By , 12 March, 2015

A last minute surge of enquiry has seen organisers of the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo to be held next weekend at the Brisbane Showgrounds confirm an at capacity Show.


Keen fishermen, boaters, four wheel drivers and outdoor lovers will be in paradise when the Expo hits the Brisbane Showgrounds from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March.


“We are thrilled with the level of enquiry from Exhibitors for this year’s Show. While many secured their position immediately following the success of the 2014 Event, we have been inundated in the last few days with past and new Exhibitors keen to be part of the longest running and largest Show of its kind in Brisbane,” Paul Mathers, Event Director said.


With more than 25,000 square metres dedicated to everything outdoor related, including caravanning, camping, four wheel driving, fishing and boating, the show will boast over 180 of the biggest name exhibitors, displaying their latest products and services.


In what will be the premier outdoors event for 2015, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is not to be missed, with exciting special guests and activities also providing entertainment to suit all interests.


The exciting Action Arena will return to the Brisbane Showgrounds this year, featuring record-breaking stunt rider Matt Mingay, and Matt ‘Schuie’ Schubring and his FMX Team, along with The Springs 4×4 Time Trial drivers.


In a first for the show in 2015, the Eagers Holden Colorado Proving Ground will offer visitors the rare chance to test out four wheel drive products on a specialty-built track before they purchase. There will also be four wheel drive experts on hand providing safety and recovery demonstrations, towing technique training, off-road education, and advice to ensure a risk and danger-free adventure. Special guests Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes will also make appearances at the Eagers Holden Colorado Proving Ground, signing autographs from 11:00am-12:00pm on Friday and Saturday of the show respectively.


Former rocker and host of What’s Up Down Under, Frankie J Holden will make his show debut on the Waeco Outback Stage and will be letting visitors in on his secrets to caravanning. He has also promised to belt out a few tunes across the weekend!


John ‘Roothy’ Rooth, and Jase Andrews and Simon Anderson of All 4 Adventure, will also return to the Waeco Outback Stage to tell their outdoor adventure tales.


Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt and his wife, Sheree, from The Great Australian Doorstep will host the Campfire Cooking Corner, which will deliver tips and tricks to cook gourmet meals with fresh local produce while on the road. Don’t miss out on an OzPig demonstration, fish filleting, plus much more.


The Allround Angler Fishing Stage presented by TT and Zman Lures will keep fishing and boating enthusiasts enthralled with a jam-packed schedule. Star of the iFish television programme, Paul Worsteling, will be our host for the weekend, telling stories of his experiences and chatting with a range of industry experts on topics such as outdoor adventures, fishing, equipment and boating.


The little ones will be entertained with a dedicated Kids Zone, situated within the Action Arena, featuring the FMX Team signing Autographs, the Scouts showcasing a range of fun activities, Matt Mingay’s Hot Wheels Truck, and 4×4 Extreme Trucks available for viewing.


For the children there is also a Kids Marine Zone run by 2 Bent Rods in which children can enjoy marine-based activities, in addition to native animals and reptiles to get up close and personal to, and a jumping castle and loads of games for hours of entertainment.


Big name 4×4, camping, caravanning, outdoors and associated exhibitors confirmed for the show include ARB, TJM, Ironman 4×4, Opposite Lock, 4WD Supacentre and BCF – Boating Camping Fishing. They will be joined by marine exhibitors such as Allround Angler, Australian Marine Centre, Bayside Suzuki, Brisbane Marine, Cunningham Marine, and many more.


Tickets for the 2015 National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo are available now priced at $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, with children under 15 free. A two day adult pass is also available for $25.


The primarily indoors venue at the Showgrounds means the Event is protected from the elements and organisers have pulled out all the stops for visitors, with more than 1,000 onsite visitor car parks, and in a show first ticketholders will enjoy free travel from all stations within the Queensland Rail network throughout Brisbane, across the weekend.


A pick-up service will also run for the three days, allowing visitors to purchase big items and collect from a central point once they have finished enjoying all the Show has to offer.


Visit for more information and stage and performance schedules. 

Source: Exhibitions and Trade Fairs