Project Description

Coldie on the Goldie

Luxuriate in the surf, sand and suds with a few brews on the iconic Gold Coast. Duck into residential neighbourhoods, skirt the sea and be surprised and delighted with what you find.

Spend the day in air-conditioned comfort during our Gold Coast beer tour. Take the chance to see an original and iconic Gold Coast brewery in action and receive a guided tour, and see what all the fuss is about at the Gold Coast's highly-acclaimed craft breweries.

  • Tour operates on Friday (due to trading hours of breweries)
  • Pick up times: 11:15am – Helensvale Station / 11:45am – Loose Moose (Broadbeach) / or meet at 12:00pm – Sandbar (Surfers Paradise)
  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 3 breweries; lunch included
  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate

Check out the full itinerary:

Learning about beer can be hungry work, so before we start the day we want to make sure you have a solid lining on your stomach! Lunch first, at either Surfers Sandbar or Bine Bar, along with a schooner or tasting paddle, while enjoying some of the Gold Coast’s best beer selections. Here we will take you through the ingredients of beer and gain a basic beer history before moving on.
The gents at Black Hops Brewing have built an intimate venue with a tasting room perfectly structured to sample their core range of delicious beers. Speak to the brewers, learn about the brewing process and see how everything functions by getting up close and personal.
Having recently reopened in a larger, shinier, airier space, Burleigh Brewing has been a pioneer in bringing craft beer to the masses. Sample their well-known beers and try some of their special releases – maybe even take some home with you! If we time it right, we may get to indulge in a tour of their new brewery.
The seating at Balter Brewing allows guests to overlook the stainless steel tanks or enjoy the sun on comfy outdoor cushions. Witness beer production as we sample their newly tapped brews and learn about what’s still to come.

At your request, we will drop you off at one of our partner pubs, where you can keep drinking delicious beer to your hearts’ content.

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 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 taxi rank at 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 out where the taxis are so you can’t miss us.
  • Sandbar overlooks the lapping waves of Surfers Paradise. Start your day here with a delicious breakfast or sample beers from around the globe (mainly Australia, New Zealand and the US) by the bottle or on tap (but don’t get too far ahead of us!). A great way to start or end your day, Sandbar is one block north of Cavill Mall. (Feel free to grab a seat and a beer prior to our meeting at 12pm for beers and lunch.)

Drop Offs:

We are flexible with our drop-off locations within the city based on guests’ needs and requests.

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, water & snacks, and witty commentary (well, we think it is).

Please note: itinerary subject to change based on traffic, closures, new openings, events or spur-of-the-moment decisions, however we will ensure you receive everything listed above.

Not finding the tour you want on the date you need? 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.

Please note that the only day all three GC breweries are open is Friday, however if you aren’t finding availability on a date that suits you, check out our Quickie on the Coast for a half-day tour option that visits 2 of the GC’s finest.

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