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For Sydneysiders looking to plan, prepare and stock up for their next big adventure in the great outdoors, the one-stop-shop that is the National 4x4 Outdoors Show is just around the corner, with this year’s event scheduled for 14-16 July at the Sydney Showground, Homebush.
If your upcoming holiday plans involve exploring and enjoying our great country, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show is the place to be, with plenty on site from dozens of exhibitors, including all the big names, to equip your future adventures.
If it’s inspiration you’re after, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney has got you covered, too, with all the best personalities from the 4x4 and outback travel arena on site to share stories and answer questions.
The timing for this year’s Sydney event makes it ideal to stock up on all the gear you need and pick up some valuable tips ahead of that Summer holiday getaway.
And with almost the entire exhibition space undercover, wet weather won’t impact the event.
For full details on this year’s National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney, as well as the latest information, go to the event website - 4x4show.com.au/sydney - where you can also purchase tickets.
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Stuff - and Specials
Top brands from the 4x4 and outdoors industry that exhibited at last year’s Sydney show are returning for 2023, including Bob Jane T Marts, Anaconda, Darche, Norweld Australia, Hulk 4x4, Ezytrail Campers, Maxtrax, Opposite Lock, Maxxis Tyres, Raptor Coatings, Hardkorr, PVS Automotive, Fulcrum Suspension and Torqit Performance, to name a few.
The success of last year’s show has seen plenty of new exhibitors come on board this year, including Isuzu, MSA 4x4, Hema Maps, Boss Adventure, Hamer 4x4, Method Race Wheels, MRT, Rambler Vehicles, LMT Alloytech, Clearview Accessories, West Sydney 4x4 (for Ironman 4x4) and more.
Obviously, with so many exhibitors all in one place, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney is a great place to browse, compare and buy the latest off-road gear. What makes it even better is that show specials are available for all three days, with some genuine bargains to be had.
As well as top products from the 4x4 aftermarket industry and the latest in camping, caravanning and accessories, the National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney will also see the outdoor travel and tourism sector represented.
Listen, Learn and Laugh
The National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney is much more than just a big shop, with plenty of live entertainment, informative presentations and interactive displays each day.
Leading the way here is the Outback Stage, a show favourite from the Brisbane and Melbourne events, where the finest and funniest personalities in outdoor lifestyle media inform, entertain and take questions from the audience.
Special guests locked in for July include Jocko from 4WD 24/7, Bri and Bridget from Red Dirt Diary, the Aussie Arvos crew and Tyler Thompson, while Sydney debutants for 2023 include the always popular Jase Andrews from All 4 Adventure and Sam Eyles from Built not Bought.
Displays and Demos
In terms of attractions where you can take part, Isuzu’s Iron Summit will show the stump-pulling torque and impressive braking of the D-MAX and MU-X on seemingly crazy inclines and declines. If you get the chance, take a passenger ride on the Iron Summit – it’s a lot of fun!
The ARMA (Australian Recreational Motorists’ Association) will provide 4x4 recovery demonstrations all weekend, while the Girls Day Out workshops will show that 4x4 repair and maintenance isn’t purely the domain of blokes.
Attractions of a different kind include the wildlife shows presented by Black Snake Productions and live music from Cush Ryder in the Outback Bar.
There’s also a Show N Shine, where punters present their 4x4 rigs – rusty or sparkling, fully custom or factory stock - for the chance to win cash and prizes across multiple categories, as well as free entry to the show.
NOTE: Entries for the Show N Shine were due to close on 19 June, but there may still be a chance for late entries. Email: [email protected] for more information.
An all-new attraction for the National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney is ‘Mount Maxxis’ that’ll see Mad Matt take on a series of challenges on a prepared course in an off-roader provided for the event by Opposite Lock.
The 2023 National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney is scheduled for 14-15 July at Sydney Showground (aka Sydney Olympic Park), Homebush, and will go ahead, rain, hail or shine.
2023 National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney – Opening Times
Friday, 14 July - 9AM-5PM
Saturday, 15 July - 9AM-5PM
Sunday, 16 July - 9AM-4PM
2023 National 4x4 Outdoors Show Sydney – Ticket Prices
Adult - $24/day
Pensioner - $21/day
Child – FREE (Under 16yo)
Adult 2-day - $40 (save over 15%)
Adult 3-day - $50 (save over 30%)
Group of 10 - $185/day (save over 20%)
The 2-day ticket is available for Fri-Sat, Fri-Sun or Sat-Sun, with the Group of 10 discount applicable for any single day of the show.
Tickets can be pre-purchased via the National 4x4 Outdoors Show website - 4x4show.com.au/sydney/buy-tickets
BONUS: Use the promo code ‘JUST4X4’ when pre-purchasing online and you’ll save 15 per cent on single day Adult General Admission ticket prices.
DOUBLE BONUS: Share your funniest 4x4 or camping story (via the website) to win tickets to the show.
For more information on the 2023 National 4x4 Show Sydney, visit: 4x4show.com.au/sydney