Exploring the many faces of the murky maritime village of Millers Point, this private tour features hearty Australian food, craft beer (from an onsite brewery) and sensational Sydney stories to create a unique historical odyssey. Our tour will explore the best of Miller’s Point, Walsh Bay, Dawes Point & Observatory Hill.
A delicious pub lunch & pint of craft beer is included at our mid-tour-stop inside the iconic LORD NELSON HOTEL & BREWERY. This infamous historic pub in the heart Miller’s Point has been serving scallywags since 1842 and thankfully not much has changed since the early days. We’ll also be stopping into the equally historic HERO OF WATERLOO PUB for another beer inclusion after a waterside wander along Walsh Bay.
The Lord Nelson’s chunky Beef Pie with mushy peas, mashed potato & pub gravy: A genuine Aussie classic. Once combined with a Pint of the Nelson’s award winning Three Sheets Pale Ale you’ll realise why the saying “Thank the Lord” holds new meaning in this part of Sydney. Vegetarian options and meals of equal value available as well.
From legendary convicts to merchant mansions, every street tells a story in this history drenched neighbourhood.
As we roam the cobbled alleys, timber wharves and spectacular look-outs of this notorious neighbourhood, we’ll unpack the forgotten lives of its local scallywags, sailors, larrikins, gangsters, smugglers and legends.
Our quest will animate the tales of colourful convicts such as Jack ‘The Miller’ Leighton — whose untimely death in 1826 reminds us that windmill-maintenance and heavy drinking are not a great match.
We’ll dig up brutal street fights that started at the pub and ended at the local morgue and get to know the Millers Point Push: an infamous street gang who once robbed, terrorised and murdered to keep their criminal control of the area intact over the late 19th century.
Best of all, our exploration will reveal the fascinating lives of two of the area’s longest standing residents — The Lord Nelson Hotel & Brewery (1842) and The Hero of Waterloo Hotel (1843). These iconic drinking-wells are relics of another age whose sandstone walls are layered thick with the scars and secrets of all they’ve seen. Included in our visit to both of these historic Pubs will be a delicious pint of beer — ensuring we truly savour the flavour of their history and get a chance to uncover their unique personalities.
If you like sea-faring stories about the smuggling of rum, the Shanghai-ing of sailors and the curse of the black plague, then this is the tour for you.