Project Description

Taste of Tamborine from Gold Coast

Enjoy magnificent views as we wind our way from the area's newest brewery on the Gold Coast to one of the region's most iconic breweries in Mt Tamborine.

See what happens on a brewery production floor, then spend time exploring the peaceful area. Taste some true farmhouse beers at a fun, quirky pub and try and snap a selfie with a resident alpaca. Get some fresh air and fresh beers with a Taste of Tamborine.

  • Tour operates on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Pick up times: 9:40am – Helensvale Station / 10:00am – Surfers Sandbar / 10:15am – Loose Moose
  • Tour lasts roughly 6 hours
  • Visit 3 breweries; lunch included
  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate

Check out the full itinerary:

We start the day by visiting the newest Gold Coast brewery to open their doors. The crew at Black Hops Brewing have built an intimate venue with a tasting room perfectly structured to sample their core range (and special cellar-door releases) of delicious beers. Speak to the brewers, learn about the brewing process and see how everything functions by getting up close and personal.

Our guide here, Michael “Govs” McGovern shares the Black Hops story as he talks about the beers you’re tasting and explaining the brewing process. We may even be lucky enough to catch them while they’re brewing and really see them in action!

From Black Hops we settle in for a leisurely drive (about 50 minutes) up Mount Tamborine. Take in the scenery, chat with your fellow beer lovers and share stories during the trip, or maybe play some trivia and win prizes!

Upon arrival at Fortitude Brewing we will see the working brewery and all the equipment involved in producing some delicious beer. We keep you well hydrated with a tasting paddle of their core beers while we wait for your pre-ordered pizza to enjoy.

Once your belly has a lining on it, we’ll give you some free time to explore the Gallery Walk on your own (45-60 minutes depending on time), where you can pick up souvenirs, taste fudge or even mix up the day by sampling some local wines (at your own cost). From here, we will head down the hill to our final destination.

Be aware that the road down is a bit windy, so if you suffer from motion or car sickness, please ensure you have something to combat it or sit near the front of the van.

At the bottom of the hill we’ll pull into the Bearded Dragon Hotel, featuring brews by Beard & Brau, where you have the chance to sample their core range of beers – plus maybe a few seasonals if you’re lucky. Though the beer isn’t brewed on site, we will discuss the brewing process and ingredients in beer so you know what you’re drinking.

If there’s extra time, you can pick up a bag of alpaca food and feed the farm’s alpacas – watch out, they spit! – and try for the elusive “alpaca selfie”, otherwise we’ll finish our chat and bring the tour to a close.

Once back in the city, we will drop you off at your original pick-up location or 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!

Gold Coast 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.
  • Surfers Sandbar overlooks the lapping waves of Surfers Paradise. Fill up on their breakfast buffet or sample beers from around the globe (mainly Australia, New Zealand and the US) by the bottle or on tap. A great way to start and end your day, Surfers Sandbar is one block north of Cavill Mall.
  • 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.

Gold Coast 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.

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