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Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin provided by Speight’s Brewery

Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin

Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin
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Tour snapshot
Behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Speight's Brewery
Duration:
1h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Speight's Brewery in Dunedin is New Zealand’s oldest operational brewery, with a history dating back to 1876. On this tour, explore behind-the-scenes of the legendary brewery, visit the historic factory, and learn all about the beermaking process. Get hands-on as you learn to pour a beer and visit the tasting room to sample a selection of Speight's beers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Sample ‘hero’ beers during a guided beer tasting
  • Interactive tour: pour your own beer and see the beermaking process
  • Intimate tasting experience with a maximum of 10 people
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sample ‘hero’ beers during a guided beer tasting
  • Interactive tour: pour your own beer and see the beermaking process
  • Intimate tasting experience with a maximum of 10 people
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49195P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Speight’s Brewery
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Snacks (available for purchase)
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Speight's Brewery, 200 Rattray Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No bags/luggage can be taken on the tour
  • Walking tour (moderate level of fitness/mobility is required)
  • Closed toes, flat sole shoes are required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Masks are required to be worn for the duration of the Tour
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers who will have difficulty walking DOWN stairs.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Speight’s Brewery
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Snacks (available for purchase)
Departure details
  • Speight's Brewery, 200 Rattray Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No bags/luggage can be taken on the tour
  • Walking tour (moderate level of fitness/mobility is required)
  • Closed toes, flat sole shoes are required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Masks are required to be worn for the duration of the Tour
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers who will have difficulty walking DOWN stairs.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
A note from Speight Brewery Small Group Guided Tour from Dunedin
Photo ID required when presenting Vaccine Pass
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Speight's Brewery
    200 Rattray Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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    Speight’s Brewery
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Visit the iconic Speight's Brewery - located in the heart of Dunedin. Your 75 minute experience will include a tour through both the historic and modern floors of the Brewery that has been located on the same site since the mid 1800's. Finish off the the Tasting Room for up to 20 minutes of Beer appreciation, we will even show you how to pour the perfect beer!
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Kirsty
1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Friends
Amazing informative tour about Speights origin and history. Our tour guide Ken, was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. The tour included a beautiful beer tasting at the end, with your choice of four different types of beer to choose from a selection they brew. I would definitely recommend it, as it is great value for money and you can then go to the Speights restaurant for dinner which is pretty much right beside it.
Written 3 December 2020
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Hi Nzchick21 Thank you so much for taking the time to review Speight's Brewery Tour on TripAdvisor - we appreciate your feedback. We pride ourselves on offering a unique Brewery experience with a focus on warm southern hospitality. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Pride of the South on your next visit. Good on ya mate, Rosie
Written 7 February 2021
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Robyn
2 contributions
Book tour and dinner package, tour was fabulous. Ron was great tour guide, knowledgeable, funny and engaging with young and old. Highly recommend great value for money with 20 mins tasting including range soda options for teenagers!
Written 24 January 2021
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Hi RobynG-06 Thank you so much for your review of the Speight's Brewery Tour on TripAdvisor - we appreciate your feedback. Great to hear that you enjoyed our warm and welcoming southern hospitality; we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dunedin. Good on ya mate, Rosie
Written 7 February 2021
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MarvF07
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Highly recommend doing this tour, even if you’re not a big beer drinker. Allison was our tour guide, who was informative and entertaining, included some history of the city as well as Speight’s. Quite generous with the tasting at the end, too.
Written 5 April 2021
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Hi MarvF07 Thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor - we appreciate it mate. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the spiritual home of Speight's. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Rosie
Written 11 May 2021
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Andrew M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Actually a really interesting and entertaining tour. You get to see the amazing old building with all the old equipment, learn about Dunedin history and how beer is made. Special shout out to Allison our tour guide who was funny, charming and very informative.
Written 28 May 2021
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Jenny Brown
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions
Mar 2021
I did this tour about 37 years ago and really enjoyed it then so suggested to my husband that he might like to do this.
Ali was our tour guide and she was really good, very informative and interesting to listen too.
we had beer tasting at the end which was fun, but the water was equally delicious. :)
On the outside wall in the street was a tap where people could fill up their water bottles with this lovely cool pure water.
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi jenbrown5 Thank you so much for taking the time to review Speight's Brewery Tour on TripAdvisor - we appreciate your feedback. We pride ourselves on offering a unique Brewery experience with a focus on warm southern hospitality. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Pride of the South on your next visit. Good on ya mate, Rosie
Written 11 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

H M
New Zealand136 contributions
Jan 2020
This tour is basically a series of stops within the Speights building, listening to a guide giving a series of spiels, using museum-like props, about the history of Speights. The stories were interesting although much of what was said could not be heard as our guide's voice, although his volume was fine, was drowned out by machinery - perhaps a mic would have helped? The beer-tasting at the end was enjoyable and relaxed. I was hoping for more insight into the current brewing operation, maybe a walk through/around the rooms still brewing beer, in a way not to disturb operation.
Written 15 January 2020
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Dear H M Thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor - we appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. We are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your visit to the Speight's Brewery. All of our experienced guides strive to deliver and engaging and informative tour that caters to the interests of our guests. As we are the oldest continually operating Brewery in New Zealand we do tend to focus on the iconic heritage of the site and our diverse history. As an operational site there are instances where noise can be a factor, this is to be expected in any factory tour and we do endeavor to preempt this in our briefing video. The final stop (before the tasting room) is usually to our state of the art "New Brew Floor" where we discuss the current brewing process and how this differs to manual methods of batch brewing beer. Our guides are always very open to questions from our guests, so I am sorry that you did not conclude the tour with all the information you would have liked. If you could contact me directly via email (Rosie.Shanks@lionco.com) I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your concerns. Once again thank you for identifying some potential opportunities for the improvement of our iconic experience. I look forward to hearing from you in person. We would welcome the opportunity to welcome you back to the Speight's Brewery and provide you with a southern experience true to our values and vision. Kind regards, Rosie Shanks Venue Manager
Written 21 January 2020
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rocky100_3
Sydney54 contributions
Jan 2020
The tour is informative and fun. We got an overall knowledge of brewing beer and the process involved. The tasting was well received.
Our tour guide John was funny and his dry humour was well received by my over 60 hubby and me.
It was good to learn the history behind the company and how it has travelled well into the 21st century.
We really enjoyed all the beers we tried at the end of the tour.
The only negative I can give is because of the price of the souvenirs from the gift shop. Even as Aussies we thought they were expensive ...
Otherwise a 5 stars...
We hope to visit Speights another time.
Written 15 February 2020
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Hi rocky100_3 Thank you for your review, we appreciate you sharing your experience of Speight’s Brewery on TripAdvisor. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour & tasting at our iconic venue; we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip South. Thank you for the feedback on the prices in our retail shop - we have not come across this previously, but will use this opportunity to review or extensive range and pricing options. Cheers, Rosie
Written 15 April 2020
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Jamtraveltips
Palm Beach Gardens, FL258 contributions
Feb 2020
We were on a tour, and I had mixed feelings about this because I’m not a huge beer drinker, but I do occasionally enjoy a nice cold one. I’m so happy this stop was on the tour. This is some really good beer!!!

Our interactive tour started with the history of the brewery and the making of their beer, and then ended with a tasting of the brews in their brand new tasting room. The tour itself, and the history was pretty interesting. However, the guide was a little hard to hear since we joined quite a large group.

The tastings were quite a pleasant surprise. After the tour, we entered a little room off the gift shop in front where we were given three good sized, empty beer glasses. We were to pour the beer ourselves from whatever taps we wanted to sample. But, our guide actually let us sample more than three. The beers I sampled were the Gold Medal Ale, Mid Ale, Malt Old Dark, Triple Hop Pilsner, and the Distinction. They were all pretty tasty, but the favorite among the group were definitely the Malt Old Dark and the Gold Medal Ales.

On the property are natural springs, and outside on the wall of the building there is another type of tap. This tap is where locals can come get free water from the springs! I love that Speights gives back to their community!
Written 17 May 2020
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Hi Jamtraveltips Thank you for your review, we appreciate you sharing your experience of Speight’s Brewery on TripAdvisor. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour & tasting at our iconic venue; we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip South. Cheers, Rosie
Written 9 August 2020
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Gio A.
Campinas, SP43 contributions
A must do when you are in Dunedin. The tour was hosted by Ron Esplin a local artist. The tour was fun and we learnt a lot about Speights Brewery. At the end of the tour we had some beer tasting wich personally was my favourite part. :)
Written 18 January 2021
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Hi gioalvanz Thank you for your review, we appreciate you sharing your experience of Speight’s Brewery on TripAdvisor. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour & tasting at our iconic venue; we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip South. Good on ya mate, Rosie
Written 7 February 2021
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Karteek Rayakota
10 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Very friendly staff. Ken our tour guide, was pretty amazing. Very friendly, had a great knowledge about local history and about brewery. Great value for money. We missed beer tasting for personal reasons, but they also have great non alcoholic beverages. Definitely going to this place again and can't wait to taste some beers. The retail store has got good variety of Speights souvenirs to buy for good price. Overall it's a good experience and a must do activity in Dunedin... Cheers mate..
Written 22 November 2020
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Hi karteekrayakota11 Thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor - we appreciate it mate. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the spiritual home of Speight's. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Rosie
Written 30 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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You’re in for a laugh, your tour guides very good at his job! AA++
The tour guide Ron was fantastic and made the overall experience a solid 12\10!! Thank you for looking after us wel
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Speights Tour
An excellent tour. Our tour guide was most informative and had a great sense of humour. The beer tasting at the end
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Great evening with friends
Allison was a great tour guide, informative entertaining and great host. Thanks Allison and impressive copper kettl
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A Great Tour of Dunedin's History!
The tour was surprisingly interesting and our guide, Allison, had a very good knowledge of the history - she was fu
Rochelle1924
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Highly recommend
Was a great tour , highly recommended. Ken was fantastic, very friendly, definitely an asset to your business.
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Awesome and well worth it.
We stopped by on a spur of the moment while staying for the week in Dunedin, and the lovely warm welcome as you wal
Inky1951
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Sleight’s brewery tour
Very well presented entertaining and a fun presenter and well looked after at the end of physical tour
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Brewery Tour for Family with Teenagers
We had an excellent tour of the Brewery with Alison with our two teenage kids. We all loved the mix of history and
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Fun tour of a local legend
Took a tour of the brewery while attending the Uni open days recently. Was interesting to hear about how this much
nanaj0an48
nanaj0an48
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Interesting tour
Really enjoyed this tour and our guide Allison was excellent explaining how the whole process works. Tastings at th
Washer45
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Enjoyed the tour
It's not a working brewery tour, is more of a history/museum tour. We were slightly disappointed but we still enjoy
WanderingKiwiFulla
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Fantastic experience
Friendly people, great tour guide. We were the only two on the tour, so had lots of time to answer questions etc. F
aligaryh
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brewery tour
good value for money,very informative and interesting,our tour guide Ron made it a fun and enjoyable experience,esp
Paulyg1954
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Speights Brewery blast from the past
Awsome Tour ,Loved the history and our guide. Great to be able to taste the different beers at the end. would have
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Family break
Visited on a sort stay in your lovely city. Tour was very interesting and the guide was knowledgeable and very ente
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