Amarok V6, Bargains Galore, Rick O'Brien and more at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

Here at 4x4 Show HQ we are pumped and can’t wait to get onsite next week to delivery another National 4x4 Outdoor Show, Fishing & Boating Expo for you. But remember, it’s Melbourne so we hope you join us in praying to the weather gods for clear skies all next week.
In the latest news, we welcome Volkswagen back another year to sponsor our popular Proving Ground. They will have brand new Amarok V6 models to test drive alongside with Four Wheel Drive Victoria.  Don’t forget, fresh off the press is our 2018 edition of the Bargain Hunter’s Guide, full of great Show Only Specials! Scroll down to download your copy today.  And if that’s not enough, we caught up with our mate Rick O’Brien to find out some of his favourite outdoor spots.  
See you next week,
4x4 Show Team

Test drive the most powerful Ute in its class
When it comes to power, the Amarok V6 is in a class of its own, as it delivers 165kW of power and a massive 550Nm of torque. And it doesn’t stop there, with the Overboost feature engaged, power surges up to an unrivalled 180kW, making the Amarok V6 the most powerful ute in its class.
We challenge you to come and experience the Amarok V6 Proving Ground, specifically designed to showcase real world conditions in the comfort and power of the mighty Amarok V6.

You told us you wanted more bargains. You told us that sometimes you can get a better deal online. Well, you will be happy to know that we listened and are pleased to continue the 2018 Bargain Hunters Guide. This 40 page catalogue showcases a fraction of the hundreds of deals available from the exhibitors at this year’s show. What’s more, these specials are show only and will not be repeated either in store or online, with savings of up to 50 percent from some exhibitors.
What better way to plan your next purchase than take advantage of this bonanza of discounts, available only at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo? Do not miss out. Click on the link now and see just a fraction of what is available to you at this year’s show.

In addition to some great deals, who’d have ever thought you’re also in with a chance to win some great prizes too. And we’re not talking caps and bags but big ticket items like a set of Toyo Open Country 4x4 tyres, an Optimiser ECU re-map and Legendex exhaust package or a $2,022 TJM Yulara Roof Top Tent & Annexe. Now that’s a prize, and for your chance to win, all you have to do is register your ticket on arrival at the show, and then scan your unique barcode at any of the five passport stations located around the show.  It’s that easy.
Each visitor that registers at in our Scan to Win competition at the Show receives a free 2 month digital subscription to Pat Callinan’s 4x4 Adventures.

For the first time at the Melbourne Show, we will be combining the Fishing and the Campfire Cooking Stage into The Catch & Cook Stage presented by The Anglers.

The expert presenters on the Catch & Cook Stage will teach you how to catch your fish and eat it too! Catering to everyone from beginners to the seasoned angler and those that just love to hear a great new recipe, this new stage is not to be missed.

Hosted by the one and only Pete “Spida” Everett , brings together a collection of great bush recipes along with some of the best fishing advice and knowledge in the country, with presentations from Channel 10’s Steve "Starlo" Starling and Alicia Blythe, Paul Worsteling from the popular IFISH program, and AFN Fishing Show’s Bill Classon to name a few. Taking space within the Grand Pavilion, you want to add this one to you to-do list. 

For more information and a daily schedule, click here.



Our August story comes from David who says:
"For me & my missus the off season is planing and rebuilding. We have a 1990 landcruiser troopy but when we bought her she was full of rust in the roof so this off season we have began the rebuild not worth fixing the body on it so have done a complete body swap can send some pics if you want. Once that’s done complete engine rebuild, rewire the whole beast front to back and top to bottom. Cleaned up the chassis and changed over the diffs which will also be serviced along with a brake clean up & reset. And we can’t forget the new draw and camp set up in the back. With along way ahead of us we have decided that we will need more than one off season & we are on the on the hunt for a 80 series cruiser to keep us on the tracks for upcoming seasons while we rebuild our troopy to her forma glory."

So you’re an outdoor enthusiast. Maybe you own a beaut 4x4 and you spend your weekends on the tracks with your mates. Maybe you have a young family and you can’t wait til Summer so you can teach your kids how to fish. Maybe your idea of peace and serenity is in your camper trailer, up in the high country. Or maybe you’re a grey nomad with thousands of miles under your belt. If so, then chances are you have a story you tell– something you share around the bar or camp fire, at club meets or at family get togethers. If so, we would love you to share your story and your photos with us.

Prizes are up for grabs for every story published, so grab your keyboard and start writing. To be in the mix, send your 70 – 100 word short story to Cathy at The first successful entry will be published in the next newsletter.


No event as big as the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo can run like clockwork without a group of committed, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers to help visitors with their questions and organisers with their simple day-to-day tasks. If you have a passion for the outdoors, or for our show, or if you simply want to see how the wheels turn behind one of Australia’s largest consumer exhibitions, then as old Uncle Sam once said, “We Want You!” to join our volunteer army. 
Give us your time for  a day and we will reward you with a volunteer package which includes two free tickets to the show and free lunch. It’s a fun day out serving your community, so if you’re interested in knowing more, please contact Georgie at

Show tickets are online now, you can save over 15% a ticket right off the bat. That’s right. Just hit the website at, click on the link and quote “SHARK” to get access to our special subscriber discount offer. 
Not only do you get a cheap ticket, but you also get to avoid the queues at the gate. All online ticket purchases go in the draw to win a Dometic Cool Ice CI 85 icebox and accessories valued at $608.85. Some might call it double-dipping. We call it business as usual. So get on it and check the website for details.

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