The Briars, a 230 hectare rural property in Mount Martha, is one of the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s foremost assets.
The Visitors Centre is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day of the year except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
There are a range of walks at The Briars, both within the Wildlife Sanctuary and around the property.
The Briars is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest properties first settled in 1840 by Captain James Reid, a retired army officer.
The BOEC provides a comprehensive and diverse range of challenging activities both within and outside the property.
There are a range of facilities available for hire at The Briars which suit a variety of function types.
Situated at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula, is a beautiful, property known as “The Briars”, which is steeped in local history, flora and fauna on 230 hectares,
The Shire Nursery grows an extensive range of indigenous plants from locally collected seed for retail sale to the public. The range includes groundcovers, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.
See first-hand how you can reduce your water, energy and waste to make your home more comfortable and save the environment by a visit to the Eco Living Display Centre, located at The Briars.
The Briars is a wonderful park for a range of events and activities including Spotlight Walks, Junior Ranger Programs, National Trust events and Birdlife Australia events to name a few.
In the spirit of respect, Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges the Boonwurrung / Bunurong, members of the Kulin Nation, who have traditional connections to the land on which Council meets.
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.