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The Gold Coast Airport is a 30 minute drive from Murwillumbah, with flight options to all the capital cities. 

Virgin Australia Sports Baggage Allowance

Thanks to our friends at Virgin Australia your precious cargo is sorted! They have put together the following offer to get your bike to the event at minimal cost.

The Sports Baggage Allowance offers:

  • 2 pieces of baggage (total of 32kg combined)
  • Free of Charge – any extra baggage above the allowance would be charged excess baggage fees.

How to access the Sports Baggage Allowance:

  1. Book a domestic Virgin Australia flight
  2. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:
    • Booking Reference Number
    • Your sporting organisation or club (please provide a membership number where appropriate)
    • The sporting event you are travelling for

Please note:

  • These are requests and are subject to uplift (the availability of space for the luggage)
  • All requests must be made via email only and a minimum of 3 business days prior to travel
  • Travel Agents are also able to request Sports Baggage through the same means
  • The maximum number of “bike boxes” able to be carried on a standard Boeing 737 is 6 – suggest all athletes transport their bikes in “bike bags” instead

Murwillumbah is an easy 30-minute drive from the Gold Coast International Airport with all major car companies represented.


Hertz is proudly sponsoring Tour de Tweed by giving an amazing 20% off when you quote PC111440 at the time of booking. Hertz is centrally located at both the Ballina/Byron airport, and opposite the Tweed Heads Bowls Club.  So, whether you are arriving by plane, bus, or would like a car to see all the beautiful Northern Rivers has to offer, give our friendly team at the Ballina and Tweed Heads locations a call.  Valid only for bookings made through the Tweed Heads and Ballina locations.  

Tweed Heads (07) 5599 4999  |  Ballina (02) 6686 2143  |  Byron Bay (02) 6680 7925


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