Ambience on Tour Day Trips - Wine, Craft Beer, Art and Scenery

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Ambience on Tour offers a fantastic variety of day trips to choose from on the picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland and surrounds for an enjoyable day out! One of their exclusive offerings is combining wine appreciation with art appreciation for a unique experience against the backdrop of the beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Their range of tour offerings include: Wine tours, Brewery tours, unique Art tours, Scenic tours, Taster Variety tours and Tailored tours.

All tour costs include lunch, wine/beer tasting fees, refreshments, entrance and tour fees where applicable, luxury air conditioned vehicle and personal guide.

Visit boutique wineries to taste award winning Queensland wine and experience Australia’s globally recognised distillery on their Wine Tour. Visit popular micro breweries to sample award winning craft beer on their Brewery Tour. Their Art Tour provides the unique opportunity to meet a range of local artists in their studios and browse charming art galleries. Walk amongst the rainforest canopy at the renowned Skywalk and view spectacular scenery on their Scenic Tour. Tours can be combined and tailored to suit you.

They specialise in small groups for a personal experience and flexibility. Gold Coast pick up and drop off includes Helensvale railway station (direct link to Brisbane).

Our Tours

Wine Tour - wineries and wine tasting

Wine tasting deluxe! Tour costs include lunch, tastings and refreshments! The full day Wine Essence tour offers a fantastic and fun filled opportunity to awaken your senses with a taste of award winning Queensland wines amongst the beautiful and tranquil Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland.

In addition to visiting three-four boutique wineries and tasting award winning wines you will experience the ambience of the Internationally acclaimed and Australia's most award winning distillery which offers tasters of high quality liqueurs, vodkas and schnapps from unique hand painted bottles. They also provide you with an opportunity see a working winery in operation.

The wineries on Tamborine Mountain are within close proximity of each other enabling short driving distances between cellar doors.

There is the opportunity to combine this tour with the Art Tour or Scenic Tour. Please head to their website for further details.

All tours include personal guide, luxury air conditioned vehicle, lunch, refreshments and all tasting fees. Gold Coast pick up and drop off includes Helensvale railway station (direct link to Brisbane).

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$90 $150
Art Tour - artists, art galleries and wine option

The full day ArtEssence tour offers a unique opportunity to meet four talented artists in their own studios and browse two charming art galleries all amongst the beautiful tranquil Tamborine Mountain. Tour costs include two course lunch, refreshments, wine tasting and personal guide.

Within their serene studio environments you will be able to informally chat to the artists, find out what inspirations they draw on and potentially see them at work

The artists' repertoire includes painting, drawing, ceramic art, sculpture, pottery, printmaking and hand made books.

Mixed media painting adopted by some artists demonstrate the use of ink, aluminium, coffee and bitumen. Acrylics and pastels as well as a combination of graphite, charcoal and oil paint mediums have been adopted by other artists.

Exquisite pottery depicts bird and poetry motifs whilst a stunning ceramics range includes unique didgeridoos and fine tableware and gifts.

Demonstrations of their work will be provided by some artists.

There is the opportunity to combine this tour with the Wine Tour or Scenic Tour. Please head to their website for further details.

Two hour workshop provided on request.

Gold Coast pick up and drop off includes Helensvale railway station (direct link to Brisbane).

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$96 $160
Brewery Tour - craft beer

The full day BrewEssence Brewery tour offers a fantastic and a fun filled opportunity to visit a number of popular micro breweries and experience the emerging craft beer culture in the beautiful Gold Coast surrounds and tranquil Tamborine Mountain. Tour costs include lunch, beer tastings, refreshments, luxury air conditioned vehicle and personal guide.

The tour visits a combination of three micro breweries / beer bars where you will taste a wide range of craft beer and be given the opportunity of a brewery tour which will take you through the brewing process.

They start the tour with a visit to their first micro brewery in the beautiful Tamborine Mountain where you will be provided with a paddle of fine craft beer for tasting.

After a leisurely lunch accompanied by more craft beer tastings they will head towards the Gold Coast where they will visit their second brewery in Burleigh Heads. Here you will be provided with a tour and another paddle of fine craft beer for tasting.

The day will end at their final brewery / beer bar for more craft beer tastings.

Gold Coast pick up and drop off includes Helensvale railway station (direct link to Brisbane).

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$99 $165
Scenic Rainforest Tour

Soak up the scenery and experience the magical rainforest! Plenty of photo opportunities! The full day SceneEssence tour offers the opportunity to soak up the wonderful natural beauty of Tamborine Mountain and the scenery it provides.

Tour cost includes lunch, entrance fees, refreshments, luxury air con vehicle and personal guide.

You will experience the rainforest up and close at the magical Skywalk, see cascading waterfalls and rock pools, take in magnificent views from look out points, visit a unique organic farm, Jasmin Organics, and stroll around the tranquil Botanical Gardens. There is an option to visit the purpose built glow worm caves at Cedar Creek Estate.

Termed the 'Green Island in the Sky', Tamborine Mountain comprises an alluring combination of lush subtropical rainforest and open eucalypt forest on the Tamborine plateau.

There is the opportunity to combine this tour with another tour offering such as the Art Tour or Wine Tour. Please refer to their website for further details.

Pick up and drop off from / to the Gold Coast area as well as Helensvale railway station (direct link to Brisbane).

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$78 $130
A Variety of Tasters Tour

Rum distillery, pot distillery, micro brewery and winery combo!

The full day BlendEssence tour offers variety and a fun filled opportunity to visit: the oldest rum distillery in Australia; the most internationally awarded pot still distillery in Australia; an award winning winery; as well as a popular micro brewery to experience the emerging craft beer culture.

Tour cost includes lunch, all tasting and sampling fees, refreshments, luxury air conditioned vehicle and personal guide.

Their first destination is Beenleigh Rum Artisan Distillery, the oldest rum distillery in Australia. Here you will tour the distillery and taste seven of their premium rums.

Thereafter you will experience the Internationally acclaimed and Australia's most award winning distillery for a taster of liqueurs, schnapps and vodkas against a rainforest backdrop.

A leisurely lunch will follow accompanied by wine tasting at a Winery.

Their next stop is a visit to the local micro brewery where you will be provided with a paddle for craft beer tasting.

The day will end with an option of either cheese tasting or wine tasting.

Pick up and drop off from / to the Gold Coast area as well as Helensvale railway station (direct link to Brisbane).

Indicative rates

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$90 $165
Tailored Tour - custom or combine tours

This service offering provides you with the flexibility to tailor your own tour or combine our tours.

Create your own itinerary - Tamborine Mountain and Gold Coast surrounds:

They will create and tailor a tour for you! Options include browsing for antiques and amongst art galleries, shopping on the famous Gallery Walk on Tamborine Mountain, cheese tasting, visiting the unique Jasmin Organic farm, wine tasting, beer tasting, experience the beautiful Botanical Gardens and much more.

Combine tours - Tamborine Mountain and Gold Coast surrounds:

You have the option of combining tours, for example:-
- Half day Wine tour combined with a half day Scenic tour
- Half day Art tour combined with a half day Wine tour

Pick up and drop off at major Gold Coast areas includes Helensvale railway stations (direct link to Brisbane).

Indicative rates

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$90 $200

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