View the 2016 Tour Festival Program
During a casual walk and ride in 2006, a community minded group saw the possibilities of an event that could link even closer the twin villages Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay in South Gippsland Victoria, and bring together the local and holidaying communities in a friendly non competitive way. That idea became a reality with this fun and healthy annual family event held on Easter Saturday over the past nine years, and growing exponentially from a participation rate of 270 in 2007 to over 1400 in 2016.
Over more recent years the event has grown beyond the borders of the now traditional 6km and 9km Tour De Tarwin family walk and bike ride to encompass a series of fun and healthy family activities that are dotted across the Easter holiday weekend calendar. Find out more…
Just a short note to thank all those who took part in this years tenth Venus Bay Tour De Tarwin, it was a wonderful day, suitably blessed with beautiful weather after a rainy start. This year about 1,400 people took part in the event with many, many more choosing to view the walk and bike ride from the sidelines. more…
In 2016 the Tour de Tarwin Easter Festival was bigger than ever before ! The key events were:
- Good Friday:
All Day – CFA fundraiser – “You Beaut” Raffle, (Fantastic Prizes) and start of the Tour De Tarwin Fishing Classic (Day 1)
12 noon – Tour de Tarwin Art Show opens at the Tarwin Lower Mechanics Hall
- Easter Saturday:
10th Annual Tour de Tarwin Bike/Walk Tour & Picnic, and Tour De Tarwin Fishing Classic (Day 2). Remember if you’re going in the Tour to join in the fun and perhaps even form a team or decorate your Bike. Best TEAM THEME Prizes and Best DECORATED BIKES Prizes
- Easter Saturday:
Football – 2nd Annual Tour De Tarwin Shield – fixtured match between Tarwin Sharks versus MDU
- Easter Sunday:
All Day – Family Bare Foot Bowls and BBQ at Tarwin Lower Bowls Club and Tour De Tarwin Fishing Classic (Day 3)
- Easter Monday:
Tarwin Lower Market -adjacent Tarwin Lower Community Hall
See the excitement in TDT photos here!
Hear a TDT radio interview here!
The Tour de Tarwin would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Bald Hills Wind Farm | Devondale Murray Goulburn | Bendigo Bank | Alex Scott Venus Bay | Riverview Hotel | Liptrap Creations | Reymo’s Roadhouse | Tarwin River Motel | Elgas | Tarwin IGA Xpress | Straitline Plumbing Services| RACV Inverloch Resort|Wonthaggi Toyota
We also gratefully acknowledge our enabling organisations for their assistance in running the Tour de Tarwin: