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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

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Discover the best dumplings in Melbourne’s Chinatown on a walking tour with an expert guide. Sample a variety of delicious dumplings at four different restaurants while hearing about Melbourne's history and culture. Find hidden gems and learn the story of their chefs and cuisine from your guide, who shares a love of Melbourne's culinary delights with your small group, which is limited to 10 people.
  • Eat your way through Melbourne’s Chinatown on this dumpling tour
  • Sample dumplings at four eateries and try the city’s hottest chili sauce
  • Learn about Chinese immigrant history and their cuisine in Australia
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 10 guests per tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the entrance to Chinatown, where your dumpling walking tour begins. Before heading to your first stop, hear informative commentary from your guide about the history of Chinese immigration to Australia, which began in the 1850s. And as you explore various dumpling eateries, learn how the Chinese population influenced the city’s cuisine—and even created a “Melbourne-Chinese” adaptation that is much beloved by locals. Enjoy an evening of eating as you sample specialty dumplings at four different venues and learn the process of dumpling making. If you dare, you can even try Melbourne’s hottest chili sauce on top of a dumpling. Compare tasting notes with your fellow dumpling fans—no more than 10 of them, as this small-group tour ensures a personalized experience. After a light, satisfying meal and covering about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers), your tour ends in central Melbourne.
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Departure Point
28-32 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Return Details
131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Local guide
  • Shared dumpling plates
  • Tea and water
  • Other drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour maximum 10 participants
  • Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn’t recommend this tour and the lovely tour guide higher. Very lovely and relaxed tour guide who was very informative about Melbourne and dumplings. We were a very small group which made for a cosy night and guide was very accommodating about some unforeseen...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this tour, there was a great variety of dumpling to taste, the tour guide Sue was so interesting and full of knowledge. Amazing tour!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mishie86
Reviewed 10 July 2019

Monique was a great tour guide and really knows her dumplings! The amount of food was quite plentiful and it was nice to try some things I wouldn't have ordered for myself - they were all delicious! Monique was kind enough to direct me how...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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WalkMelbourne, Owner at Walk Melbourne Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Hi Lacey - Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and tried some new foods.

Reviewed 9 May 2019

I received this tour as a gift and I'm so glad I did. There was 4 of us in the tour and Sue was the guide. I've eaten in MANYYY Melbourne restaurants and cafes so it was going to take a bit for me to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dennis M
Monique_WalkMelb, Owner at Walk Melbourne Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

Hi folks - Thanks for your kind words. Sue is lots of fun and knows her dumplings! Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 February 2019

This tour was the most fun! Great tour guide (Sue), and group of people. We learnt alot about the various styles of dumplings, and sauces, the social context and history of the food, and of Melbourne in general. We're born and bred in Melbourne but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stacey F
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