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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“children's farm” (24 reviews)
“yarra river” (12 reviews)
“few hours” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
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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"yarra river"
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"history tour"
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"gorgeous place"
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"will visit again"
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"art galleries"
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"peaceful spot"
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"inner city"
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"a great place to spend"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"cafes restaurants"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice , charming place. Visit on a Friday so it’s quiet and spacious for kids to roam. Noticed that there’s farmer market tomorrow and we will be going back. A quick drive from my holiday accommodation at South Yarra

Thank cath_Spore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to walk around and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Lunch is available with lots of fresh options to select from.Kids would love to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the horses. No entry fee is payable.

Thank helenmE8444OF
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This place is so beautiful and so much history, It is a bit run-down needs lot of work.but whatever was done and whatever section that was open for the public was beautiful the Gardens are so beautiful and relaxing and so much history. There is...More

Thank Annie A
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the Abbotsford Convent on a Saturday afternoon (around 4 pm). Old set of buildings with a coffe shop available. Nice area for a walk. It seems there is a market on certain days (not when we were there). Entrance is free. I will...More

Thank ViajeroNJ
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

It‘s just a nice place. Everything there. Cafes, galleries, restaurant, a lot of green, farmer market, Sophia Mundi School, children’s farm, bakery with yumme bread.... worth visiting

Thank jasmine_winti
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place to take visitors to, but even my daughter who has lived in Melbourne for most of her life hadn’t been here (my other daughter and I came often) great garden to sit in. Arrive early to get parking - ie...More

2  Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great film set, lovely grounds- gloomy interior. Could do with some pics of cheerful Pope or jolly nuns. No welcoming party - it was if we had wandered onto a production of Midsomer Murders and raalised we were ghosts because everyone looked right throgh ust....More

Thank Philippa O
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Really loved the peaceful vibe and the history here. The gardens are beautiful and perfect for a picnic. The convent itself has amazing architecture. It really takes you back in time. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Another great place to explore and experience a bit of history. Beautiful gardens to walk around and beautiful staff. The highlight though is the chapel/church, simply beautiful. A must do when in Melbourne

Thank the71brat
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 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

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
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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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