Brewery Tours


No visitor to Dunedin should leave without taking the Speight’s Brewery tour. Since 1876 the brewery has been proudly producing Speight’s legendary ales from the same site in Rattray St and continues to produce kegs of the good stuff to this day.

The Speight’s Brewery Tour is an award winning interactive and informative guided tour through our historic working brewery. If you like beer, you’ll love this tour. But it’s just as rewarding for history buffs or those seeking to discover a few secrets from our brewers.

On the tour you’ll see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that go into making Speight’s beers - and of course get to sample some for yourself.

• Please note that covered shoes are required to do the tour.


Use our online booking system by clicking the "book now" button below

Phone: +64 (3) 4777 697



Make sure you keep the photo code from your tour, and you can download your photos here.


Open everyday (excluding Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day)

1 April – 30 April and 1 September – 30 September
Tours at:

  • 12.00pm
  • 2.00pm
  • 4.00pm
  • 6.00pm
1 May - 31 August
Tours at:
  • 12.00pm
  • 2.00pm
  • 4.00pm
1 October - 30 March
Tours at:
  • 12.00pm
  • 2.00pm
  • 4.00pm
  • 5.00pm
  • 6.00pm
  • 7.00pm
Please note that tour times can change at certain times of the year depending on demand. If you are a group and require tour times outside of these times please feel free to contact us directly.


From October 2014*
Rack Rate
Adult $28.00
Children (5-17 years, under 5 free) $12.00
Family (two adults and four children) $58.00
Student/Senior $25.00
Alehouse Lunch Package
- includes Speight's tour and two course lunch
Alehouse Dinner Package
- includes Speight's tour and two course dinner

  • Rates valid until September 2016 and are GST inclusive.
  • Note: Other combination products available
  • For the two course dinner and lunch packages you can either choose entrĂ©e/main or main/dessert. 
  • Groups of 10 or more will need to decide between either option. 


  • Tour duration – 90 minutes (includes tasting and appreciation session)
  • Bookings are essential
  • Maximum 18 persons per tour
  • No cancellation policy - but we do request clients advise us if they are unable to make booked tour
  • Tour visitors who arrive late for the departure of a tour may lose their positions
  • Download a Tour brochure here (.pdf)
  • Please note that covered shoes are required to do the tour.


Learn about the antiquity of beer in Babylonian times, through to the introduction of beer in New Zealand and then the history of Speight’s Brewery, before entering the brewery itself to learn about our unique brewing process and how Speight’s became a legend in the South.


No tour would be complete without sampling the fine product. Welcome to our brewery bar where you can pour your own and enjoy an appreciation session of six Speight’s beers.


Visit the Speight’s Brewery shop, which is open to the public, where you will find genuine Speight’s beer gear for sale so you too can become part of the Southern Man legend.


After the tour pop down to the Speight's Ale House, situated within the Brewery, where you will find generous helpings of great Southern Fare. And all of the Speight's range is available from the tap