Hawthorn, Kew and Northcote, are nearby areas which are also worth touring.
Ivanhoe has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Wander through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet of Abbotsford Convent in Abbotsford.
If you are here with children, visit the Studley Park Boathouse in Kew. Explore the Collingwood Children's Farm in Abbotsford, to experience some of the most interesting creatures in the world.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Escape the rat race for a while and enjoy the cool shade in local parks and gardens such as the Yarra Bend Park in Kew.
If you are looking to give your credit card a workout, browse the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre in Richmond.
If you are travelling without children, discover the many attractions at the Carlton and United Breweries in Abbotsford.
Melbourne is the home turf of the much-loved Melbourne Tigers basketball team in summer and Melbourne Vixens netball team in autumn. Both teams play regular matches at Hisense Arena. This multi-purpose facility is also a popular live music venue, so check the stadium’s gig guide to see what’s on during your visit.
When it’s time to rest your weary feet after enjoying the many charms of Ivanhoe, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, be sure to check out the Sleep & Go, Preston, the Rydges Hotel Bell City, Preston, and the popular budget1hotel, Preston.