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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
Track: Good
Grade: Flat
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.