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Cape Byron Distillery

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Published August 9th 2017
Toast Brookie's Gin Cocktail at the Distillery's Cellar Door
Cape Byron can be found at the easternmost point of the Australian mainland. It was named by Captain Cook in honour of the British explorer John Byron who circumnavigated the globe in his vessel HMS Dolphin over a two-year period from 1764. The area is part of the Cape Byron Marine Park, covering 22,000 hectares and is noted for its wildlife including a significant whale watching industry.

The area is comprised of numerous beaches, unspoilt hinterland and tidal waters including Brunswick River, Belongil and Tallow Creeks. It is a very popular holiday destination with a relaxed lifestyle and mild temperatures both in summer and winter.

Cape Byron, NSW, Escape the City, Tourist Attractions Tours, Learn Something, Bars
Photo courtesy of Cape Byron Distillery Facebook page


An eleven kilometre or twenty minutes-drive from Cape Byron via Ewingsdale Road will take you to Cape Byron Distillery. Situated in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Cape Byron Distillery is open for tours by appointment only, which gives a greater opportunity for groups or individuals to take while holidaying in the area.

Cape Byron, NSW, Escape the City, Tourist Attractions Tours, Learn Something, Bars
Photo courtesy of Cape Byron Distillery Facebook page


Tours cost $35.00 per person and on arrival, you will be welcomed at the Cellar Door with a refreshing taste of Brookie's Gin Cocktail. Set in the heart of the owner's macadamia farm and a surrounded sub-tropical rainforest, guests will be taken on a guided tour to learn about the distillery's history, the art of distillation, the farm and be given the opportunity to touch and feel the botanicals that are used in the making of Brookie's Byron Dry Gin. Duration of tours will take approximately two to two and a half hours and although children under eighteen years can attend if accompanied by an adult (drinking is only permitted for adults over the age of eighteen).

Cape Byron, NSW, Escape the City, Tourist Attractions Tours, Learn Something, Bars
Photo courtesy of Cape Byron Distillery Facebook page


Although Brookfarm snacks can be purchased, it is suggested you visit the local restaurants and cafes in the area to purchase meals prior to visiting the distillery. After the tour, guests will be returned to the distillery for gin tasting, where they can relax on the verandah overlooking the beautiful countryside and rainforest.

Cape Byron, NSW, Escape the City, Tourist Attractions Tours, Learn Something, Bars
Photo courtesy of Cape Byron Distillery


Bookings can be made by clicking here and choosing from a list of available dates and times from the drop-down menu. There is plenty of parking close to the farm with the area being large enough to turn a small 20-seater bus with ease.

Do not miss out on the fantastic opportunity next time you visit Cape Byron. Further details can be sourced by email - info@capebyrondistillery.com or phone 02 6684 7961.
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Why? Enjoy the taste of Brookie's Gin
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Phone: 02 66847961
Where: 80 St Helena Rd, McLeods Shoot NSW 2479
Cost: $35.00 pp
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