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National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo arrives in Brisbane Friday

THE National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is set for a big weekend when it returns to the Brisbane Showgrounds this Friday, March 31 until Sunday, April 2, featuring thousands of 4×4, fishing, boating, camping and outdoors products from the industry’s leading retailers.

Jam-packed with entertainment for the entire family, great deals, interactive features, Australian and Queensland premieres and special guests, the Show is the must-attend event for all outdoors enthusiasts.

With more than 20,000 square metres dedicated to everything outdoors-related, including caravanning, camping, four wheel driving, fishing and boating, the Show will boast the biggest names in the industry, displaying their latest products and services.

Shop for a great deal or seek some expert advice from the likes of Opposite Lock, ARB, TJM, Brisbane Marine, Brisbane Yamaha, Isuzu Ute, AFN, Mega Cheap Hardware, Terrain Tamer and Ultimate Campers, among hundreds of other leading industry retailers.

An event that caters for the entire family – adults and children alike – back by popular demand this weekend will be favourite Show features, the Waeco CFX Outback Stage, Eagers Holden 4WD Proving Ground, and the new-look Action Arena.

The Waeco CFX Outback Stage will once again present truly entertaining sessions from some of Australia’s finest offroading television personalities, including John ‘Roothy’ Rooth, Rick and Jamie from the Offroad Adventure Show, Jase and Simon from All 4 Adventure, and Shauno and Graham from 4WD Action, along with plenty of great giveaways on stage throughout the event.

national 4x4 show

national 4x4 show

national 4x4 show

national 4x4 show

Cricketing legend, Merv Hughes, will also be appearing on stage on Saturday for Waeco, to talk all things outdoors.

The Eagers Holden Proving Ground offers visitors the chance to test drive the latest Holden Colorado and test their 4WDing skills behind the wheel on a variety of surfaces to simulate being off the beaten track, with training provided by 4WD Queensland. The proving ground will feature a compact rock segment, timber logs and an artificial steep hill for visitors to practice and learn how to use their 4WD to its maximum capability.

This year, the ever-exciting Action Arena is introducing some brand new acts never seen before at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Watch on as rodeo expert Donal Hancock provides amazing horseback entertainment, or the talent of specially trained sheepdogs as they work a herd of sheep around the Arena. Bringing the high octane excitement to the Action Arena will be Mike Hatchers Motorcycle Club with quad bike gymkhana style racing at its very best, along with the Offroad Rush team flying over jumps and leaving the crowd in amazement.

Exciting new features at this year’s Show will be the merging of the Fishing Stage and Campfire Cooking Stage to create the all-encompassing Engel Catch and Cook Stage, hosted by AFL legend Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt from TV Show The Great Australian Doorstep. This feature will teach you not only some fantastic tips and tricks to master the art of angling, but also how to cook your catch and other delicious recipes to try next time you are on the road.

Also new to the Show this year is Base Camp, an interactive feature showcasing some key National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo exhibitors. Simulating a campground environment, Base Camp will allow Show visitors to “try on” the outback lifestyle and see how it fits. Introduce the little ones to camping in a fun and hassle-free setting while you take some time out at the event. Grab some tucker, sit around the campfire, listen to the bush balladeer and swap your best bush tales.

“With such a huge line-up of industry leading exhibitors, fantastic special guests and industry experts, and a wide range of products on display at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo, there is no doubt it is the leading event for the outdoors industry in 2017,” Event Director, Paul Mathers said.

“We encourage all outdoors enthusiasts – whether it’s fishing, 4WDing or camping – to schedule in at least one full day at the Show to take in all it has to offer.

“Take the time to chat with our exhibitors to find a great deal on that product you have been meaning to purchase, or catch up with one of our industry experts and learn some great secrets to up your fishing or 4WDing game.

“With more than 20,000 square metres dedicated to everything outdoors, if you love exploring Australia you will be in absolute heaven at the Show.”

Getting to and from the Brisbane Showgrounds will be effortless, with plenty of visitor parking on site, along with a free shuttle bus service from Roma Street and Fortitude Valley stations over the weekend.

A parcel pick-up point will also be available for any bulky items that you purchase on the day, so you are free to explore the Show at ease.

Tickets are still available for purchase at or simply at the gate across the weekend. Adults tickets are available for $18, Pensioners at $13 and children under the age of 15 may enter at no cost.

The Show will run from 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am-5pm Sunday.

For further information about the Show, including stage line-ups and full list of retailers and exhibitors, visit

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