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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"
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"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"
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"chocolate shop"
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"specialty shops"
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"window shopping"
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"collins street"
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"high tea"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful arcade as you enter through one entrance but walking through and visiting other entrances it looks dirty and rundown. Needs some work to clean areas and refurbish some of the stores.

Thank linda12r
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The tiles were pretty and the arcade was well maintained. We did some window shopping and had coffee at one of the many cafes here. Nice place to walk around in the city centre.

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Haighs a huge attraction plus all the great little dining spots with awesome coffee, and quirky stores. Beautiful!!

Thank kathleen11
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Took my 9 year old niece to see the Italian inspired architecture, the spice and the chocolate shop were a bonus.👍🏼😃

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The tile floor must have taken a huge amount of time to lay, You have to see the complex to understand how wonderful this building is.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Nice photos! But apart from taking photos unless u are looking to buy more costlier items. There is pretty nothing much.

Thank 127cedrick
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

It's quaint, stunning and great way to step back in time. The Block is heritage listed. So you know it's not a new dressed as old type of arcade.

Thank Siarn C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Love this arcade, visitors mustn't miss it. Gorgeous cafes, especially the tea shoppe, Haigh's chocs, good coffee, lovely silk scarves, bliss.

Thank margaretanneh
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A nice place to visit or if you want to purchase some thing special as a gift. But not a place for us mere mortals to shop regularly in.

Thank Cherie H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Block Arcade has been restored to a top standard and has some very unique shops - cafes - chocolate shop - clothing stores - an interesting and unique experience

Thank Herbert M
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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
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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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