Gin & Joy: Hobart’s Esplanade to Host 40 Craft Distillers for the Ultimate 2024 Celebration!

Get ready for an exciting gin-filled extravaganza at the Hobart Esplanade in 2024! Your ticket grants you unlimited Gin samples (sensibly of course), tonic, soda water, and a cool tote bag, along with the opportunity to chat with 40 Aussie craft distillers and purchase their unique bottles.

Food trucks will be on hand to complement your G&T experience, while Long Rays mixers are proud sponsors of the event, ensuring your drinks are top-notch.

Explore the diverse world of Australian gins with distillers from all states presenting their signature creations infused with native botanicals and locally-sourced ingredients. From classics to contemporary and flavoured gins, it’s a juniper celebration not to be missed. Join us for a day of flavour, discovery, and good company in 2024!

3 Hour
Tasting Sessions


5.30pm – 8.30pm


12.00pm – 3.00pm


4.00pm – 7.00pm

Tasting session tickets include:

  • Long Rays Tonic & Soda Water

  • Ice, Water & Tasting Cup
  • 30 Distillers to meet

  • 200+ Gins to taste
  • Tote bags for your purchases

  • 3 Hour Tasting Session


From $110 per ticket which includes the following 3 hour tasting session.

Delve into the vibrant world of finger limes, infusing your gin experience with an exotic burst of citrus like never before.

Saturday 26 October – 11am – 12pm

Join us for an exclusive experience with the Little Things Gin Distillery Masterclass where you’ll embark on a journey of discovery through the art of gin-making.

Saturday 26 October – 3pm – 4pm

Distillery Discoveries & Familiar Faces

Featuring a distillery discovery and one of our familiar faces at the Hobart Gin Festival this year.

Distillery Discovery

Daylesford Spirits

Daylesford Spirits

Daylesford Spirits takes pride in producing small batches of premium, handcrafted spirits that reflect the spirit of the community and the surroundings. Endowed with a pristine environment, an abundance of natural spring water and divine scenery, a proud culture and a thriving artisanal scene.

The blueberry gin is bursting with flavour and vibrancy. The aroma delightfully embodies blueberry notes, complemented by subtle hints of juniper and citrus. This is a unique representation of the flavours that the Daylesford region provides.

Familiar Face

Ester Spirits

Ester Spirits

Ester Spirits was created by two Sydney dedicated hospo veterans, a husband and wife team. You’ve seen them before at our festival and they’re back again! Come try the exceptional range of gins they have on offer.

The Strong Gin: the beauty of the recipe means that, somehow, nothing stands out save for the remarkable layered texture, and symphony of balanced flavours. It’s been dubbed a gin geek’s gin and was titled as World’s Best Navy Gin, yet there is nothing elitist about it: just a beautifully crafted and quintessential cocktail gin that is built for the classics.

Suggested Stays

From $138/Per Night

Princes Wharf No1 – 650m
4 Star Hotel

From $198/Per Night

Princes Wharf No1 – 90m
4 Star Hotel

From $288/Per Night

Princes Wharf No1 – 150m
4 Star Hotel

From $309/Per Night

Princes Wharf No1 – 250m
5 Star Hotel

Responsible Service of Alcohol practices will be observed. Enquiries:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your ticket grants you entry to the tasting session specified on your ticket and includes a tote bag for take-home purchases. All distillers will be running tastings throughout the session, which is included in your ticket price.

There is no limit to the amount of gins you can sample however we highly suggest that you pace yourself over the 3 hour session. The distillers will pour a small sample of gin into your tasting glass and you can either add your own Long Rays mixer or sample it neat. There will also be a spittoon at each stand should you wish to mouth sample only.

Drunken and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated and at our discretion anyone deemed to be intoxicated will be escorted from the venue.

If you have lost or are having trouble finding your ticket, go to Eventbrite and login with your email address and password. You will be able to resend your ticket/s to your email address or print them out from your account. Please contact if you are still having issues.

Yes, you can give your ticket to whoever you like. There is no need to change the name on the ticket. You will not be refused entry if you are not the person named on the ticket however they will still be required to check in with the ticket.

All attendees must be 18 years or older and must have a ticket for the event.

Your ticket will include the start time and duration of your tasting session. This information is also available on Eventbrite. If you are late, you will not be allowed to stay for the following session. Please note that final samples will be served 15 minutes prior to the end of the session to give you time to finish your drinks, finalise your purchases, and make your way to the exit.

Yes! You may buy bottles of gin from the distillers to enjoy at home.

Coffee, water, tonic and soda are included in the ticket and will be available during the tasting sessions.

Card is preferred for purchases at the event, and some of our events are completely cashless. All distillers and food vendors will accept EFTPOS payments.

Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible. Events taking place in multi-level buildings will have lifts available if needed.

Given that this is a licensed event, we do recommend utilising public transport to get to the venue and to get home. Some venues will have parking available. Please check the websites of our venue partners for further details, availability and cost.

Refunds are only issued if you request a refund 30 days prior to the event or if the event is cancelled. If you can no longer attend, you may give or sell your ticket to another person. Tickets are fully transferable for the same session on the scheduled day. To request a refund go to your Eventbrite accounts dashboard to request a refund.

Some people change their mind and cancel their refund request so all refund requests are actioned approximately five weeks prior to the festival date.