You’ll need a 4×4 and a GPS just to find your way around the National 4×4 and Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds, August 24-26.
The family-friendly event will feature over 50,000sqm of displays from over 150 exhibitors who will showcase thousands of new products and services.
Paul Worstelling, Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt, Roothy with Red and Simon Christie are just some of the familiar faces that will lead presentations and workshops on the Waeco Outback Stage, Great Australian Doortstep Stage and Fishing Stage.
The 4000-seat Action Arena, constructed from 400 tonnes of dirt, 2 dump trucks of boulders, car bodies and loader tyres will play host to a range of competitions and shows, including the TJM Austruck Extreme 4×4 Competition, DPChip Extreme Show, Devil’s Taxi Monster Truck, Stuart American Light Tank Mega Trax, Polaris Razor 800 demo, Trophy Karts, ATV and side-by-side demos, 4WD test rides and Monster Truck rides.
Other show features will include the Wot Hobbies RC Course, Young Guns Fishing Clinic, Boat and Jetski licence testing, Yamaha Fishing Supertank and the Fishing Simulator.
Amongst other prizes, all visitors will have the chance to win $5,000 worth of ARB gear.
Dates and times:
Friday 24th Aug: 10am – 7pm
Saturday 25th Aug: 9am – 6pm
Sunday 26th Aug: 9am – 5pm
Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Rd, Ascotvale
Senior: $12 (Must produce Seniors Card)
Kids Under 15: FREE
Available at the door or online at www.4x4show.com.au
(07) 5508 7302 or www.4x4show.com.au
How to get there:
The number 57 West Maribyrnong tram stops on Epsom Road right outside the entrance to the Melbourne Showgrounds. The number 57 tram proceeds along Elizabeth Street in the city, via Victoria Parade, through North Melbourne and on to West Maribyrnong. Train stations at Ascot Vale or Newmarket are a short tram ride to from the Melbourne Showgrounds. Bus Routes 404 and 472 service Epsom Road and/or Langs Road. There is also a taxi rank located on the corner of Epsom & Union Roads, to the east of the Gate 1 entry to the Showgrounds. For further information on public transport phone Metlink line on 13 16 38 or visit their webpage http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/