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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour provided by Walk Melbourne Tours

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
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Get a true taste of Melbourne’s food scene—and its delicious dumplings—on this walking tour of Chinatown. Explore the vibrant neighborhood and stop at various 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Eat your way through Melbourne’s Chinatown on this dumpling tour
  • Sample many dumplings 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 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 your tour ends in central Melbourne.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Eat your way through Melbourne’s Chinatown on this dumpling tour
  • Sample many dumplings 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 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 your tour ends in central Melbourne.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6846DUMPLING
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Expert commentary and history
  • Try different styles of handmade dumplings
  • Tea and water
  • Try Melbourne's hottest chilli sauce
Exclusions
  • Other drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 28-32 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia We meet outside a store called 'The Persian Grill' on the corner of Flinders Lane and Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Note: This is NOT the same as Flinders Street.
  • 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We end at our final venue, which is next to the tram stop on Bourke St and a 5-10 minute walk to Parliament train station.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Expert commentary and history
  • Try different styles of handmade dumplings
  • Tea and water
  • Try Melbourne's hottest chilli sauce
Exclusions
  • Other drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 28-32 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia We meet outside a store called 'The Persian Grill' on the corner of Flinders Lane and Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Note: This is NOT the same as Flinders Street.
  • 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We end at our final venue, which is next to the tram stop on Bourke St and a 5-10 minute walk to Parliament train station.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We end at our final venue, which is next to the tram stop on Bourke St and a 5-10 minute walk to Parliament train station.
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 13, 2021
A note from Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
We always comply with Government health regulations with regards to the wearing of masks and vaccination requirements of staff and guests. As of Nov 5, 2021 it is a Victorian Government health requirement to provide proof of full vaccination when eating and drinking indoors.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    28-32 Elizabeth St
    28-32 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    We meet outside a store called 'The Persian Grill' on the corner of Flinders Lane and Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Note: This is NOT the same as Flinders Street.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Flinders Lane
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    131-135 Bourke St
    131-135 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    We end at our final venue, which is next to the tram stop on Bourke St and a 5-10 minute walk to Parliament train station.
    See address & details
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Therese B
1 contribution
Informative and yummy!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Such a fantastic tour. As a local Melbournian, even I learnt so much about the city and some great local spots to eat delicious dumplings. Our tour guide, Sue, knew so much about each different dumpling and the significance of each dumpling to Melbourne and the Chinese region the dumpling extends from. Fantastic experience, well worth going.
Written January 17, 2020
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WalkMelbourne
Thanks so much Therese. It was a pleasure to host you both! Sue
Written January 27, 2020
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Megan
1 contribution
Fun evening
We enjoyed the tour, meeting Monique and of course eating great dumplings. As locals we learnt new things about our great city along the way. The fact that it was an amazing Spring evening also helped. It was really interesting.
Written November 5, 2019
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ken S
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Yummy informative night
Sep 2019 • Couples
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. Learnt so much about the history of the Melbourne settlement of 1800’s along the way too. Fun night out!
Written September 26, 2019
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Lauren T
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Delicious and Delightful Dumpling Tour
Aug 2019 • Couples
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 circumstances on our part. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written August 26, 2019
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Michelle
2 contributions
Tasty and interesting tour
Aug 2019 • Friends
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!!
Written August 23, 2019
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Lacey S
Chapel Hill, NC3 contributions
A fun food tour in Melbourne
Jul 2019 • Solo
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 the end also.
Written July 10, 2019
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WalkMelbourne
Hi Lacey - Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and tried some new foods.
Written July 16, 2019
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dennismel
Melbourne, Australia1,174 contributions
Worth doing - even if you're a local
May 2019 • Friends
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.
Having lived in Melbourne almost my entire life, I loved this tour - especially the history part. There wasn't too much where I was getting bored but a couple of minutes in various parts was great including Block Arcade, Bourke St Mall , Chinatown - really interesting stuff.

Food wise - I won't spoil where we went but all were different and all delicious.
I recommend you do this tour and personally 4 + a guide is a perfect number. Well done and keep up the great work.
Written May 8, 2019
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Hi folks - Thanks for your kind words. Sue is lots of fun and knows her dumplings! Glad you enjoyed it.
Written June 30, 2019
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Stacey F
1 contribution
Dumplings, Dumplings, Dumplings!
Jan 2019 • Couples
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 still learnt something new, and were taken to lots of interesting locations.
A great night!
Written January 31, 2019
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Peter R.
2 contributions
Ate some great dumplings and learned about Melbourne
Jan 2019 • Couples
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 very nice, and a knowledgeable guide. A fun and different Melbourne food experience.
Written January 17, 2019
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Matt O
1 contribution
Great choices of dumplings with an amazing guide
Jan 2019 • Friends
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 a great night out and would recommend to do this tour.
Written January 14, 2019
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