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Western Australia Distillery Trail

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North West, South West, Gascoyne & Desert Country, Esperance & Fitzgerald Coast, Kalgoorlie & Goldfields, Wheatbelt & Wave Rock, The Kimberley, The Pilbara & Karijini, Broome & Dampier Peninsula, Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests, Perth & Surrounds

  • Multiple day
  • 4500 km

The Western Australian Distillery Trail is a 4500km drive trail, stretching all the way from Esperance on the south coast to Kununurra in the far north of WA.

Featuring 15 small batch distilleries, each with its own distinctive character and style, the trail passes through Albany, Margaret River, Swan Valley and Broome.

Meet the makers and go behind the scenes to view the distillation process. Taste, touch, smell and hear the stories behind their unique flavours.

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Trail Start

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Esperance Corner Dempster Street, Kemp St, Esperance

Trail End

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Kununurra Visitor Centre, 75 Coolibah Dr, Kununurra

WA’s oldest continuously operating (legal) still

Built on the Dessert family farm just outside Kununurra, the small pot distillery and the building itself were entirely created by hand. It might not be the world’s prettiest still, but it’s ours. Our founder, Spike even taught himself to distil, with nothing more than a passion to make good, honest, rum. This was rum, done Spike’s way.

300 Weaber Plain Rd, Kununurra
Mon – Fri: 11am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm
Closed Sundays
08 91682467
https://www.hoochery.com.au

Spirits of the Kimberley

Nestled at the edge of the Indian Ocean and the vast Kimberley wilderness is Moontide Distillery. It’s here, at one of the world’s most isolated distilleries, we hand craft distinctively Kimberley flavoured spirits including our Black Pearl Aniseed Spirit and Roebuck Bay Bitters. Visit our cellar door, tour the distillery, learn our craft and experience our spirits.

17 Gwendoline Crossing, Bilingurr, Broome
Open Thurs – Mon* 12pm – 6pm
*Seasonal variability – please check webpage
0407974492
https://www.moontidedistillery.com.au

Hand-crafted gin & vodka from the Swan Valley

Our award winning hand-crafted spirits are distilled using locally-sourced produce and a wide range of native Australian botanicals. At Old Young’s, we love a really good gin, a really good vodka and a really good story – all three of which you’ll get out at our Swan Valley Tasting Room

10581C West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Open 7 days: 11am – 5pm
08 9296 6656
https://oldyoungs.com.au

A grape to glass experience

Small batch dry gin made in the Swan Valley using Pandemonium Estate wine base and the finest fruit and botanicals. Cellar door open for tastings, delicious gin-infused wood fired pizza and gin construction classes - the ultimate gin experience.

1050 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville
Sat – Sun, 11am – 5pm
08 9296 3537
https://swanvalleygincompany.com.au

Delightfully Sinful Gins, let the fun beGIN!

This nano (means really really small) distillery makes Perth Pink, Original Sin, the Seven Deadly Sins range and Australian Aquavit. Sin Gin’s
focus is on using local ingredients and making gin for fun and sharing. Beautifully boxed sets of Seven Deadly Sins make an ideal gift or a great way to take gins home to try. You can book a private tasting session or just come in for a taste.

Swan Settlers Market,
124 Lennard St, Herne Hill
Open 9am – 5pm on Sat, Sun & Adjacent Public Holidays
0438 998 300 https://singindistillery.com.au

Home of the Kimberley Rum Co & Canefire Rum

Canefire Rum uses Australian sugar and high quality yeasts, which are fermented, distilled, matured and bottled in the Swan Valley. Relax with a cocktail or take a guided journey through this internationally acclaimed distillery with samples of premium rums, gin, vodka and hand crafted liqueurs. A unique experience for the uninitiated and connoisseur alike. Book online today.

496 Great Northern Hwy, Middle Swan
Open 7 days: 12pm – 5pm
08 9250 5422
https://www.canefire.net

Perth’s local whiskey distillery

Experience Perth’s first urban distillery. Go behind the scenes of production, hear our stories, be enlightened in the process of Australian whiskey making as part of our distillery tours, where you’ll enjoy tastings and a guided walk through. Or simply head down for a coffee or whiskey. Open 7 days.

139 Kensington St, East Perth
Mon – Fri: 7am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm
08 9221 2293

https://whippersnapperdistillery.com

An urban distillery in the heart of Fremantle’s West End

Crafting our spirits is a labour of love that requires skill, a steady hand and unwavering attention to detail. By distilling our own base spirit from Swan Valley Verdelho wine, we control the entire production, from grape to glass. It’s unconventional, but we think it’s work it. Come and try our spirits that are crisp, silky-smooth and filled with individuality. Stay for a cocktail or two, have a bite to eat or grab a bottle to go.

3 Pakenham Street, Fremantle
Wed – Sun: 12pm until late
08 9331 7222
https://republicoffremantle.com

The Spirit of Fremantle

Founded in 2018, we are a small batch boutique distillery based in O’Connor, within the gloriously quirky City of Fremantle. Our mission is to deliver hand crafted spirits of excellence, utilising a range of sustainably sourced local and international ingredients that reflect the local character and spirit. We look forward to welcoming you to our coffee bar / cellar door.

6/125 Garling St, O’Connor
Coffee Bar: Open 7 days
Tastings: Some evenings
0414 520 395
https://www.fremantlespirits.com.au

Wander with us

Wandering Distillery is a small family owned distillery born on the Mornington Peninsula and relocated home to Perth Western Australia - truly living into our name. Producing beautifully crafted award-winning gins using botanicals that aim to be organic where possible & local where available. It’s a great place to pop into for a tour, a tasting
and a chat.

Unit 4, 50 Ladner Street, O’Connor Mon–Fri:9am–5pm
Sat – Sun: By appointment (more than happy to open just for you)
0439131236
https://wanderingdistillery.com.au

Damn Fine Gin!

Our spiritual home of Margaret River is recognised worldwide as a place of wild, rugged beauty. We are proudly one of the first distillers of this region and through hard work, planning and passion have gained national and international acclaim for our gins. Winning numerous awards both nationally and internationally serves as testimony to our focus on filling every bottle with the greatest combination of unique flavours.

445 North Jindong Rd, North Jindong
11am – 5pm
0414 420 670
https://thewestwindsgin.com

Experience, Enjoy & Stay

Established in 1995, this family owned and operated distillery has won international and national awards for spirits and liqueurs. Experience a mid-week “Talk & Taste” with the distiller. Enjoy tastings and cocktails at cellar door, delicious pizzas with a craft beer. Stay a while and relax at The Grove accommodation.

491 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup
7 days, 9am – 5pm
08 9755 7458
https://www.thegrovedistillery.com.au

Home of Award Winning Giniversity Gin

Giniversity is WA’s best-selling craft gin. Our cellar door is the perfect place to relax over a delicious lunch and craft spirit tasting or enjoy the best cocktails in town. Native botanicals give a distinctly local twist to our expressions, from meen and eucalypt to emu plum and lemon myrtle. Book a Gin Blending class to fully immerse yourself in the wonderful world of gin, with all Graduates creating their very own gin to take home.

Cnr Carters & Bussell Hwy, Margaret River
Sun – Thurs: 10am – 6pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 7pm
08 9757 9351
https://www.distillery.com.au

Spirit of the Blackwood

Experience handcrafted gin and liqueur in beautiful Bridgetown, the heart of the Blackwood Valley. Our stunning beer garden is the perfect place to taste our spirits, enjoy a refreshing G&T, Cidery cider and award winning Blackwood craft beer. Lunch served daily, kids and pets are welcome! Live music and meals Friday evenings.

‘The Cidery’, 43 Gifford Rd, Bridgetown
Sat – Thurs: 11am – 4pm
Fri: 11am – 8pm
08 9761 2204 http://www.blackwoodvalleydistillery.com

Home of Internationally Acclaimed Limeburners Whisky

Visit our friendly cellar door to enjoy a selection of tastings of our world class craft spirits or grab a table and linger over lunch featuring fresh local produce. Book a Distillery Tour to see the production of our award winning Limeburners Single Malt Whisky up close, available 7 days.

252 Frenchman Bay Rd, Albany Mon – Sun: 10am – 5pm
Kitchen open: 11.30am – 2.30pm 08 9842 5363
https://www.distillery.com.au

Coastal Gin with a Local Focus

Esperance Distillery Co launched in December 2020 as Australia’s smallest distillery. The father and son team produce coastally inspired gin with their 30L still which produces only 50 bottle batches, which means you’ll enjoy something truly handcrafted. Passionate about local flora, we hand pick botanicals from the Esperance coast used to make our carbon-neutral gin. Come and try the spirit of Esperance.

77 Norseman Rd, Esperance
Check our website for
our seasonal opening hours
0420 786 589
https://esperancedistilleryco.com
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Back in 1972, a Californian fellow by the name of Raymond ‘Spike’ Dessert III, arrived in the Ord Valley and went about setting up a number of agricultural enterprises, growing everything from pumpkins and onions to corn.

By 1999 Spike and his wife Kae, decided to diversify and started their distillery, The Hoochery that has gone on to produce award winning rum that is served in some of the best restaurants in Europe.

These days there are distilleries from one end of Western Australia to the other, each drawing on its unique location and landscape to style their products and labels; from the deep forests of the south to the rugged landscapes of the Kimberley, coastal climes and even right in the heart of the city.

The entire trail is 4500km and all on sealed roads, with the exception of a few country driveways. 

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Time / Duration

Multi-day road trip

Length

4500 km from Kununurra to Esperance

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Esperance Corner Dempster Street, Kemp St, Esperance

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Trail End

Kununurra Visitor Centre, 75 Coolibah Dr, Kununurra

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Facilities

Facilities vary along the trail, from town to town.
  • Cafe
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

All year round for south section. June, July, August for the northern part

Trail Access

Start at Esperance on the south coast or Kununurra in the East Kimberley

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