Welcome to the Tour de Tarwin Easter Festival 2017!

The Venus Bay Tour de Tarwin  is a fun, healthy and unique activity for families and individuals, and the young and young at heart.

2017 online registration now open

View the 2017 Tour Festival Program

How it started

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 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…

Easter 2017 Information

In 2017 the Tour de Tarwin Easter Festival will be bigger than ever before !  The key events are:

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Tour De Tarwin Easter Saturday Start

  • Good Friday:
    All Day – CFA fundraiser – “You Beaut” Raffle,  (Fantastic Prizes) $2 perVenus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club ticket or 3 for $5  and  start of the Tour
    De Tarwin Fishing Classic (Day 1)  $5 Adults and Kids free
    12 noon – Tour de Tarwin Art Show opens at the Tarwin Lower Mechanics Hallvbslsc-logo
  • Easter Saturday:
    11th 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.

Participation is $25 Family $10 Adults $7 Kids includes Lanyard & giveaways

  • Easter Saturday: 
    Football – 3rd Annual Tour De Tarwin Shield – fixtured match between Tarwin Sharks versus MDU
  • Easter Sunday Inaugural Tour De Tarwin Beach Run – Join us on Easter Sunday morning for our first  Tour De Tarwin Beach Run  – great fun for all the family. See you on Beach 1 Venus Bay.9.45am briefing at the Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club for a 10am start. Free buses leave from 9am from the Venus Bay General Store and the Venus Bay Community CentreParticipation is $25 Family $10 Adults $7 Kids includes a free Showbag and entry to our Easter Egg Hunt!
  • Easter Sunday:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Easter Sunday afternoon – 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 and Tour De Tarwin Fishing Classic (Day4)

Our Sponsors

The Tour de Tarwin would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

 Platinum Sponsors                                    Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsors

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Our Supporters

We also gratefully acknowledge our enabling organisations for their assistance in running the Tour de Tarwin Easter Festival :

Venus Bay Community Centre                      CFA            Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club