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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 1 week ago

A genuine old Melbourne experience is to walk, no, saunter through the Block Arcade. It is so carefully preserved, and you can absorb the past and the present, and get pleasure out of seeing others doing the same thing. . As a local, I always...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building with a very interesting history of you're willing to learn it, recommend visiting at least once as the best teashop in Melbourne resides here!

Thank BrownMCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More shops, some overpriced, some unique. The arcade itself is a beautifully designed building with a colourful history.

Thank Gezza B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to visit the Haig Chocolate Shop and try the little Italian restaurant next door, even though it was mid morning we have homemade baked scones and coffee.. Delicious.

Thank msngc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the heart of Melbourne Block Arcade is always an interesting place to visit to see some of the old Melbourne architecture and experience the many interesting shops. There is generally something for everyone

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere in The Block is always a pleasurable experience. You can feel the class, the nostalgia, the whole feel is exquisite.

Thank Deb F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Striking architecture and wonderful ambience. A beautiful place to wander through and look at the shops.

Thank Lifesajourney55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old building with an arcade that never ceases to disappoint. There is always something new to look at in this arcade, not just in regards to shops but also architecturally that i have not noticed before. Love this arcade

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place worth a visit for a visit to Haigs Chocolate alone! Great window shopping and cool little hidden pubs. Amazing architechture.

Thank Karen & Les N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Arcade on Sunday.. many of the shops closed and dark around lunchtime? Beechworth honey was opened and I expected to see the much publicised bees.. Nothing was there.. just free tastings.. the doll shop closed... the watch shop closed... the jewellery shop...More

Thank Jack M
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.