Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour with Drinks and Dinner

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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Location: The Rocks, Australia
  • Product code: 57530P1
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Adult (Age : 18 to 95)

You will be escorted, on foot to heritage pubs, where upon entry to each, you will be offered your choice of Australian craft beer, cider or wine.

Dinner is included. Simply present your booking confirmation to the DUTY MANAGER at The Australian Heritage Hotel (100 Cumberland St, The Rocks) to receive your meal and drink inclusion, no later than 5:30pm on the day of your tour. You can also choose to have your meal deal at the end of the pub tour (approximately 9:30pm) if you wish.

You must then make your way to Hart's Pub (cnr Essex & Gloucester Sts, The Rocks) to meet your guide at 6:30pm. Hart's Pub is a short 2 minute walk from The Australian Hotel. 


As your evening unfolds, you will gain exclusive access to hidden areas not open to the public, including, an original convict gaol cell, and a rooftop with spectacular views of The Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline. Your local guide will relish sharing the history and mysteries of The Rocks, as you hear why there are actually three pubs that can claim the mantle as ‘Sydney's Oldest Pub’. Learn how Australia's only military uprising was because of alcohol, and how the outbreak of the bubonic plague affected ‘the taste of a beer'.

Soak up the atmosphere of a once forgotten era, rife with corruption, shady characters and organised crime, and discover hidden tunnels used for rum smugglers and shanghaiing unsuspecting sailors, all with a drink in your hand. Fun, group photo’s taken throughout the tour will be available for free download from our social media platforms, so come and enjoy an ale and a tale, as you step out for a night on the tiles. Cheers.


  • Professional, local guide
  • 5 drinks
  • Dinner
  • Group photos
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Alcoholic Beverages


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

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Departure Point:

100 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia


3 hours 30 minutes(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 18 years

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Posted By : Andrew W

Awesome pub tour with Dave. We did this tour after doing the bridge climb and it was well worth it. There was tons of historical information, and not to mention a pint at every pub we went to. We did our free dinner at the end of the tour. In hindsight, I would have liked to have done the dinner before the tour because at the end everyone stayed put and continued to drink while we went off to get our free dinner. After a few pints together and 5 pubs later we were all becoming fast friends. Ambience was fantastic. Food was awesome. Beer was great. You have to do this tour with Dave if you have the chance while you are in town.

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Posted On : 2020-03-16

Posted By : Van H

Had a great time. Rob, our guide, did an outstanding job. He made the tour a lot of fun with interesting facts and stories about the area and culture. The beer was good as well.

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Posted On : 2020-03-12

Posted By : Melody J

Our "Dave" was great! Lots of history on this tour and great drinks and fun too. The dinner was quite delicious as well...we each had a pizza and they were delicious! If you're looking for a tour to get a bit of history and you like beer, this one is for you!

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Posted On : 2020-03-06

Posted By : Kelly B

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening “on the rocks” in Sydney, starting with pub dinner at the Australian Hotel pub, where we met our intrepid guide, Colin. Once we finished eating, we strolled to Harts pub for our introduction to the traditions and history of beer drinking as Sydney developed from its hard working origins, learned about “beer crimes” and how the Sydney drinking style developed. Col kept us highly entertained and slipped lots of history into the night.

I highly recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys ‘the bending of the wrist,” and who has an interest in local history.

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Posted On : 2020-01-27

Posted By : Michael A

This tour was fantastic. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, not just about beer, but also about the history of the area. It was a smaller tour which made it even more fun because we got to know the people in our group and there's nothing like having a few beers with people that are cool.

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Posted On : 2020-01-02

Posted By : Vicki G

Had a great time with Paul. He had a lot of knowledge and made the tour fun and informative. Great old pubs throughout the tour.

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Posted On : 2019-11-04

Posted By : Ana M

This tour was the highlight of our stay! Besides having great beers the tour guide wove an excellent tale of the history of various buildings in the area. We were a small group of 6 and enjoyed all the interactions. Highly recommend this tour!

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Posted On : 2018-03-01

Posted By : Caribe H

All of our tours in Sydney were great, but this was the best one. The beers were good, but the commentary and information provided on the Rocks area of Sydney was amazing and very interesting. Really liked walking the area with a guide and hearing all of the interesting stories.

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Posted On : 2017-12-23

Posted By : Kristofer A

One of the better tours I have been on. Excellent history of The Rocks and the local pubs while sampling some excellent Aussie beers. I highly recommend this tour.

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Posted On : 2017-12-07

Posted By : william b

Tough place to find to start the tour
Rob What is an X excellent guide/historian who knew both his history and his beers lots of fun great crowd and good beers

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Posted On : 2020-03-11