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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

  • Eat your way through Melbourne’s Chinatown on this 3-hour 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
Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
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Get a true taste of Melbourne’s food scene—and its delicious dumplings—on this 3-hour walking tour of Chinatown. Explore the vibrant neighborhood and stop at four eateries to sample their renowned dumplings. Between bites, learn about the history of Chinese immigrants in the city and how they’ve created their own distinct “Melbourne-Chinese” cuisine. Enjoy a small-group experience with personalized attention and a chance to know your fellow dumpling devotees.
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.

Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Ate some great dumplings and learned about Melbourne

A leisurely stroll and Melbourne history lesson as we made our way up from Flinders st to Chinatown (oldest such Chinatown in the world) to little Japan, sampling dumplings from a variety of styles. A small group of fellow travellers (8 or so) who were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank UrbanDecay1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great choices of dumplings with an amazing guide

Had a great time seeing the sites of my home town. The dumplings were unique in each place and very Delicious The guide was very knowledgeable with the venues as well as Melbourne history of Victoria. Small group of people which was great. Thanks for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matt O
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Great afternoon with lots of local knowledge!

I had a fabulous afternoon with Monique strolling through the small streets of Melbourne. The food tastings were lovely. We visited lots of small stores that I just wouldn't have found on our own. I always do food tours for the local knowledge and Monique...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mizzer51
WalkMelbourne, Owner at Walk Melbourne Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi Mizzer! I'm so glad you had a great time. The small stores we visit really are the heart of Melbourne and we love introducing you to them for some really meaningful souvenirs. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Got this as a gift. Wasn't too sure what to expect from a dumpling walking tour, but this was really enjoyable and the dumplings were tasty! The tour guide was really informative and friendly as well!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nick N
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile
Great way to see Melbourne!

Had a great time with a small group of ten! We visited four different restaurants and each had a great value add and different type of dumpling to try! Our guide was fantastic and extremely friendly - couldn't have faulted her. This tour exceeded expectations...More

Thank Jaimie H
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