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eat & drink the gold coast

Australia's Coastal Charm Meets Gastronomic Glory

Tour Overview

Australia’s favourite playground, the Gold Coast, is no longer just for surfers. Our Eat & Drink the Gold Coast experience ticks every box for discerning foodies in search of the perfect day out.

With pick-ups included within from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed, and Byron Bay regions, your first stop is an eye-opener. Set right beside Burleigh’s famous surf break, Rick Shores is one of Australia’s most sought-after places to eat, and you’re about to find out why. Drink in hand, settle in for a five-course Asian-Australian seafood banquet lunch. Moreton Bay Bug Rolls, duck curry, and an idyllic beach backdrop? Yep, we have you covered! Opt for the additional drinks package to really keep things humming. If seafood isn’t your thing, no worries, Rick Shores has you sorted with other yummy dishes!

Next stop: Granddad Jack’s Distillery. Attention gin lovers: this unique core range of gins, paired with tonic water, is the perfect post-banquet digestive. The tasting includes a generous serving of three gin and tonic concoctions, all beautifully put together by Jack’s team.

Choose the full day option, and your last stop is Gold Coast local favourite Craft Brewery, Precinct. Love IPA’s or Hazy Pales? Precinct has all types of tasty beers on tap. Not a fan of beer? Try the sours, hazy ales or a host of other non-beer options. You won’t be disappointed – just well satisfied for your return trip.

Itinerary

9:30am – 10:30am Departure dependent on location
11am Rick Shores 5-Course Banquet Lunch
2pm Granddad Jack’s Distillery Tasting
3:15pm Precinct Brewing Tasting
4:30pm – 5:30pm Drop Back dependent on location

*Collections – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed & Byron Bay Regions.

Tour Overview

Australia’s favourite playground, the Gold Coast, is no longer just for surfers. Our Eat & Drink the Gold Coast experience ticks every box for discerning foodies in search of the perfect day out.

With pick-ups included within from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed, and Byron Bay regions, your first stop is an eye-opener. Set right beside Burleigh’s famous surf break, Rick Shores is one of Australia’s most sought-after places to eat, and you’re about to find out why. Drink in hand, settle in for a five-course Asian-Australian seafood banquet lunch. Moreton Bay Bug Rolls, duck curry, and an idyllic beach backdrop? Yep, we have you covered! Opt for the additional drinks package to really keep things humming. If seafood isn’t your thing, no worries, Rick Shores has you sorted with other yummy dishes!

Next stop: Granddad Jack’s Distillery. Attention gin lovers: this unique core range of gins, paired with tonic water, is the perfect post-banquet digestive. The tasting includes a generous serving of three gin and tonic concoctions, all beautifully put together by Jack’s team.

Choose the full day option, and your last stop is Gold Coast local favourite Craft Brewery, Precinct. Love IPA’s or Hazy Pales? Precinct has all types of tasty beers on tap. Not a fan of beer? Try the sours, hazy ales or a host of other non-beer options. You won’t be disappointed – just well satisfied for your return trip.

Itinerary

9:30am – 10:30am Departure dependent on location
11am Rick Shores 5-Course Banquet Lunch
2pm Granddad Jack’s Distillery Tasting
3:15pm Precinct Brewing Tasting
4:30pm – 5:30pm Drop Back dependent on location

*Collections – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed & Byron Bay Regions.

Tour Overview

Australia’s favourite playground, the Gold Coast, is no longer just for surfers. Our Eat & Drink the Gold Coast experience ticks every box for discerning foodies in search of the perfect day out.

With pick-ups included within from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed, and Byron Bay regions, your first stop is an eye-opener. Set right beside Burleigh’s famous surf break, Rick Shores is one of Australia’s most sought-after places to eat, and you’re about to find out why. Drink in hand, settle in for a five-course Asian-Australian seafood banquet lunch. Moreton Bay Bug Rolls, duck curry, and an idyllic beach backdrop? Yep, we have you covered! Opt for the additional drinks package to really keep things humming. If seafood isn’t your thing, no worries, Rick Shores has you sorted with other yummy dishes!

Next stop: Granddad Jack’s Distillery. Attention gin lovers: this unique core range of gins, paired with tonic water, is the perfect post-banquet digestive. The tasting includes a generous serving of three gin and tonic concoctions, all beautifully put together by Jack’s team.

Choose the full day option, and your last stop is Gold Coast local favourite Craft Brewery, Precinct. Love IPA’s or Hazy Pales? Precinct has all types of tasty beers on tap. Not a fan of beer? Try the sours, hazy ales or a host of other non-beer options. You won’t be disappointed – just well satisfied for your return trip.

gold coast gin tasting

Itinerary

9:30am – 10:30am Departure dependent on location
11am Rick Shores 5-Course Banquet Lunch
1:15pm Granddad Jack’s Distillery Gin Tasting OR Precinct Brewing Tasting
2:30pm – 3:30pm Drop Back dependent on location

*Collections – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed & Byron Bay Regions.

Tour Overview

Australia’s favourite playground, the Gold Coast, is no longer just for surfers. Our Eat & Drink the Gold Coast experience ticks every box for discerning foodies in search of the perfect day out.

With pick-ups included within from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed, and Byron Bay regions, your first stop is an eye-opener. Set right beside Burleigh’s famous surf break, Rick Shores is one of Australia’s most sought-after places to eat, and you’re about to find out why. Drink in hand, settle in for a five-course Asian-Australian seafood banquet lunch. Moreton Bay Bug Rolls, duck curry, and an idyllic beach backdrop? Yep, we have you covered! Opt for the additional drinks package to really keep things humming. If seafood isn’t your thing, no worries, Rick Shores has you sorted with other yummy dishes!

Next stop: Granddad Jack’s Distillery. Attention gin lovers: this unique core range of gins, paired with tonic water, is the perfect post-banquet digestive. The tasting includes a generous serving of three gin and tonic concoctions, all beautifully put together by Jack’s team.

Choose the full day option, and your last stop is Gold Coast local favourite Craft Brewery, Precinct. Love IPA’s or Hazy Pales? Precinct has all types of tasty beers on tap. Not a fan of beer? Try the sours, hazy ales or a host of other non-beer options. You won’t be disappointed – just well satisfied for your return trip.

gold coast gin tasting

Itinerary

9:30am – 10:30am Departure dependent on location
11am Rick Shores 5-Course Banquet Lunch
1:15pm Granddad Jack’s Distillery Gin Tasting OR Precinct Brewing Tasting
2:30pm – 3:30pm Drop Back dependent on location

*Collections – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed & Byron Bay Regions.

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the in’s & outs

  • Air-conditioned Transport & Host
  • Rick Shores 5-Course Banquet Lunch
  • Granddad Jack’s Distillery Gin Tasting
  • Precinct Brewing Tasting Paddle (Full Day Option)
  • Any additional food or drink purchases not included above

Full Day Tour

  • Venues: Rick Shores*, Granddad Jack’s Distillery & Precinct Brewery
  • Days: Thursdays to Sundays
  • Price: From $220pp (dependent on group size)
  • Minimum spend: $1,000 per tour

Half Day Tour

  • Venues: Rick Shores*, Granddad Jack’s Distillery OR Precinct Brewery
  • Days: Tuesdays to Sundays (Precinct Brewing Option) or Thursdays to Sundays (Granddad Jack’s Option)
  • Price: From $205pp (dependent on group size)
  • Minimum spend: $1,000 per tour

*Rick Shores give us preferred table bookings, but we recommend you make plans at least a month in advance to secure your place. Our venues are some of the most sought-after spots in the country, so sometimes we’ll need to offer alternative lunch venues (The Tropic / Light Years) or dates.

  • Private groups of 2 to 40
  • If more than 40, another lunch venue will need to be booked.
  • Rick Shores Wine, Beer & Basics Unlimited Drinks Package – $100pp
  • Professional Photography of the Day – $300
  • Professional Videography of the Day – $500
  • Video & Photo Package – $600
  • See example of photo package here

Collections for this tour can be arranged from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed & Byron Bay Regions.

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frequently asked questions

If booking for a tour on a weekend day, it is recommended that you book at least one month in advance. If booking on a weekday, at least two weeks in advance is recommended.

Yes – our private experiences start at $A1,400 per day (for each group). This $A1,400 covers up to 4 guests.

If this is outside budget, get in touch and we’ll be able to recommend an alternative. We know the region like the back of our hands, so we’re happy to help!

Yes! Tours which run mid-week are cheaper to book than if booking for the weekend.
We can provide private tours for groups as small as two – however, as we’re sure you’d understand, groups of this size attract a significantly higher price per person. While our regular vehicles seat 11 people, we can accommodate groups of up to 40 with the use of larger buses. All private tours are by appointment, are subject to availability and must be enquired for in advance to ensure our preferred venues can accommodate our group.
The itinerary is subject to availability and may be altered to differing times as well as alternative suppliers when booked out for functions or events. We will always communicate any changes to existing itineraries if they occur.
For groups of 8 or more, to secure a booking, you must pay a 50% deposit for a public tour booking. The balance is then due at least 7 days prior to departure. While for groups smaller than 8, a full payment is required to secure a booking.

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