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Block Arcade

282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5244
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk
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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
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Every time I am in Melbourne I always visit the Block Arcade, with an array of shops & cafe's in laneways close by, it's a must for every Melbourne visit.

1  Thank HappyDaze2
Reviewed 9 April 2012

A stunning arcade to stroll through. The most amazing mosaic flooring and architecture you are likely to see. Quaint shops and cafes and a real friendly atmosphere. You have not seen chocolates like the ones in Haighs. Quite expensive but well worth it when you...More

Thank steve_james62
Reviewed 9 April 2012

love the floors, ceilings and general ambience. a splendid place for a gentle stroll imagining what Melbourne might have been like a hundred years ago

Thank whirledwanderer
Reviewed 9 April 2012

A lovely spot for an afternoon stroll, a hot chocolate at Koko Black, a bit of window-shopping of designer jewellery, some gifts for kids of all ages, a splurge at Haigh's, a drool at the Longchamp Bags at Hunt's.... we never visit the city without...More

Thank Nairina
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Melbourne once had many covered arcades, now sadly gone. Thankfully the Block is still there and is a great place to shop or catch a bite to eat.

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We always turned to walk through the arcade, it is just too pleasant to pass up.

Thank Golfhiker
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Lots of different shops to explore, not the usual chain stores.

Thank emdeme
Reviewed 6 April 2012

this arcade rates high amoungst all the Arcades I have seen around the world

Reviewed 6 April 2012

A hertiage icon with interesting shops and a great vibe. Don't miss the lane way off the side; buzzy atmosphere, great selection of cafes and a people watchers paradise!

Thank PaulV019
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Get an Arcades and Lanes walking map from the tourist info. and walk the lot. Great Melbourne experience

1  Thank Chris L
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.