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Melbourne Leisurefest 2018

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Get out into the great outdoors
If you're looking for inspiration to hit the road and explore this wonderful country of ours, then 2018 Melbourne Leisurefest 2018 is for you. From Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October, you'll find everything you need to start planning your next adventure.



Melbourne Leisurefest showcases the best in caravans, recreational vehicles, 4x4 vehicles and accessories and all the outdoor camping accessories you never even knew you needed.

Check out the huge range of caravans, pop-tops, tents, camper trailers, motorhomes and campervans. There will also be hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest models and outdoor products, many of which will be on display for the very first time. Click here for details of all the exhibitors that will be there.



Learn all about Australia's best holiday and caravan parks, plus there will be plenty of tourism information available for that perfect summer holiday.

There will be two stages featuring live music, educational sessions, demonstrations and much more. Two of the special guests will be:

Dr Katrina Warren
Vet and pet travel expert, Dr. Katrina Warren will be on hand to speak on travelling with pets and answer all your questions about life on the road with your four-legged buddy.

Melbourne Leisurefest 2018
Katrina Warren and Furry Friend


Merv Hughes
Aussie sporting legend Merv Hughes is a mad keen fisherman and loves going on caravanning adventures. He will be sharing stories, tips and hints on all things angling, trawling and casting, including how the "big one" got away.

Melbourne Leisurefest 2018
Merv Hughes - Cricketer and Angler


Get up close and personal with snakes and other reptiles as the team from Reptile Awareness Displays provide you with all the information you need to know about reptiles in the wild during their interactive demonstration. Shows will be running every 30 minutes from 10am and you'll learn about reptiles and snake bite prevention.

Melbourne Leisurefest 2018
Meet the team from Reptile Awareness


For the kids, there will be free rides available on the Saturday and Sunday and plenty of fun entertainment. Sign them up to the Caravanning Explorers' Club, where they can pick up a free show bag.

Plenty of food and drink options will be available on the day, with a large covered seating area.

Melbourne Leisurefest 2018


Dogs on leads are also welcome, because after all, adventures are for the whole family.

Tickets are available to buy online or at the gate:

Adult: $16.00
Adult 2-day pass: $21.00
Concession / Pensioner: $13.00
Concession / Pensioner 2-day pass: $18.00
Children under 15: Free if accompanied by a paying 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.

Alternatively, jump on a train. Sandown Racecourse is just a short walk from Springvale Railway Station and the Sandown Park Railway Station is located at Sandown Racecourse.
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When: Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October 2018
Phone: (03) 9372 5388
Where: Sandown Racecourse 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171
Cost: Adult: $16.00 Adult 2-day pass: $21.00 Concession / Pensioner: $13.00 Concession / Pensioner 2-day pass: $18.00
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