- A sharing plate at each of the dumpling houses
- Tasting guidance through each menu.
- Guided historical walk through Melbourne
- Learn about Asian influence in Melbourne
- Beer, wine and soft drinks.
- Hotel transfers. Trams in central Melbourne are free.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Join a delicious tour of dumpling treasures in Melbourne. Learn all about dumplings from a knowledgeable guide and get some tips on how to eat these little packages of deliciousness. A definite must for dumpling lovers!
Spend an evening exploring the history and flavours of Chinatown on a 3-hour walking food tour. Meet your guide in central Melbourne and head to the Chinatown gates. Be sure to bring your appetite!
There's nothing Melbourne locals like more than a plate of yummy dumplings! But where to go? There's so much choice! This tour will give you a taste of several dumpling houses. They can be found throughout the city and each of them has its own special character.
4 venues; various delicious dumplings
On this 3-hour tour, you will visit 4 venues in the central city area that offer delicious dumplings. You will be walking a distance of about 1.5 km. Get ready to discover a range of different dumplings at Melbourne's most authentic places. As a bonus, you will learn all about Melbourne’s history, architecture and the strong influence the Chinese community has had since the goldrush days.
An expert guide
Your expert guide will introduce you to a collection of different dumplings at some of Melbourne's most authentic places. It is a very local experience. We believe that the tour includes some of the best dumplings in town. You and your taste buds will not regret it!
Melbourne and Chinese immigration
Melbourne is home to a mixed population. A large Chinese community has settled in the city. They began immigrating in the 1850s. The discovery of gold brought about Chinese immigration on a large scale to Victoria. Ships sailed from Hong Kong to Australia. Their cargo of men were all attracted by the "New Gold Mountain". It is back in those days that the Chinese community in Chinatown (Little Bourke Street) began to grow.
Melbourne's history of Chinese immigration is one of the reasons why Asian cuisine is big in this city. This tour will allow you to try out some of the finest dumplings you can find in the city. And you will learn much more about Melbourne's history thanks to an expert guide who will share his knowledge with you.
Chinatown is a distinctive and well-known area in Melbourne. Its establishment dates back to the gold rush days in the 1850s. It is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world and one of the oldest Chinatowns in the Southern Hemisphere. Melbourne Chinatown's essential character and main focus is along Little Bourke Street. You will find several small alleys left and right that link the area to Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street.
- Departure point: Corner Flinders Lane & Elisabeth St, Melbourne (outside the Persian Grill).
- Fixed departure time: 6 pm
- Tour duration: 3 hours
- Walking distance: 2 km