As the weather warms up, it's time to get inspired to hit the road and explore this vast country we call home. Head to Melbourne Leisurefest 2019 and get ready to start planning your next adventure. From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019, you'll find everything you need for a fabulous family holiday.
Leisurefest brings you the very best in caravans, recreational vehicles, 4x4 vehicles and accessories and all the outdoor camping accessories you never even knew you needed.
With a wide range of caravans, pop-tops, tents, camper trailers, motorhomes, campervans, 4×4 off-road and touring accessories and 100's of outdoor products on display, it's time to stop dreaming and start planning. Click here for details of all the exhibitors that will be there.
Learn more about Australia's best regional areas to explore with plenty of tourism information available. Find out more about the many wonderful holiday and caravan parks that are out there and all the features that they have available.
Plenty of fun entertainment running throughout the 3 days will keep you busy. Drop by the free interactive safe driving demonstrations, provided by Hayman Reese's Technical Towing Expert Gary Gardiner, in their Towing Masterclass. Carac's experienced staff will be on hand providing valuable advice on servicing, fittings and repairs of your caravan and vehicle.
The popular free Caravan and RV Safety Inspections will also be back to ensure your safety on the road. Spots fill up quickly, so book in here.
Because our pets are such a big part of family holidays, Lara Shannon from Pooches at Play and 'Dynamite Darcy', will be giving live talks and demonstrations on pet behaviour and safe travels with your fur-babies. Dogs on leads are welcome at Leisurefest, because after all, adventures are for the whole family.
Lara Shannon and her cheeky side kick Dynamite Darcy from Pooches at Play
Allan Burnett from Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia will get you up close and personal with snakes and other reptiles with interactive information demonstration. Stay safe and avoid being bitten. Shows run every 30 minutes starting at 10am, next to the Food Court.
Reptile Specialist Allan Burnett from Reptile Awareness Displays of Australia
Roaming local buskers will be providing plenty of live performances all around the grounds, including the Jazz Jokers, Nathan Power, James Robinson, Gareth Wiecko, Domenic Carrubba, Cassandra Barragan and Devin Hartley.
For the kids, head over to the Kids Zone. Let them mingle and cuddle with the friendly animals from Animals 2U in a safe, supervised and caring environment. The Animals 2U staff will happily answer any of your questions and you can visit during the following times:
Tickets are available to buy online or at the gate:
Adult 2-day pass: $23.00
Concession / Pensioner: $15.00
Concession / Pensioner 2-day pass: $20.00
Kids 15 & under: Free when accompanied by an adult.
Leisurefest is held at Sandown Racecourse, approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. There's plenty of free car parking available and is a fully accessible venue with disabled access ramps to all pavilions and buildings. Dedicated parking spaces are also available at public entrance 1, 3 and 4.
Alternatively, jump on a train. Sandown Park Railway Station is located at Sandown Racecourse. Click here to plan your journey.