Learn about the brewery’s history and get some tips from our expert brewers on our award winning interactive and informative guided tour.

Highlights

  • Learn about Speight's extensive history and legendary status
  • Explore the brewery and the brewing process, with recently upgraded brewing equipment
  • Taste and appreciate samples of Speight’s finest beers

The Speight’s Brewery Tour is a must do for locals and visitors to Dunedin alike.

For over 141 years Speight’s have been brewing a range of beers from the original Rattray Street Brewery, here in Dunedin.

A fully guided tour through the Brewery gives you a chance to learn about their extensive history before learning about their brewing process and how they became a legend not only in the south but right around the country. The Brewery was recently upgraded so you get a chance to see the old and the new.

We will take you from the top of the Brewery through the various levels of this heritage site (please note that there are over 200 stairs on this tour - but don't worry, we take it slow); introducing you to some characters and core ingredients along the way. You will touch, taste and smell the key ingredients that go into our award-winning beers, as well as experiencing our diverse history.

The tour finishes in the Tasting Room where you will get a chance to taste and appreciate samples of Speight’s finest beers. We will even teach you how to pour the perfect beer - this is a great opportunity for some photographs!

Additional Tickets: Additional full priced tickets may be purchased as you proceed to checkout.

Adult $25.00
Child $10.00 (5-17 years)
Family Pass $70.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

What's included

  • 40 minute tour of Speight's Brewery
  • up to 20 minute Beer Tasting experience

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

Restrictions

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Family Pass is for 2 adults & 2 children.

    *The full price of the family rates is $70 if purchased individually - Discounts are shown from this rate.

    Alcohol will not be served or supplied to anyone under the legal drinking age of 18 years.

  • Child price applies to ages 5-17 years

    Under 5: Free

    IMPORTANT:

    Wear covered shoes for the tour and turn up 10 minutes before the tour time to check-in.

    This tour includes 200 steps, so we recommend a moderate level of fitness.

    Always drink responsibly

    Host responsibility applies

    Soft drink alternative available for alcohol

    Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult

Available Bookings from September 25 to October 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
Thu 1 Oct

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.30
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.30
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$70.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$20.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.30
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$70.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$70.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.30
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$21.70
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$18.30
  • Child$10.00
  • Family Pass$55.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

234 reviews

Showing all 234 authenticated Bookme reviews

Phillip Perfitt from Canada wrote on 18 February 2020

Fascinating Tour of NZ's Iconic Beer Brand

This priced-right tour of Speight's historic brewery takes you through the process of brewing started by the founders in 1876. Along the way down the floors of the brewery, a little of the colourful history of Dunedin is told. The tour ends in the tasting room where the Speight's beer varieties are explained and sampled. Very enjoyable, especially if the weather is not so great outdoors! There are several tour times each day, and there's (literally) a Speight's-branded something for everyone in the souvenir shop. Note: 200 stairs to descend in 4 or 5 flights, after elevator ride to the top floor of the brewery. Also 1 or 2 short flights to ascend at times.

Share Link

This review helped me

dannyd2 from Belgium wrote on 08 December 2019

Gold medal winner

The tour starts with a bit of history, founding of Dunedin, gold rush at Queenstown, start brewery, etc. At the top floor you will get the process of beer making explained, water, barley & hops, running through the old museum, with copper water stills, old milling machines, copper steep, mash, lauter, destillation & fermentation stills, and cats drinking beer. Then history again, Christchurch earthquake, new investors, tv advertisement. And a quick look at the new installation. Next rush off as the workers did to the taproom where you can get a taste of free ales & lagers until the bell for quick last order.

Share Link

This review helped me

Cortney Deal from New Zealand wrote on 30 August 2020

Must do tour

Great guide , made it a fantastic experience , great history and amazing beer tasting at the end . A perfect thing to do as a couple before dinner. If you drink speights it’s a must do also a fantastic merchandise store I didn’t know about .

Share Link

This review helped me

DANIEL JEREMIAH from New Zealand wrote on 09 August 2020

Wonderful brewery tour

Excellent brewery tour with a nice touch of history.

Share Link

This review helped me

Joe from New Zealand wrote on 25 July 2020

Speights Dunedin

Excellent hospitality! Graham our guide was a fantastic host, including everyone on the tour with his Southern sense of humour! Enjoyed the tour more than we expected to, topped off by an excellent lunch at the Ale House!

Share Link

This review helped me

close

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Adult

    Child 5-17 years

      Family Pass 2 Adults + 2 Children

        *Option must be made together with another price type.
        close

        Qualmark Certification

        This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

        This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

        This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

        When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

        Sample menu

        close
        delete

        Delete your content?

        This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.

        close
        playlist_add
        close
        question_answer