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Amazing place

Wondeful staff very easy going and chatty. Had a tasting board hop fiends really yummy. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Amazing IPA and atmosphere

It's a dangerous place to visit! =D After trying the pilsner, I discovered the IPA Electron and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Goettingen, Germany
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Gisborne's Sunshine Brewery has been turning out delicious batch-brewed beer using all natural ingredients since 1989. Open for events, retail sales, tastings or a quiet beer and a bite to eat....just 100m from Waikanae beach. Our range of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
49 Awapuni Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
+64 6-867 7777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wondeful staff very easy going and chatty. Had a tasting board hop fiends really yummy. Highly recommend to beer lovers

Thank ScottS5931
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a dangerous place to visit! =D After trying the pilsner, I discovered the IPA Electron and loved it! =)

Thank Maggie-Sophie-K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on a Monday evening to take a look and was very impressed. Great choice of beers and very knowledgeable staff. Even had a quick tour of the brewery. Will visit again when next in Gisborne and will be looking out for their beer...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Great busy brewery lots of people great service nice beer and wine.easy parking clean toilets easy and quick access to bar

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Dropped in on a whim with a friend just to pass time and stumbled upon decent beer... staff was friendly... prices good.. beer decent.. would return and recommend

Thank HotGin
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We decided to drop in as we were staying in Gisborne - we didn't do the tour, just came in for some food and a pint. We went for the taster board (5 beers, $15) and a plate of cheese and biscuits (large, $30). The...More

1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

It was a fun and educational experience to visit this place. Had a tour of the brewing process and stations and we got to try the fresh brews on tap. Tried the set of 5 beers and it was just good fun with the mates....More

Thank France T
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We were here for the new year holiday and found quite a few places closed and the town somewhat deserted. Sunshine Brewery was like a gift from God and, together with Peppers Beach Bar, made our Gisborne stay a treat. There is a wide choice...More

Thank GlinysW
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The brewery was very interesting and the samples that we were given were very generous sizes. Learning a bit of the history and how the beer was made was very helpful. Loved the tasting board shaped like a surfboard. great place to visit but ensure...More

1  Thank margaret l
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Loved this place. A massive selection of beer all delicious. There is even a whole row of IPAs! It is also a great place to sit and enjoy a pint in a neat setting. You can takeaway your favourites as well.

Thank timtT6478JH
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7 April 2018|
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Response from margaret l | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least 40 mins, most cruise ships tender for Gisborne so that might add a bit of time as well. Would also depend on which route you took, direct or along the shore line.