Project Description

Reality Brews Brewery Tour Combo

It doesn’t quite bite, because that would be a different tour. On our Reality Brews Gold Coast brewery tour, guests start their day with a completely unique, out-of-this-world virtual reality gaming session at Zero Latency.

After getting the blood pumping and working up a sweat, it’s time to cool down with some boutique beers at some of the Gold Coast’s best breweries. The reality may be virtual, but the beers are definitely real.

Must book 8 guests for a private gaming experience and to select your preferred game option. 

  • Tour operates on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Pick up times: 10:15am – Helensvale Station / 10:40am – Sandbar (Surfers Paradise)

  • Tour lasts roughly 5 hours

  • 30-minute virtual reality session; visit 2 breweries + 1 craft beer venue; lunch included

  • Photo ID required; Must be 18+ to participate
    Please visit Zero Latency’s FAQ page for full player requirements and restrictions.

Check out the full itinerary:

We start the day at Zero Latency with a 30-minute virtual reality gaming experience. This is not your old-skool VR, this is as high tech as it gets.

Put on the VR headset, strap into the backpack and pick up the controller. You are about to be transported into the virtual world. Once in, you’re free to move and explore as you please – comfortably and naturally, just like you do in the real world. You’re completely untethered. There aren’t any wires or walls to get in the way of your virtual reality adventures.

Please visit Zero Latency’s FAQ page for full player requirements and restrictions.

After an unforgettable experience that you’ll be talking about for days, it’s time to hit the cold beers.

Virtual reality gaming is thirsty work – we’ve been there! – so we’ll head on to lunch and grab a few cold ones. Here’s where we go through all of the important information and education as we talk you through the main ingredients of beer, what contributes to its flavour, how to get the most enjoyment from your tasting, and the brewing process.

Our lunch venue may rotate between Lost Palms Brewing in Miami, or Precinct Brewing just a few blocks further south.

After some lunch, we’ll duck into a residential neighbourhood to be surprised and delighted with what Black Hops has on tap; here we will have the chance to check out their brewery and taste their fresh brews. If head brewer Michael “Govs” McGovern is around, he’ll take time out to answer questions you may have and tell the stories behind each of the beers on offer.

Or maybe instead we’ll visit the original and iconic Gold Coast brewery: Burleigh Brewing, where we will walk through the brewery and learn about their history as the longest-operating brewery on the Gold Coast. Taste their core range, plus maybe a “bit on the side” (seasonal release beers) and marvel at the size of their brewery.

Alternatively, maybe we’ll decide to finish the day at the so-hot-it’s-cool Balter (maybe we’ll even spot a surfer or two!), where beach meets beer. Award-winning brewer Scotty Hargreave creates some delicious beers to keep you refreshed, and we’ll have a tasting paddle here.

The day will see us visiting three of the breweries on the Gold Coast, including lunch. Throughout the day we keep you well-fed and full of delicious beer, with plenty of samples accompanied by tasting notes and witty commentary. The brewers are happy to show you the ropes, help you understand the brewing process and answer any questions you may have.

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:

  • Helensvale Station is a central stop for anyone on the train coming from either direction. We’ll be waiting on the heavy rail side near where the taxis are so you can’t miss us.
  • Sandbar (Surfers Paradise) is located on the Esplanade on the northern end of Surfers Paradise. A great place to grab a coffee and watch the sea while waiting for your guide to arrive.

Drop Offs:

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

Included in the price: 30-minute virtual reality gaming session with instruction, 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).

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. Closed-toe shoes required.

Before booking please understand that you may be travelling with other people and the 1.5m social distancing guidelines may not be possible in the short van trips between venues. If you do not feel comfortable with this please contact us to discuss other options.

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.