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A full-day axe throwing & Gold Coast brewery tour to channel your inner Viking
Enjoy a 1 hr 30 min axe throwing session at Lumber Punks
Visit 3 local breweries, with tasty beer samples at each
Indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the stops, plus snacks
Your day is led by a funny, knowledgeable guide
What to Expect
Ever felt like channelling your inner warrior? Now's your chance! With an axe-throwing education at Lumber Punks and a brewery tour to follow, you'll come out of the day feeling stress-free.
This exciting experience will pick you up from either Helensvale Station or the Loose Moose in Broadbeach. Then, the first stop is Lumber Punks in Miami for a tutorial on axe throwing. The first bulls-eye gets bragging rights for the day! During the 1 hr 30 min session, you'll be taught everything you need to know to aim straight and throw accurately.
Throwing axes is thirsty work. After your session, the tour will visit three of the Gold Coast's best breweries. This will be a selection from Lost Palms, Black Hops, Precinct Brewing, Burleigh Brewing, and Balter Brewing.
At Lost Palms Brewing, you'll discover a unique, chilled-out space filled with bright colours and thirst-quenching beers. Comfy couches mean you can sit back and sip your brews in comfort. The tour will go through all important beer info here, including ingredients and history. You'll also line your bellies with a simple yet delicious lunch!
One of the stops might include ducking into a residential neighbourhood to be surprised and delighted with what Black Hops has on tap. Here, you 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 to answer questions you may have and tell the stories behind each of the beers on offer.
Another option is the Gold Coast's first brewpub, Precinct Brewing, which has a relaxed and friendly vibe that welcomes all walks of life. But one thing brings everyone together: good beer and great food. Your guide may decide to have lunch here earlier in the tour (depending on how everyone is feeling) or swing by for a tasting paddle of whatever head brewer Jeremy has cooked up. No matter why you visit, it will become a favourite haunt.
Maybe instead, you'll visit the original and iconic Gold Coast brewery: Burleigh Brewing, where you will walk through the brewery and learn about its 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 you'll finish the day at the so-hot-it's-cool Balter (and perhaps even spot a surfer or two!), where the beach meets beer. Award-winning brewer Scotty Hargreave creates some delicious beers to refresh you, and you'll have a tasting paddle here.
The day will see you visiting three of these breweries on the Gold Coast, along with lunch. Throughout the day, you'll be kept 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.
Don't forget to bring a photo ID with you. All your friends may know you're of age, but it's only the first time you've met your guide, and they'd hate for you to get turned away from any of the breweries by looking too young to appreciate good brews.
The tour departs from the meeting point at Helensvale Train Station or The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House (Broadbeach).
Frequently Asked Questions
You must be 18 years or older. Venues may ask for an ID, so ensure you bring one, preferably a driver’s license. If you can’t legally drink, you won’t have much fun anyway.
The tours are fully inclusive, meaning they supply all the beer you need. Each venue on tour includes roughly 4-6 x 150ml beer samples at each venue, which adds up quite a bit! No one has ever finished the day and said they didn’t get enough to drink.
Take advantage of visiting the breweries and buy beer on-site – you never know where you might next get it – but ONLY for takeaway! While you will receive plenty of delicious beer samples during our visits, the craft breweries offer takeaway cans, bottles and/or growlers.
Wear closed-toe shoes to visit working breweries. If your toes are showing, you may be asked to wear a pair of the brewer’s gumboots for safety. Not a sexy look. The choice is yours. Aside from that, wear something comfortable and that you are happy to pose for photos in.
Closed-toed shoes are also required for axe-throwing.
10:15 am: Helensvale Station is a central stop for anyone on the train coming from either direction. The tour will be waiting on the heavy rail side near the taxis.
10:45 am: The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House (Oasis Centre, 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach) 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.
Drop-off points also vary, but you’ll either end where you began or at a beer bar of your choice from our list of partners.
No problem. Let The Operator know what they are when you book so they can make the necessary arrangements with their partners. You get to order the day of the tour and the menus have something for everyone.
Whilst The Operator does not have a wheelchair lift in the van, there is plenty of space if the wheelchair folds up and the guest is able to stand briefly while getting in/out of the van. All of the venues you'll visit are wheelchair friendly as well, with most situated on one level.
The Operator has had the pleasure of welcoming many guests over the years with varying degrees of vision impairment, so please join in. Just advise when booking if a guide dog will accompany you, so they ensure there is plenty of space.
The team is signed up to begin to learn AUSLAN for guests with hearing impairments, but they're not quite there yet. Please feel free to contact us directly, and they can work out a way for you to get the best experience during your tour.
NO. By law, there can be no drinking on the bus. You really won’t need to anyway – there is going to be plenty of beer at each venue.
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The minimum age is 18 years and photo ID is required
Guests must NOT consume any alcohol prior to their axe-throwing package & closed shoes are required. It's recommended you have a hearty breakfast before starting the day
This tour needs a minimum of 4 passengers to run
The tour visits working breweries, 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, the tour will try and catch the brewers 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 beers are always epic. Sometimes the itineraries will change at a whim; this may be because of traffic, a last-minute decision from the brewery or any number of things
The tour welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, guests must advise the Operator in advance of any physical, medical or other special requirements, as not all locations may have the required facilities or access
Drinking on any vehicle owned or operated by the tour is strictly prohibited
The tour does not condone excessive or binge drinking and promotes responsible drinking of alcohol. Drink better beer, not more beer.
Between 0 (day of tour) and 7 days before the tour: no refund
8 -14 days before the tour: 50% of the tour price paid per person
15-day reserve the right to change or cancel tours due to operating requirements or circumstances beyond tour control
All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.
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