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Speights Brewery

Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 33 activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Breweries, Tours
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Roxburgh, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had no idea who what and when created this amazing place. By the end of a very informative tour and seeing some amazing things you get to the beer tasting :) That was fun! My husband as a faithful Speights drinker has now got several favourites and I have several birthday presents from the gift shop. Value for money... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

One of the most interesting brewery tours I've ever been on. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable and friendly. The tour lasts about 90 minutes starting with the 'time tunnel' where you learn all about the history of beer and of Speights. The exhibits were really well done, museum quality. At no point was I bored on this tour! You end... More

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Onekama, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What a great experience! Learning all the steps to making beer -- and then tasting five or six brews. We even learned how to draw the beer. Our guide was wonderful as well.

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UK
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Tours I find tend to be quite tedious, but this tour was interesting, informative, knowledgeable and had an element of comedy about it, from the guide who is descended from one of the founding brewers. We booked the evening package that included dinner at the Speights bar around the corner. If you are in Dunedin, it's a must....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was my second time doing the Speights Brewery tour and I'll most definitely do it again if i return to Dunedin. This visit i did with my mother and step father and even my mum who doesnt drink beer loved it. The female guide (can't remember her name!) was brilliant and knew everything there was to do. We finished... More

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Long Beach WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was one of the better tours we had while in New Zealand. It was a little pricey, but the guide really knew his stuff and he had a great way relating to his group. He really knew the history of the brewery and all kinds of interesting trivia about beer making. And - at the end you got to... More

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Greta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Have been through the brewery twice now. Its an excellent tour. The guides are very knowledgeable and very friendly. Spent a hour after the tours talking with the guide in the bar. There are a lot of stairs so bring decent shoes.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

a very interesting tour if you like to see how beer is made. Only one dislike we had to leave the bar at the end too soon.

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Moruya, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have been on one or two brewery/winery tours before. This one was by far the best. On a cold, wet autumn day in Dunedin, nothing could be better. The guides were informative, and used humour to impart their knowledge. The infrastructure was interesting and the back stories given by the guides opened up a true behind the scenes vista.... More

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chelmsford
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14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great tour on a wet and windy summers day in Dunedin. A guide who had actually worked in the old brewery and new his stuff. Full of good humour and an excellent chance to try the produce at the end. Well worth a couple of hours, worth booking in popular times of the year.

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