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Australian Boat Shows, Trade Shows, Boating Expos, Exhibitions and Festivals

Updated on November 16, 2016
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John has traveled extensively has developed 5 website guides for touring Australia & Worldwide. John has developed travelers tips & tricks.

Major Boat Show and Festivals

Major Boat Shows, Trade Shows and Boating Expos are held every year in all capital cities throughout Australia. There are also many Boating Exhibitions, Festivals and Expos and other display events in the regional areas where you can see the boats in action on the waterways.

One good example is the annual Sydney International Boat Show. This show is either held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, at the Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour and other venues in the Sydney area.

The Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show has grown recently and is now the third largest on-the-water boat show in Australia. It is renowned for its fantastic and world class displays. You can see yachts, luxury cruisers, sports fishing boats,'tinnies' trailer boats, canoes, kayaks and dinghies. The show also offers a huge range of boating gear, clothing and accessories as well as diving, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and camping gear.

Boat Shows around Australia

The Club Marine Perth Boat Show has been taking place for years but has recently been transformed with a totally new and exciting appearance. The show has now been expanded to include leisure industries and has a fantastic range of entertainment for all the family. The displays include the latest new boats, the most innovative advances in boating technology and the best accessories.for boating and leisure activities.The show is packed with exhibits showcasing, canoeing, boating, kayaking, fishing, camping, caravans and a full range of water sports.

No boating event captures the essence of the Queensland lifestyle more than the famous Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show. It showcases everything about water leisure activities, boating, the great outdoors, and especially fishing and fishing accessories. Every year more than 35,000 visitors enjoyed the exhibits and entertainment and saw all the latest in boating and fishing.

The Adelaide Boat Show is extremely popular and offers something for everyone who is interested in an active lifestyle focus on water sports.It showcases boats of all types, shapes and sizes, from the humble tinny to sophisticated motor cruisers, half cabin runabouts, fast and fabulous reef runners, wakeboard and ski boats, canoes and kayaks, a host of electronic equipment and gadgets, and a huge range of fishing and safety gear.

Demonstrations include the latest in boating fashion gear; casting and fishing demonstrations, canoeing and kayaking, how to fillet and cooking seafood, echo-sounders, fish-finders weather and safety information and you can even sit for your boat licence at the show.

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, in Queensland is renowned as the largest on-water display in the entire Asia-Pacific region.

Boating industry of Victoria hosts the annual Melbourne Boat Show. Every year there are more fishing gear, more boating exhibitors, more boats, and lots more fun!

The Darwin Boat Show showcases the thriving marine industry in the Northern Territory and features a huge array of exciting demonstrations and fabulous exhibits ranging from boats, fishing gear, clothing and accessories and includes all outdoor leisure-gear and equipment.

The people of Darwin and the tropical north love their boating, their fishing and their own unique boat show and the event attracts more than 15,000 visitors every year, over the two days of the show. Be there! Don't miss this show.

The famous Australian Wooden Boat Festival showcases the maritime craft, heritage and art of wooden boats during four fabulous fun-filled days of action, displays, trips, music, theatre, art, food and fun. The Festival is located on the docks of historic Sullivans Cove in Hobart Tasmania, right in the heart of the scenic dockside precinct. It is a beautiful spot with the backdrop of the sandstone pubs, restaurants, cafes in the heritage buildings and warehouses of the famous Salamanca area as the perfect backdrop.

There are many other smaller shows, exhibitions, displays and tourism locations throughout Australia.

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Some of the Annual Boat Shows in Australia

Adelaide Boat Show
Australian Fitness & Health Expo
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Bendigo RV & Camping Leisurefest
Brisbane Boat Show
Brisbane International Boat Show and Brisbane Fishing Expo
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show,
Caravan Camping 4WD & Holiday Supershow
Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show
Darwin Boat Show
Fishing Show & Outdoors Expo-Melbourne
Fremantle Boat Show
Gold Coast Home Show & Caravan & Camping Expo
Kids InStyle-Melbourne
Kids InStyle-Sydney
Melbourne Boat Show
Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Show
Melbourne Leisurefest
National 4x4 Show and Outdoor Expo
Nautilus Marine Adelaide Boat Show
Perth Boat & Leisure Expo
Perth International Boat Show
Queensland Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo
Rockhampton Home Show & Outdoor Adventure Expo
Rosehill Trailer Boat Show
SA Boat, Fishing and 4WD Adventure Show
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Sydney Harbour Week
Sydney International Boat Show
Wide Bay & Fraser Coast Home Show & Outdoor Adventure Expo

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    Gregory Sherman 

    7 years ago

    Awesome site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? Id really love to be a part of group where I can get comments from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

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    8 years ago

    nice show, but why have no famous brand boat such as Sunseeker ?

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    Kayla Moosik 

    8 years ago

    This looks like a really fun trade show! I bet you guys expect a lot of mobile exhibits and interesting trades show displays out there this year!


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