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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.
  • 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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Important Information
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
  • Expert commentary and history
  • Try different styles of handmade dumplings
  • Tea and water
  • Try Melbourne's hottest chilli sauce
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Went on the dumpling walking tour with 7 other people. We were taken to 4 quality restaurants that we had never considered entering. Our tour guide explained the different provinces of China and the differing types of dumplings. Fun night with plenty of quality dumplings to eat.
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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
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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!!
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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 to get back to my hotel on the tram at
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Response from WalkMelbourne, Owner at Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Hi Lacey - Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and tried some new foods.
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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 be surprised but I was. Total of 4 restaurants mixed with a bit of history.
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Response from Monique_WalkMelb, Owner at Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
Responded 29 Jun 2019
Hi folks - Thanks for your kind words. Sue is lots of fun and knows her dumplings! Glad you enjoyed it.
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