Whether your interest lies in off-road adventures .....
... or the latest & greatest in recreational vehicles you can be sure the National 4X4 Show has something for you. Photos: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected over 3 full days, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 18th to 20th August at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale.
There'll be a wealth of experience and advice coming your way with a heap of programs presented on the WAECO CFX Outback Stage, the Tackle World Fishing Stage, The Action Arena and the Campfire Cooking Stage.
A trailer-boat for a bit of fishing .....
... or something aimed at relaxed cruising, you're bound to find it at the annual 4X4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Photos: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
This year's guest presenters will include legendary 4-wheel driver John 'Roothy' Rooth, fishermen extraordinaire Paul Worsteling and Steve 'Stevo' Starling and renowned chef Peter Hilcke.
Spida' Everitt and wife Sheree will host the campfire Cooking Stage and TV off-road presenters Rick O'Brien and Jamie Hazelden will offer advice and a wealth of experience on touring and the aftermarket business.
A purpose-built 4WD test track will give visitors the opportunity to learn how to use their off-road vehicle properly and efficiently over a variety f surfaces including a sand-trap, water crossing, rocks and steep inclines.
Free test drives will be supervised by Four Wheel Drive Victoria. Kids will be very well catered for with a Kids Terrain adventure area featuring activities such as rock climbing, trampolining and inflatable obstacle courses.
The Melbourne 4X4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is a not-to-be-missed experience for outback, boating & fishing enthusiasts where more than 200 exhibitors will showcase literally thousands of products – truly an expo with something for everyone.
The Melbourne 4X4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is also a good starting point to inspire youngsters to venture into the great outdoors. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank