The Block Arcade
With mosaic-tile flooring, a glass canopy and carved stone, the Block Arcade is one of the finest examples of a 19th-century shopping arcade on the planet.
The Royal Arcade has provided an undercover shopping link between Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall, Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street since 1869 The two giant statues of Gog and Magog have struck the hour of Gaunt’s clock, on the hour, since 18…
These brochures offer guided walks and maps, to help you explore Melbourne by foot – simply download and put on your walking shoes.
Inspiring art is everywhere in Melbourne – hidden in nooks and crannies, over, under and around street corners and right where you’d never expect to find it.
Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art displayed on approved outdoor locations throughout the city.
Laneways of Melbourne Tour
Tue 12 Jul 2011 to Wed 31 Dec 2014
Visit Melbourne’s secret laneways, hidden shops, architecture and other delights that locals love.
Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour
Sat 10 Mar 2012 to Mon 28 Sep 2015
Discover Melbourne’s laneways and arcades.
Like a vinyl record in its sleeve cover, Cherry Bar is cosy on AC/DC Lane. Melbourne’s original rock bar has been operating for almost 15 years and is as loud as ever.
Section 8 Bar
Possibly the most permanent pop-up bar around, the Section 8 container bar combines a beer garden without the pub and a bar out of a box! Perfect in summer, great all year round, Section 8 is the definition of an outdoor bar.
There aren’t enough cocktail and dessert bars. That’s why there’s Lustre Bar; where you can indulge in a carefully crafted cocktail or a dessert or specialty chocolate.
Ca de Vin
Follow the clink of wine glasses and the aroma of Italian cuisine to Ca de Vin, tucked away in Postal Lane next to Melbourne’s historic GPO building.
Elevated off the street, the smallish Hell’s Kitchen is neatly hidden well enough to be off the beaten track. Serving as a cafe and lunchery during the day, the beer flows at night.
The Little Mule Company
The Little Mule bicycle café is for lovers of coffee, bikes and great, slow cooked, satisfying home-style food.
Melbourne’s own slice of Asia stretches along Little Bourke Street, all the way from Spring Street down to Swanston Street, spilling into the laneways in between.