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Brewery and Distillery Tour – Gold Coast departure (Hipster Sipster)

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Allow up to 6.5 hours


From $179*


12 Guest Limit

daytime Tour

Brewery and Distillery Tour – Northern NSW & Byron Bay

Join us from the Gold Coast and Northern NSW on our Hipster Sipster Brewery & Distillery Tour! Jump on our Party Bus/Brewery Bus as your fun drink pilots drive you around the beautiful scenic regions of Northern NSW and Byron Bay tasting craft beers and artisan spirits.

Visit 2 distilleries including either Husk Distillery in Tumbulgum, Lord Byron Distillery (Byron Bay) or Cape Byron Distillery where you can taste a range of different rums, gins and bespoke spirits that have been passionately created. Fall in love with the scenery around Northern NSW and depending on the day take a brief tour through a micro-distillery. 

Our party bus/beer bus is a fun experience in and of itself, it is a smooth ride in between venues and with a kickin sound system, roaming mic for karaoke, LED party lights, dark window tinting (what happens on the party bus stays on the party bus ;)) it is one FUN experience you don’t want to miss! BYO’s are allowed on the bus too so you can purchase anything from the venues we visit to drink along the drive.

You will also visit 2 breweries where you will enjoy tasting a variety of craft beer. Take in views of Mt Warning off in the distance at Earth Beer Co (Cudgen) and relax with a cold beer in what use to be an avocado packing shed, and a second brewery will be either Stone & Wood (Byron Bay) Wandana brewing Co (Mullumbimby) or Seven Mile Brewery in Ballina.


  • Visit 2 distilleries and 2 breweries in Northern NSW and Byron Bay
  • Distillery paddles, generous beer tastings
  • Beer and spirit info and commentary, laughs, good banter and some cheekiness
  • Small group tours up to 12 pax (for bigger groups, please get in touch!)
  • Light snacks on the bus
  • Awesome beer pilots (yep were the owners!) 1 sober driver, 1 party pilot who will have a few beers with you along the way and both making sure you have a rocking day out! **Most days are 2, but the odd occasion 1 if we have double trips!
  • Karaoke for the ride in between venues, roaming mic, LED lighting, the best sound system on the east coast in our party bus!
  • NEW**Pickup from your accommodation on the Gold Coast, Tweed, Kingscliff, and Casuarina
  • Photos of the day

For more info, keep reading below past the photos on this page! Venues we visit can change on the day, if you don’t see a tour date then get in touch with us here! 

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More Info

About the tour


FINISH: 5:30-6pm

DURATION:  (7hrs) approx

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 12 people

VENUES MAY INCLUDE: Husk Distillers, Red Earth Brewery, Lord Byron Distillery or Cape Byron Distillery, Wandana Brewing Co, Stone and Wood or Balter

WHAT TO BRING: Photo ID, charged phone, hipster hat or beard

LUNCH: Lunch can be purchased from one of the food trucks or venues we visit on the day (own expense)

Our brewery and distillery tour from the Gold Coast and Byron Bay will have you tasting Agricole rum, Sloe Gin, and the famous Ink Gin at Husk Distillers. Here you will not only fall in love with their craft spirits, but the scenery and their farm!

Take in the beautiful views as we drive along the valley where the red earth meets the avocado trees and enjoy a beer at Earth Beer Company in what use to be a fruit packing shed located in Cudgen, NSW.

Try local craft rums, gins or liquors from Byron Bay as we visit a sustainable micro-distillery at Lord Byron Distillery. Head behind the scenes and enjoy a quick tour of the distilling process and taste their unique craft spirits OR we visit Cape Byron Distillery hidden in a rainforest and famous for Brookies Macadamia Liquor for a taste of local gins and liquors.

Our last brewery story can be either Wandana in Mullumbimby, Stone and Wood in Byron or Balter in Currumbin as it depends on availability. Here you will enjoy a cold and refreshing beer to finish off the day. We don’t take life too seriously and love a good laugh and chat as we bring you to these amazing breweries and distilleries that will get you coming back for more!

Please note: we try our best to visit all the venues mentioned on this tour. Due to Covid guidelines/limitations or other reasons out of our control, we may visit a different venue on the day.

Smooth Hoperator is happy to pick you up and drop you back to your accommodation, if it’s close to the Gold Coast Highway from Surfers Paradise down to Coolangatta and into Tweed, Kingscliff, and Casuarina. Otherwise, please see a list of locations that we can pick you up at or get in touch with us to discuss. Pickups usually start from 10am.

  1. Surfers Paradise –Mantra Towers of Chevron  Mantra Towers Surfers
  2. Broadbeach – Mantra on the Park  Mantra Broadbeach
  3. Burleigh Heads – 1811 Burleigh Beach Tower Burleigh Beach Tower 
  4. Tugun – Backbone Bar  Backbone Bar
  5. Kirra – Kirra Surf Apartments Kirra Surf Apartments
  6. Kingscliff – Kingscliff Hotel  Kingscliff Hotel car park
  7. Kingscliff –  Mantra on Salt  Mantra on Salt
  8. Casuarina – Oaks Casuarina Santai Resort  Santai Resort

Drop offs from 5.30-6.30pm, Casuarina, Kingscliff, and along the GC Highway heading north from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise. We are happy to drop you back at your accommodation or home if it’s close to the Gold Coast highway (within reason).

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