Tasty Caloundra

Situated in South East Queensland, 70mins North of Brisbane’s CBD, Caloundra is the gateway to Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast. Renowned for its 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.

 

Your experience begins when your tour guide picks you up from your accommodation, briefs you on the day’s activities, gives your gift bag and welcomes you aboard our air-conditioned vehicle. After a quick stop at our favourite café to pick up a freshly brewed coffee or hot beverage of your choice, you'll meet Lauren and her camel family at QCamel Dairy. 

 

Lauren 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.

 

You'll then have free time to spend with the camels, explore their produce and health care or simply enjoy the panoramic view of the Glasshouse Mountains.

At Beachtree Distilling Co. the journey starts with ancient knowledge passed down through generations and is amplified by innovative science and engineering, to create small-batch, handcrafted artisan products that transport consumers across our great Australian landscapes.
 

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 brining 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.

 

Each bottle displays an intricate, hand-drawn illustration of an Australian animal and the botanicals that inspired the creation of the gin. From the bush to the bottle, enjoy the aroma and taste that transports you on a journey to the Australian bush.

 

Owners Kirra and Steve will take you on an informative distillery tour followed by a tasting session of their vodka and award winning gin.

Our next destination is 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. 

 

Here you'll enjoy a tasting paddle of 4 beers from their core rage including their Maleny Larger, IPA, Strawberry Rhubarb Sour and Hinterland Pale Ale. With a rotation of 10 inhouse brews on tap, beers can be swapped to your liking. Your guide will share their philosophy behind the beer making process, taking you step by step through the brewing process 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. 

Inclusions:

  • 3 venues

  • Hot beverage on arrival

  • Farm tour

  • Milking demonstration

  • Morning tea

  • Cuddles with camels

  • Distillery tour 

  • Guided gin and vodka tasting session

  • Brewery tour

  • Tasting paddle of 4 beers

  • Two course lunch

QCamel Dairy Farm.: 

  • Farm tour

  • Camel milking demonstration

  • Morning tea

  • Sample camel milk and skin care range

  • Time to cuddle the camels 

Beachtree Distillery: 

  • Distillery tour

  • Guided gin and vodka tastings

Brouhaha Brewery: 

  • Brewery tour

  • Tasting paddle of 4 beers

  • Two course lunch

 

Other inclusions:

  • Door to door pickup and drop off

  • Gift bag with tour booklet, water bottle with water, pen, mints and inclusions from venues

  • Experienced local guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Duration: 9am - 2.30pm

Departure: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Cost: $340pp

Minimum guests: 4

Maximum guests: 11

All participants must be 18yrs +