Our Brews and Boats full day tour showcases the best of Gold Coast craft breweries.

Gather your friendds and work colleagues and set out on an epic shore-to-sea excursion! Starting with a half day Gold Coast brewery tour, which visits three breweries and includes lunch to keep you going, you’ll get educated on all things beer! After sampling 12-15 tasters across styles ranging from sours to stouts, it’s time to kick on and enjoy the sunset on board the M.V. Rani with a cruise by Top Cruise Rani. This is the best way to see all sides of the Gold Coast.

  • Tour operates Wednesday – Sunday

  • Pick up times: 11:15am – Helensvale Station / 11:40am – Sandbar (Surfers Paradise) / 11:55am – Loose Moose (Broadbeach)

  • Tour lasts roughly 7 hours

  • Visit 3 breweries; all tasters & lunch included
    Drop off to Rani Cruises for 3-hour boat cruise

  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate
  • Minimum 10 guests required to operate
    If you have fewer than 10 people, please get in touch and we will discuss options with Top Cruise Rani

Our Brews and Boats tour visits three of the following venues.
We may mix it up a bit, but below is a rough itinerary of the day.
Lunch is generally served at the second brewery we visit.

The Gold Coast’s first brewpub, Precinct Brewing, opened in an old auto electrician’s space and converted it into a funky, music-filled, family-friendly venue serving delicious pizzas (we may enjoy one for lunch!) and beers poured straight from the tanks. Featuring a range of beers brewed on site, as well as a rotating list of local, independent craft beers, it’s easy to kick back and stay all day.

The Gold Coast’s first Belgian brewery, Madocke Brewing has swung open the doors to their brand new, full-scale brewery! A welcoming venue with an authentic outdoor beer garden, the charm here makes it hard to tear yourself away. Guests relax with true-blue Belgian beer made right here on the Gold Coast and can hear the story of their humble beginnings. A core-range of beers plus special releases ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Kicking goals across Australia, Black Hops Brewing have built an intimate venue at Burleigh (HQ) with a tasting room perfectly structured to sample their range of delicious beers. With 16 taps, there’s always something new and different – especially as part of their “recon series” – and some flavours may challenge your tastebuds.

And the site is slightly less intimate but big and shiny at Black Hops II, also pouring 16 taps of the good stuff.

If they’re around, we will take the time to speak to the brewers, learn about the brewing process, and see how everything functions by getting up close and personal.

With fresh and funky Miami vibes, Lost Palms is all about embracing the Gold Coast lifestyle! Here we have the chance to kick back and relax, try some of their delicious cold brews, and learn all about beer. Here we take you through the brewing process to get a better understanding of what makes your beer beer.

On the southern end of Broadbeach’s row of shops and cafes you’ll find James Squire’s The Lucky Squire, offering the range you know and plenty of unique drops that are available on site only. The open floorplan allows guests a great view of the equipment used for brewing, and generous tasters provide a deeper understanding of some of the beers you only think you know.

Included in the price: transportation in our private, air-conditioned van, guided brewery tour with explanation of the brewing process, all beer samples at the breweries we visit, lunch, beer education and history, snacks, and witty commentary (well, we think it is), plus drop off at the marina for your adventure aboard M.V. Rani with Top Cruise Rani.

Please note that we are visiting working breweries and it’s suggested you wear closed-toe shoes so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Also, since they don’t always run on a set schedule, we will try and catch the brewers in action but that can’t always be guaranteed; keep an open mind on the day because no matter what or who we see, the beers are always epic. Sometimes the itineraries will change at a whim; this may be because of traffic, a last-minute decision from the brewery or any number of things, so we ask for your patience and flexibility.

Where a location is indicated, we will pick up you outside the venue so please keep an eye out for our van – you can’t miss it!

Pick Ups:

  • Loose Moose (Oasis Centre, 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach) is on the ground floor of the Oasis Centre in the heart of Broadbeach. Easy to reach by G:Link, the Loose Moose is near the main entrance to the centre.
  • Helensvale Station is a central stop for anyone on the train coming from either direction. We’ll be waiting on the heavy rail side at the Kiss’n’Ride – keep an eye out for the branded van.
  • Sandbar (52 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise) overlooks the lapping waves of Surfers Paradise. Start your day here with a delicious breakfast and coffee. The beer options aren’t great (they used to be!). Sandbar is one block north of Cavill Mall.

Drop Off:

Mariners Cove Marina, 60/70 Seaworld Drive

Please contact us directly on 0459 207 622 or 0433 833 928 to discuss your travel date and group size.
As this tour involves a third party (Top Cruise Rani) we need to confirm availability with them prior to locking in the booking.