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Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
+61 3 9415 3600
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Just four kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, its 11 historic buildings, gardens and car park are spread over 6.8 Hectares in a sweeping bend in the Yarra River and are surrounded by the Collingwood Children's Farm and Yarra Bend Park. With a focus on creativity, culture and learning the Convent is now home to over 100 artist studios and offices for small businesses, a radio station, four eateries, an open air cinema, food and craft markets, two galleries, an extensive program of events and venues for rehearsals, performances, classes, workshops and conferences.
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1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
+61 3 9415 3600
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Abbotsford Convent was occupied for many years by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The Sisters took in young women who would have had a hard time surviving. Life was austere, but it was better than being abandoned. Now the Abbotsford Convent is an...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love it here for yoga. Spaces are open and inviting. Buildings are gorgeous and full of history. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this venue for your next yoga course...eating at Lentil as Anything too

Thank Diana D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an architechtural icon. It is steeped in history (good and bad). The market and the restaurant in this place are great. Parking is awkward, so best to take a tram. Go when the markets are on on a sunday as it's busiest and...More

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of history here, a tour of the convent is well worth the time. The gardens are lovely and there are plenty of food options for eating inside or out. There are a couple of galleries and plenty of people watching to be had.

Thank Lulouise
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great place to visit especially on a market day. Also, next door to the Collingwood Childrens Farm. Good family outing in beautiful grounds.

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

What a gem! We had a lovely breakfast here, the staff were lovely and we enjoyed a walk through the gardens afterwards.

Thank toowelltravelled64
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

It literally feels like you are in the country! Peaceful and quiet. Beautiful grounds with cafes and gorgeous old buildings. A real gem in the city.

Thank Stagmouth
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Very nice day trip. You can eat for almost free (by donation) in Lentils As Anything, delicious food! You can have a picnic, pet the cute farm animals, walk or bike by the Yarra River. You can even walk to Richmond from here. There are...More

Thank mar701
Reviewed 12 June 2017

An atmospheric historic precinct with old buildings, and home to cafes and artist workshops. A very interesting place for adults to wander around, which is conveniently located next to Collingwood Children's farm. Fantastic outdoor space with beautiful gardens.

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

What an amazing cafe helping those that are less fortunate-the food was absolutely delicious and the people so friendly. Wonderful concept, it brought warmth to my heart in these troubled times. Please everyone go and give generously!

Thank scarlettemilyking
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Response from Karen Y | Reviewed this property |
No accommodation at the Convent. Aparthotel Quest Abbotsford has reasonable prices and is the closest, else it is not far from the central business district of Melbourne.