The Tour Down Under is such an exciting event and there are lots of opportunities for families to watch, cheer and even participate. Even if you don’t get into TDU, a simple walk or drive through Victoria Square to see the huge inflatable bike at the main village is exciting for kids!


There are a number of family events on the calendar including the Westpac Mini Tour for Kids, Westpac Family Rides in Adelaide and Victor Harbor, Science Demonstrations, Tourrific Street Party in Prospect and Party in the Park. Find more info about these on our TDU Event Calendar here


The 2020 Women’s Tour Down Under has 4 stages. Our picks would be Stage 3 from Stirling or Stage 4 from the city.

16 January 2020
Ziptrak® Stage 1: Hahndorf-Macclesfield
Start: 10:00 AM, Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf
Finish: 1:26 PM ETA, Venables Street / Strathalbyn Road, Macclesfield

17 January 2020
Novatech Stage 2: Murray Bridge-Birdwood
Start: 10:00 AM, Bridge Street, Murray Bridge
Finish: 1:26pm ETA, Torrens Valley Rd, Birdwood

18 January 2020
Subaru Stage 3: Nairne-Stirling
Start: 10:00 AM, Old Princes Highway, Nairne at Junction Street
Finish: 1:07 PM ETA, Mount Barker Road, Stirling

19 January 2020
Schwalbe Stage 4: Adelaide
Start: 4:45 PM, Flinders Street, Adelaide
Finish: 5:45pm ETA, Flinders Street, Adelaide Distance: 42.5km

Start of Stage 3 TDU from Unley

The 2020 Men’s Tour Down Under has six stages plus the Schwalbe Classic on Jan 19 so there’s plenty of opportunities to get out there and enjoy the action. Our picks for families would be
Schwalbe Classic in the city
Stage 2 from Stirling (you can check out Stirling Steamroller Playground while you’re waiting for the peloton
Stage 3 watch the start from Unley or Stage 4 watch them take off from Norwood
Stage 5 in Victor Harbor. Check out the new GT Fischer Playground while you’re waiting and/or take part in the Westpac Family Ride at 12:30pm

19 January 2020
Schwalbe Classic: Adelaide
Start: 6:45 PM, Flinders Street, Adelaide
Finish: 7:45 PM ETA, Flinders Street, Adelaide

21 January 2020
Ziptrak® Stage 1: Tanunda-Tanunda
Start: 11:00 AM, Murray Street/Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda
Finish: 2:45 PM ETA, Murray Street/Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda

22 January 2020
Novatech Stage 2: Woodside-Stirling
Start: 11:00 AM, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside
Finish: 2:23 PM ETA, Mount Barker Road, Stirling

23 January 2020
Subaru Stage 3: Unley – Paracombe
Start: 11:00 AM, King William Road, Unley
Finish: 2:27pm ETA, Paracombe Road, Paracombe

24 January 2020 Stage 4: Norwood – Murray Bridge
Start: 11:00 AM, Town Hall, Norwood
Finish: 3:08 PM ETA, Bridge Street, Murray Bridge

25 January 2020
100% Stage 5: Glenelg – Victor Harbor
Start: 10:40 AM, Colley Terrace, Glenelg
Finish: 2:40pm ETA, Esplanade, Victor Harbor

26 January 2020
Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6: McLaren Vale – Willunga Hill
Start: 10:40 AM, Main Road, McLaren Vale
Finish: 2:28 PM ETA, Brookman Road, Willunga Hill

The TDU website has a great page called “explore the stages” that has information on each stage, where to watch and what else to see in those regions. Check it out below