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Pack Your Bags, 3-Day Gin Getaways To The South West Are Kicking Off Next Month

By Anna Franklyn
22nd Sep 2020

Three gin cocktails lined up on a table

If gin high tea isn't enough for you, this new three-day gin extravaganza in the Margaret River Region might just be for you.

Brought to us from Hidden deTours—the team who brought us Perth’s first gin tours and gin walking tours, not to mention the virtual tours that got us through iso—the gin getaways will kick off on Friday 16 October and will be happening monthly after that. With gin, vodka, rum, mead, chocolate, cheese, honey and olive oil tastings happening across the weekend, it’s pretty obvious this is one weekend you need to add to your boozy bucket list.

“Overnight tours down south have been on our radar for some time after numerous impassioned requests from our day tour guests. We are more than rapt to introduce the Gin Getaway celebrating South West gin distilleries in this exciting and rich foodie pocket of WA,” says Monique Boucher, Director of Merriment at Hidden deTours.

Meeting in Perth’s CBD on Friday at 8:30am, you’ll head down south along with your new gin buddies with your first stop in at Harris River Estate in the Collie River Valley to work your way through their gin paddles and some delicious eats. After that, it’s onwards and upwards to Balingup where you’ll be treated to small batch port and liqueur tastings at Balingup Fruit Winery before heading to Cambray Cheese for, you guessed it, cheese tastings.

After all that, it’s time to bliss out at the beautiful Stay Margaret River for the night.

Day two will see you head to Margaret River Distilling, Dune Distillery, Petra Olive Oil, The Colony Concept for mead and The Grove Distillery to relive your glory days while you knock back their absinthe alongside whiskies, rums and liqueurs.

Before heading back to Perth on Sunday you’ll stop in for a gin and pisco tasting at Wise Distillery, stock up on chocolate (the perfect bus snack) at Gabriel Chocolate and then you’ll make one last stop at Cuprum Distillery to taste some more gin, vodka and rum.

If that doesn't sound like the perfect weekend then we don’t know what does. Find all the details and book here.

Need to re-stock your gin supply to get you through until then? Check out this Urban List discount coupon for up to 50% off at Dan Murphys.

Image credit: Louis Hansel

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