Built on a hill to be close to heaven.

And it still is…

Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below. A feast for the senses, the gallery is more than a three level haven of fine art in an historic 19th century mansion.

Galleries

Described as ‘the most beautiful gallery in Australia’, the Convent Gallery presents local, national and international artists working in a variety of media and styles.

Bad Habits Cafe

In an atmosphere enhanced by the high atrium ceiling, art-filled walls and pleasant aromas you can enjoy a light snack or a more substantial meal. Enquire about High Teas and Mothers Day Lunch and Group Bookings.

Weddings

Built on a hill with spectacular views overlooking Daylesford and beyond, The Convent has everything in one location to make your dream wedding come true. Ceremony choices abound: six-acres of manicured gardens, historic chapel or a soaring glass conservatory.

Events

Set against the stunning backdrop of our award winning gallery and surrounded by six acres of spectacular gardens, The Convent Functions Centre has a charm that is hard to match.

Places

With its decadent retail areas, Mediterranean restaurant, relaxing Altar bar and lounge, restored chapel, nuns museum, penthouse apartment and two stunning glass fronted function spaces, all surrounded by six acres of stunning gardens, our multi-award winning gallery offers endless possibilities for a unique and satisfying experience.

History 

The origins of this splendid building date back to the Gold Rush era of the 1860s when it was built as a private residence. Find out more about this amazing building and it’s incredible history.

Accommodation

Nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, The Convent boasts three inspiring accommodation options, The Penthouse, Love and Madness, and Monastiraki House.

Phone +61 3 5348 3211

info@theconvent.com.au

Corner of Hill and Daly Streets,
Daylesford, Victoria 3460
Australia

Open 7 Days
10am - 4pm
Gallery admission fee $5.00