Soon you’ll be joining us on a journey from paddock to pint. We’ve put together a sensational itinerary, including a tour of our hop farms, time to bask in our world class breeding garden, and plenty of time with our team of experts.

But it’s not just about hops. We’ll celebrate our growing regions with several visits to standout breweries and restaurants, an unforgettable journey along the coast of Tasmania, and a close encounter with local wildlife.

To help you, we’ve put together some advice on what to pack and how to prepare below. You’ll also find contact details for the organisers from HPA and HAAS below – don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.    


Hop harvest kicks off in March. The average temperature ranges from a minimum of 10°C to a maximum of 20°C, with around 6 days of rain totalling just 40mm. But Victoria and Tasmania are known for surprising unsuspecting brewers with four seasons in one day, so come prepared for anything by packing everything from a raincoat to a pair of budgie smugglers. You’ll also need a pair of sturdy closed-toed shoes if you’re visiting the farm. These will need to be thoroughly cleaned before entering the country and again before entering the farm. This process involves minor chemical and physical abrasion, so pack accordingly. Better yet, buy a pair of iconic Blundstone boots on entry.


Remember to sort yourself out with the necessary paperwork prior to entry. The process is relatively quick and painless. Simply visit the Australian Department of Immigration website and follow the prompts. The maximum luggage allowance on domestic Australian flights is 23kg. But if you want to bring us a carton of beer to say thanks for the hospitality, you can purchase additional baggage in advance. Check your chosen airline’s website for more information on fees. While you’re at it, check your mobile’s international roaming allowance to avoid being hit with a big bill. And if you’re picking up a hire car, remember we drive on the left. This means you’ll want to look right, left, and right again before pulling into traffic, or crossing the road on foot for that matter. And buy travel insurance. The alternative isn’t worth the risk.


Day 1: Sunday 12 March

Before 2:00pm – Free time to explore Melbourne

2:00pm – Hotel check-in Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

After 2:00pm – Dinner at your own leisure 

8:00pm – Meet and greet drinks Hopscotch Urban Bar Southbank

Day 2: Monday 13 March

7:30am – Meet & greet at Novotel with HPA & Haas

8:30am – Hotel check-out Novotel on Collins

9:00am – Coach departs Novotel on Collins for Bright

10:30am – Encounter local wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary

12:30pm – Lunch at Matilda Bay Brewery

2:00pm – Coach departs for Bright

5:30pm – Hotel check-in Bright Colonial Motel

7:15pm – Meet in poolside pavilion, short walk to dinner

7:30pm – Dinner at Dr Mauve

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Day 3: Tuesday 14 March 

8:00am – Breakfast in poolside pavilion

9:30am – Coach departs hotel for Rostrevor Hop Gardens

10:00am – Rostrevor Hop Gardens farm tour

12:00pm – Lunch on the hill

2:00pm – Rostrevor Hop Gardens farm tour

4:00pm – Coach departs Rostrevor Hop Gardens

4:30pm – Tour of Bright Brewery production facility

5:15pm – Coach returns to motel

6:15pm – Meet in poolside pavilion, short walk to dinner

6:30pm – Dinner at Bright Brewery with local High Country brewers 

Day 4: Wednesday 15 March 

Before 8:00am – Breakfast at own leisure

8:30am – Coach departs hotel for Buffalo River Valley

9:00am – Buffalo River Valley farm tour

10:30am – Coach departs Buffalo River for Nagambie

12:30pm – Lunch at Nagambie Brewing & Distillery

2:00pm – Coach departs Nagambie for Melbourne Airport

4:00pm – Coach arrives at Melbourne Airport

5:45pm – Flight QF1557 departs Melbourne

7:00pm – Flight QF1557 arrives in Hobart

7:30pm – Coach departs Hobart Airport for Hobart

8:00pm – Hotel check-in Movenpick, Hobart

After 8:00pm – Dinner at own leisure

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Day 5: Thursday 16 March

Before 11:30am – Free morning to explore Hobart

11:30am – Coach departs Movenpick for Bushy Park Estates

12:30pm – Lunch on the farm and Bushy Park Estates farm tour

4:00pm – Coach departs Bushy Park Estates for Hobart

5:00pm – Dinner & drinks at Deep South Brewing Co with local brewers


Day 6: Friday 17 March

Before 11:00am – Free morning to explore Hobart

11:00am – Meet at Elizabeth Street Pier, short walk from hotel

11:30pm – Wild Seafood Adventure departs from Elizabeth Street Pier

3:30pm – Wild Seafood Adventure returns to Elizabeth Street Pier

4:00pm – Farewell drinks at Hobart Brewing Co

After 4:00pm – Dinner at own leisure


Day 7: Saturday 18 March

Make your way to the airport, or continue your travels

Please note:

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like further advice on your travels down under, simply email

We look forward to welcoming you in March!



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Elise Griggs | Brand Activation Specialist, HPA

Elise has a knack for making things happen. Whether you want advice on what to pack, how to prepare, or where you should eat, drink, play and stay, Elise has local insights and is willing to assist in any way she can.  


Owen Johnston | Head of Sales & Marketing, HPA


Roy Johnson | National Sales Manager, HAAS