Monteith's Brewery Tour

The Monteith's Brewery experience starts out in the Beertopia Room which houses our very own Monteith's Museum. Here you'll get an introduction into the heritage and rich stories of the origins of Monteith's, starting in 1868 right here on the West Coast. You'll then move into the brewery to see, touch, taste (if you're up for it) and smell the New Zealand grown ingredients we use to make our range of craft beers.

Take your time to walk through the original brew house and packaging house as your expert guide talks you through the process involved with crafting our 150 year old beer recipes as well as the modern additions. You will receive video, visual and verbal prompts throughout the tour to help you to understand the various techniques and technical terms our passionate brewers are so familiar with.

Duration 45 minutes
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What's included :
  • 45 minute fully guided Brewery Experience Tour
  • Pour your own beers straight from the tap
  • Taste the malts, smell the hops, and discover the New Zealand grown ingredients
  • select your own ‘pick and mix six’ – choose six 330ml bottles of beers and ciders to take away
  • Entry/Admission - Monteith's Brewing Company
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • FOC Transport to TranzAlpine train station
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off to select hotels
Visit: Monteith's Brewing Company, cnr Turumaha & Herbert Streets, Greymouth New Zealand

Monteith’s Brewing Company has been brewing on the West Coast of the South Island for 150 years (which is a long time by NZ standards). Originating in the small town of Reefton, years of development & growth have led us to this contemporary, architecturally designed building in Greymouth that pays homage to our proud heritage & looks to our future.

Monteith’s is now the leading craft beer brewery in New Zealand, & one of the best indoor visitor attractions on the West Coast thanks to our great hospitality, prompt service & wonderful stories … not to mention, our beers, ciders & brewery tours. The best way to get the full Monteith's experience is to take a 45 minute fully guided brewery tour.

Let us take you on a journey to explore the history & heritage of Monteith's & let you in on the secrets that have led to major success for our beers & ciders. On this brewery tour you will explore the art of brewing & how we brew here at Monteith's Brewery in our modern brew house. Some of the recipes we use have been around since Monteith's inception, you can get up close to the brewery & the ingredients & you might even get an up close view of the brewers in action. You will get to understand the full production process, right through to our packaging plant, & get a glimpse at the old & the new ways of bringing this good beer to the people. 

This tour is not just for beer fanatics, it is designed for all levels of beer knowledge. Before we finish you'll get a hands on lesson on how to inspect a beer by smell, sight & taste, & will leave feeling educated for your next craft beer purchase. 

But its not over yet, you'll then be given three Monteith's Brewery fresh tap beers or ciders with tasting notes to guide you, so you can practice your new knowledge with your pairs as you enjoy our world class range. Make the most of our Qualmark Gold awarded venue, & order some thing from our sharing plate menu, expertly matched with your beers by our head brewer & head chef. You can order your meal before your tour starts, & the team can have it ready for you when you finish. 

Your passport also includes discount vouchers for other world class West Coast attractions such as Sky Diving at Hot Pools in Franz Josef, West Coast Water Tours, Treetop Walk and Shantytown Heritage Park. 

The tours leave daily at 11.30am, 3pm, 4.30pm & 6pm (excludes some public holidays).

We advise that you arrive to the Brewery at 60 Herbert Street Greymouth 15 minutes before your selected tour time, & make your way to the bar to confirm your arrival. The tour takes a total of 45 minutes (approx).

There are child tour passes available for purchase at the brewery. Covered, flat sole, non-slip shoes must be worn on the tour. Monteith's is wheelchair friendly. Mandarin & french translated tour notes available.  


Departure Point :
Monteith's Brewing Company, cnr Turumaha & Herbert Streets, Greymouth New Zealand
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • 4 years and under Free (passport and tap beer pour not included)
  • 5-12 years $10 (passport and tap beer pour not included)
  • Covered, flat sole, non slip shoes must be worn on the tour (boots are provided free of charge)
  • 12-17 years $20 (passport and tap beer pour not included)
  • Adult 18 + years $25 (all vouchers and beer pour included)
  • Tours will commence at the advertised time, refunds will not be given if you are late to arrive
  • Monteith's Brewery is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Monteiths Brewering Co

Activity ID: V-58366P1