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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 yesterday

A great place for. Quick visit or a coffee in the Arcade itself or in the surrounding myriad laneways. There is a lovely feel about the place, that reminds you of times gone past. Easy pace and lovely stain glass and sold fashioned shop fronts.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting and ornate ceiling and Italian mosaic tile floor Great to taste Haigh's chocolates especially Bilbys

Thank beccascarratt
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a beautiful arcade. I had no idea that we had places like this in Australia. It was just stunning. We didn't stay long - only walked through and took some pictures, but if you're in Melbourne, this is a must see if...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 days ago

For those that don't know, an arcade is a bit like a shopping mall, only done in a smaller, much more beautiful venue. This one is my favorite. It's got some wonderful shops (don't miss Haigh's if you like chocolate or Gerwithaus if you like...More

Thank 87,181
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was surprised by this hidden gem. The architecture was stunning. The natural light flooding in gave a lovely light. Make sure you check out the floor.

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not only a good place for shopping but a trip to another time in history. Prices are high but decoration of the arcade and of some shops worth visiting it.

Thank ana isabel i
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful arcade , with so much history ! Lots of lovely little cafes to eat in and great little shops

Thank Trish J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always wander through here when coming to Melbourne. The shops in there have that something special on the shelves that you don't find elsewhere. Pay special attention to the beautiful mosaics on the floor

Thank Roostaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of different shops here. If you are looking for a gift it's nice to come here. Like the decor and ceiling detail

Thank EdinburghSharon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting Melbourne don't forget to pass by the Arcade!!! Cute little shops and an atmosphere from an other era!!!

Thank pinelopidim
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
14 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.