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Ventuno Historical Walking Tour & Lunch

Discover the history of Sydney’s Walsh Bay as historian Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks rewinds the clock to an earlier age, leading guests on a historical walking tour delving into local murders, mysteries and tales of ancient pubs, smugglers and street gangs

You will meet your guide and group at Ventuno in Walsh Bay, where you will be taken on a 1hr45min guided historical tour. Where more than a dozen sea-faring pubs had once stood humming with sailors, larrikins and locals alike, only three 19th century hotels would soon remain. Where once the elegant mansions of merchant princes gazed over private stores and wharves, rows of heavy brick terraces would begin to line the suburb’s streets. As we roam the cobbled alleys, timber wharves and spectacular lookouts of this notorious neighbourhood, we’ll unpack the forgotten lives of its local scallywags, sailors, smugglers and legends. We’ll delve into local murders and mysteries, evoke the secrets of ancient pubs and get to know the Millers Point Push — a 19th century street gang who once robbed and terrorised the area to keep their criminal control intact.

The tour will finish at Ventuno, where you will indulge in a sumptuous 2 course lunch.

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10am - 2pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 115, Children $ 115, Concession $ 115
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.ventuno.com.au/historical-walking-tour
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: