Welcome to the Venus Bay Tour de Tarwin 2016.. and planning for 2017 has already started!

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

2016 Photos Now Online

2016 online registration now closed

View the 2016 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 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…

2016 Outcome – Our Biggest and Best Tour Yet!   

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…

Easter 2016 Information

In 2016 the Tour de Tarwin Easter Festival was bigger than ever before !  The key events were:

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  • 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

Get the full run down in our 2016 program! (View Webpage) (Download PDF)

See the excitement in TDT photos here!

Hear a TDT radio interview here!

Our Sponsors

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

Venus Bay General Store

Our Supporters

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

Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
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2017 Tour De Tarwin – Online Registration will be available from 1st October 2016

Make sure you don’t miss out on the 11th staging of the Tour De Tarwin. Avoid the crowds and hassle of  ‘ on the day’ registration!
Click ‘View Full Post’ below and follow the prompts….
Remember to bring your Registration receipt to our Registration areas in Tarwin Lower or Venus Bay on the day to claim to the official …

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2017 – Our 11th Tour will be here before you know it !

Easter 2016 saw the 10th staging of the Venus Bay Tour De Tarwin.  We expect the 2017 Tour to build on this success and be the biggest and brightest yet with additional new events for all the family.
Details are still being landed but keep coming back to our site for regular updates!

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