4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
History comes alive on a guided walking tour through Sydney's historic Rocks precinct. Join your local guide to visit the pubs, lanes and buildings that make the Rocks one of Sydney's most popular and atmospheric districts. Hear tales from the days when this was Sydney's most dangerous and unruly location, and enjoy a wine tasting and traditional Aussie BBQ dinner on this expertly guided tour with a local.


  • The Rocks walking tour with BBQ dinner
  • Walk with a local guide through Sydney’s most historic district
  • Hear tales from Sydney’s wild convict days
  • Stop for a wine tasting in a Rocks pub
  • Enjoy a typical Australian BBQ dinner

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A fantastic combination of Sydney’s history, Australian wine and the great Aussie BBQ. This small-group walking tour is led by local guides who are passionate about their city and love sharing stories of the convicts, settlers, and bars and pubs of Sydney's historic Rocks district.

What You Can Expect

Sydney Walking Tour: The Rocks Including Wine Tasting and Aussie BBQ

The Rocks, Sydney

Your tour starts beside Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district. Led by your local guide, wind your way through backstreets and alleyways, and hear tales about the convicts who settled this area. Your guide will reveal how the early settlers cut through the sandstone cliffs to build homes and roads in the fledgling colony.

Drop into a local pub to enjoy a wine tasting, and hear about Australia's famous wine industry. Then follow your guide into the photogenic alleys before stopping off for a barbecue dinner in the setting of the Rocks’ sandstone lanes and arches. Listen to stories about the Rocks as you share food and drinks at this all-you-can-eat feast of barbecue-your-own steak, chicken, lamb, kebabs or fish, or order a prepared meal of roast beef, roast pork or vegetarian pie. There's also an all-you-can-eat salad bar, roast potatoes, bread and choice of desserts, with beer and wine included.

Then return to the Rocks’ tucked-away lanes to visit archaeological remains from the convict days of 200 years ago. Hear more fascinating anecdotes about convicts, settlers, publicans, bars and a military coup, and end your tour with a cocktail at a historic pub, just five minutes from Circular Quay.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We really liked this walking tour. A very nice introduction to the history of Sydney. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The wine tasting was rather limited - it wasn't a 'described wine' tasting, but rather a $7.50 credit which worked on an automated set up -- enough for two small tastings out of a large variety of wines with no description of the wines or the wineries.

The BBQ on the other hand was excellent. One choose the type of meat and then cooked it yourself on a large grill. My wife and I had lamb, others had beef or even fish or skewers.

All in all, good value for money here.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a great walking tour and Michelle was a great host! There was only 4 people in our group so it was really personal!

From USD $ 126.37

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