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Melbourne Chinatown Tours and Tickets

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Technically, over 5,000 miles separate Melbourne from the Chinese city of Shanghai. When standing on the corner of Swanston Street, however, in Melbourne’s CBD, and looking west down Little Bourke Street past rows of Chinese shops, it’s easy to forget you’re still in Australia—rather than Shanghai itself. With the lone exception of San Francisco, Melbourne’s Chinatown is the oldest of its kind in the entire Western world. Established in 1851 by laborers in Victoria’s gold rush, Melbourne’s Chinatown has thrived as the center of the city’s Chinese community. Walking beneath the towering red arch that marks the Chinatown entrance, the smell of dumplings and Sichuan cuisine seems to waft, lift, and rise above each narrow alleyway entrance. While once notorious for its opium and brothels, modern Chinatown is known for its food and colorful, cultural cuisine. Haggle with a vendor selling bright pink dragon fruit or cups of steaming green tea, and feast on miniature dim sum plates full of classic Cantonese flavor. If you ever come up for air between meals, visit the Chinatown Visitor Center and accompanying Chinese Museum, which explores the Chinese community’s history from gold miners up through today.

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Complete Melbourne Walking Tour

Complete Melbourne Walking Tour

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Join our tour guides for a walk through Australia’s culture capital and learn what makes this city great and so much more. When you arrive, you'll explore Melbourne with a local who can share the history of the city as well as point out things to do after your walking tour is done. Depot Adventures tour guides want to show you the real Melbourne – the city we know and love. Your tour will stop for a coffee and conclude near the Old Melbourne Gaol, where you learn about Australia’s most infamous bush ranger. After your tour is finished, your guide will brings the group to a classic Australian pub where you can experience traditional Aussie food.
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  • 3 hours
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Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

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Get a taste of Melbourne’s cultural diversity on this culinary walking tour through the city’s Chinatown. Explore this vibrant neighborhood with a local guide and stop in at authentic eateries to taste delectable dumplings. Learn about the history of Chinese cuisine and how it gets a distinct Melbournian twist. Compare notes on your favorite dumplings with other members of your small group, which is limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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Afternoon in Melbourne: Small Group Booze and History Tour
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Afternoon in Melbourne: Small Group Booze and History Tour

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Raise a glass to Melbourne's history while bar-hopping among some of the best watering holes in town. Hear tales of the Gold Rush, rebellions, royals, and Olympians while a fun-loving guide shows you how locals unwind. Order your drink of choice at a typical Aussie pub, a hidden speakeasy, a cozy wine bar, and another buzz-worthy surprise bar. It's a safe and social way to partake in Melbourne's famous bar scene while meeting fellow travelers.
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  • 3 hours
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Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

Melbourne Laneway Discovery Running Tour

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Squeezing in a workout while on vacation isn’t always easy, but this Melbourne running tour means you can work up a sweat and take in the sights along the way. Set out on a run around Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways; stop to admire the vibrant street art, local landmarks, and quirky shops; then re-fuel with coffee at a popular local café.
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  • 2 hours
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Best VR Escape Room Melbourne | 60 Minutes To Escape | Fun for the Whole Family

Best VR Escape Room Melbourne | 60 Minutes To Escape | Fun for the Whole Family

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You’ve heard of an escape room but have you ever done one with a virtual reality headset? Experience this unique game right in the heart of Melbourne and escape from reality. Don your VR headset and enter fantasy worlds with your group where you can fly through space and solve puzzles together. You have one hour to work with your team to complete the challenge and defeat your enemies.
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Private Afternoon in Melbourne Booze and History Tour with a drink in-hand

Private Afternoon in Melbourne Booze and History Tour with a drink in-hand

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Through gold rushes and rebellions, Olympics and royal visits, Melburnians have turned to ales, whiskeys, wines, and cocktails for comfort. Experience Melbourne’s unique bar scene on a private tour with a local guide and visit its unique watering holes. By the end of this private tour, you’ll discover that history really is better with booze (as if there was ever any doubt)!
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Private Tour of Melbourne

Private Tour of Melbourne

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Melbourne is Australia’s cultural hub and features a number of exciting landmarks. Take this private tour and discover the best that this city has to offer. See the colorful street art of Hosier Lane, walk through Australia’s oldest arcade, try authentic dumplings in Chinatown, and much more in just a few hours. This tour is entirely customizable to your group’s interests.
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  • 3 hours
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Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

Great Ocean Road Highlights Tour - 2 Days, 1 Night

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Join us on an exclusively private 'Highlights Tour' to explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road (and optional city tour) and all that it has to offer, in your own personal vehicle together with an experienced driver / tour guide. We are experts on The Great Ocean Road, focussing on ONLY this area. We visit all the main hot spots such as the world famous 12 Apostles, plus other must-see attractions including Maits Rest and Great Otway National Park. Stay overnight in the beautiful coastal township of Apollo Bay before a visit to the Twelve Apostles. Tour departs Melbourne 10:00am. Returns back to Melbourne on the following day at 4pm. All our vehicles are comfy air conditioned, with privacy shades, UV tinted glass, USB charging port. Plus free wifi & bottled water. *We also offer an upgrade with an Optional 2 hour walking tour of Melbourne CBD
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Night Bites — Experience Melbourne’s best street eats

Night Bites — Experience Melbourne’s best street eats

The city takes on a different character at night — shadowy alleyways, raucous bars, and excited theatre-goers. It’s with this backdrop that you’ll explore a city coming to life. Duck and weave through the crowds as you find yourself in three unique holes-in-the-wall from a cheeky standing bite. This is not your typical, sit-down-and-wait-an-hour-for-your-food walking tour. No, this experience will have you pushing crowds aside to find that perfect greasy pizza joint in the back of a dive bar, having your guide help you translate the mandarin menu from a dumping house, and exploring a restaurant that seems juuust on this side of the health code.
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