Sarina Sugar Shed Tours

Food and Wine Tours

Sarina Sugar Shed is a multi-award winning attraction that offers a genuine and authentic paddock-to-plate food tourism experience and showcases the rich heritage of the sugar cane industry in Queensland.

Through their daily guided tours, Sarina Sugar Shed celebrates the achievements of the sugar cane pioneers who brought great prosperity to the region through their back-breaking work and mechanical ingenuity, and then, via their miniature mill, they demonstrate the process of taking the raw sugar cane plant and turning it into both crystallised sugar ready for refining and ethanol for alcohol production.

The journey ends with tastings of the products that they produce which highlight the many delicious uses of sugar, including rum, rum liqueurs and fruit liqueurs made onsite in the boutique distillery, plus their range of Sugar Shed chutneys, relishes and sauces, and non-alcoholic ginger beer.

With offerings in the café, such as light lunches, house-baked scones with strawberry jam, cheese and tasting platters using their own chutneys and relishes, and 8 flavours of ice cream made in-house, Sarina Sugar Shed is a true food tourism experience, satisfying the sweet tooth of all ages.



This 30 minute experience explains the distilling process at Sarina Sugar Shed, from the crushing of the cane to distilled cane spirit that creates our rum and liqueurs.

Tasting includes an exclusive selection of rum or rum liqueurs not available on our regular tour.

Running daily at noon, enjoy this tour on its own, or packaged with our 11am or 12.30pm Sugar Shed tour for the complete experience!

This is a great experience for dedicated rum lovers or those interested in finding out more about the rum distilling process from sugar cane juice to the finished product!

Bookings are strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

Note: Age 18+ only and animals are not permitted on tours (exception of assistance dogs).

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Discover the growing and harvesting of the sugar cane, complete a hunt for the critters that live in our sugar cane patch. Enter our miniature sugar mill to see how sugar cane is crushed, sample deliciously sweet sugar cane juice straight from our miniature mill – ‘Bill the Mill Junior”. Our stickers help the kids understand the machines that work in the process from turning juice into sugar. Touch and feel the different stages of the production from the bagasse to the sugar, taste the molasses!

During your tour (approximately 45 minutes), receive a free info sheet at the end, (great for school projects) and a quick fun quiz to help keep the young ones engaged – they are guaranteed to learn something! Finally, everyone gets to a chance to taste our non-alcoholic ginger beer brewed onsite, and freshly spun fairy floss for big and little kids!

Note – Adults at kids prices, however adults ticket does NOT include the full tasting. This can be purchased separately as a tasting session if desired.

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