Our Melbourne store has packed up and moved to an exciting new location a few blocks away at 152 Bourke Street. Featuring an adventure film room, dark room to test torches in, bouldering wall and all of your favourite outdoor brands, this multi level gear testing and educational mega hub will soon be your new favourite place to visit in Melbourne. To celebrate the kick off of our new store we are throwing an epic Grand Opening full of prizes as well as brand demonstrations and heading into the evening we have a sneak peek of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour which you can get your tickets to here, giveaways, food and drinks and even more prizes. It will definitely be an event not to miss for any adventure lovers out there.

We have put together an overview of the day so that you know what to expect and plan for. With a great range of activities and chances to score yourself some amazing free gear, there is definitely something for everyone! 

Day-time Activities

Race to Find

To kick the day off we have a Race to Find treasure hunt. Some awesome gear and gift cards will be hidden around the store in creative and sneeky locations. You will need your detective, navigational, adventurous and maybe even survival skills to find these awesome prizes. Don’t worry though, there will be hints which can be found on the Paddy Pallin Instagram (@paddy_pallin). Make sure you follow us on Instagram to be the first to see the hints and get to the store super early as these awesome prizes will be found and snapped up quickly! Also keep in mind that there is a limit of one prize per person so hunt wisely.

Brand Demonstrations

Some of our biggest and favourite brands are coming along to celebrate our Melbourne Grand Opening! We have a range of demonstrations and workshops providing you with expert knowledge and recommendations. Come along and learn all about the latest tech, product features and equip yourself with the right knowledge to make your next adventure a roaring success!

Patagonia Worn Wear Pop Up Stall

Do you have your old, faithful Patagonia piece in the wardrobe in need of some love? Bring it along to our Paddy Pallin Melbourne Grand Opening to give it a unique repair by our friends at Patagonia. Small repairs will be completed on the spot and larger repairs will be sent to Patagonia HQ for repair and sent back to you free of charge.

Patagonia Warn Wear

Photo by Lachlan Gardiner

Leatherman Sneak Peek and Pre Order

Would you like to be the first to experience a one of it’s kind multitool in action? Join our friends at Leatherman for the exclusive sneak peak of the soon to be released Leatherman Free Range! Come along to the Melbourne Grand Opening for your chance to get in early and pre-order the new model which is set to be released in August.

New Leatherman Free multitool

Leatherman Free

Sea to Summit Sleep System Demo

New models + New construction techniques + Clever design details + Lighter materials + A new women’s range = A sleep system for every adventure. Do you have an epic walk planned? Do you want to know more about the new Sea To Summit Sleep Systems? Come along to the Paddy Pallin Melbourne Grand Opening to learn more.

Sea to Summit Sleep System Mats

Photo by Lachlan Gardiner

Black Diamond Headlamp Demo

Have you ever been unsure of what headlamp to buy? Which brightness? Should it be waterproof?
No need to worry! Paddy Pallin Melbourne has you covered with our brand new headlamp dark room! Join Black Diamond at our Grand Opening to experience our headlamps in a whole new way!

Stove Demonstration with Back Country Cuisine Workshop

Join us at the Paddy Pallin Melbourne Grand Opening for an exclusive demonstration of the full range of cooking systems, then join our friends at Back Country for a taste testing of the full Back Country Cuisine Freeze Dried meal range.

Back Country Cuisine being prepared whilst out in the Wilderness after dark.

Photo by Lachlan Gardiner

Scarpa Climbing Shoe Demo

Catch up with our friends at Scarpa to test out the full range of Scarpa Climbing Shoes in Paddy Pallin… did we mention you can test them out on our new in store test climbing wall? Learn about fit, style and what works best for you straight from the experts.

Kerry Xu climbing a large rock crag in Turkey

Photo by Kerry Xu

Scarpa Footwear Demo

Are you in the market for a new pair of hiking boots or want to learn more about boots? Visit our Scarpa footwear workshop to learn the in’s and out’s of everything footwear. Whether it’s the fit, technology or adventure, Scarpa has got a boot for you so come on into our Melbourne Grand Opening to learn more.

Hiker laces up hiking boots

Photo by Lachlan Gardiner

Osprey Pack Fitting

Custom-fit backpacks are Ospreys legacy. Dating back to 1974, Osprey have been the experts in designing hiking packs that fit every shape, size and gender. Join the Osprey team for a chance to chat about everything packs, along with an expert fitting! Bring your own Osprey pack along if you need a hand with fitting or try on some from our wide range in store.

Paddy Pallin Team members using the osprey back measuring tool and loading a pack with weight

Photo by Nell Gow

Arc’Teryx Gore-Tex Workshop

The technology in your outdoor gear could mean the difference between success and failure in your next adventure; spend some time with the Arc’Teryx team while they explain everything there is to know about Gor-Tex and the benefits it provides to your most loved adventure gear! Perfect for gear nerds who know all about the tech already and anyone who is saying “What is Gore-Tex?”

Salomon/Suunto Plogging Talk– Film room

Plogging: A combination of jogging and picking up rubbish. Come on the Plogging journey with Salomon, Suunto The Plastic Runner and Paddy Pallin to learn more about the environmental, personal and social benefits of this up and coming activity. Spend some time with team Salomon to brush up on your trail running and hiking footwear knowledge!

Paddy Pallin and Salomon Plogging event


Just because the sun has gone down doesn’t mean the activities have to come to an end. From 5:30pm the doors will shut but from 6pm they will reopen for our Women’s Adventure Film Tour sneak preview screening.

Paddy Pallin Free movie Screening of a preview of the Women's Adventure Film Tour

The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a free gift bag featuring a range of fantastic products, samples and vouchers from our top brands. These will go quickly, so make to arrive early so you don’t miss out!
Guests will have the chance to walk around the new store (if they haven’t already seen it in the day) before enjoying some great food and local drinks. Our main event for the evening is a sneak peek of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour which launches in September this year.
Don’t worry we know we promised more giveaways, the night will also be filled with fantastic raffle prizes that will have you crossing your fingers and wishing on a shooting star to win!
This film night is free and tickets will go quickly so make sure to get yours today!



Grand Opening Competition 

If you aren’t in Melbourne for our Grand Opening we don’t want you to miss out on the fun. We are giving one lucky adventurer the chance to win a $1000 Paddy Pallin Shopping Spree! Enter now for your chance to win.


Are you coming along to our Grand Opening? Tag us in any posts or pics as we would love to see them!

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About The Author


Some 80 years ago, a young bushwalker's dissatisfaction with the limited and heavy bushwalking equipment available prompted him to design and make his own. Before long, word spread, and Paddy Pallin's lightweight, functional designs were soon in demand among fellow bushwalkers. From its early days the company has concentrated on supplying bushwalkers, travellers and adventurers with the highest quality and most advanced products and knowledge. Since 1930 the company has grown to become Australia's leading supplier of specialist outdoor and travel gear. The company, still owned by the Pallin family, now has thirteen stores throughout Australia as well as online, mail order and corporate sales divisions. We are using our vast wealth of knowledge, and experience, to build an online community where we can share our stories, reviews and tech tips to help you research and plan your next adventure.

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