The Rocks Historic Pub Tour

Culture & History
3 hours
Type: Culture & History
Duration: 3 hours

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In a city like Sydney, with its awesome coastline and iconic modern-day architecture you can be forgiven for spending your time at the beach, the botanical gardens or staying close to the Opera House. What most visitors don’t realise is you can experience all of these things and still get a flavour for the history and culture that made Sydney what it is today (and try some of the local beers and wines as you go). Submerged among the star attractions is the area known as The Rocks – where it all began, as far back as 1788.  

Starting in the popular Circular Quay area we’ll leave the crowds behind and wander up into the old historic quarter of Sydney, we'll swap the CBD streets for the winding cobbled ones hidden away in the Rocks. The purpose over the 3 hours is not to regurgitate a walking tour with too many key dates and famous historic characters or ghost stories (although I know a few) but to have a casual stroll through the area visiting a few pubs along the way and providing you an opportunity to find out a little bit more about how Sydney and Australian life works. 

A few of the highlights I’d suggest we include (but can change as you prefer): 

  • The Hero of Waterloo - the doors have been open to the locals for over 170 years - if we're lucky we can visit the famous cellar & tunnel 

  • The Lord Nelson - Sydney's oldest continuous pub brewery, serving their very own and now rather successful beers/ales. 

  • The Fortune of War – dates from 1828, retaining its old world charm and hamper style bar. 

  • The Sydney Rocks Markets - arguably the greatest markets Sydney has to offer we can swing by or swing straight through depending on your preference 

  • Harbour and Sydney Opera House look-out Point. 

What's covered: Map of the area with key places/information, sunscreen. Follow up support during your stay in Sydney via phone.

What's not covered: Food and drink.

Start location: 25 George Street, The Mercantile, The Rocks, Sydney, 2000

Max guests: 6

Location: Sydney, New South Wales,


Mon Not Available

Tue 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Wed 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Thu 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Fri Not Available

Sat 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Sun 12:00pm to 9:00pm





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