If you want to live in one of Melbourne’s best suburbs, Abbotsford is the perfect location. The area combines city life with a country atmosphere. Abbotsford is a great location for outdoor lovers. Dights Falls is well-known for kayaking and picnicking. The area is also popular with cyclist. Studley Park is a parkland that makes up Yarra Bend Park and contains Dights Falls.

Noteworthy landmarks in Abbotsford include the Skipping Girl Sign, the former Collingwood Town Hall, Abbotsford Convent and Victoria Park Football Stadium.

Carlton and United Breweries are located in Abbotsford, Victoria. The company makes famous brews which include Foster’s Lager and Victoria Bitter. The smell of brewing is often in the air. Take a tour of the brewery and receive a complimentary ale. Smaller microbreweries are also located in this suburb

Dining

There are many outstanding locations for dining in Abbotsford. Elounge Pizzeria is a local favorite that you won’t want to miss. The restaurant is renowned for homemade cuisine and oven baked pizza. Elounge Pizzeria features a Mediterranean décor and a marble bar. One item on the menu is pizza alla salsiccia, topped with pomodoro, taleggio and cheese.

Another popular location for dining is the Park Hotel, located in the backstreets of Abbotsford. It is known by locals for drinking and dining. The restaurant offers cozy surroundings and is a great place to meet friends. There is a beer garden that is great for drinking a cold one.

Cinnamon Thai provides one of the best atmospheres in Abbotsford. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. Cinnamon Thai offers excellent value for your money.

Sapori Mediterranean Cuisine is a family restaurant with a lot to offer. On the menu, you will find your favorites at an affordable price.
Shopping

The Hive Shopping Centre is an excellent place to shop. There you can purchase clothing, groceries, and just about anything you will need.

Transportation

Abbotsford is home to two train stations. They are on the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines. Tram route 109 travels along Victoria Street and numbers 78/79 end on the corner of Church Street and Victoria Street.

Schools

Abbotsford Primary is the top rated school in this suburb. If you are looking for a private school, the Convent of the Good Shepherd is an outstanding school with a wide curriculum. Students at University High School score well on university entrance exams and is respected among local families.

Restaurants

  • Tho Tho Bar & Restaurant – 66 Victoria Street

Cafes & Bars

  • Vic Bar – 279 Victoria Street
  • Hektor Woodleys – 4/663 Victoria Street
  • The Aviary – 271 Victoria Street
  • Three Bags Full – Corner of Nicholson Street and Mollinson Streets

Shopping

  • Victoria Gardens – Corner of Victoria and Burnley Streets