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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

By Walk Melbourne Tours
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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.
from
₱3,317.04
per adult
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₱3,317.04
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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

  • Expert commentary and history
  • Try different styles of handmade dumplings
  • Tea and water
  • Try Melbourne's hottest chilli sauce
What's not included
  • Other drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

Departure details
  • 40 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia We meet outside a store called 'Travellers Shop' on the corner of Flinders Lane and Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Note: This is NOT the same as Flinders Street.
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.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6846DUMPLING

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour?
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How much is Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour?
Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour price starts from ₱3,317.56. Discover and book Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour?
Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour is hosted by Walk Melbourne Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Walk Melbourne Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6846DUMPLING

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    40 Elizabeth St
    40 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    We meet outside a store called 'Travellers Shop' 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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About the operator

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miharvey60
miharvey60
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Melbourne Dumplings will change your Life!!
Wonderful tour led by Monique! Had an afternoon on a business trip from Tampa, Florida and signed up for tour to
johA9112LF
johA9112LF
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Highly recommended
Loved every minute of it. Great to understand coffee: it's source, history, how to get the most out of a coffee be
danbP3810JO
danbP3810JO
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Very good food walking tour.
Very good variety of food and tastes from different cultures, with some history added in. We would recommend this t
gracetng18
gracetng18
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Great tour, would recommend it!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. It was a perfect blend of Melbourne stories, great food and
Rhonda N
Rhonda N
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Exploring Melbourne
Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared historical information as well as taking us to many different ethnic re
LalaPanzi
LalaPanzi
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Simply superb
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours, traipsing around the laneways of Melbourne lead by a genial expert (Moni
filipe c
filipe c
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great experience
the guide was super knowledgeable, and gave us a comprehensive build-up to the history of Melbourne before we start
LeisureSuited
LeisureSuited
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Unmissable Melbourne experience
The coffee lovers walking tour was the perfect blend of exploration, information and superb coffee, hosted by the w
U8767OSpauld
U8767OSpauld
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Wonderful day out, good vibe and host
Wonderful day out, good vibe and group out to explore city and very informative host guide with lots of good food a
Roam625098
Roam625098
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A must experience while in Melbourne.
Dominique was not only funny, but was well informed. The stops were fantastic and ones we would not have experienc
Michelle T
Michelle T
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Great start to our stay in the CBD.
Amazing little unique shops specialising in coffee or Vietnamese food or chocolate in small side streets with chara
JoyS35841
JoyS35841
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Great Melbourne taster
A great taster for what Melbourne has to offer...food, history and local knowledge. Sue was a great guide who ensur
dungeyp
dungeyp
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Great afternoon food tour
A walking food tour is always a great way to get to know a new city. This tour is a perfect way to learn some of th
41marianag
41marianag
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Great way to explore Melbourne CBD
Monique is clearly very passionate about Melbourne and food, she is also a great storyteller. Since it was our firs
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Not a bad way to start your Melbourne experience
Great start to a stay in Melbourne. More local information and history than food. The food that we had was good, bu
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Therese B
1 contribution
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 17 January 2020
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WalkMelbourne
Thanks so much Therese. It was a pleasure to host you both! Sue
Written 27 January 2020
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elaine M
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
What a challenge, it was 36 degrees and we had 3 hours of walking ahead of us!!
Thanks Monique for a very pleasant tour, you were informative, very organised and have a great sense of humour. Your variety of choice of food was great, we will be back to sample more dumplings in Melbourne.
E and R
Written 16 December 2017
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jaimieh90
Eltham, Australia36 contributions
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 and I would definitely reccommend to any dumpling lover!
Written 28 April 2018
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Vanessa R
1 contribution
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 people and enjoying delicious dumplings. Our tour guide was Christie and she was amazing. 100% recommended.
Written 12 April 2018
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Megan
1 contribution
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 5 November 2019
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ken S
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
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 26 September 2019
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Lauren T
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
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 26 August 2019
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Michelle
2 contributions
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 23 August 2019
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Lacey S
Chapel Hill, NC3 contributions
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 10 July 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 16 July 2019
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dennismel
Melbourne, Australia1,182 contributions
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 8 May 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 30 June 2019
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