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Block Arcade

282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5244
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Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This arcade was great, so many little shops and cafes! Doesn't feel like you're in Australia, lovely architecture would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Phoebe P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a gorgeous part of old Melbourne which should not be missed. There are some really interesting shops and the decor is superb.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The covered arcade has the most beautiful mosaic tiles on the floor, curved roof and there are some interesting shops inside.

Thank Gayatri G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Block Arcade takes you back in time, it is a small Victorian style arcade with lots of small shops and a nice tea room. When roaming around downtown Melbourne it is very easy and convenient to take a stroll through the arcade as it also...More

Thank GlobetrotterJ16
Reviewed 3 days ago

Vintage location and in immaculate condition. Amazing specialty stores not found elsewhere. "Bring Your Camera"....

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Block Arcade has many varied and intetresting retail outlets. We bought spices at Gewurzhaus which were different to those available back home. Also planned a visit to the Charles Dickens Bar but never quite made it. Good browsing place

Thank HouseHopper
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really unique arcade with a large variety of quaint little shops covering a full range of products and services, then sit and have a small meal or coffee, basically there is something there for all ages.

Thank Oldgrumblebum
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Jasper Junior toy shop Such a cute shop. Staff are friendly it had toys for any kinds of kids . Boys and girls Encluding doll houses plus boats

Thank sammy7720
Reviewed 6 days ago

This unique "mall within a street" feel of Melbourne is unique and a great way to shop or have a coffee. Beautiful tile floors and ceilings. Lots of architectural history.

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

An arcade filled with small boutiques and quaint shops. Just the way I like it. There is something for everyone. Clothing, Jewellery

Thank TravelCamB
Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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30 August 2015|
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Response from Tirebiter8 | Reviewed this property |
In the big picture, I suggest starting at the downtown Southern Cross Station, where there is an office where a nice person will answer all of your questions, give you maps, and sell you a Myki card, if you want. If you are... More
15 July 2015|
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Response from Oldjack | Reviewed this property |
Yes kit is a two block walk down the hill to Elizabeth Street and Collins Street and the Arcade is a few meters east of Elizabeth off Collins Street.