Visit Hema Maps at the National 4x4 Show in Melbourne
If you’re heading to the country’s biggest 4x4 Show in Melbourne next weekend, make sure you check out the Hema Maps stand and the daily Track n Trips show.
The time has finally come … we’re gearing up for this year’s National 4x4 Outdoors Show, held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 18–20 August 2023. This year’s Show is a special event for us because we’re also celebrating our 40th birthday! That’s right, Hema Maps has been around since 1983, maintaining its position as Australia’s preeminent supplier of trusted and verified maps, atlases and guides and navigators.
Th Show is a massive three days with an expected ~100,000 people to come through the doors. Discover a world of fun for the outdoor enthusiast. The Show has everything outdoor-related that you could possibly think of, from offroad campers, caravans, tents and 4WDs, to aftermarket accessories, camping gear and much more. Not only will there be a massive range of new and exciting products, but there will also be a huge variety of killer displays, live demos, celebrity appearances, education and entertainment. It’s also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and just have a fun, informative day. Read on to find out more about our presence at the Show.
The Hema Maps Stand
Hema Maps has been attending outdoor lifestyle shows for more than 10 years and is proud to return to The National 4x4 Outdoors Show once again, the biggest event dedicated to the touring lifestyle in Australia. Come on down to Stand G143 in the Grand Hall Pavilion 7 to meet the team and pick up some bargains.
We’ll have our range of products available for purchase on the day, ranging from touring and outdoor accessories from A247 to all our atlases and guides, maps and navigators. We will have plenty of ‘Show specials’ that will only be available to purchase directly from our stand for the three days at The National 4x4 Outdoors Show. If you’d like to peruse our current product catalogue prior to the Show, just click this link.
Rebuilding a Legend: Hema Maps 76 Series Rebuild
We’ve been tackling Australia’s toughest tracks and dirt roads for more than 40 years now, collecting multiple layers of information to produce the country’s largest offroad mapping and POI database. The job of collecting and updating nearly two million kilometres of data rests with our Hema Map Patrol field teams, and to do this, we need to build our own extra heavy-duty 4WDs.
After 10 years and 330,000km of withstanding the toughest conditions in Australia, our iconic LC76 was set for a major overhaul. Partnering with some of Australia’s leading brands, come and join us at the Outback Stage and hear what went into the build and some of the new innovations incorporated. Hear from our team on why we chose the fit out and upgrades to give the LC another 10 years of active service.
Track n Trips: Traversing the Simpson Desert
You also don’t want miss our daily 11am Track n Trips Show at the Town Square Pavilion where Justin Gill, Hema Maps National Retail Sales Manager, takes you on a recent 3000km trip through the Simpson Desert. Traversing the Simpson Desert is no easy feat and takes plenty of preparation and understanding of the journey ahead. Join Justin ‘on’ the expedition as Hema’s iconic LC76 Map Patrol tackles this bucket-list destination and asks those important questions including vehicle setup, communication, fuel usage, water, permits and all the dos and don’ts to safely navigate this journey.
Securing Your Tickets
You only have a few more days before the Show, so make sure you secure your tickets now. Tickets are still available on The National 4x4 Outdoors Show website, and if you purchase your tickets before the show’s start date on 18 August, you can score a 15% discount with the code ‘HEMA’.
Two- and three-day passes are also available by pre-registration and children under 16 years are admitted free. There’s also a group special where a group of 10 can buy a collective ticket for $230.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Show and our Stand.
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