very successful angler on most Aussie species with lures and soft plastics, he is also quite an experienced fly fisherman as well. His ability to simplify seemingly complex or hard to understand aspects of modern day lure and fly fishing is one of Hodgie’s biggest appeals to audiences all over Australia.

Barney Lewis 

If Wally Lewis is Queensland's king of the football field, then Barney Lewis is Queensland's king of the 4WD tracks! When he's not taking on some of Australia's toughest tracks on 4WD Action he's back at Legendex fitting out 4WDs with serious grunt. From Tassie to the Victorian High Country to the perils of the Glasshouse Mountains and everything in between, Barney's done it all. His larger-than-life personality is matched only by his extensive offroad knowledge and 4WD experience. As Barney would say - "Don't go full berserker!"

Tash Wills 

Natasha started her career as a Fisheries Officer 20 years ago in Warrnambool. She eventually moved to Ballarat to take on the role of Senior Fisheries Officer before moving into her current position focusing on Crime Prevention. She has had the opportunity to work in nearly every station in the state, some for significant amounts of time. Today she enjoys working with the community in a proactive way to help people understand the rules, the roles Fisheries Officers have, promote stewardship and ensure fish for the future."

Ranger Nick

Often referred to as the "Guru" of camp oven cooking, Ranger Nick is the master of keeping it simple and has been demonstrating camp oven and bush cooking skills professionally since 2010, travelling the country and abroad. Coming from a large family, he whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox. A previous environmental education support officer and Ranger Guide from outback Queensland, Ranger Nick is putting his bush skills to use wherever his travels take him. When he is not cooking up a storm in the camp oven, Ranger Nick passes on his knowledge to school groups and fellow adventurers, teaching them the art of bush survival, hunting and cooking. Considered a dinky-di Aussie character who walks his talk with no dull moments, Ranger Nick’s colloquial language and unique sense of humour have earned him the reputation of the entertaining Bush Cook. Keeping heritage and traditions alive, he combines educational information with bush poetry, yarns and ballads during his camp oven cooking demonstrations. Appealing to young and old, he leaves a lasting impression wherever he goes and is a conversational point long after the show has finished.

Michael 'Borgy' Borg

With thousands of hardy outback kays and bush mechanic fixes under his belt, Michael ‘Borgy’ Borg has been a respected journalist in the off-road touring game for over 7 years. He started off working as a writer and tester for 4WD Action, but his wealth of knowledge on everything from camper trailers and 4WDs to bikes and eskies, along with some of the most amazing places you can take them, saw him become an accomplished journo for dozens of other publications right around the world. Tune in to see what this genuine guitar playing larrikin gets up to in Season 6 of the show!

Pete Hilcke

Internationally acclaimed seafood Chef, Pete Hilcke takes you on a culinary journey of the Ocean. His extensive traveling and work with seafood has become a pillar amongst his peers in the Seafood & Restaurant Industry. Pete’s enthusiasm and passion for beautifully cooked seafood and its health benefits keeps him on a journey of discovering new and exciting ways to bring the best to the plate. He is enthusiastic to educate and share this passion for seafood with creating exceptional dishes.

Anthony McGrath

Anthony has been with the VFA for almost 3 years undertaking fishing access and infrastructure improvements as part of the Target One Million team. Some of the projects Anthony has delivered include the reopening of Dartmouth Pondage to Fishing, On-water access at Coliban Water and Goulburn Murray Water storages and he is now working on Crown Frontage access projects. Anthony is a keen Fly-fisherman and has travelled the world fishing many exotic location around Australia and beyond. Prior to working at the VFA Anthony spent 10 years in Local Government and volunteered with many Recreational Fishing advocacy groups including being a VRFish State Council member for the Ballarat region.

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