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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"
in 165 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 157 reviews
"haighs chocolates"
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"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 2 days ago

What stunning architecture. Great shops and cafes. It was the fantastic atmosphere that took my interest. I could just imagine men and women of centuries gone by wandering the same arcade.

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The shops, the architecture, the food. I go to this arcade whenever I go to Melbourne as you discover something different each time. Love it when they have sales.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great shops and restaurants, lots of interesting buys in this arcade. Get something to nibble on. Get of at the tram station closest to Collins street.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The arcade is beautiful and it is easy to imagine yourselves 100 years ago walking through here. It still looks just like it did back then. A lovely historical glimpse of the past.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Block Arcade is beautiful, and well worth visiting when wandering around Melbourne. There are some cute shops to look in too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated just next to our hotel, we had a lovely time just strolling through it with a very well located Hopetoun Tearooms right near the entrance for those interested in their hot cuppa tea and yummy cakes. For the discerning, you could partake in Haigh's...More

Thank travellerIndian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly beautiful space - always worth a visit. Great shops, including Beechworth Honey, Gewürzhaus (spice shop), Haigh's. Rutherfords also great for window shopping. Barbarella is a newish cafe in the Block that's well worth a visit for coffee or lunch.

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Victorian shopping arcade. Not huge but definitively worth including on you Melbourne walking tour.

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice arcade with nice boutique shops,food is nice for breakfast and lunch,easy and clean and in the city.

Thank Dominic I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I regularly take tour groups through all the laneways between Flinders and Bourke streets. Without exception the Block Arcade is the highlight. With its beautiful architecture matched by the exquisite shops, most particularly the Hopetoun Tearooms, the Block Arcade is undoubtedly one of Melbourne's greatest...More

Thank Geoff2011
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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
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.
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