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Speights Brewery

Rattray Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 40 Activities in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Tours
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Perth, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My partner and I did a tour of the famous brewery. Our group had 9 people which was ideal for a informal but informative tour. Our tour guide was the former master brewer on site and he was incredible at explaining the entire history of Speight's and how beer is made. The last half hour of the tour is spent... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I recently spent two enjoyable hours during a Speights Brewery Tour. The guide definitely made the tour a great experience with his wonderful sense of humour while interacting with everyone on the tour. The tour itself was interesting especially when we realised that Speights or Lion Nathan own the majority of Breweries in Australasia. We finished the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great tour! Very interesting and liked seeing all the old equipment. Guide was great too... had a sense of humour which made is better. 30 mins of free beer tasting was great too! Only thing I would like to add into the tour would be a short film or even show the tour what each stage of the beer making... More

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

When in Dunedin I took the brewery tour which I did not regret,the brewery has a lot of history that is explained very well by the guide ,for a round an hour and a half we where showing around the old and new parts of the brewery and how the beer is made,you also get to try lots of different... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While I was in Dunedin I took the opportunity to do the Speight's tour and I was not disappointed. The guide was excellent being both informative and amusing. It was great seeing all the machinery and displays in this historic brewery. I was able to try some tasty beers that I hadn't encountered before. I followed the tour with dinner... More

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Beverly Hills, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Fantastic! Blonde, female tour guide was so informative, friendly and enthusiastic about what she did. Not even a big fan of beer, but their Summit lager had me converted. Was beautiful seeing the heritage copper works and basically having a no off limits tour. Partner and I loved the experience and would definitely recommend and return! My father did it... More

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Murrieta, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The tour was so much fun! Graeme, our guide was so great! Truly one of a kind to tour with! He has an extensive knowledge about all things Speight's related and has such an awesome personality. He took the time to get to know each guest and made us feel comfortable the whole time. Our group asked so many questions,... More

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Have just been, went for my birthday. Interesting tour, super keen staff, ended with taster beers, helped our selves then went to their ale house for more and nibbles. Both worth while!

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Agoura Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My daughter and I went on the Speight's tour when I visited her in Dunedin and it was great! The tour guide spent his career at the brewery so he knew the history and every step in the brewing process inside and out. He also made the tour very personal - down to making jokes about America's beer of choice... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I rate this tour very highly. The reason for this is the brewery has excellent displays but mainly because the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and that is a very hard combination to beat. Oh and did I mention the beer tasting at the end. If you can only do one tour in this area this would be... More

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