Quickie on the Coast Brewery Tour

Sample some of the Gold Coast's best beers from small, passionate & independent brewers on this half day tour visiting 3 excellent venues with beer tastings & behind-the-scenes tours included.
Gold Coast, Australia
4 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18 years
What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • 4 hr brewery tour around the Gold Coast, visiting 3 incredible beer venues
  • Beer tastings at each stop, so you can savour the range & variety of brews
  • Delicious snacks to keep your energy up
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a brewery to see how the magic happens
  • Transport in a private air-conditioned van, with witty commentary from your friendly guide

Where we Visit:

  • 3 venues from the following:
    • Lost Palms
    • Precinct Brewing
    • Black Hops
    • Burleigh Brewing Co
    • Balter Brewing

PLEASE NOTE: This tour needs a minimum of 4 passengers to run

What to Expect

If you're a bit short on time but want to sample some of the incredible beer coming from the Gold Coast, this brewery tour only requires 3.5 hours to blow your mind! From Mick Fanning’s mega-million brewery on the southern end of the Gold Coast to Miami’s hidden gem with a funky vibe, the Gold Coast has it all. Pale ales to porters, this quick dash around the Glitter Strip will get you tasting award-winning beers at venues you’ll be keen to get back to.


The tour makes stops at 3 incredible venues, which will vary on the day with availability. However, it'll include a combination of Lost Palms, Precinct Brewing, Black Hops, Burleigh Brewing Co, or Balter Brewing. At each, you'll enjoy delicious tasters of the beers as well as snacks and witty commentary. 


The tour starts with an introduction to beer’s main ingredients and a few tasters to experience the unique flavours in each beer and understand the differences in what you’re drinking, whether it’s a lager or a stout. Once you've had a chat about the history of beer and a solid basic understanding of how everything fits together, you'll go behind the scenes to see where the action takes place.


The Breweries


With fresh and funky Miami vibes, Lost Palms is all about embracing the Gold Coast lifestyle! Take some time to kick back and relax, check out the brewing equipment and try some of their delicious, cold beers.


Gold Coast’s first brewpub, Precinct Brewing, offers guests a range of beer styles fresh from the tank, as well as delicious pizzas and – most evenings – live music that invites you to kick back and chill out.


The crew at Black Hops Brewing have created a welcoming venue with a tasting room perfectly structured to sample their range of delicious, award-winning beers. Speak to the brewers, learn about the brewing process and see how everything functions by getting up close and personal.


Burleigh Brewing is a pioneer in bringing craft beer to the masses, with the longest-running craft brewery in Queensland. Their tantalising tasting paddles filled with well-known beers and special releases will keep you well hydrated – and you might even be tempted to take some home with you! Offering a VIP experience to our guests, you are treated to a walk-through of the brewery to understand the brewing process.


After taking out the top spot in Australian beer’s biggest popularity contest, Balter Brewing always offers guests something new and different – as well as their tried and true favourites. Take the opportunity to overlook the stainless steel tanks or sit in the sun on comfy cushions while beer is bubbling away in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be 18 years or older. Our venues may ask for ID so make sure you bring some, preferably a driver’s license. If you can’t legally drink, you won’t have much fun anyway.

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The tours are fully inclusive, meaning we supply all the beer you need. Each venue on the tour includes roughly 4-6 x 120ml beer samples at each venue, which adds up to quite a bit! No one has ever finished the day and said they didn’t get enough to drink.

We absolutely suggest you 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, our craft breweries offer takeaway cans, bottles and/or growlers.

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It’s possible you may get tipsy on one of our tours – we’re plying you with delicious, easy-drinking brews, many of which have a higher alcohol content than you may be used to! – but that isn’t the end game.

Our tours focus on education and appreciation, which means taking the time to enjoy each beer sample we provide you. Whilst there is a fair amount of beer involved in the day, we do not allow drinking on the van and we strongly discourage additional purchases at the venues we visit. To put it simply, the day is not a pub crawl or booze bus, but a way to taste and learn about different varieties and flavours in beer.

Please note that we reserve the right to ask you to stop drinking (trust us, we’re looking out for you). We will also take any action we deem reasonable, including removing you from the tour (with no refund and no way home), to ensure the tour remains safe and enjoyable for all guests. Each venue has the right under the Responsible Service of Alcohol laws to stop serving you. You may also be asked to leave the venue.

Please remember, it’s about better beer – not more beer.

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We suggest wearing closed-toe shoes as we will be visiting working breweries which may have that as a requirement – and we would hate for you to miss out on something cool due to footwear (or possibly step in something you’d rather not). 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.

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Each tour has a specific pick up point listed, and 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.

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Whilst we do not have a wheelchair lift in our van, there is plenty of space if the wheelchair is one that folds up and the guest is able to stand briefly while getting in/out of the van. All of the venues we visit are wheelchair friendly as well, with most situated on one level.

We have had the pleasure of welcoming many guests over the years with varying degrees of vision impairment, so please join us. Just advise when booking if you will be accompanied by a guide dog so we can ensure there is plenty of space.

Our team is signed up to begin to learn AUSLAN for guests with hearing impairments, but we’re not quite there yet. Please feel free to contact us directly and we can work out a way for you to get the best experience during your tour.

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NO. By law, there can be no drinking on the bus. You really won’t need to anyway. Trust us, there is going to be plenty of beer at each venue.

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That’s great! We love helping introduce “non-beer-drinkers” to the wacky world of microbreweries! From refreshing lagers to biting IPAs and sweet ambers, we are here to educate and help you find a beer that you will appreciate and enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you think you’ve tried them all or if you normally drink shandies – come with us for an unforgettable experience.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • This tour needs a minimum of 4 passengers to run
  • Closed-toe shoes are a MUST
  • Guests must be 18 years or older to participate and must bring a photo ID
  • Drinking on any vehicle owned or run by the operator is strictly prohibited
  • By booking with us you acknowledge that participation in all our tours involves inherent risks that may not be present in other less demanding tours
  • The operator does not condone excessive or binge drinking. We promote responsible drinking of alcohol. Drink better beer, not more beer
  • Uncontrollable and disruptive drunken behaviour will not be tolerated. Any person deemed unruly or disruptive can be removed from the tour and will not be entitled to any refund
  • At all times the decision of the tour leader or representative will be final on all matters likely to affect the safety and well-being of the tour

Cancellation Policy:

The following cancellation policy applies for guests wanting to cancel or reschedule their tour:

  • Between 0 (day of tour) and 7 days before the tour: no refund
  • 8–14 days before the tour: 50% refund of the tour price paid per person
  • 15 days or more before the tour: 100% refund of the tour price paid per person less non-refundable processing fee of 5%
  • Our booking date change policy is as follows:
    • between 0 (day of tour) and 7 days before the tour: $20 per person transfer fee
    • 29 days or more before the tour: no transfer fee

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