The Block Arcade
To enter this arcade you walk across a beautiful mosaic floor and then you look up to the arched topped arcade. This historic centre is a walk back in time and is exactly the type of surprise that makes Melbourne such a great place to explore. Stop for High Tea at the famous tea house or have a sample one of Haigh's delicious chocolates. The arcade opens up to a row of gorgeous small cafes and restaurants. Perfect when it is time for a coffee. Continue through this arcade and over the road to join the Royal Arcade.
The Royal Arcade
335 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne VIC 3000
If you enter the Royal Arcade on the hour you will be greeted by the chiming of the Gaunt's Clock which is flanked by two mythical creatures, Gog and Mc Gog. This marvellous old arcade has been displaying its Renaissance Revival style since 1870. It has many beautiful boutique and gift stores and one of the best Chocolate Cafes in Melbourne. So stop for a sample tray and hot chocolate at Koko Black's, you will not be disappointed.
This Lane is largely, amazing little eateries with umbrellas down the centre of the street covering tables and chairs for diners of the cafes opposite. It is a vibrant little strip dotted with interesting small boutiques and if you take a slight dog leg right as you head towards Bourke St. you can follow another lane all the way to Collins St.
Hidden Secrets Tour (Lanes and Arcades)
Melbourne is a great city with many hidden lane ways and alleyways to explore. This Melbourne city tour combines the best of shopping and fashion and is a must for shopaholics, and the fashion conscious. Melbourne is Australia's capital for fashion you will not be disappointed.
Come and enjoy what Melbournians love most about Melbourne.