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Rocky Revelations: Pub Crawling, Beer/Wine Tasting and Historic Walking Tour in The Rocks

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Start time

    2:30pm and 6:30pm

    Don’t forget to be on time. Your guide will love you for it!

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Harts Pub, Essex St & Gloucester Street, The Rocks.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point.

Key Highlights

  • Head out for a dose of pub crawling mixed with a historic walking tour through The Rocks
  • Visit 4 different pubs and get to sample a beer or house wine at each
  • Garner fascinating insights into the history of the first European settlement in the country
  • Dig into all the gossip and legends around how the larrikin gangs rule the area
  • Discover the oldest haunted place in Sydney and the place where Bubonic Plague started
  • Revel in all the stories about the fight for becoming ‘Sydney’s Oldest Pub’
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!


A one-of-a-kind way to explore Sydney’s incredible history, this Pub Crawling Tour through The Rocks neighborhood is perfect for one and all. Whether you are a beer connoisseur or just love your brews or even if history is your priority, this trail has you covered with an unforgettable experience. 

Our unique journey will help you explore Sydney’s history and pubs in one go. As you stroll through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks, moving from one watering hole to another, your guide will fill you in on all the gossip, shouts, and stories of Australia’s first European settlement. Dig into fascinating anecdotes of the assortment of legends, gangs, and hauntings this famous neighbourhood is drenched in - from larrikins to colonial politics, all while savouring some of the finest brews of the city.

The tour includes a choice of a beer (285ml/10oz), house wine, or soft drink at each of the four pubs we will be visiting along with a two and a half hour guided walking tour of The Rocks. Find out all about the fight for the title of “Sydney’s Oldest Pub”, how a bunch of ‘Larrikin Gangs’ rule the area, the intriguing concept behind ‘6 O’Clock Swill’, how beer quelled the rum rebellion, where the Bubonic Plague started and how it was controlled, the constant fight over controlling The Rocks, the oldest haunted place in Sydney and much more. One of the best ways to explore The Rock, we’d say!

About the Supplier: One of our favourite associates (we mean, come on, who doesn’t like beer?) in offering unique experiences is Dave’s Travel Group who offer exclusively-crafted brewery tours and other culinary trails. With a simple philosophy which is “all about showing you local as we love it all; food, drinks, history, and culture”, they are known for bringing people together to taste and experience the craftsmanship of local Aussie producers - whether  it’s on a behind the scenes brewery tour or a walk back in time through our pub culture on a pub walk or even a coffee and dessert trail.


  • Historic walking tour (A walk back to the past!)
  • Drink at 4 local pubs - choice of craft beer, cider, wine or soft drink (We’ll leave you brew-static!) 


  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

Please note

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

This activity is for adults only.Those under the age of 18 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

The pub tours from Dave’s are true-blue behind-the-scenes experiences, which means that the itineraries might vary sometimes to accommodate brewery operations. These guys truly love their beer, so, sometimes they might even change the itineraries slightly to accommodate some beer-related activities going on in town that - and would be totally worth it!

You too can a chance to participate in the itinerary. If you do have a MUST-SEE beer spot, do let us know when making your booking (mention it in our Special Requests section) and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.

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