Fishing, 4x4 and camping enthusiasts will be in their element when the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo returns to the Melbourne Showgrounds from this Friday 18th August until Sunday 20th August.

The action-packed event for anyone interested in fishing, boating, 4WDing, camping and outback leisure will feature tens-of-thousands of the latest and greatest wares from hundreds of leading exhibitors and retailers.

With over 30,000 square metres dedicated to everything outdoors, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo will be a one-stop shop for all recreational interests under the one roof.

Those looking for a great bargain at the Show will be in luck, with over 200 exhibitors in one place fighting for the attention of Show visitors. The Bargain Hunters Guide, available online at, is a great place to start, listing all of the deals exclusive to the event.

There will also be plenty of activities for the entire family, including the new Base Camp feature simulating a real camping experience complete with a campfire, bush tucker by the Campfire Cooking Stage (hosted by AFL legend Spida Everitt), fly fishing lessons by Yarra Valley Fly Fishing, Australian wildlife and a bush musician.

Also providing plenty of action will be the ever-popular Action Arena, returning to the event again in 2017. Visitors will watch from the edge of their seat as BMX, freestyle motocross (FMX) and quad bike riders perform outrageous stunts and tricks throughout the three Show days.

For those who would like to put their 4WD skills to the test, the purpose-built Amarok V6 4x4 Proving Ground will feature a variety of surfaces to simulate being off the beaten track, including a sand trap, water crossing, compact rock segment and a steep incline.

On stage, don’t miss out on learning some new fishing and outback tips from the experts. The Tackle World Fishing Stage will host professional anglers Paul Worsteling and Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling, while the Waeco CFX Outback Stage will showcase cricketing champion Merv Hughes, alongside outback gurus Rick O’Brien, John ‘Roothy’ Rooth, Shaun Whale & Graham Cahill and Jase Andrews.

Of course, if that isn’t enough for the little ones, they will be kept busy with the always exciting Kids Terrain.

The National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo will provide plenty of opportunities to win fantastic prizes across the weekend, including the hotly contested ‘Scan To Win Promotion’. To enter, guests must register their ticket to the Show by purchasing a pass online or via the iPad stations inside the event. Then they must simply visit each stand from participating exhibitors to scan their ticket.

Prizes include a TJM Ultimate Protection Pack valued at over $5,000, Legendex Exhaust System and Thrust Monkey Throttle Controller valued at over $2,000, a Waeco CFX 95DZW Fridge & Freezer valued at over $1,800, one of five ride days with BajaBoard and the team valued at $1,590 each, and the opportunity for the winner and a friend to join Rick O’Brien and The Offroad Adventure Show on the road for the filming of two episodes valued at $4,000 per person.

Huge name exhibitors on board for the Melbourne leg of the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo this weekend include AFN, Anaconda, ARB 4x4 Accessories, Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres, Holden, Opposite Lock, TJM, and many more.

Tickets are still available online at or on the gate from this Friday-Sunday.

Doors open from 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-5pm Sunday.

Ample visitor parking is available at Flemington Racecourse throughout the event, with free shuttle buses running to and from the car park to the Show from 8.30am each day.

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For further information:
Stephanie Ridley
Media Relations
National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo
Phone: 03 9226 6666 / 0448 985 876

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