Melbourne Beer tasting & brewery tours

Our most recommended Melbourne Beer tasting & brewery tours

Melbourne: Entry Package to the City's Only Ice Bar

1. Melbourne: Entry Package to the City's Only Ice Bar

Situated in Federation Square in the heart of the city, chill and enjoy a drink at Melbourne’s only ice bar — a must for tourists and locals alike. Geared up in special snow wear, make your way through the doors of the explorer's ship and into the sub-zero temperatures on the other side.   This is a truly unique Arctic experience for people of all ages, so don’t leave your little explorers at home. People under the age of 18 are welcome until 7 PM. You'll be surrounded by over 30 tones of expertly sculpted ice.  The ice bar is also within walking distance of many other major Melbourne attractions, including the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Botanical Gardens, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Eureka Sky Deck, and Bourke Street Mall.

Melbourne: Evening Craft Beer Tour

2. Melbourne: Evening Craft Beer Tour

Calling all beer fanatics! Looking for the perfect beer tour in Melbourne? You got it. Explore the best of the Melbourne brew scene on this thirst-quenching beer odyssey. Meet your guide in the up-and-coming Smith Street Precinct, and head straight to the first pub - no messing about! As you sip your first tasty brew, discover the roguish history of Melbourne's favorite drink, including alcohol bans at football matches and the famous "six o’clock swill." Sample some of Australia's finest tipples at the next bar which specializes in Aussie-made libations, then head to an increasingly renowned microbrewery to savor a cold one while watching the brewers at work. This unique place also makes its own gin, coffee and cheese! Finally discover secret watering holes at Melbourne's Laneway craft beer hotspot. From here you can carry on your evening with some recommendations from our local guide, or if you’re in too much of a beer/food coma, your guide will also be able to point you in the direction of your accommodation.

From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch

3. From Melbourne: Bay Sightseeing and Ferry Ride with Lunch

Start the day off with a walk along the spectacular Geelong Waterfront on Bellarine Peninsula. Take the opportunity to breathe in the fresh sea air and scenic views with the locals. After that, you’ll head to the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre to discover Victoria’s largest collection of Aboriginal art and artifacts and greet the local emus and wallabies in a native garden. The next stop along the Bellarine Peninsula will be a stroll around the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse for a fantastic photo opportunity before boarding the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. Savor the moment of sailing on the bay while enjoying a regional produce picnic lunch onboard. Observe some of the most serene bay views that the coastline has to offer. Set upon the pristine Portsea Surf Beach, you’ll see the London Arch, a unique rock formation and impressive natural wonder. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the Mornington Peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next stop at Arthurs Seat to admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. Finally, take a glimpse into local heritage-protected history and the world-renowned Mornington Peninsula beach boxes. Situated along the coast, these iconic bathing boxes are the area’s symbol of summer and a popular tourist attraction. Enjoy the return trip back to Melbourne after a full day of sightseeing and exploring some of the greatest destinations around the bay.

Mornington Peninsula: Sightseeing Tour with Bay Sailing

4. Mornington Peninsula: Sightseeing Tour with Bay Sailing

Departing from your chosen pickup location in the area, head first to a marvel of nature set upon the pristine Portsea Beach, the London Bridge Lookout. This unique rock formation is a local attraction not to be missed. Savor the moment as you sail the bay on a ferry and enjoy a regional produce picnic lunch while taking in the serene bay views. The tour continues after lunch with a visit to the St. Andrews Brewery. This craft brewery was once a world-class horse training facility. Here you’ll join the locals for a beer paddle tasting and watch the brewers crafting and pouring great brews right from their stable doors. Next, go up to Arthurs Seat and admire the panoramic views from Murrays Lookout across the bay to the city. The final stop is another iconic local attraction, the Peninsula Bathing Boxes. Found on beaches along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula, these renowned bathing boxes are set against the beautiful backdrop of the blue ocean. This is one scene from the day to be remembered. Finally, return to central Melbourne for drop-off at the Mail Exchange Hotel.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Breweries Tour

5. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Breweries Tour

After being picked up anywhere in Melbourne in your private air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi, your driver-guide will take you to 4 of the best craft breweries that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Relax as you indulge in a craft paddle tasting at all 4 venues with expert knowledge being passed onto you from the brewery staff. Soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a pot of craft beer at one of the four chosen breweries, then sit back and enjoy the seaside views on your return trip to Melbourne.

Melbourne: Sports and Beer Lovers Tour

6. Melbourne: Sports and Beer Lovers Tour

Indulge your passion for sports on a sightseeing tour of Melbourne's legendary sports venues, such as Flemington Racecourse, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held. Drive through the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix circuit in Albert Park. Visit a small, independent brewery and learn how craft beers are made. Then, enjoy a beer tasting with your passionate and knowledgeable beer drinker guide. Take a tour of the brewery to see the brewing process at work, and get the chance to taste a wide variety of beer styles.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Distillery Tour

7. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Distillery Tour

Enjoy a convenient pickup anywhere in Melbourne in your private vehicle. Then, let your guide take you to four of the best known distilleries that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Indulge in a craft paddle tasting and try the finest Whisky, Gin, and Rum you can imagine with an expert guide at all venues. Soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a pot of craft beer at a brewery. Then, sit back and enjoy the seaside views on your return trip to Melbourne.

Frequently asked questions about Melbourne

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Joseph our guide was a highly skilled guide and most knowledgeable about the history of beer and brewing in Melbourne. We enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the micro brewing industry in Melbourne Three breweries were in close proximity. Kellie made some arrangements with the venues to cater for my disability and the whole evening was brilliant.

Great way to see a pocket of Melbourne and sample some great beer. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.