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The Briars Park

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Walking with Nature and photography venue

I love visiting this venue. Well maintained walking tracks and I got to see my first wild Emu and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Great place for a family day out or take Visitors

Learn about the history of the people who lived here Take a tour of the homestead or walk through... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Denise L
Melbourne, Australia
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Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, Victoria 3834, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love visiting this venue. Well maintained walking tracks and I got to see my first wild Emu and take it's photo! It was peaceful and you didn't have to worry about anyone biking down the path. There are also some interesting spot along the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MissLeaLea
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Learn about the history of the people who lived here Take a tour of the homestead or walk through the wildlife sanctuary The homestead has a very interesting and surprising background Visit the visitor centre watch the videos on the original owners of the Briars...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Denise L
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A friendly warm place to meet up with friends after a busy week at work. Wine at reasonable prices and served by friendly staff.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jackie82
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a great park for a picnic with the wetlands right there. Also a short walk will have you at the top of the Balcombe Creek Board Walk

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank rustiem
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank V581ZSdonb
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Meggr18
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Oldjack
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Andrew S
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MargaretPowell
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Nicola O
23 August 2018|
Response from rustiem | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nicola, for a two year old not much. Its a bushland park with walks and a picnic area depending on what time of the year you are visiting maybe the beach would be a better option. Good luck Cheers Russ