Sneaky bikes, Intents Base Camp, Graham Cahill and more at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

Sneaky bikes, Intents Base Camp, Graham Cahill and more at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

Winter has well and truly hit Victoria. There is snow on the mountains and the trout are spawning. And though it’s only the brave that dare pitch a tent during this state’s big wet, it’s a perfect time for the rest of us to start taking stock of what we need to get out on the tracks in Spring. Before you know it, the snow will be gone and the sun will be out, so you don’t want to get caught napping.
What do you do on the off season? Do you check and update your equipment? Get the fourby serviced? Plan the next family vacation? Or load up Netflix and hibernate? Either way, we would love to hear your off season stories. Tell us what you do while you’re waiting for this year’s National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo and the best, most creative and helpful story will not only win a family pass to this year’s show, but might even get a guernsey in our next newsletter, to be read by thousands Australia-wide! Stories to Cathy at, but try and keep them under 100 words, ok?
And since you asked so nicely, we at 4x4 Show Central spend winter holed up inside our Melbourne offices finalising our plans to make sure we bring you the best show ever. There is so much in the pipeline right now – what with a brand new Action Arena (yep, with more humps and bumps than ever), a bigger Base Camp featuring the whip-cracking Geoffrey Graham and his bush yarns, alongside our mates from Maniax Axe Throwing (not for the faint-hearted), and the return of our old mate, Pat Callinan – far too much to cover in one little old newsletter. So make sure you check the website at and check your socials for all the latest news. It’s gonna be sweet!

See you in August.
The 4x4 Show team

Base Camp is an interactive presentation featuring your favourite exhibitors in a free and fun campground environment. Base Camp is the opportunity to “try on” the outback lifestyle for yourself and see how it fits. Grab some tucker, enjoy a drink at the bar with your feet up & some live music. 

At the same time, check out all the latest tents, camper trailers, 4WDs, swags and equipment and start building your inventory for your next (of first) foray into the great Australian outback.

This year we are bringing the bush tales to you provided by Geoffrey Graham who is a storyteller, poet, muso and theatre specialist. 

Something for the daring, we are excited to bring you to the first time to any 4x4 show Maniax Axe Throwing. That's right axe throwing is a sport that isn't just for unshaven lumberjacks, it's for everyone! You will experience the thrill of throwing axes in a fun and social atmosphere. 


Stealth Electric Bikes are handcrafted in Australia and feature some of the most advanced electric bike and e-bike technology in the world. They are built tough and primed for world domination, starting with the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Come and say hey to the team and check out their electric bikes.

Do you want to promote your club and grow your membership? Or do you just want to meet with like-minded enthusiasts and swap your handy tips? All of these things are possible when your club takes up our offer of a free club site at the show.
We are currently offering free sites to any 4WD, camping or fishing club who wants to promote to new membership at the show. No catch. Just a free site where you can meet new and old members and use as your home base at this year’s show.
If you are interested in this offer, please contact Cathy at

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 June 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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