The Rocks Pub Walking Tour - Sydney

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    5 Essex St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Drink In History and explore Sydney's most historic settlement on The Rocks Pub Walk. This 2.5 hour small group historical walking tour visits four of Sydney's oldest pubs, stopping for a drink of craft beer, wine or cider in each. Discover the myths, meet the legends of Sydney's oldest pubs!


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

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Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs and locals of the past as you share a drink in 4 of Sydney's oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys and cobbled streets of The rocks, Sydney's historic area, as they share the gossip, shouts and stories of Australia's first European settlement.

Tour includes: A choice of a craft beer, wine or soft drink (285ml/10oz) at each pub and a 2.5 hour guided walking tour of The rocks covering:

  • Sydney's Oldest Pub
  • The first drink in Australia
  • Larrikin Gangs
  • The 6 o'clock Swill
  • Bubonic Plague Outbreak
  • The Fight for The rocks
  • Haunted places
  • ....and more



Professional guide

Entry/Admission - The Rocks


Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Minimum age is 18 years

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • 05-Nov-2022

    Greg our guide was full of interesting info and banter(!) and pace of tour was nice & relaxed with good choice of tipple at each stop.

  • 03-Nov-2022

    The tour guide Noorlindah was warm and welcoming. We had a small group and it was a wonderful mix of casual conversation, learning, culture, and incredible food!

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Wonderful time learning about the Rocks and sampling a few brews with a great guide who has the 'gift of gab' and storytelling.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Our second tour with Colin (Hunter tour first time) and it was fantastic. The history of the Rocks and the colony in the early days is amazing. Doing the tour with a group of Americans, a Canadian and some Aussies was fun. But nothing prepares you for the history as you sit in amongst the bricks and mortar and sandstone while sipping the local ale. Thank you Colin and Daves Tours.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    It amazed me at how much history is in one little area and I learnt so much in a little amount of time thanks to Dave Pub Tours. It was a really fun and cool experience. The guide Dave Pino was very informative, passionate, and engaging. 2 friends and I went and we raved about this tour the next day. I highly recommend you do this. I also live in Sydney and work in the rocks and yet I didn't know more than half of what was shared on the tour. I have found some new, cool places to meet with friends to have a drink and a yarn. The guide was professional, I got my monies worth and will be telling a lot of people that if they get the chance to do this to take the opportunity.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    What a great walking tour. Fun, great info about the Rocks area and great beer too. Our guide was Pino, and he was so much fun to walk around with and share a few beers with. We had a great mix of tourists from all over on our walk. Highly recommended.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Absoloutly fantastic tour. Dave bás á great guide and told the story of the rocks in an interesting way. The pund were great

  • 22-Oct-2022

    Fun and informative! Highly recommend. Really cool way to learn history and make new friends along the way :)

  • 17-Oct-2022

    I've lived in Sydney for decades and went to parts of The Rocks that I didn't know existed (obviously not the pubs... although we did go to one I hadn't been to before - win!). Pinno was great: enthusiastic, knowledgeable and good fun. Highly recommended for locals and visitors alike.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    This tour should be mandatory for all tourists. I can't think of a better introduction to Sydney, and Australia in general. Dave (Pinno) our guide did a fabulous job putting the history of Sydney's (white) settlement in perspective. There was so much I didn't realise about the early days of the colony. How can you fault a history tour that involves mandatory consumption of beer? Maybe a shot of rum to kick off the tour would have been more historically accurate. Can't wait to take Dave's other pub tours. Highly recommended.

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