Where to find the coolest distillery tours in Australia

Whisky, gin or vodka? Grab a glass and go behind the scenes to see how some of Australia’s world-class craft spirits are made.

Sydney's Archie Rose is one of Australia's best known craft gin makers.
  • Kaitlyn Palmer-Allen
  • August 2019

Whatever your poison, Australia is a crafter of some of the best liquors in the world. So if you want to learn how they are made – and perhaps try before you buy – here are some choice options for great distillery tours around the country, from Hobart to Noosa Heads and Sydney to the Barossa.

NSW: Archie Rose Distilling Co, Sydney

Enjoy a guided tasting on a tour of this renowned Rosebery-based gin distillery for AUD $30. Tours run at 6pm weeknights, plus at midday on weekends.
For more information, visit archierose.com.au.

SA: Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers, Barossa

Enjoy an intimate tour, then head to the sleek, sunlight-drenched tasting room to sample a selection of award-winning gins, while taking in the views.
For more information, visit seppeltsfieldroaddistillers.com.au.

Sample quality gin from the Seppeltsfield Road Distillers.
Sample quality gin from the Seppeltsfield Road Distillers.

TAS: Lark Distillery, Hobart

Discover the process and art behind Lark’s whiskies. Tours run daily (except Thursdays), cost AUD $80 and include tastings straight from the cask.
For more information, visit larkdistillery.com.

QLD: Fortune, Noosa Heads

Receive a tasting paddle and enjoy a highball on a tour of the Sunshine Coast’s first distillery. Tours run daily from 11.30am to 1pm for AUD $45.
For more information, visit noosaheadsdistillery.com.