Wool Gathering at Tarndi

Tarndwarncoort Homestead is situated a comfortable 1 1/2 – 2 hours drive from Melbourne in the beautiful Otway region of Victoria.  You can arrive at Tarndie by car or train and it is conveniently close to Avalon airport.

Wool Gathering has started car pooling and accommodation threads in our Ravelry group for your convenience and to help you connect with others coming to the Gathering.  A great way to share camaraderie and costs!


Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport is situated approximately 1/2 hour from Melbourne. Skybus, a free shuttle bus, takes you into Southern Cross railway station. From there a train will take you to Birregurra or Colac.

Avalon Airport is situated approximately 1 hours drive from Tarndie and car hire facilities are available from the Airport.  Additionally, a shuttle bus is available from the Airport to Geelong where a train can then be caught to Birregurra or Colac.

Travel by Car

If you are driving to Tarndie from Melbourne it is a straight and easy route. Simply follow the M1 towards Geelong and then the Princess Highway (A1) towards Colac.  Tarndie is about 10 minutes before you arrive at Colac. Simple!!

Travel by Train

Train departs Southern Cross station in Melbourne at 1.20pm on Thursday and arrives at Birregurra station at 3.34pm before continuing on to Colac station to arrive a few minutes later. (Note:  these times are accurate at the moment but please check with Public Transport Victoria before you embark).