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The Rocks Walking Tours

The Rocks Walking Tours Signature History and Pub tour

Where
Harrington St
The Rocks NSW 2000
Australia
When

Weekdays, 10:30am to 5pm Weekends, 10am to 5pm Friday 15 October 2021 to Thursday 31 March

Cost

Starting from: $450.00

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 firt 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: $450.00 per group + $10 per person beverage charge

  • Drink selection: schooner of beer; house red or white wine; soft drink

Call to book a time of your choice

  • Duration: 2.5 hour: two pub stops, finishing at the Hero of Waterloo

  • Group size: maximum 10 people per group

  • Cost: $500.00 per group + $20 per person beverage charge

  • Drink selection: schooner of beer; house red or white wine; soft drink

Covid-safe information

Your health is our top priority and we are following the advice of the government and implementing the following measures to keep all our guests safe:

Display appropriate signage in office to be CovidSafe

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Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption for all guests

Hand sanitiser at front desk for guests

Hand sanitising station in office for staff

Regular and routine cleaning and disinfecting of office surfaces and shared equipment throughout the day

Reviewing procedures and practices in line with changing government recommendations

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