Belletti Restaurant several dishes on display

Food and Cultural Tours

Greater Dandenong has become a must-go destination for people who love food and culture. There are a number of tours available for those who want to explore the area in the company of an expert. 

We have various individual tours run across the year. Please see tour details below.

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Group bookings

If you have between 8 and 12 people who are interested in a group tour, please phone Council on 8571 1550 to discuss a tour date and time that is convenient to you.

Tour information

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Afghan Bazaar Cultural Tour

Experience Afghan culture and food through the gracious hospitality of a wide variety of traders in Dandenong’s Afghan Bazaar Precinct.

Your friendly tour guide will lead you on a journey to a far flung corner of the world, throwing light on the captivating Afghan culture.

The tours include visits to speciality shops, with an introduction to Afghanistan’s long history with Australia. Then continue the fun of the tour over a delicious meal in a local Afghan restaurant.

For general information about tours please visit the Tour FAQ below.

Little India Tour

Experience the wonderful smells, colourful sights and tantalising flavours of Victoria's first Little India Precinct located in Dandenong.

Your friendly tour guide will lead you on a journey through this vibrant precinct, awakening your senses and revealing the rich Indian culture.

You will learn about Indian history, culture, art and regional differences and see these locally through sari, sweets and grocery shops.

The tour includes a delicious meals in one of Little India's local restaurant’s. Located 30km from Melbourne's central business district, Little India, in and around Foster Street Dandenong, is Melbourne's only recognised Indian precinct.

For general information about tours please visit the Tour FAQ below.

Springvale Fresh Tour

Want to learn where to buy some of the best fresh produce?

Springvale is a mecca for flavours of Asia and is fast becoming the place to go, to purchase fresh ingredients to take home and cook as well as dine out.

Your tour guide will show you the hidden oasis of shops in Springvale offering fresh produce to take home and finish with a delicious, authentic Asian meal which will leave you wanting more.

For general information about tours please visit the Tour FAQ below.

NEW TOUR - Off the Menu Springvale

A walking discovery tour for adventurous eaters. 

Are you game to try the Vietnamese and Cambodian foods you’ll NEVER find on an English menu?

Join Springvale’s cultural ambassador Karl Lim for a fascinating two-hour stroll and eat like a local, trying off-the-menu delicacies like salted duck eggs, exotic fruits and super-tender and hearty slow-cooked winter stews made with all manner of offal.

Off the Menu is made for intrepid travellers who love tasting something new on trips abroad.

It offers an insider’s guide to Springvale’s food culture, where traditional cooks leave nothing to waste. 

For general information about tours please visit the Tour FAQ below.

25 Aug
Thursday 25 August, 6:00pm
Food Tours
05 Sep
Monday 5 September, 12:00pm
Food Tours
17 Sep
Saturday 17 September, 12:00pm
Food Tours
03 Oct
Monday 3 October, 11:00am
Food Tours
10 Nov
Thursday 10 November, 6:00pm
Food Tours

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you take private tours?

Yes, we do take group bookings. Telephone 8571 1550 to discuss.

When do the tours run?

Tours run on specific dates (as per booking links).

How long does a tour run for?

Tours take approximately two hours.

Where does the tour start?

The starting location for the tour is advised in your booking confirmation.

How much does the tour cost?

Tours typically cost $50 per person (including a meal). Please advise of any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking.

Can I cancel my booking?

Please ensure you read the tour terms and conditions before booking your ticket. 

For further information, please contact Greater Dandenong Business on 8571 1550.