The Briars

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The Briars

The Briars

The Briars

The Briars

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Overview

Highlights

The Briars is a beautiful 230 hectare property in Mount Martha. Visitors can enjoy walks and wildlife spotting through the wildlife sanctuary or become immersed in history with a tour through the heritage homestead.

The Shire Nursery is housed on the property and offers a range of beautiful native and indigenous plants for home gardens while the Eco-Living Display Centre provides visitors with all the tips and tricks needed to make your home resource efficient.

Now a National Trust property, the homestead was constructed in 1851 when owner Alexander Balcombe lived at the property with his young family. The Briars invite you to wander the many nature walks, explore the historic homestead and become familiar with the local wildlife. The Briars also features a visitor's centre, wildlife sanctuary, wetlands, gardens, cafe, restaurant, outdoor education camp, astronomy centre and picnic areas.

Please call prior to your visit to ensure tours are available on the day you wish to visit.

Activities

  • Sight-seeing
  • Historical and educational experience
  • Self-guided tours
  • Bush walking / hiking

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife sanctuary
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Astronomy centre
  • Picnic and barbecue areas
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.

Photo credits: The Briars


Location & Supplier

The Briars

Address: 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha, Victoria 3934

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