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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 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a local of Melbourne and one of the places I always recommend is the block arcade! It's one if the many places that makes Melbourne's cbd so unique and fun.

Thank Professionally A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully set out with tiles. Some nice shops. Great for wandering. Gave the city a really nice aspect.

Thank tematabay
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy historic buildings, you'll love this beautiful building and shops. It's not hard to find but not that visible from the street. Take a look inside, it's too cool to describe.

Thank Heligypsy
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is worth a visit,lovely shops and very nice architecture. Plenty of choice with different shops.Lovely mosaic and nice coffee shops too.Go to the tea shop HOPETOUNN worth a visit.

Thank Beina1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice victorian building. You can imagine people spending their weekend afternoons showing off their latest suits and dresses in the late 1800s... but now... definitely worth walking through and take a couple of photos, but wouldn't spend more than 10 min there.

Thank Petoner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is not often I comment about the building itself, but with the Block Arcade it really is all about the building - from the amazing mosaic floor all the way up to the vaulted ceilings. It also has some good shops that have been there...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a slice of Marvellous Melbourne, the Melbourne of the late nineteenth century, before the proceeds of the Gold Rush ran out. There is a Block Arcade and once people 'walked the block' in their finest attire. Having been here at least a zillion...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of different shops and lots of character. Worth a visit to simply look at the old style of the building

Thank Sharport67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every visit to Melbourne seems to include a trip to this arcade. The Hopetown Tearooms has been an infrequent attraction (the queue is usually too long), but Haiges chocolate shop is always a winner. Some excellent places to buy the best quality (not cheap, but...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Block Arcade really is like stepping back in time. This magnificent piece of architecture should be on everyone’s list of must see in Melbourne. Take 10 minutes or a few hours to admire Melbourne’s oldest arcade. From the magnificent floor to the stunning details...More

Thank Lisa B
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.