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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Gorgeous arcade and very ornate. Nice assortment of shops but just worth the visit to see the beautiful decor.

Thank catelegno
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Have wined, dined, & enjoyed countless coffees at places like Segovia in Block Arcade for over 30 years. Always an easy going charm at reasonable prices not to mention an electic range of speciality shops :)

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Just wander through this brilliant little arcade and make sure you take the time to grab a chocolate (or 10) at the many boutique chocolate shops throughout this arcade and others around stunning Melbourne

Thank 8Aussietravellers8
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Chocolate shop and the restaurants in the Lanes. The historical figures of Gog and Magog in the adjoining arcade.

Thank Marciamc
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Strategic place to start your shopping spree, is located in the center of many lanes, with restaurants and a lot of stores

Thank galat29
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Equisite 19th century architecture, combined with attractive specialty shops. If you have a sweet tooth, don't go past Haigh's chocolates.

Thank TrevorBMelbourne
Reviewed 1 March 2012

A walk through Block arcade is well worth the trip, mosaic flooring and antique archways, makes for a unique shopping experience. Dont go past Haiges chocolates - the best chocolate shop in all of Melbourne.

Thank Elwoodgirl77
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Wander back in time, beautiful architecure, small speciality shops and eateries. Cosmopolitan atmosphere.......

Thank ChezmossAustralia
Reviewed 28 February 2012

This Arcade is a remnant of what made Melbourne at one time the place to go shopping.There are some fascinating little shops.

Thank DonMonbulk
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Great architecture and nice to see how it hasn't been destroyed to make way for process.

Thank ann s
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.