Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book a tour for a group?

YES! Book in advance, as our partner venues can get busy and book out well in advance. Ring or email your proposed dates as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Do you cater to corporate groups?

YES! We excel at putting on Corporate Christmas Parties, EOFY Celebrations and catering to conference groups in need of a little get away.

Do you accommodate Birthday Parties, Hen’s and Buck’s Parties?

YES! It’s our specialty. Join us to make awesome memories with the people who are closest to you.

Is this tour for me if I am travelling alone or with my partner?

Under most circumstances No! All of our tours are Private Charters, unless we organise Special Event Tours – Like on Mother’s / Father’s / Valentines Day that are open to the Public. We have been known on occasion to get a couple, on an existing  groups winery tour, if they are a similar age and the venues can accommodate.

I am a local Sydney / Wollongong / South Coast / Southern Highlands resident. Is this tour for me?


YES! Let us take the hassle of a cheeky getaway with the girls or boys and join us on one of our tours. You can get a taste of what the beautiful South Coast or Southern Highlands has to offer.

Does the price include pick up and drop off from our accommodation?

YES! We will send you a quote based on your address and group numbers.

Does the price get cheaper if we have more people?


Am I going to go hungry on a tour?

NO! Most of our tours you get to choose your main meal including any special dietary requests.

Can I order more food?

YES! On all our tours you will be given a chance to order entrees, main meal, sides and desserts. Often the breweries we visit have food trucks on top of other snacks they may sell. Some of the wineries sell local Shoalhaven cheeses and other condiments.

As a guide. You can upgrade your lunch package from the standard 1 course meal to 2 courses $20 pp or 3 courses$30 pp

Do the lunch venues accommodate dietary needs?

YES! Our winery, brewery, pub and restaurant venue partners can usually accommodate a range of dietary needs including: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Nut / Seafood allergies etc.

Approx. a week before your tour, a current menu and meal order form will be sent to you to collect your guests meal orders.

Will the tour be cancelled because of bad weather?

We do not cancel our tours if we expect or get a rain event. No weather in a winery! We may have to modify or cancel activities in extreme circumstances because of bush fires.

If a natural hazard prevents a tour you will be notified by phone and email immediately. If we cancel a tour you will get a refund in full or credit to go on a tour at a later date. However, in most situations tours will always go ahead.

What should I bring for South Coast Journeys Tours?

Small  Daypack / Soft Cooler Bag to store a bottle of water and store any wine, craft beer or local produce purchased.


Any personal medication (Epipen, Ventolin, etc) – if required
Sun block and lip balm with high SPF


Basically appropriate dress for the venues being visited.

At the Wineries –  Go More Dressy Than Casual! Comfortable Shoes, Skip the Strong Perfume –You will be smelling a lot of wine trying to decipher characteristics and you don’t want other smells interfering. Aim for comfortable and stylish. You may need jackets / layers, particularly on a Southern Highlands Winery Tour in Winter!

Other Sunglasses, Rain Jacket / Umbrella and of course a Camera / Mobile for getting those pics! Follow us on Insta @southcoastjourneys and tag us #southcoastjourneys.