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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“children's farm” (24 reviews)
“yarra river” (12 reviews)
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1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
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+61 3 9415 3600
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"children's farm"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For someone who has zilch sense of vibes or "feel" - my first visit in mid Jan did give me a sense of foreboding...what dark secrets did this gothic Convent edifices conceal? Its conversion to into an art commune & gallery, function centre & a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so impressed with this area. It's such a unique and beautiful space for artists and writers to practice their craft. The building and the gardens are immaculately maintained and it's a very inviting and relaxing space to spend an afternoon. The gardens are...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and I went on a day where they had a kids sensory play and live music. It was a treat to see so many families and diverse individuals there with picnic blankets relaxing on the grass and walking around the gardens and buildings. There's...More

Thank Bianca S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely place to sit and relax. Bring your own food or dine at at the restaurants and tavern there. Grounds are well manicured and the buidings are stunning.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We absolutely love the vibe of the Convent. There is always a market or event happening, the community feel of utilising the old historic space is outstanding. You can have a bite at one of the cafes/restaurants or just lie on the grass under the...More

Thank Shumon K
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Abbotsford Convent is incredible. It has over 150 years of history within its walls and today it is recognized as Australia's largest arts precinct. It is only 4 km out of Melbourne's CBD and it boasts city views, breathtaking gothic Victorian buildings, ornate gardens...More

Thank s3627800
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I’d happily go by myself next time for respite! Quiet peaceful pretty. Lentil as Anything ya there., beautiful artworks, amazing architecture and walks around gardens are great. Bike path well connected, oh so nice! I’m sorry I can’t put in photos but TripAdvisor playing up!...More

Thank jgls
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Not up to its usual standard. The steak in the salad and sandwich was tough and tasteless, the corn pattie was gritty and the usually excellent coffee was almost cold.

Thank Marlene C
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I went there for a professional development day on a Saturday. No refreshments were provided which was a great thing because on this day there was a mini organic market as well as the normal cafes / restaurants with just the right amount of stalls...More

Thank 1Joybelle
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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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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