If you ask a Sydneysider about Balmain, they think of 3 things: the Balmain Tigers footy team, Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser and pubs. Lots of pubs. In fact, Balmain has the highest pub-to-person ratio in Australia.
This 3-hour walking tour of this peninsula on Sydney Harbour covers Balmain's sordid history of escaped convicts,dodgy gangsters and corrupt politicians. In between weaving the backstreets, you'll stop for a drink of craft beer, wine or cider in 4 of the area's most iconic and oldest pubs.
You can enjoy a choice of craft beer or wine in each pub that you visit!
Tour highlights include:
- Balmain's Oldest Pub
- The Balmain Watch House, and stories of Balmain gangsters
- The Balmain Tigers' 'Team of the Penitentiary'
- Duelling colonists
- The murderous confectioner
- The hidden treasure of Australia's most audacious robbery- and many more tales of murder, vice and intrigue