Our Story

CRAFTED FOR THE COMMUNITY

Smooth Hoperator a.k.a.

  1. A smooth and fun tour operator who dresses in their best GC party shirt and runs brewery & distillery tours on the Gold Coast.
  2. “Beer pilots” taking you around to drink at the best local venues.
  3. Hoperator, when broken down, ‘hops’ is one of the 4 main ingredients used to make beer.
  4. Drop the H, Smooth Operator was a song back in the 80’s by the English band Sade.

G’day we’re Adzy and Deb! We are a passionate, husband and wife duo and co-creators of our brewery and distillery tour company. Smooth Hoperator run experiences on the Gold Coast, Northern NSW and Byron Bay region, connecting people together to drink, sip and taste at these incredible local breweries and distilleries.

With our expertise, qualifications, and experience in running tours throughout Australia, as well as large events, you are in great hands. We are NSW and QLD licensed and accredited Bus Operator and fully insured which allows us to run brewery and distillery tours in Queensland as well as brewery and distillery tours in New South Wales.

We provide an exceptional experience to a broad market and our tours are suited to all ages over 18 years and up. We also specialise in crafting unique brewery and distillery tour packages. We have you covered when it comes to private groups, charters and transfers for parties and events.

Lets get together to support local businesses! When you join us, you are not just joining an experience, you are getting a refreshing guarantee of an authentic locals knowledge and experience.

Meet Our Crew

Your fun and cheeky drink pilots!

Deb

Owner / Guide

Originally from Arizona, I worked in a plethora of restaurants and bars in my early years shaking cocktails and slinging food, it wasn’t long till I worked in a craft beer brewery where my love of craft beer all started. I traveled to Australia for an adventure where I met my husband Adzy, fell in love, and the rest is history! My background is in event management, tourism, and hospitality so when it comes to planning events I have you covered! My favorite craft beer is an IPA and I love a spicy Chili Margarita. 🌶

Adzy

Owner / Guide

I was born on the mid-north coast of NSW and have always been that guy in the classroom that would be told to stop talking. After getting a trade in Australia, I moved to Canada for a year and there I decided to change careers. After arriving home I studied Adventure Guiding where I gained my qualification in Outdoor Recreation then worked as a rock climbing, canyoning, abseiling and surf instructor and moved on to managing a Surf Camp for many years. That is where I met my wife Deb, and we packed up my Kombi and went travelling. We ran managed a few places together before I started guiding day trips and running the best experiences in the world haha 😂 and still doing it to this day. I love life and really enjoy a good chat!

Party Bus a.k.a. Alcoroll

Sexy Bus

We like to say, what happens on the beer bus, stays on the beer bus. 😉

Our sexy beer/party bus is an ex-police van from Melbourne (limo-tinted windows) that we picked up in Adelaide. Our bus is a smoooooth ride, it rocks a brand new pumping sound system and led-lighting for the disco parties if you choose. It is sexy on the outside and fun on the inside packing a lot of fun surprises including snacks, Eskies and the occasional busaroke (karaoke) machine. We also have bigger buses for larger groups so if our Smooth Hop van is not big enough we can still accommodate ya.

 

Experience

BREWERY AND DISTILLERY TOURS ON THE GOLD COAST, TWEED VALLEY AND BYRON BAY REGION

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