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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%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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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"art galleries"
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"inner city"
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"peaceful spot"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 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 20 January 2018

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.

Thank 72ross
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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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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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