Pricing and Conditions

Adult $180.00 - $420.00
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Please note: we're working with two small copper stills, Luna & Sputnik, allowing for up to two participants per still Location: All classes will take place in our Papaiti Gin Distillery, 454 State Highway 4, Upokongaro/Whanganui Duration: Classes will take about 2.5 - 3 hours Preparation: You don't need to prepare at all, but if you want you can bring botanicals you'd like to use with you and already think about what you would like your gin to taste like before your class Bookings required.

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If you cancel your booking more than 14 days before the confirmed date of attendance you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between 7 and 14 days before the date of attendance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the date of attendance will not be eligible for a refund. Changing the date of your booking is free of charge up until 48 hours of the date of attendance but subject to availability.


Ever thought about making your own gin? Here's your opportunity: take a peak behind the scenes of Whanganui's first Craft Gin Distillery and learn everything there is about botanicals, distilling and, of course, crafting gin. This is as hands-on as it gets: you'll be introduced to a wide range of botanicals (and can even bring your own, if you have a special flavour in mind), pick your own mix and learn how to use a 5 litre copper still. And yes, you definitely get to take home your very own bottle of gin. Our master distiller Adrian will guide you through the whole process. Classes will take about 2.5 - 3 hours and don't need to prepare at all.

Opening times

Business hours:
Cellar Door Hours: Sat & Sun 10am-3pm, Classes: Wed & Fri 5-7:30pm, Sat & Sun 3-5:30pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year


454 State Highway 4, Whanganui Central, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
15km or 10 minute drive from Whanganui Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
10km north of Whanganui.

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