If you have any questions about your tour or any other part of Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours, please check our list of Frequently Asked Questions below.

If your question isn’t covered by the below please contact us via our Contact page or call us on 0432 456 102 during business hours (9am – 5pm AEST).

I have never done a food tour before. What can I expect?

Expect to try a selection of delicious food, wines and cocktails, learn about different venues, cuisines and the amazing food scene on the Gold Coast, make new friends and have plenty of fun!

Is there alcohol on the tours?

Wine tasting is included at up to 3 venues on each tour.  Wine provided is for sampling only and is not unlimited. There is also no option to substitute wine for other alcoholic beverages however, venue’s may choose to offer guests to purchase other drinks at special prices. Alcohol will only be served to guests over 18 years of age. Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours encourages responsible drinking. Please keep in mind, if you would like to enjoy wine or other alcoholic drinks on the tour, we recommend to organise alternative transport so you won’t have to drive.

Should I eat before I come on the tour?

We provide a substantial number of generous tastings. If you do choose to eat before the tour, we recommend something very light so that you can still enjoy all of the amazing food.

How long do the tours last?

Tours last for about 4-5 hours, giving you plenty of time to eat and drink at a comfortable pace. With so much amazing food to enjoy, several demonstrations and new friends to make, the time flies. 

Will the venues and food change at any time?

Yes. The venues we visit and the food provided may differ from tour to tour. We love to showcase fresh, seasonal produce and keep up to date with the latest food trends and best venues on the Gold Coast. We work hard to design an experience that reflects that.

I have a special dietary requirement. Can I still come on the tour?

Vegetarian and Gluten free is available on all of our tours. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can inform the venues. Other options may some times be difficult. However, we will always try our hardest to accommodate your needs whenever we can.

Are there any extra costs on the tour?

All information and food is included in the tour cost, as well as drinks at a minimum of 3 of the venues. Although there is no pressure, you are given the opportunity to purchase additional drinks if you would like at several of the venues.

Can you do tours for special events or corporate functions?

Yes! Gold Coast Food and Wines are a unique way to celebrate with friends or colleagues over food and wine. We love hosting hens parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties, staff gatherings, team building activities or any other events. Email us at info@goldcoastfoodandwinetours.com.au  if you would like to talk more about organising your next event with us.

Do you do gift vouchers?

Yes. Our food tours are a wonderful, unique gift to give to friends and family that they are unlikely to forget! Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

I have a voucher, when does it expire?

Gold Coast Food and Wine Tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Where is the best parking?

There is a public car park next to Burleigh Heads Library, corner of Connor Street and Park Road. Meter parking is available on local streets; beware of time limits.

For our Broadbeach tours, we recommend the parking at Oasis Centre (first 3 hours free) or use the convenience of the G:Link tram (Station: Broadbeach North). There is also a taxi rank adjacent to the Sofitel hotel.

For our Surfers Paradise tours, we recommend the Bruce Bishop car park adjacent to the Transit Centre, which is our rendez-vous point (on the Beach Road side). The G:Link tram offers convenient transport through Surfers. Alight at Cavill Avenue, walk south 1 block to Beach Road and turn right. The Transit Centre is 50m further on.

For our Gastronomy on the ‘G’ Progressive Dinner, we recommend the Florida Gardens G-Link Stop or underground parking at the Crown Plaza or surroundings streets.

How many people are needed on each tour for it to go ahead?

A minimum of 10 people is needed for each Public Walking Tour and any Private Group Tours.

We can take groups up to a maximum of 20 persons on our Walking tours and up to 18 on the Gastronomy on the ‘G’ Progressive Dinner.

Can children go on the tours?

Our regular tours are not designed for children. Coffee, alcohol, and foods more suited to an adult palate may feature on the menus. Children over the age of 15 are welcome, but need to be accompanied by an adult and abide by Australian alcohol and licensing laws.

What do I need to bring? Dress Code

As the tours are walking tours, please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sun block. Remember to bring a bottle of water to replenish yourself between venues and an umbrella if the weather calls for it. Our Gold Coast lifestyle is laid back, however smart-casual will always look appropriate in bars and restaurants.

How do I pay for my tour?

Our ticketing and payments are handled through the Book Now and Voucher links above. Booking is simple and you only need to bring your ticket receipt with you on the day.

I am making a group booking, when do I need to pay?

To confirm your group we require a non-refundable deposit at time of booking.  This deposit is equal to the equivalent of three (3) full priced tickets.

Full payment for group/private bookings need to be finalised at least 6 weeks prior to the tour date.

What is your mobility policy?

Our tours usually take 3-5 hours. We walk at a moderate pace to the different venues and our guests have frequent breaks. We ask that you ensure your footwear and clothing is appropriate.

What is the policy for cancellations or refunds?

We are aware that guests sometimes need to change their plans. If we are given 7 days notice we can either reschedule your tour, or provide gift vouchers (valid for 12 months). However, as we need to plan and organise tours in advance we are unable to give cash refunds. We are available on 0432 456 102 during business hours.

If WE need to cancel a tour due to inclement weather, or unforeseen circumstances Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours will offer you the option to reschedule your tour, provide a gift voucher for use at a future date or a refund. Refunds may take up to 14 business days to process. Notification of any tour cancellation is provided by call or text to your mobile phone or email address. We aim to provide at least 24 hours notice.