South Coast Craft Beer Brewery Tour – The Ultimate Craft Beer Brewery and Distillery Experience

Welcome to a South Coast Craft Beer Brewery Tour

Welcome to a South Coast Craft Beer Brewery Tour

South Coast Craft Beer Brewery Tour

The Ultimate Craft Beer Brewery and Distillery Experience

Allow South Coast Journeys to host your next Bucks or Hens party,birthday party, corporate event, girls weekend or boys weekend. This 1 Day Tour incorporates a range of tasting experiences for the refined drinker that may include: Craft Beer tastings and a gourmet lunch at Five Barrel Brewing Co, Illawarra Brewing Co., Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine, Bulli Brewing Co, The Illawarra Brewery, Stoic Brewing, Resin Brewing, The Daring Squire, The Dusty Lizard, Coal Coast Brewing Co. or spirit tastings at Headlands Distilling Co.

Craft Beer paddles lined up for drinking

Craft Beer Paddles lined up for drinking on our South Coast Brewery Tour, at Illawarra Brewing Co.

The Responsible Service of Alcohol applies at ALL LOCATIONS.

Allow South Coast Journeys to host the ultimate South Coast Craft Beer Brewery and Distillery experience for your group. All tours include a visit to 3 breweries with 3 craft beer taster paddles and a gourmet burger (beef/chicken/slow cooked pork/vego) with chips. This tour can take you from the Northern Suburbs of the Illawarra ‘The Coal Coast’, through the inner city of Wollongong and some-times drifts as far South as Gerringong; through quaint townships and the rolling green hills of the South Coast. The area has a thriving Craft Beer culture where visitors have the unique experience of meeting the Brewers at the Brewery’s taphouse and get a sneak peak into the ‘art and science’ of making a fine craft beer.

Below is a few suggestions that we can incorporate into your itinerary. There are many options including adding a winery experiences and prices will vary depending upon numbers of guests and choice of inclusions. We also have a Southern Highlands Craft Beer Brewery Tour too!

Late Morning

Buck party Wollongong Bucks party fun Wollongong

Bucks party fun in Wollongong at Bulli Brewing.

Sit back and relax as South Coast Journey’s bus picks you up from your accommodation and takes your group to Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine in Tarrawanna. Enjoy 4 craft beer tasting paddle in their family friendly taproom. This brewery has become a favorite with locals who enjoy dropping in to taste their latest crafty creations. Next we may head to Five Barrel Brewing. Learn the art and science of making a range of craft beers, one of the brewers, whilst quenching your thirst with a 3 craft beer taster paddle. A gourmet burger lunch using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients accompanied by your choice of beer is great lunch option.

Men drinking beer eating burgers

Craft Beer and Gourmet Burgers with chips at Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine


There are many options for Lunch: Some of our other favourites include:

Gourmet Burgers, Sliders and Wood Fire pizza’s at Bulli BrewingWash it down with Mick De Brewer’s latest crafty creations.

The Illawarra Brewerycan put on a spread of Steak or Fish n chips and salad. Of course while we are here we will have a 3 craft beer taster paddle.

Resin Brewing at Bulli has everything from nibbles to shared family meals. Yummo!

We will keep you up-to date on other Food Truck options to at all the local breweries too!

South Coast Lunch Options

If we are down the coast, the Blue Swimmer at Seahaven, is a boutique option. They update their range of local craft beers weekly. Here we can experience 2 craft bottled beers and may choose to stay for a lunch of gourmet burgers or fish tacos among other tasty delights. The Pubs in Berry, Shoalhaven Heads and Jamberoo, are other options. Some groups like to choose a bistro lunch of fresh seafood at Gerroa Boat Fisherman’s Clubor a gourmet lunch at a Shoalhaven Coast Winery.

Older men and women drinking craft beer at Stoic Brewing Co. Gerringong

Our refined drinkers at Stoic Brewing Co. Gerringong


Once again we can tailor the afternoon to your groups interest from enjoying a pale ale at Gerringong’s new kids on the block Stoic Brewing before returning to the Wollongong region for some of the options below.


You can choose from some of the Wollongong options including Illawarra Brewing Co.Why not add a 4 spirit tastings (Vodka, Whiskey, Gin and Illawarra Plum) and a half hour Grain to Glass Tour at Headlands Distilling Co or South Coast Distillery?

Please note we do have a Northern Route. The Northern route which can start at Glenbernie Orchard, for Darkes Cider –HowlerApple Cider tastings and learning about the history of turning a family run farm into a local boutique apple cider producer, the Scarborough Hotel: Where you can have a Thirroul brewed Long Board beer and take in the ocean views AND the Headlands Hotel at Austinmer Beach,

Illawarra Brewing Co.

You can then sit back and relax as we depart back for home – arrival time approximately 6:00 pm.

Groups can choose to charter the bus for longer.

This service also includes pick up and return from your designated Hotel, Motel or home address.

Call / Text Hamish 0421 497 604 to Book or for more information. Or email us on

These 1 Day Tours are available Wednesday to Sundays throughout the year. All tours are subject to availability and availability of key venues.

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