THE National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo will return to the Brisbane Showgrounds from March 31 to April 2 this year, bringing thousands of fishing, boating, camping, 4×4 and outdoors products and exciting new show features.
The show will feature a plethora of industry-leading exhibitors including Brisbane Yamaha, Brisbane Marine, Cunningham Marine Centre, Boating & RV, Spirit Paddle Sports and Hot Tackle.
These marine exhibitors will feature alongside outdoor favourites Opposite Lock, ARB, TJM, Mega Cheap Campers, Oztent and Stoney Creek Campers, cementing this as southeast Queensland’s leading event for recreation on both land and sea.
New in 2017 is the merging of the popular Fishing and Campfire cooking stages to become the Catch & Cook Stage. The new stage will provide a wealth of tips on both fishing for and then cooking your catch, along with a range of other outdoors meals.
Also back by popular demand will be the Outback Stage, a revamped Action Arena featuring the thrilling Offroad Rush Team, and the Eagers Holden Proving Ground to keep all family members entertained throughout the three-day event.
New to the show this year is the Base Camp, an interactive presentation featuring your favourite exhibitors in a free and fun campground environment. Visit the Base Camp to ‘try on’ the outback lifestyle and see how it fits. Grab some tucker, sit around the campfire, listen to the bush balladeer and swap your best bush tales.
Special guests and industry experts returning to the show include Paul Worsteling from TV’s IFISH, Rick, Jamie and Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling from The Offroad Adventure Show, ex-AFL legend and host of The Great Australian Doorstep Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt, Jase Andrews and Simon Anderson from All 4 Adventure, one of the most recognisable faces in Australian four-wheel-driving John ‘Roothy’ Rooth, Graham and Shaun from 4WD Action and local Brisbane weatherman Paul Burt.
Show director Paul Mathers said the new and improved 2017 show is not to be missed for the best of the best in fishing, boating and marine lifestyle. “Fishing and boating are favourite pastimes for Queenslanders, so we have ensured our 2017 show will have everything you need for your next trip on the water,” Mr Mathers said.
“Whether you are looking at snapping up a bargain on a new fishing rod or tackle box, or are considering a more substantial item such as a boat, we will have you covered at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo.
“The show will host leading exhibitors from the marine and outdoors industries, from not only Brisbane but all across Australia. “It’s the perfect opportunity to get in touch with suppliers from all aspects of the industry, and to browse the latest and greatest products available.
“The sheer volume of exhibitors that will be showcasing products under the one roof ensures our visitors are receiving the greatest deals, as each exhibitor competes for your attention. “And don’t be afraid to ask exhibitors for any special offers – remember, they are here to sell and they want your business!” But the show isn’t just about the bargains and latest products – visitors should take advantage of the opportunity to hear from special guests and industry experts.
“Each of our special guests is equipped with insider tips and fantastic stories to tell when it comes to the great outdoors – whether it’s the latest fishing spot, how to get the most out of your tools and products, or even how to get started in fishing or 4WDing, it’s worth taking a few moments to find out what advice they can offer you,” Mr Mathers said. “The stage schedule is jam-packed with great presentations and talks across the three days, so be sure to check when your favourite guests will be appearing on stage and factor this into your day.”
Getting to and from the Brisbane Showgrounds will be effortless, with plenty of visitor parking on site, along with a free shuttle bus service from Roma Street and Fortitude Valley stations over the weekend. A parcel pick-up point will also be available for any bulky items that you buy on the day, so you are free to explore the show at ease.
Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine readers receive a special discounted price on tickets to the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo. To take advantage of this deal, buy your tickets online at 4x4show.com.au/BRI and use the code ‘BEACH’ upon checkout.
For further information about the show, including stage line-ups and a full list of retailers and exhibitors, visit the show website.