Step through the grand red gates of Melbourne's Chinatown and enter a world of authentic Asian cuisine, karaoke, cocktail bars and fashion boutiques.

Explore the strip of 19th-century buildings between Swanston and Spring Streets on Little Bourke Street – Australia's oldest Chinatown.

Dumplings and chilli kicks

Fill your belly in the renowned Asian restaurants Shark Fin Inn and Westlake, where yum cha is the word for lunch, or try the fabulous Flower Drum for Cantonese fine dining. Sample the city's best dumplings at HuTong Dumpling Bar, Shandong Mama and China Red.

Bright lights, big nights

Choose the perfect spot for dinner, then follow the lanterns and neon lights down a laneway or up a flight of stairs for cocktail sorcery at Manchuria, New Gold Mountain or Union Electric. Kick on with late-night karaoke at Heroes.  

Chinese Australia

Visit the Museum of Chinese History in Cohen Place and learn the story of Chinese Australia. Take a guided walk through Little Bourke Street's buildings and lanes to uncover more of Melbourne's hidden history.


Join the fun at yearly Chinatown festivals. Don't miss the Asian Fun Festival in spring, showcasing Asian culture, food and music, and the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.

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