Our full day 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 smokehouse lunch options will keep your mouth watering all day long, so get out and support local on this day out exploring beyond beer.
If you’re a Gold Coast local, you may have visited Woodchoppers Inn at some point, especially as they have been family owned since 1995. Specialising in fired wood-fired BBQ, a small-scale nano distillery opened here at the beginning of 2022 and has some tasty delights to offer guests.
We’ll have some lunch here and chat with owner and distiller Steve for a great rundown of what’s unique about the spirits he creates.
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!
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 brewery or 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.