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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

A nice street to stoll through when walking around the CBD/downtown. Be sure to check out the coffee shop on the south end, and the Op shop (thrift store) downstairs. The Royal arcade strip is the nicest section.

Thank RustyFoxTaylor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right in the middle of Melbourne is this gorgeous arcade that offers architectural delights and coffee and shopping at the same time. After busy day shopping you can take a rest, order food and chocolate/coffee/drink and marvel how beautiful this building is. Simply perfect :)

Thank Ms B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely spot to visit on a trip to Melbourne. There are plenty of boutique shops scattered throughout the Arcade, as well as some great spots to grab a coffee or bite to eat.

Thank Kirsteen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

this building was here before i was .it is very elegant and has a lot of old world charm.The clothes you buy there are all top end clothes, but are well taken a look at even if you cannot afford them The atmosphere is very...More

Thank honeygold2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lived in Melbourne a while now and still visit this arcade. Pretty expensive for actual shopping but it's nice to walk through especially on your way elsewhere.

Thank gravelord
Reviewed 3 days ago

The arcade is lovely to see and provides welcome, cool shade on a hot day and a dry area on a wet day. A visit here can be part of a free, self-guided walking tour (there are several available from tourist information in Melbourne) and...More

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 3 days ago

A classic example of the old style shopping Arcade. Lots of high quality and unusual shops too! Check out the Hopetown Tea Rooms - if you can get in (and afford) it! Also the Haighs Chocolates Shop...

Thank Philby11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to have a look in the Block Arcade I love the building very beautiful inside has little shops some are eye catching some not some of them has to quite beautiful inside recommended for those who haven't been before it has a different style...More

Thank Kera C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Block Arcade is a small but must see part of Melbourne that has a calming impact on everyone who visits. The architecture is fantastic as are the retail offerings. You'll find a queue outside The Hopetean Tea rooms with it's main window full of...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful arcade. Love the history, the shops, the tiles and the architecture, very enchanting and love that it is still an iconic place in Melbourne.

Thank sarahc123448
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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G'day mate. How do I get there by public transport? Tq
30 August 2015|
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Response from Beniiboii | Reviewed this property |
Depends on where you are coming from? from southern cross train & bus Station- cross spencer street and catch almost any tram going up collins street
Hi is oaks at williams hotel walkable to this place?
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.