Pub & history tour of The Rocks, Sydney

From: AUD145

per adult

Tour Starts: 5PM
Tour Length: 3.5-4 hours

Local English Speaking Guide Wine Tasting Aussie BBQ Dinner

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Pub & history tour of The Rocks, Sydney

Price: $145pp

Start Time:  5:00pm

Duration: 3.5-4 hours

Meets: Wharf 6, Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000

Finishes: Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Maximum Group Size: 12



  • Become an insider in the Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighbourhood
  • Hop between three unique local pubs, fuelled by tantalising historical tales
  • Check out Sydney’s sights from a different perspective
  • Indulge in local craft beer and an Aussie BBQ dinner
  • Mainstream sights with a Local English-speaking guide
  • Wine tasting, self-cook Aussie BBQ dinner OR prepared meal, all you can eat salad bar, two drinks with dinner, two drinks after dinner




Alright, let’s get to know Sydney a little better – what do you say?


Wind your way through the back alleyways, up the steps and back in time to uncover the stories and people who shaped this fledgling colony. Hear all about Sydney’s oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all…rum!


As Australia’s first neighbourhood, the Rocks was literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. On this Sydney walking tour, we’ll carve out a narrative of this neighbourhood’s history, starting with the convicts that were forced to settle here and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.


Along the way we’ll make pit stops at some classic local spots, starting off with a wine tasting in the heart of the Rocks and a lesson in wine appreciation and the local wine industry. From there, we’ll explore the once seedy back alleyways, which today are very safe and feature many great photo opportunities.  


Experience how locals enjoy their drinks

Then we’ll be off to participate in the most “Aussie” of traditions – a real backyard BBQ set amongst the sandstone arches and alleyways of the Rocks. Be sure to bring your appetite because you can choose from steak, chicken, lamb, kebabs, fish or a prepared meal of roast beef, roast pork, or vegetarian pie. Oh, and an all you can eat salad bar and a couple drinks to wash it all down with. Take your time to eat as your guide shares more stories with you.


After dinner we’ll delve deeper into some of the most unique and off-the-beaten-track parts of the Rocks. Not only will you get to work off your meal and hear more intriguing historical stories, we’ll also visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia, before hunkering down to enjoy some locally made craft beer.


Before this rather unique Sydney tour comes to an end, we’ll be hitting up one of Sydney’s most historical drinking establishments for a cocktail. Gotta end in style!


Additional information:


Please have proof of age ID with you (driver’s license or passport) just in case, as you must be 18+ to participate in the tour. You have the choice between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, so if you’re not a drinker but still interested in the neighbourhood and its history, you’ll still have a great time!