Brewtown Upper Hutt Brewery Tour

Brewtown Upper Hutt Brewery Tour

Brewtown found its home in the old Dunlop’s Tyre centre in Upper Hutt. The buildings history dates back to 1949 and Brewtown has done an amazing job of preserving a lot of its history.

Join us on a tour of Brewtown and learn about its history and the breweries which have taken something old and are making something new.

Along the way enjoy a delicious lunch and beers from two of Brewtown’s award winning breweries.

Brewtown is situated within the South Pacific Industrial park owned by developer Malcolm Gillies who bought the 36,000 square metre site in 2008, two years after the closure of South Pacific Tyres. Prior to the 2006 closure of the Upper Hutt plant, Dunlop was New Zealand’s leading tyre manufacturer with a history in New Zealand dating back over 100 years. It played a key role in the development of New Zealand, providing not just tyres but a range of other rubber products needed for an expanding economy. The Dunlop factory had around 400 people working in it the day it closed in 2006. A similar number of jobs has been created across the businesses at the site today.


Booking is required. Email mike@craftbeertoursnz.co.nz to book.

Location: Meet at the gift/merchandise at Brewtown, 23 Blenheim Street Upper Hutt.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Maximum Capacity per tour: 12 people

Cost: $135 per person

Health and Safety: Heavy machinery on brewery floors so please wear closed shoes. Any food allergies must be brought to our attention.

Craft Beer Tours NZ & Brewtown Upper Hutt

Mike Henderson is the owner/operator of Craft Beer Tours NZ and is originally from Upper Hutt. Mike spent almost 20 years travelling and working as a tour guide around the world. In 2012 he came back home and has been working as a tour guide here ever since. Apart from travelling, he loves brewing beer and now showing off his hometown of Upper Hutt.

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