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Royal Arcade

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The Royal Arcade is a charming heritage shopping arcade in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Originally designed by Charles Webb and constructed...more
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335 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 425 738 042
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The Royal Arcade is Melbourne’s version to Milan’s Shopping Area next to The Dome Cathedral. There were a lot of fancy shops but they were almost empty, impressive and well maintained property, another historical building in the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest surviving arcade in Australia (1870) and well worth a photo or two. If you are in the area checking out Bourke St mall, it’s definitely worth popping in too check out. Picture perfect arcade with unique shops for a special gift. Check out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice, interesting arcade with lots of smaller boutiques and shops. Interesting architecture and things to look at - worth stopping by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JustAfication
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice old arcade with some interesting shops. Worth wandering down if you are in the central shopping area of Melbourne.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Among all the Great places to visit in Melbourne this is Always a Favourite. Lined with Quaint little stores, and a few little cafes. A taste of just one of the Arcades and Laneways Melbourne has to offer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DayTrip03293308490
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This historic arcade is the oldest surviving arcade in Australia it opened in 1871. It is pretty and well maintained. There are interesting shops to look through. It is a tourist destination with the large carved mythic figures of Gog and Magog flanking the southern...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Went to have a look around and it has a good range of shops. In the end (to me) it is just another arcade. Keen shoppers could well disagree.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank maryanddave2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Old school arcade with great architecture and beautiful small interesting little shops. Well worth a visit when in melbourne.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wendyll P
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Delightful architecture and stained glass in this historic arcade which is hidden away from the street. Well worth having a look in here.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Lovely spot to walk around. Quaint shops. There was a small ensemble playing , so you can sit have a cuppa and enjoy the surrounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barb M
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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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We had a most wonderful 7 day trip in September, and our 3 year old daughter will not stop raving! As such, we have decided to return in March, YAY! Here’s a review of our trip.. Dandenong Ranges: Candlelight Cottages (Cottage in the Forest) - Located in Olinda. Great spa bath that overlooks the forest. Real fireplace, lovely bedroom. Not so clean kitchen though. Puffing Billy - Fun steam train ride. Our kiddo loved hanging her legs out the window. Miss Marple’s - Devonshire scones...More
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Valssy, I'm happy that you and your family enjoyed Victoria and are planning to return. Thank you for an in depth report. The weather in March should be a lot more warmer and predictable than September. In fact, March is the best month to visit Victoria - weather wise. It can be warm to hot with little rain. Expect maximum temperatures varying from low 20's to mid 30's.
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Hi, We will be in Melbourne for 9D8N in October (arriving on Friday and leaving on a Saturday) and I have roughly work out the itinerary but it seems to be a bit here-and-there. We have not book on accommodation yet. While we wish to stay as central as possible, but they are much more expensive so we are looking at a few apartment options at Yarra and St Kilda. Will the 2 areas alright? Day 1 - Go for the Free Walk Tour (2.30pm session), Dinner. Rest for the night. Day 2 - Visit...More
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At night, look into theatre. There is always some great show on in Melbourne. I doubt you'll find Brighton crowded in October. If you take a tour to the GOR, I suggest you take a 2 day / 1 night tour. You'll get to see so much more, and you certainly have the time. Day 8 - train from Southern Cross to Ballarat, bus to Sovereign Hill. You could even stay overnight in Ballarat, but on a Saturday, the airport shuttlebuses from Ballarat arrive at the airport at 0630 or 0830. Another...More
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January 25, 2014|
Response fromCurtis B|
You might have to buy Myki cards for trains trams and buses if your going to catch any besides the free city circle tram.You seem to like a lot of walking.That's a good time of the year to come to Melb.may be a bit cool for you coming from Brisbane.In my opinion the best walks are near the Shrine of Rememberance and The Botanical Gardens.Check out Market Lane since you are going up that way.If its raining or if you have the time go to the Block Arcade in Collins st.and the Royal Arcade...More