Beast mode, Dometic leading the charge, Win at the Show and more

Beast mode, Dometic leading the charge, Win at the Show and more

For more than 30 years, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo has been bringing the very best retailers to Brisbane in a one-stop shop for all your 4x4, boating and outdoor necessities, right before Easter. After a year of planning, it’s only 2 weeks before we swing open the gates once more and more than 30,000 punters descend on the Ekka Grounds.

This year we are pleased to say that it’s going to be easier than ever to get to your favourite outdoor adventure show. Not only are we able to provide the free train, all the way to the Showgrounds Station, but the new multi-level carpark, accessed via  O’Connell Terrace offers visitors another 660 parking spaces with high, 4x4-accessible ceilings. That’s almost 2,000 car parking space in total, more than we have ever seen at this venue.

If you would rather avoid the traffic altogether, take advantage of the free train departing all Brisbane metropolitan and suburban stations.  Just buy your tickets online and show them at the station for your free ride, all the way into the heart of the show. No shuttle buses, no waiting.

So get to the website now, grab your tickets and start planning your 4x4 Show weekend.  We can’t wait to see you there.

The 4x4 Show team

If you have ever considered prepping for the coming apocalypse then this is the rig you want to escape in. Exclusive to this year’s National 4x4 Outdoor Show is the mammoth ex-US Army, Oshkosh Hemtt 8 x 8 utility vehicle. One of only 250 sold in the early 000s, this 20 tonne machine started life as a water truck with a 20,000 litre steel tank, commissioned for work in the Western Australian mines. It’s current owner has since converted it into a camper and toy hauler featuring a 12.1 litre 2-stroke diesel V8 engine realizing 445 horsepower mated to an Alison 4-speed automatic gearbox. It has four differentials with interlocking axles for 8 x 8 drive along with 53 inch Michelin XZL tyres.

You can see this and more magnificent beasts only at this year’s Brisbane show.

Dometic has put its power to good use, utilising lightweight technology and powerful Lithium Iron Phosphate to create the Dometic PLB40 portable lithium battery pack. The power of the Dometic PLB40 is supplied by integrated Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery cells.

Engineered for use in harsh outdoor environments, its rugged design will keep your gear charged and ready even on the harshest expeditions. Lightweight, with ergonomically designed stainless steel handle, the PLB40 is easy to carry, while an integrated DC-DC charger offers three convenient ways to charge via the vehicle 12 V socket, solar panel or AC power. The user-friendly, integrated LCD display provides important information on performance including the battery capacity, charging/discharging status, and output status.

Providing five times longer battery life than more commonly used lead-acid batteries, the PLB40 dares adventurers to truly live off the grid and see just how far they can go living mobile.

To get your hands on a brand new Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery Pack, visit any Dometic dealer at the show.

Scan to Win is back with a whopping prize pool of $19,000! Up for grabs is The Ultimate Alpine HEMA System including an ASU sub-enclosure worth over $5000, the TJM Ultimate Outdoor Pack valued at $5000, a set of wheels from Bob Jane T-Marts, Toyota 79 Series 2007+ Grey Steering Wheel Kit and 9 Inch Multimedia Headunit from Power Vision Sound and a Dometic Waeco CFX Portable Fridge/Freezer.
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.

 The team from the Berkley Super Fishing Tank will take you on an underwater journey with a massive display, complete with up to 20 live fish, including the almighty Barramundi.

Part portable fishing show, part mobile fish tank and part educational program, the 14,000 litre Berkley Super Fishing Tank is designed to give the public a fish-eye-view on the world of angling.

The presentations will include catch and release techniques, preserving your catch for the dinner table, mastering lures and gear tips for first timers. Presentations will start at 10:00am daily and run continuously throughout the day.
The team also demonstrated how the many different types of fish react to different lures and techniques used by many of today’s top anglers.

Luke’s Reptile Kingdom is a company devoted to preserving our natural world. Their focus is community awareness, endangered species breeding programs and training courses.

With over 500 reptiles they house one of Australia’s largest and most diverse reptile collections. During their interactive wildlife shows the public can get hands-on with fascinating reptiles and learn vital snake safety. Their aim is to generate an appreciation for of these misunderstood creatures. By expelling myths and explaining their importance they hope to irradicate pessimistic attitudes towards them. It is also their aim to inspire today’s youth who may become conservation pioneers for our flora and fauna in the future.

Shows will run every 30 minutes (approx 20 per day) between 9:30am - 5:00pm daily

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 2019 Bargain Hunters Guide. This 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 40 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.

Is the 2019 show already in your diary? Then why wait and brave the queues? We have 4 reasons why you should buy your online ticket now:

  • Buy your tickets online now and quote our special pre-sale promo code for a 15% discount on full-priced adult tickets. Simply quote SHARK in the promo code field to redeem your special subscriber discount, and when you’re done, pass the code onto your mates. The more the merrier, that’s what we reckon
  • Now that track work is complete, we are pleased to announce the return of the free show train available right across the Queensland Rail City Network. Pre-purchase your tickets online BEFORE you leave the house and show it to train inspectors at the stations. It doesn’t matter what line or direction, it’s all FREE
  • Register your ticket online and receive a free three month digital subscription to Pat Callinan's 4x4 Adventures Magazine
  • Go in the draw to win a Dometic PSB150 Portable Solar Blanket valued to $1,199

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