The arrival of the British in Australia in 1788 brought not only convicts but also drinking habits from back home in England.
And so began a way of life for both convicts and gaolers trying to survive a foreign land as “rum” provided not only entertainment and escape but became a form of currency in the colony.
Leisurely walking through Sydney’s colonial district you will get up close & personal with the living history and British heritage of The Rocks. Wander through hidden alleys and laneways and hear stories about the many characters and rogues that called The Rocks home.
Some of the stories you will learn about are:
the six o'clock swill
which pub is really Sydney's first pub
what was the "Blow my Skull off" cocktail that was popular with sailors in the 1800s
Sydney's first brewer
Tour finishes at The Hero of Waterloo Hotel with a tour of the haunted cellar and an ice-cold beverage sharing stories around the bar.
Book online or call to book a time of your choice
Duration: 2-hour tour: one pub stop
Group size: maximum 10 people per group
Cost: $500.00 per group + $10 per person beverage charge
Drink selection: schooner of beer; house red or white wine; soft drink