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.
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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 opens in new window.

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 opens in new window.

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 opens in new window.