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RACV MARINE 2019 MELBOURNE BOAT SHOW - 13th to 16th June 2019

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The RACV Marine 2019 Melbourne Boat Show is BIGGER, BETTER and BOATIER and we look forward to seeing you there.

Victoria's premier boating Event will open from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The show is completely sold out of floor space, with over 110 exhibitors this year with their best products.

Visitors will find a huge range of boats, accessories and watercraft. If it is wake and ski boats, open cuddy/half cabins, tinnies, hard tops, centre console, pontoon cruisers, rigid inflatable boats, top -end luxury cruisers and PWCs the Show is for you. There will also be a variety of engines and drive systems with all the fishing gear and lifestyle accessories that make recreational boating so exciting!

It's all about a great day out for the whole family and this year will be no exception!

This show is Victoria’s annual celebration of the positive and rewarding lifestyle that boating provides.

There will be a special guest appearance from the USA Dave Marciano - Wicked Tuna, an 8m high Zip Line whizzing across the hall, boat license testing, catch an enormous Marlin on the fishing simulators, be informed and entertained with stage presentations and personalities of the boating and fishing world.

Many exhibitors will be premiering/launching their brand new products at the boat show.

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There is an amazing array of prizes:

The Grand Prize Draw is the chance to win a Volkswagen Amarok Sportline V6 or Northbank 500C Boat Package. REGISTER TO WIN!

There is also the opportunity to win a Proline Fishing Charter with Wicked Tuna USA’s Dave Marciano (for a lucky winner and a friend).

The Scan To Win prizes are back again this year too, which has eight incredible prizes:

  • Wyndham Harbour 12 month marina berth

  • Honda 10hp outboard engine

  • Polycraft 3m Tuff’s Boat

  • Rig Master Tackle – Fishing Simulator

  • Opposite Lock - 40 litre stainless steel fridge/ freezer

  • Savwinch 7.5kg 316 Stainless Steel SAV Slider Anchor

  • Two nights’ accommodation Short Stay Apartments Melbourne package including wine and chocolates

  • Rig Master Tackle- tackle pack



Fish for Marlin in NSW South Coast

If you’re heading away to the NSW South Coast this Easter, there are still plenty of marlin around.

For more information on Bar Crusher boats and to see what awesome boats they've got visit: https://www.barcrusher.com.au/


Visit Portland & Go Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Four recreational tuna fishermen proudly hold their freshly-caught southern bluefin tuna on a charter boat in Portland.   ABC South West Victoria: Emily Bissland.

Four recreational tuna fishermen proudly hold their freshly-caught southern bluefin tuna on a charter boat in Portland.


ABC South West Victoria: Emily Bissland.

As one of Victoria’s fishing hot spots, the fertile seas and rivers in Portland and along the Discovery Coast offer a wealth of opportunities for keen fishers.

The Fitzroy, Surry and Glenelg Rivers along with Yambuk and Bridgewater Lakes, are popular destinations for local fishermen, whilst those with a boat can relax in a safe harbour, which also boast protection from westerly weather during summer.

The harbour is buoyed by one of the busiest boat ramps in Victoria.


Click here for more Portland info.


Guided Punting Boat Tours in the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Let us take you on a serene cruise around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. Settle back in an elegant wooden punt to enjoy a unique view of one of the world’s finest gardens as our professional punter tells you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, taking the family out, or just catching up with friends, punting on the lake will be a memorable occasion.

Click here for more information and to book.

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Summer Nights on the Aqua Donuts

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Evening Sessions Now Available

This summer, we opened more sessions for you to enjoy. Enjoy chill and grill on our Aquadonuts from 8:30pm8:45pm, and 9:00pm. Perfect for Thursday to Sunday catch up. Text your friends to meet at the Marina and enjoy good food and beautiful ambience together! Tell your boss about  business team building events, book 3 AquaDonuts and have 30 guests.

Click here for more information and to book.

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In a Sea Dragon's Garden: Let's go Snorkelling in Victoria

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Thank you to

for the incredible story and photos!

Snorkelling with giant rays and seahorses, through colourful sponge gardens and seagrass meadows, doesn’t sound like your typical Victorian adventure. This state is often overlooked as a snorkelling destination but the variety of marine life accessible year-round, straight off a beach or pier, is world class. You might need a wetsuit but won’t need a plane ticket to Queensland.

A great place to start is the 200-metre-long Octopuses’ Garden Marine Trail along the Rye Pier. Underwater signs lead you along the self-guided tour and explain the sea life in the area including sea horses, sea slugs, hermit crabs and goatfish. Depending on the tide the depth varies from half a metre to three metres.

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