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The Briars Park

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Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, Victoria 3834, Australia
+61 3 5974 3686
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What a marvellous find!

The Briars is a historic homestead set in a very large park. There is a visitor's centre, a cafe... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
V581ZSdonb
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Sydney, Australia
Ok as long as you are not in a wheelchair or pushing one!

My back is still hurting from trying to push my 92 year old father on some of the paths around the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Meggr18
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“bird hide” (3 reviews)
“bird life” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, Victoria 3834, Australia
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+61 3 5974 3686
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"well marked trails"
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Briars is a historic homestead set in a very large park. There is a visitor's centre, a cafe and a restaurant on the estate. The homestead is very historic and is named after the Balcombe family's original home on the island of St Helena....More

Thank V581ZSdonb
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

My back is still hurting from trying to push my 92 year old father on some of the paths around the Briars they are totally unsuitable for wheelchairs. It was disappointing as it looks like a lovely place to explore. We were told there were...More

Thank Meggr18
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This park sits on the edge of Mt Martha and is a large and diverse area that ranges from a hill top walk through Australia timber and ferns to wet lands and bird life. The park has good picnic and BBQ facilities and you will...More

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

In the Briars Park there is a creative cafe called Angus and Rosie and I recently attended an under 5s, themed bday party. It was a beautiful day which helped but we explored the garden did some art, planted some flowers and generally had a...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We did almost 9 km from the beach carpark to the Briars and return. Mainly flat with a few gentle slopes. the track follows the river and there are a few dead ends worth investigating for water views. Alot of the track is raised board...More

Thank MargaretPowell
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A beautiful day spent for free with family and friends picnicing on the grass with food vans pony rides and some of the best local live music around. Finishing with some local dj's. beautiful setting, parking, great weather, great music and you can have a...More

1  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

One of the oldest houses on the Peninsula. Amazing little National Trust Treasure plus the ability to walk through the well marked trails make this a lovely place to visit. The park is free but there is a small entrance fee for the house Check...More

3  Thank DeniseLock
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Well marked trails and in 1 walk saw an echidna strolling through the bush and a wallaby resting plus many birds

2  Thank neilmW2371QV
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a little gem of natural bushland so close to everything. We saw an echidna strolling, an emu wandering and a wallaby or 2, lovely walk

1  Thank KIM W
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for the to go weekdays and weekends allways something new to see. Open 7 days a week to public , a must see on the public

Thank Dave S
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