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National 4X4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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Great Outdoors Spectacular
It's a bit of a mouth full but the annual Melbourne 4X4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is on again and guaranteed to attract interest from anyone who gets their kicks on or off-road, in the bush or on the water.

Running over 3 full days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 19th to 21st August inclusive at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, the expo will feature appearances by a virtual who's-who of 4X4 and outdoor celebrities including 'Spida' and Sheree Everitt, fishing gurus Paul Worsteling & Steve Starling, renowned travel journalist, photographer and magazine editor Carlisle Rogers, off-road expert Roger Vickery and John 'Roothy' Rooth, the bush mechanic.

Victoria Melbourne 4X4 4WD Off-Road outdoors Fishing Boating Expo Show
A 4WD can open up the wonders of such places as the Victorian High Country with its Mountain Cattlemens Huts. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


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 of surfaces including a sand-trap, water crossing, rocks and steep inclines. Free test-drives will be supervised by Four Wheel Drive Victoria with bookings taken at the track on the day.

Freestyle motocross and the ever popular monster trucks will perform on the Action Arena with some lucky youngsters in the audience having the opportunity to win a ride in awesome trucks like TASSIE DEVIL and OUTBACK THUNDA.

Victoria Melbourne 4X4 4WD Off-Road outdoors Fishing Boating Expo Show
There's something for anglers of all ages at the annual Melbourne 4X4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Kids will be very well catered for with a Kids Terrain adventure area featuring activities such as rock climbing, trampolining and inflatable obstacle courses. There'll also be reptile awareness sessions held in the Grand Pavilion where youngsters will learn about venomous snakes and other reptiles.

Victoria Melbourne 4X4 4WD Off-Road outdoors Fishing Boating Expo Show
With your own boat you could put the hustle and bustle of city life way behind you. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


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.

Victoria Melbourne 4X4 4WD Off-Road outdoors Fishing Boating Expo Show
If you're into outdoor activities in any way, shape or form this is the expo for you. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


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Why? Catch up with new products, innovations and techniques covering all aspects of enjoyment in the great outdoors, on & off-road or on the water.
When: 19th - 21st August
Where: Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
Cost: Adults $18, Seniors $13, Kids under 15 Free, Adult 2-day pass $30
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