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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
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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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"the hopetoun tea rooms"
in 165 reviews
"interesting shops"
in 156 reviews
"haighs chocolates"
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"mosaic floors"
in 77 reviews
"spice shop"
in 65 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 151 reviews
"boutique shops"
in 72 reviews
"dr seuss"
in 40 reviews
"step back in time"
in 118 reviews
"old world charm"
in 93 reviews
"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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"old style"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From little Bourne st to flinders station these arcades cater for everything small boutique shops that offer that something different and there is many many restaurants to eat or just stop for a coffee or drink.

Thank Medula80
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely arcade with some very interesting shops, cafes and Haighs. Wander around and look at the architecture.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Right in the heart of Melbourne....wonderful you can walk from one street to the other with little cafes and sit and people watch..great food shops. And wonderful choc shops

Thank carol w
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the wait to experience - variety of delicious treats - recommend the pear tart. Pots of tea were disappointingly weak and warm.

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a walking tour through the laneways and arcades, this was well worth the time, unfortunately Melbourne turned the rain on again on this day

Thank Margot R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous arcade. The Tea Room window was so inviting. Lovely shops with a range of beautiful gifts to purchase.

Thank Leanne C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I almost imagine a walk back in time. The arcade is a ' ewel in the Crown' for Melbourne. The antique jewellery shops are filled with the most wonderful treasures and the Tea Shoppe is so beautiful, it looks like it has been the same...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the ambience. Not really crowded altho it's the year-end holidays. Came by this arcade by chamce by taking shelter when a sudden downpour.

Thank Nashitah
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If visiting Melbourne this arcade and surrounds us a must see Great food Great shopping People line up in the city at certain food premises, the cake tea house is one in this arcade and their is a little Lane way that has great cafes...More

Thank Whiskawaytours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building has a ton of character, the shops are unique (although maybe slightly above average prices) and there are lots of delicious treats to enjoy such as the tea room, the fancy chocolate shops and macarons. Don't miss this cute and English-looking shopping arcade.

Thank ReenyL
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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
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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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