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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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

....and Saturday Slow Food market a must (on the last Saturday in every month). I really enjoy going here and buying some nice foods, having a coffee or snack.

Thank Ornithorh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was saved from being developed in apartments and now is home to cafes, events spaces, artist workshops, radio station 3MBS and regular markets. The Collingwood Childrens Farm is next door, which also hosts monthly Farmers Markets. A great precinct for being outdoors in the...More

Thank Arija03Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday May 28th couldn't find the market ...is this a hidden gem? Chapel not open on a Sunday!! Parking $4 per hour!

Thank Ange H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge markets with gray local food provides. Dads Oats were delightful. Great chillies. Coffee everywhere. Lentil as Anythibg and other eateries. Very pleasant to be outdoors around these beautiful buildings.

Thank spiceylulu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drive and park, cycle or walk on the many paths that surround it, the Convent is a great place to spend some time. The gardens are beautiful and open for picnics or just a coffee. There are several good eateries within the grounds, from pastries...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I fear that I did not discover the best of this wonderful space. The cafes share space to create a fantastic outdoor/indoor all year round experience. The Convent Bakery really blew us away with pastries and cakes that make one salivate! Outdoor and inside galleries...More

Thank Anne R
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