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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely arcade with interesting shops and plenty of places to eat. It has an air of a more gental time and maybe a more elegant period.

Thank jeffwarren100
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building is a lovely old Victorian style building that is maintained in an extremely good condition. There is only a limited no. of shops but nearly all the shops are specialty shops, so it is good to browse and purchase something different from the...More

Thank Doris A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the collection of shops including the card shop and the bakery. It was very nice to duck down the lane for some good eats

Thank Tom--Raw2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Top notch shopping with some new eating and clothes shops recently. Always a treat and a must for visitors.

Thank Allder
Reviewed 5 days ago

A majestic building which houses some of Melbourne's beautiful shops and eateries. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the older arcades (shops lining an indoor walkway) in Melbourne. Architecture is interesting but if you have seen another old arcade in Melbourne don't make a special trip for this one.

Thank BizTraveler-4-35year
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Block Arcade is synonymous with Melbourne and one could not imagine the city without this iconic locality. Every time I walk past the entrance I am tempted to make a detour and look at the 19th century design and artwork. There is a variety...More

Thank Dr Rodger Winfi... H
Reviewed 6 days ago

While strolling Collins St, we came upon the Block Arcade. First, the architecture caught my attention, and then, the shops caught my wife’s attention! While in the Collins and Elizabeth Streets area, we were drawn to the Block Arcade, and the stunning architecture was one...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 1 week ago

This arcade is well worth a visit to view the old shops but more importantly the architecture in the winding arcade.As in any city do not forget to look up as the workmanship in this building is just beautiful.

Thank jamesimorrison2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Block Arcade is one of my favourite gems in Melbourne. The incredible mosaic floors are stunning, the arches and architecture are lovely. However, the best part is the collection of fascinating speciality shops that are tucked away in here. Haigh's Chocolates (one of the best...More

Thank Roamingvw
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
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.