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When Rum Ran The Rocks Tour
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Learn about the convicts that were forced to settle in The Rocks and hear amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship.

1800 459 388
Wharf 6,
Circular Quay, NSW, 2000
Duration: approximately 3.5 - 4 hrs.
Start Point: Booking Centre, Wharf 6, Circular Quay
End Point: Harrington Street, The Rocks
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL: Call 1800 459 388 for bookings within 24 hrs
Tour includes:
  • Guided historical walking tour of the Rocks from a local guide
  • Fascinating tales about convicts, settlers, publicans, bars and a military coup
  • Wine Tasting
  • Aussie BBQ including your choice of "self cook" (steak, chicken, lamb, kebabs, fish) or prepared meal (roast beef, roast pork or vegetarian pie) PLUS an all you can eat salad bar with roasted potatoes, gravy, salads, bread & sweets
  • Choice of drinks at each stop including beer, wine and at our last stop a cocktail!
The Rocks was Australia's first neighbourhood literally cut from the sandstone cliffs that rise above Sydney Harbour. Walk with us to learn about the convicts that were forced to settle in this area and hear amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship. Wind your way through the back alleyways, up the steps and back in time to uncover the stories and people who shaped this fledgling colony.  Hear all about Sydney’s oldest pubs, the first breweries, amazing convict tales and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all... rum!
Our first pit stop will be right in the heart of The Rocks where we'll enjoy a wine tasting while learning about wine appreciation and the wine industry here in Australia. Next we’ll explore the once seedy back alleyways, which today are very safe and feature many great photo opportunities.   
Then we’ll be off to participate in the most "Aussie" of traditions – a real back yard BBQ set amongst the sandstone arches and alleyways of the Rocks. Dinner is all you can eat so bring you appetite!  Take your time to eat as your guide shares more stories with you over your meal and drinks.
After dinner we’ll delve deeper into some of the most unique and off the track parts of the Rocks. This will give you some time to work off your meal and to hear more about some of the distinctive characters of the colonial era. We will also visit an archeological site like no other in Australia before enjoying some locally made craft beer. One last stop before we end the night in one of Sydney’s historical drinking venues for a cocktail. It’s only a 5 minute walk downhill to get back to the start of the tour and public transport hub.