Brisbane Food & drinks

Our most recommended Brisbane Food & drinks

Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

1. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from your home or holiday accommodation at approximately 09:00. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit three award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery.  Each venue will conduct group-guided private tastings, allowing you to try between 6 -10 varieties at each venue. If you like finishing the tour with some beer, you can switch to one of the wineries for a brewery on the day.  A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also included and available on the bus.  The Vino Bus's entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable experience while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you've made, and then you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

2. The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

Experience the endless picturesque views from the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mount Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to sample a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries as you wind through the valleys.  You will be picked up from your hotel and your knowledgeable guide will take you through the valley. You will make a number of stops at family-run wineries where you can try guided tastings of multiple varieties of wine. The tour also includes a stopover at the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, where you will be invited to sample a selection of their world famous liquors. The tour also includes a sumptuous two-course lunch in the beautiful setting of a winery. Snacks and water will be provided on-board, as well as, a stop to indulge your cheese cravings at the Witches Cheese factory. Afterward, if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs. 

Brisbane: Guided Cocktail Bar Hopping Cruise with 2 Drinks

3. Brisbane: Guided Cocktail Bar Hopping Cruise with 2 Drinks

Experience Brisbane's nightlife in a unique way, by joining a bar-hopping cruise along the river. Take in views of the city skyline as the sun sets and sip on some drinks. Visit 3 vibrant cocktail bars and enjoy incredible discounts to have the time of your life. Start out with a stop at Will and Flow Overwater Bar, with stunning riverfront views and a rustic menu of cocktails, craft beers, and delicious bites. Hop back on board and cruise down to Mary Mae’s Bar and Kitchen, with outdoor terraces, signature drinks, and a laid-back patio. Finish off the evening at Fiume Rooftop Bar and indulge in their killer cocktail list or the refreshing range of spritzes to quench your thirst. Take advantage of priority entry and exclusive offers at each location, and enjoy your relaxing boat trip.

Brisbane: Artisinal Wine Tasting and Local 2-Course Meal

4. Brisbane: Artisinal Wine Tasting and Local 2-Course Meal

Enjoy a visit to the first winery to launch in Brisbane since 1860. Discover the venue's signature Gerler wines that are named after the city’s last winemaker and viticulturist. Partake in a fun and informative session that combines great tasting food with authentic, local wine. Taste the viticulture and flavors of acclaimed winemaker, Dave Cush. Learn about the wine-making process, learn of the local grapes of the area, and discover why Brisbane hasn't had a new winery in over 100 years. As you sip 4 artisanal wines, eat a 2-course meal, regionally focused, locally sourced, and produced directly from the farm gate.

Gold Coast: Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

5. Gold Coast: Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show & Dinner

Experience an evening of powerful storytelling and Aboriginal rituals, served with a hearty chargrilled feast! Board a bus for transfers from select locations on the Gold Coast, and listen as the guides tell an interactive story en-route to Beenleigh Historical Village.  Mingle with other guests and your hosts on arrival, and purchase drinks from the bar before the show starts. Follow the creation myths of the Dreamtime, and journey through time as the show takes you up to the 1800s. Be mesmerized by an Aborigine storyteller and cast of direct descendants of the story you’ll be walking. Marvel as chapters of a moving story about three Aboriginal brothers is brought to life as you move through a typical 19th-century village. Admire the different stage sets, including a church, and outside jail. Then, feast on a dinner of hearty Australian food and mingle with the cast.

Night Cruise and Brewery Tour with 2 Drinks

6. Night Cruise and Brewery Tour with 2 Drinks

Experience the best Brisbane has to offer in the way of beer with River To Bay’s Brisbane River Day Brewery Tour. River To Bay will take you on a river cruise stopping at some of Brisbane’s most-loved breweries. The customers will experience some of the best Brisbane breweries along the river. The cruise will stop at BrewDog, Sea Legs Brewing, Felons Barrel Hall, or Ballistic Beer West End.

From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

7. From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Start the tour with pickup from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Travel with your expert guide to some of South East Queensland’s best local wineries for guided tastings of award-winning wines. After the tastings, enjoy a gourmet 2-course winery lunch at a beautiful location in the mountains. If the schedule allows, stop to sample locally made liqueurs, spirits, cheese and fudge.

From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

8. From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

Join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the Gold Coast hinterland wine region. You’ll visit a selection of charming, boutique wineries, indulge in lunch at a winery, and hear stories and tidbits of local history, culture, and winemaking. This easy-going tour is sure to entertain as you discover and have new experiences while tasting some of the region's most celebrated wines. Your tour includes wine tastings, a 2-course lunch by an award-winning chef, optional cheese and fudge tastings, and transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed itinerary of this winery tour includes visits to Hampton Estate Winery, Witches Falls Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery with optional stops at scenic lookouts.

Brisbane: City Winery Wine Blending Workshop

9. Brisbane: City Winery Wine Blending Workshop

Visit the first winery to launch in Brisbane since 1860 and work with the winemaker or group sommelier to blend up your own bottle of wine. Discover the venue's signature Gerler wines that are named after the city’s last winemaker and viticulturist, Carl Gerler, and largely made onsite by acclaimed winemaker, Dave Cush. To get there, take a mere 4-minute drive from Brisbane CBD. Once at the venue, find a fully functioning micro-winery, cellar door, and restaurant with private dining for groups up to 20 people. Then, begin your fun and informative session that combines wine tasting with winemaking principles. Learn about the various elements that go into blending a bottle of wine — such as whole bunch, pressings, and half-whole bunch — and the art of getting the mix right. Finally, bottle and seal your own unique blend, label it, and have it signed by the winemaker.

Brisbane: Wine & Food Pairing Experience

10. Brisbane: Wine & Food Pairing Experience

Take part in a must-do gourmet experience during your trip to Brisbane, by heading over to City Winery, located in the Fortitude Valley just a 4-minute drive from Brisbane CBD.  Arrive at City Winery which was the first winery in Brisbane and has been established 1860. Named after the city's last winemaker and viticulturist Carl Gerler the venue is home to Gerler wines that are largely made on site by the acclaimed winemaker Dave Cush. The venue is a fully functioning micro-winery, cellar door, and restaurant with private dining for groups of up to 20 participants.  Meet an expert sommelier or winemaker and begin your wine and food pairing experience. Start by learning about how food and wine work together and what styles of wines work with various types of food. The wine and food masterclass revolves around 6 dishes and wine pairings that in total will be equivalent to a full meal.

  • Guided tours
  • Day trips
  • Private tours
  • Bundles
  • Multi-day trips
15 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Brisbane

What top attractions are a must-see in Brisbane?

The must-see attractions in Brisbane are:

What are the best day trips and excursions from Brisbane?

The best day trips and excursions from Brisbane are:

Tamborine Mountain

What are the best inexpensive tours in Brisbane?

Other Sightseeing Options in Brisbane

Want to discover all there is to do in Brisbane? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Brisbane

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and wine tasting at City Winery in Brisbane. We arrived an hour early (as our early activities had ended early in the area) and they happily accommodated us by sitting us early as they were not overly busy. Our server, Sofie, was fantastic she was very pleasant, engaging and informative. She explained each wine we tasted and customized the wine selection to our tastes being very flexible. The meal was amazing and plentiful. We felt this was an excellent experience and a great value.

Robyn was amazing as our driver and guide and we had a fantastic day filled with lots of fun and laughter! Thanks Robyn!

PJ was an excellent driver/guide and the wineries and distillery were enjoyable. We also had a really fun group.

Lovely day out. Right number of wineries. Guide was spectacular - thanks Matt!

Great day, Boris the guide was very knowledgeable & kept us entertained