Attention all gin aficionados! Get ready to embark on the ultimate Sunshine Coast distillery experience. Start your day off in style with a morning gin tasting at a remarkable distillery, foregoing your usual morning tea. At the next awesome distillery, indulge in another cheeky gin tasting while discovering the art of gin-making.
By now, your appetite is sure to have been whetted, so take a break and relish in a delectable freshly-prepared lunch, accompanied by a rum and vodka tasting to keep your energy levels up. Your final stop will be at one of the Coast’s premier distilleries, where you can work off that lunch with a tour and more tastings. Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with gin, rum, and vodka – the ultimate treat for any gin lover.
We’ll collect you and your group punctually from your chosen location in our comfy minibus – no waiting around for you! Relax in air-conditioned luxury and take in the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast as we chauffeur you to your first stop for your morning tastings. If yours is a weekend private tour and your group is small but perfectly formed (6 or less), we’ll whisk you off to the remarkable Steampunk Distillery. Weekday tour or a gang of you? It’s the amazing Diablo Co for you.
Arrive at your first location mid-morning, where you can begin your day with a relaxed tasting of exquisite gins alongside a fascinating talk from the people who love what they make. Then amble back to the minibus and onwards to your next distillery, the laidback Sunshine & Sons. You’ll arrive here by midday, in time to enjoy a mouth-watering pre-lunch gin tasting and talk.
Next, enjoy the drive towards the dazzlingly-beautiful Sunshine coastline to arrive at your next stop, Paradise Rum, for a lovely lunch and remarkable rum tastings.
Once you’ve had plenty of time to enjoy your food and stretch your legs, you’ll spend the afternoon at one more distillery. Welcome to Beachtree Distillery in Caloundra, the final stop on our tour. Beachtree is a family-owned craft distillery that produces high-quality spirits using only the finest local ingredients. During your visit, you’ll learn about the history of the distillery and see firsthand how they turn their ingredients into delicious spirits. You’ll also get to sample some of their award-winning spirits, including gin, vodka, and rum, and enjoy a range of expertly crafted cocktails while taking in the stunning views of the Caloundra area. Come and join us for an unforgettable experience at one of Caloundra’s top distilleries.
Pick-up & drop-off location as requested
Pick-up time between 9.30 am (Depending on your location)
Times Monday – Sunday
Drop-off approx. 4.30 pm
Your private Sunshine Gin Trail begins at a decent time in the morning when our friendly and experienced driver will welcome you aboard our comfy, COVID-safe minibus. Fasten up your seatbelt, pick the perfect soundtrack for your day, and then enjoy the beautiful drive to your first stop at mid-morning: either the Steampunk Distillery or Diablo & Co.
Steampunk Distillery (Small groups less than 6)
The bijou Steampunk Distillery is more than a bit special: founded by two nurses and a dog who work together to create delicious handcrafted small batch gins, flavoured with local botanicals and made with love. Relax in this laid-back setting, amidst orchards and Angus cattle friends, and enjoy tasting a range of special gins.
Diablo Co began as a passion project for local venue owner Dimitris, who saw those craft beer enthusiasts were well taken care of on the Sunshine Coast, but not the gin fanatics. So he got to work creating a range of delicious gins made from locally-sourced ingredients and expertise. The result is a delectable range for you to sample while you relax on Diablo Co’s sunny deck.
After an hour of sampling your first gins of the morning, it’s time to amble back to the bus. Chill out as you soak up the breathtaking beauty of the area as we head on over to our second distillery, Sunshine & Sons, a gem of a distillery set in the hinterland rainforest, near Queensland’s famous Big Pineapple. It’s a pineapple. And it’s big.
Sunshine & Sons Distillery
This exquisite distillery is the brainchild of four lifelong friends who decided to combine their love of the Sunshine Coast with their experience in and adoration for beautifully handcrafted spirits. Their specialities include a range of magnificent vodkas and gins, as well as a Sunshine Coast cane spirit. You’ll be made welcome for a tasting of their finest gins, alongside some friendly behind-the-scenes chat about what you’re sipping!
We say goodbye to Sunshine & Sons late morning, and, after a 30-minute drive through the breathtaking beauty of the hinterland, we’ll arrive back at the coastline, and it’s here you’ll enjoy a small detour from gin in the form of some luscious and rich rum, courtesy of our lunch stop Paradise Rum.
Paradise Rum – Lunch & Tastings
Family-owned Paradise Rum distils its spirits in American oak barrels for five years before it’s bottled in-house. But you won’t have to wait five years for your pre-lunch rum tasting, brought to you by the friendly, knowledgeable staff. Enjoy the cooling coastal breeze as you tuck into a delicious freshly-prepared lunch.
After lunch and a stretch, it’s time to hop aboard the bus for the short drive to your final distillery, the magnificent Beachtree Distillery Co.
Beachtree Distilling Co.
Experience the ultimate finale of our tour at Beachtree Distilling Co in Caloundra, a family-owned craft distillery renowned for producing high-quality spirits from only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Immerse yourself in the distillery’s rich history as you witness firsthand the meticulous process behind their production of delicious spirits. Sample their award-winning gin, vodka, and rum while enjoying breathtaking views of the Caloundra area, and indulge in an array of expertly crafted cocktails. Join us for an unforgettable experience and discover why Beachtree Distillery is one of Caloundra’s top distilleries.
After your final tastings, it’s time to climb aboard the comfy minivan for a relaxing (and maybe snoozy) drive back to your chosen drop-off point.
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