Hearty Australian food, craft beer from the brewery and sensational Sydney stories are forged together 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 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 1841 and thankfully not much has changed since the early days.
OUR BEST PICK FOR LUNCH:
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.
STORIES, SIGHTS AND SCALLYWAGS:
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 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. And Merchant Princes such as Captain Towns — whose excavated trove of long lost trade-goods offers a window into the treasures of Pacific shipping.
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 craft Beer — ensuring we truly savour the flavour of their history and get a chance to uncover their what lies within.
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.