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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 2 weeks ago

Back for another visit to The Convent. Too many delicious foods to try in one go. What will it be today??? MMMMMM - Du Puy Lentil and Vegetable soup - yum yum yum - simply delicious. The Convent is an amazing place to visit for...More

Thank Fredd01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are beautifully kept and is peaceful most of the time. Take a slow walk around the perimeter before choosing one of the eateries for a spirit lifting meal.

Thank Gerald TC L
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The place is a knock out, but not for aged or infirmed. The walk in is far too long, no accounting for wheelchairs or people with walking disabilities. As a wedding venue, it's outstanding.. sort of minimal with a religious air, not imposing though, and...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 21 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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 11 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
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28 July 2017|
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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.

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