We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Block Arcade

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61396545244
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$48*
and up
Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Queen Victoria Market...
More Info
$141*
and up
Melbourne Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Phillip Island Penguin Parade
More Info
$77*
and up
Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1819
    Excellent
  • 940
    Very good
  • 119
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Block Arcade - Melbourne

This great little shopping center has been a round long before the others - however it is still very beautiful place to shoppe at. Great to walk around a see all the variety of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
stephenstephenbor
,
Melbourne, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

3,109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,901: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This great little shopping center has been a round long before the others - however it is still very beautiful place to shoppe at. Great to walk around a see all the variety of shoppes and restaurants , cake shoppes - food places. great place to meet for business lunches or just to meet friends. The stores are quite divers... More 

Helpful?
Thank stephenstephenbor
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just spend slightly under an hour to walk around and visit the interesting shops there. Visit Koko Black and have their lovely ice chocolate drink!

Helpful?
Thank yjo
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hopetoun tea room was divine. So many beautiful cakes to choose from. We had a short wait to get a table, but so worth the wait. Staff were lovely, and the cakes were so delicious. Very elegant place to enjoy afternoon tea.

Helpful?
Thank tlb702016
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit if you're doing Melbourne. Lots of things to look at, food places, Haigh's Chicolates... If you're lucky, which is quite often, there will be a professional standard musical quartet or pianist or some form of top quality entertainment happening. I always walk through here just to check it out and revisit an old, beautiful friend.

Helpful?
Thank dancergirl_61
Paris
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful old style arcade, fine arquitecture and exquisite decoration. Full of shops to buy trendy things, nice post cards, fine chocolate of parfum, among others. Nice restaurants and tea rooms.

Helpful?
Thank Ana I
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

History at its finest! Melbournes little hub of class and culture! Hairs Chocolates, amazing glass sculpture shop, cakes and coffee to share.

Helpful?
Thank The-Livingstons
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really beautiful arcade with interesting little shops - well worth a visit, even to just walk around and soak up the atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank ESmeaton
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Block Arcade is a must see when you are in Melbourne. It truly is a beautiful place . the main area near the tearooms, just take your time and look at the floor. Really take your time.

Helpful?
Thank 664maressar
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of CBD - this is a great place to do shopping and marvel the architecture of this building!

Helpful?
Thank Aim A
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great cafe, Haighs chocolates, card store, always a shop to have a great browse in. It is a beautiful place to be

Helpful?
Thank Jatvla

Travelers who viewed Block Arcade also viewed

 

Been to Block Arcade? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Block Arcade and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore
over a year ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Block Arcade staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.