National 4×4 Show packs a punch

The Isuzu test track at the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo in Brisbane recently.

For nearly three decades, the National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo has been Brisbane's leading event for the 4WD industry and fans of the great Australian outdoors.

Over 30,000 likeminded 4×4, fishing, and camping enthusiasts made the trek to the showgrounds for this year's show.

Experts take part

The industry's biggest outdoor experts such as Jase Andrews and Simon Anderson (All 4 Adventure), Spida and Sheree Everitt (Great Australian Doorstep), Shaun and Graham (4WD Action), Scott Hillier (Creek to Coast), local legend Paul Burt (Channel 7), and Mr 4×4 himself, Pat Callinan (Pat Callinan’s 4×4 Adventures) attended the three-day extravaganza.

They shared their knowledge of outdoor travel and experiences gained both on and offroad, and also made time to mix with the fans and give autographs.

Shaun Whale & Graham Cahill from 4WD Action out with fans.
Shaun Whale and Graham Cahill from 4WD Action out with fans.

There were thousands of bargains and brands on sale with industry experts on hand to give the best advice and deals for your 4×4, camping, fishing, boating and outdoor adventures.

There was free entertainment including fishing and 4WD seminars, cooking demonstrations and tastings.

Having an array of companies showcasing their products in one location provided the ideal place to compare similar accessories and prices.

Even if you were not in the market to buy anything, it was a great opportunity to see the latest items available to the four wheel driver and dream up your own extensive wish list.

On the purpose built, all terrain track, crowds were able to get up close and test drive or be driven around in the latest off road machines.

Four Wheel Drive Queensland were in attendance to promote responsible 4wding and also bring awareness to the upcoming annual Fraser Island Cleanup.

4WD QLD promoting the upcoming Fraser Island Cleanup
4WD QLD promoting the upcoming Fraser Island Cleanup.

Fishing, a favorite pastime with many four wheel drivers, was also well catered for at the show with an array of boats and anything nautical to take your fancy.

If you are in the need of the latest camping, four wheel driving and fishing gear, make an effort to attend this event next year and see what is on offer.

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Brad Praed
Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club