9. Sunshine Coast: Camels, Gin, and Beer Guided Tour
Situated in South East Queensland, 70mins North of Brisbane’s CBD, Caloundra is the gateway to Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast. Renowned for it’s laidback lifestyle, surf beaches and pristine waterways and with views stretching from the Glasshouse Mountains to Bribie and Moreton Islands, Caloundra is the perfect location to begin your Sunshine Coast experience.
After a quick stop at our favourite café to pick up a freshly brewed coffee, you'll meet Lauren and her camel family at QCamel Dairy. She will take you on a guided tour of the dairy farm explaining its history, her absolute love of camels, passion for ethical farming and focus on providing premium health care products and produce including the only Certified Organic Camel Milk in the world. You'll get the opportunity see a live milking demonstration, then meet the camel family, where hugs are encouraged and welcomed by the affectionate camels. Morning tea will then be served offering you a range of gluten free crackers, chemical and spray free seasonal fruit, freshly made warm damper, cheeses including camel cheese, organic tea, percolated coffee and camel milk.
For thousands of years, Indigenous Australians have been using native Australian flora as part of bush tucker. This includes extraordinary botanicals. The team at Beachtree Distilling Co. follow our ancestors by using ethical and sustainable methods to source and produce world-class products. And it shows, with them bringing home gold in the 2022 World Gin Awards.
Each Beachtree product tells a story through its aromatic native botanicals. Not only are native Australian botanicals bursting with tasty flavours, but they also provide many health benefits for us too. Often referred to as ‘superfoods’, they contain tons of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Using these native botanicals, along with classic gin ingredients such as juniper berries. The base spirit used in our tasty gin and vodka is made from certified organically grown sugar cane. No pesticides, no chemicals and harvested with sustainable practices.
Experience an informative distillery tour & tasting of vodka & gin.
Brouhaha Brewery, founded by locals who have a true love and passion for their region and high quality, locally sourced produce. The team at Brouhaha have set themselves a mission to educate the community and its visitors in the art of craft beer. Their core range has been carefully crafted and designed to tempt the average beer drinker to explore a new style of beer and start a journey with craft brewing and drink better beer.
You'll enjoy a tasting paddle of 4 beers from their core rage. Your guide will share their philosophy behind the beer making process, taking you step by step in an in-depth tour of the brewery and give you an understanding of the beers in front of you.
Lunch will also be served during this stop and includes a range of entrees and pizzas, made from only the best and freshest local produce the region has to offer.