Our full day Gold Coast distillery tour showcases the best of Gold Coast spirits producers.

Join our unique Gold Coast Distillery Tour to get behind the scenes of small scale, local distilleries and breweries on the Gold Coast. This experience will see you diving into gin, rum, and maybe even whisk(e)y tasters.

A range of drinks and delicious lunch options will keep your mouth watering all day long, so get out and support local on this day out sampling Gold Coast spirits.

Tours focusing on beer: Coldie on the Goldie, Quickie on the Coast

  • Tour operates on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

  • Pick up: 11:15am @ Helensvale Station / 11:45am @ Loose Moose (Oasis Centre, Broadbeach)

  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 1 brewery, 3 distilleries, all tasters & lunch included

  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate
  • Minimum 4 guests required to operate.

    If minimum numbers are not reached your order will remain as “PENDING” and we will be in touch to discuss options.

Our Gold Coast Distillery Tour visits four 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 venue we visit.

Due to the sudden sale and closure of Woodchoppers Inn/Against the Grain Distillery (Feb 2024),
we are updating our itinerary with a new, exciting lunch venue! Watch this space.

Most spirits start their lives as beer, so it’s highly likely we will begin the day with beer education at Madocke Beer Brewing Co in Ashmore.

Hidden in the industrial streets of Molendinar, Panezski Distillery focuses on Polish-style vodkas, with a small but solid range. Their speakeasy-inspired venue is a great place to sit back with a cocktail and easily find yourself feeling as though you’ve travelled through time to the 1920s. Hospitality is the name of their game!

Did you know the northern Gold Coast has its own gin distillery? Tucked away where you’d least expect it, White Oat Distillery is a showcase of all things copper! With three current core-range gins, plus a wide range of special releases, a visit to White Oat with Hop On certainly won’t be your last.

Tucked away in Varsity Lakes/Burleigh is Wildflower Gin Distillery, which kicked off during lockdown of all things! Starting with sanitizer and a small-scale still (say that three times fast!), James and Tudor quickly grew into their space when they got some much larger equipment. Hosting gin-making classes during the week, our guests will get to hear the story behind the distillery and taste a range of their award-winning spirits.

Sample rum and/or gin at the hidden gem, Capricorn Distillery, housed in a funky industrial warehouse in the back streets of Burleigh. Here we will get a chat about what makes rum rum and gin gin, and how to experience the true flavours of these often misaligned spirits.

Have you ever wondered why gin tastes the way it does? Think all vodkas, gins and whiskeys are created equal? Then you will love this mind-opening tour of the Gold Coast’s first nano-distillery. At Granddad Jack’s, owners Luke and Dave will share the story of their family history, the making of their tipples, and break any misconceptions you’ve held about distilling. Sample three of their gins, all made on premise, and become part of the family.

Bear in mind that their motto is “Too busy for bullshit; too tipsy to care!” – so no bullshitters allowed!

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 Up:

  • 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.
  • Loose Moose is located on the ground floor of the Oasis Centre in Broadbeach, just near the roundabout. We’ll pick you up outside, so make sure you keep an eye out for the van.

Drop Offs:

  • Helensvale Station so guests can easily get back to the southern end of the Gold Coast or back up to Brisbane.
  • Loose Moose so you can kick on with a few more drinks or easily grab a taxi to get where you need to be.

We are flexible with our drop-off locations, but please speak to us at the time of booking.

Included in the price: transportation in our private, air-conditioned van, guided brewery and distillery tour with explanation of the brewing/distilling process, all beer/gin/rum/whisky samples at the breweries and distilleries we visit, lunch, beer education and history, snacks, and witty commentary (well, we think it is).

Please note that we are visiting working distilleries 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 distillers 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 samples are always epic. Sometimes the itineraries will change at a whim; this may be because of traffic, a last-minute decision from the distillery or any number of things, so we ask for your patience and flexibility.

If there is a distillery you’re keen to check out, please include the request in the “Special Requirements” section when making your booking and we will try our best to make it happen.

Not finding the tour you want on the date you need? Check our Tour Calendar to see which tour is currently running on what date. Or feel free to give us a call – we might have created a special tour for the day that we can get you on, or we may be sold out. But you’ll never know unless you ask. We’re always happy to help and check availability for you.