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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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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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"the hopetoun tea rooms"
in 165 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 157 reviews
"haighs chocolates"
in 83 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 79 reviews
"spice shop"
in 66 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 153 reviews
"boutique shops"
in 72 reviews
"dr seuss"
in 42 reviews
"step back in time"
in 120 reviews
"old world charm"
in 96 reviews
"chocolate shop"
in 120 reviews
"specialty shops"
in 55 reviews
"window shopping"
in 76 reviews
"collins street"
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"high tea"
in 78 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 117 reviews
"old style"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed strolling through the arcade looking at the beautiful stores and the architecture of the building

Thank Aimee F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Melbourne we always wander through this arcade and it never disappoints. With its stunning mosaic floors, quaint specialty shops and beautiful architecture, the Arcade is very ‘old Melbourne’ and much more appealing than a modern mall or department stores.

Thank MacLachlan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience visiting. Enjoyed an excellent hot chocolate and purchased some as well. Hardly knew about what was there before.

Thank cassidyp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopetoun Tearooms for those that love a cuppa and a slice of decadent cake :) Haigh's chocolate for that little something to take home, yummy also many unique stores just nice sometimes to window shop. But the standout is the Arcade itself, if you like...More

Thank Ruby M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building. Nice little shops that sell a lot of different things. The lolly shop had a lovely maple walnut fudge. The mosaic tiles were very quaint...def something to go have a look at

Thank Kerrie L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ever since I was an art student in the 70s, I’ve loved the Block Arcade. You can wander in and people watch (always fun) or go for food or clothes or shoes or a watch even, should you desire it. There’s even a chocolatier. It...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit and have a cup of tea at one of the cafe. The building is still well maintain and you can get some good deal for goods.

Thank Samandaiwen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful arcade to wander through. Stunning mosaic floors and beautiful upmarket shops plus the must do Hopetoun Tearooms.

Thank Camda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful arcade that is so much more appealing than a modern mall. Architecture is amazing and represents the best of Melbourne in bygone years. Some wonderful stores and cafes here.

Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many people overlook the arcade as a great place to spend time or just simply experience Melbourne. One of my favourite “melbourne” things is to just go for a walk and experience the arcade.

Thank tomnumurkah
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ROSLIX
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
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penguinz07
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.
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