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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

No matter what you want, food, shoes, coffee, chocolate, this place has it all. It was decorated very nice for Christmas and I did some shopping here for gifts.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been though it a few times but after the free walking tour I was more informed about the building itself. The shops are generally quite quirky. Will not be disappointed.

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This arcade is deliberately styled to remember the early years of Melbourne. There is an eclectic mix of shops, along with two of the premiere chocolate destinations in Melbourne. Take the time to visit Koko Black for a hot chili chocolate or others of their...More

Thank brockwellcheryl7
Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely well presented old shops there is a bit of everything here great for morning or afternoon teas

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful arcade that is very popular with tourists. Old world charm and some lovely boutique shops, including the Tea Rooms where you will probably have to wait in the queue to get a table. You won't be able to bypass Haigh's Chocolates. A must...More

Thank John_A_Lowe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cute arcade. Restaurants and shops. Beautiful flooring. Worth a visit and a look round. There’s a tea room that looked to have great cakes. Will visit again

Thank Missellie87
Reviewed 4 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 5 days ago

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

Thank tematabay
Reviewed 5 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 5 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
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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29 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.