Online Melbourne Experience: Baking Australian Biscuits

Learn how to make ANZAC biscuits, a sweet biscuit from Australia, in the comfort of your own home! In this hands-on virtual baking class, you’ll get to make and eat your own traditional Australian biscuits while learning about their history and what other interesting traditions we do to remember and celebrate our war veterans. This is one for the whole family as kids will love making these super tasty treats! Note: This tour starts at either 11am or 8pm loal Melbourne time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local Melbourne time.


  • Learn to make delicious ANZAC biscuits at home, with products available in any supermarket

  • Hear about the stories and traditions of these humble biscuits and what else we do to commemorate and celebrate our war veterans

  • Learn about other local foods commonly eaten in Australia

  • Get a glimpse into the home of a local Melbourne family and meet new friends from around the world

Local English-speaking guide
Personal items
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide

What isn't included in the tour?

Ingredients, personal items

Where do we meet?

From the comfort of your own home! This tour starts at either 11 am or 8 pm local Melbourne time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local Melbourne time

Where does the tour end?

From the comfort of your own home

What is the duration of the tour?

Up to you!

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity


Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By taking this tour, you are supporting local tour guides who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We will donate AUD $1 per person to the ANZAC Appeal, which supports the veteran community in times of need.
  • Your online experience will start with a welcome from your Australian host, and the chance to meet any other participants joining from around the globe. You’ll share your own interests in Australian cuisine, go through all the ingredients and equipment, and have the chance to ask any questions before you start making your own ANZAC biscuits. Before we start baking, you’ll have the chance to join your host in a Gunfire drink, which in Australia is made with coffee and rum. Your host will explain the origins of this drink, however, you’re welcome to substitute this for any drink you like. Then it’s time to bake! As you begin making your biscuits, your host will share with you where the name of these biscuits comes from and why Australian families started baking them over 100 years ago. ANZAC biscuits hold a special place in the heart of many Australians and your host will share with you their stories and memories of the treats. Because ANZAC biscuits are usually made for a particular day of remembrance, you will learn what other traditions Australians normally do for this day. One of which is a fun game that is only played on this one day of the year. Your host will teach you the game and you’ll have a chance to play it while your biscuits are baking. You will also get a chance to learn about other Australian foods that are enjoyed on particular holidays or year-round. Finally, once the biscuits are ready to come out of the oven you will get to enjoy a delicious taste test. We will finish the experience with a short poem as part of a tradition to signal the end of the day’s activities. An ingredient and supplies list will be sent to you via email ahead of the tour.  You will need: 1 cup plain flour (150g) 1 cup rolled oats (90g) 1 cup brown sugar (220g) ½ cup desiccated coconut (40g) 125g unsalted butter (4 ounces) 2 tbs golden syrup 1 tbs water ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda Coffee/tea and a shot of rum or any other drink you would like (optional) 2 baking trays, baking paper, 1 sieve, 1 saucepan, large spoon and a large bowl for mixing ingredients  

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