Hiking in Heritage Trail
Take a stroll back to
the nineteenth century – explore Melbourne's historic lanes, shop in
its beautiful arcades, and take a break at one of the city's original tearooms.
Length: 2 kilometres
Walk: 1 hour one way
Start: Flinders St
Finish: Little Lonsdale St
Permits/bookings: None required
Head north from Flinders Street through a labyrinth of lanes. See the original
flourmill at 277 Flinders Lane, the oldest in the state. Admire the beautiful
mosaic floor and grand dome of the historic Block Arcade (1891), the smart
place to shop at the turn of the century. Time your walk to hear Gog and Magog
strike the hour in the famous Royal Arcade, the city’s oldest surviving
arcade (built 1869). Cross Elizabeth Street and walk up beautiful McKillop
Street, a renovated avenue of bluestone and bricks.