Waeco CFX Outback Stage, Be in it to win it, Jase Andrews and more at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

Waeco CFX Outback Stage, Be in it to win it, Jase Andrews and more at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

How time flies when you’re having fun! And we’ve all been having so much fun that it’s hard to believe that in only 2 weeks, Melbourne’s biggest and bestest 4x4 Outdoor Show will be upon us at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Once again more than 200 of the best brands in the industry will come together for Victoria’s longest running outdoor and adventure shopping bonanza, and with specials galore you simply will not want to miss out.

Sure, there are other big outdoors shows every year, but no other show delivers the range and depth of expert advice with more than a dozen guests across 2 big stages, the entertainment of the Action Arena or the education and training courtesy of 4WD Victoria on our Proving Ground. To think that we can offer all this for the price of entry, it’s an incredible, cost effective day out for the family.

Over the next week or so we will be sending you our downloadable Bargain Hunters’ Guide. Make sure you take some time to open it up and check out the range of bargains available from more than a third of our exhibitors. And they are just the deals that are fit to publish. There are plenty more once you get onsite and start talking turkey. Whether its a new boat, camper trailer, tent, 4x4, tyres, suspension system or one of hundreds of other bits of new kit you might be in the market for, there is someone here at the show that wants to sell it to you. So don’t be shy, ask for a deal.

If it’s not in your diary, stick it in now. The National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, Melbourne Showgrounds from 17 – 19 August. Tickets on sale now at www.4x4show.com.au. We’ll see you there!

If you’ve got a favourite outdoors TV personality, chances are they will be one of our special guests on the Waeco CFX Outback Stage. And chances are, they won’t be alone, with 10 special guests telling their stories and offering their expert advice on the Outback Stage across the weekend. Whether you’re a Pat Callinan fan, a Roothy accolite, a Jase Andrews groupie, a Shauno and Graham follower, or a Ricko and Jamie connoisseur, all of them will be there ready for a selfie or an autograph. Now where else in Australia can you get such up close and personal access to this kind of expertise? 

For a full timetable of their appearances, click here.

Our friends at Dometic have you covered - with their main priority to meet your essential needs on the journey. Things like cooking, keeping food fresh, taking care of your personal hygiene and maintaining a pleasant temperature. You can explore more and stay away longer with these essential products. They call it Mobile Living Made Easy.
Join their VIP Club today for your chance to WIN a Dometic Waeco CFX 75DZW or one of five Cool Ice iceboxes. *Terms & Conditions apply.

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.

Do you want to join a 4WD or fishing club? Or do you just want to meet with like-minded enthusiasts and swap your handy tips? All of these things are possible when we will have 13 4WD/fishing clubs take up a club site at the show.

4x4 Adventure Club

Greater Western 4x4 Club

National Pajero 4x4 Club of Australia

Nissan Four Wheel Drive Club of Victoria Inc

Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Inc

Snatch’em 4x4 Gippsland

Toyota 4x4 Club of Victoria

Werribee District 4WD Club Inc

Four Wheel Drive Victoria

Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Victoria

Melbourne Jeep Owners Club



Northern Metro Sport Fishing Club

Elwood Angling Club

Our July story comes from Shayne who says:
"Too cold to take the family camping, so weekend mornings are spent trying to land that last winter cod, before the season closes. Once the unsuccessful fisherman returns, its time for a hot shower and getting the Coonara going so that while the footy is on and the meat is smoking, there’s at least some way to keep warm, all the while researching places to go, once the weather turns!!"

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 chammond@etf.com.au. The first successful entry will be published in the next newsletter.

Back to keep the kids entertained throughout the Show is the ever popular Kids Terrain provided by Smart Amusements. This year are pleased to bring back the Dodgem Cars (to help get the little ones prepared for rough terrains) and the Laughing Clowns Caravan to test their luck. First time at the Show we will have the thrill seeking Dragon Wagon Roller Coaster and Big Kahuna inflatable slide.

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 GeorgieCB@etf.com.au

Show tickets are online now, you can save over 15% a ticket right off the bat. That’s right. Just hit the website at www.4x4show.com.au/melbourne, 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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