See you this weekend at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

See you this weekend at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo


Today we report to you from the Melbourne Showgrounds, and we are stoked to announce that tomorrow we open the gates for the 2018 National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. This year’s show features more than 200 exhibitors, dozens of 4x4s and boats, a massive cluster of celebrity guests, two stages, enough fish to feed you for a month, carnival rides and a bush poet thrown in for good measure! 
It’s a ripper of a show and if your best weekends are those spent in the great outdoors then you do not want to miss it. And to make organizing your day a little easier, we have listed our top ten tips below, just so you can make the most of your time, and be sure you see everything you need to see.

Have a great show – we’ll see you this weekend.

The 4x4 Show team

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.

Getting to the show this year is easier than ever, with a range of public transport and onsite parking alternatives.  If you plan ahead getting to the show can be as easy as 1, 2, 3.
BY CAR - Access to ample visitor parking is via Flemington Drive, off Epsom Road.  All visitor parking is $20 per day at Flemington Racecourse.
BY TRAIN – We are excited to announce Metro will be running train service to and from Flemington Station on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August. The train leaves Southern Cross Station every 30 minutes on the half hour until 30 minutes after the show closes.  Free shuttle buses will be available from Flemington Station to the show.  For more information click here.
BY TRAM - No. 57 (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City) stops at the Main Entrance on Epsom Road.
BY BUS - Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road and Epsom Road.
Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

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.

It can be a bit of a pain lugging your brand new purchases around the show. That’s why we have set up a dedicated FREE parcel pick up for your convenience, located just outside Hall 1. And it couldn’t be simpler to use: Just pay for you items on the stand, sign the chit and stop by the parcel pick up zone on your way out. Easy peasey!

This year we are proud to bring you all your favourite outdoor tv celebrities across our two big stages. So grab your iPhone for a selfie with Roothy, Paul Worsteling, Steve Starling, Pat Callinan, Jase Andrews, Spida Everitt, Shaun Whale, Graham Cahill, Rick O’Brien and more, and tag #4X4SHOW and#4X4MEL18 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube. You can also hear about their adventures on the Waeco CFX Outback Stage and the Catch & Cook Stage. Click here for appearance times.

All that shopping can get a little exhausting, so be sure to take a load off at Base Camp, located in the centre of the Main Showring. Here you can kick back in a tent with some mates and some tucker, listen to some Aussie bush tunes around the camp fire.  Learn new fishing skills with David Hodge or enjoy some playtime at Sideshow Alley.

If you thought you knew everything about 4WD-ing then think again. If you have trouble backing your trailer or need to refine your snatching technique then make your way down to the Amarok V6 4WD Proving Ground, where Wayne and the team from 4WD Victoria will teach you the finer points of surviving out on the tracks. A registered ATO, 4WD Victoria’s informative training is good not just for the beginner, but serves as a great refresher for even the most hard core enthusiasts. Click here for times and here for more information on 4WD Victoria. 

As one of the longest running highlights of the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, will see quad bike racers battling out for bragging rights, four brothers from a small town in Melbourne jumping into a giant bag and Cam White racing head to head whilst demonstrating the best freestyle tricks at the same. The Action Arena will be have shows 4 times a day daily. Timetable can be found here.

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.

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