Collingwood Children's Farm
The inner city melts away at this rustic riverside retreat that’s beloved not just by children. There’s a range of frolicking farm...
The monthly farmers market, held right by the river, is a local highlight, with everything from rabbits to roses to organic milk hoisted...
Studley Park Boathouse
Melbourne's oldest operating boathouse, the Studley Park Boathouse dates back to the 1860s, and houses a restaurant, kiosk and cafe....
Kage Physical Theatre
This modern dance company works between theatre and dance. This is witty and innovative stuff, well worth a look if you’re not after a...
Lentil as Anything
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford · interesting places nearby
Abbotsford Convent information
The nuns are long gone at this former convent, which dates back to 1861, so don't worry, no one will ask if you’ve been to mass lately. Today its rambling collection of ecclesiastic architecture is home to a thriving arts community of galleries, studios, cafes and bars, spread over nearly 7 hectares of riverside land. Tours of the complex are run at 2pm every Sunday.
There's a Slow Food Market every fourth Saturday, a clothes market every third Sunday, and during summer there's the popular Supper Market on Friday nights, featuring food stalls and live music. The offbeat Kage Physical Theatre offers modern dance performances, and the Shadow Electric open-air cinema and bar runs November to March. Check website for details.
The Convent Bakery bakes its own pies and breads in the original 1901 woodfired mansory ovens, while not-for-profit Lentil As Anything does delicious vegetarian dishes.