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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
From US$ 62.32
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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
From US$ 62.32
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 (14)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
Great experience and food

We booked this adventure through Red Balloon and we were really happy with the experience we had. We got to know new dumpling places in the city and it was nice walking around, getting to know a bit of Melbourne history, having dinner with friendly...More

1  Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile
Yum yum!

The Dumpling Tour was fantastic. Not only did we get an education in dumplings we also learnt so much about Melbourne that we didn’t know. Full bellies and happy, great tour

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