What's On at The Briars


Winter school holidays

Looking for something to do in the school holidays? Rug up and join us for some great programs at the Briars this winter!

Booking are essential and can be purchased by heading to https://thebriars.eventbritestudio.com/


Briars Aboriginal Cultural Walk with Yidaki

Celebrate the start of NAIDOC with a beautiful walk with Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung-Bundjalung man Lionel Lauch (Living Culture). This walk will empower, educate, engage and connect you in the land and moment.

6 July | 1pm - 3.30pm

$45.00 adult, $35.00 concession


Briars Junior Ranger Wild Art

Join our Rangers as we explore the dramatic winter landscape in the Briars Wildlife Sanctuary, discovering natural materials that can be transformed into nature art.

Suitable for 6 - 10-year-old

30 June & 7 July | 10am - 12noon

$22 per child

Adults grab a coffee and relax as this is a child - only program. 


Briars After-Dark Wildlife Walk

Search for sugar gliders, kangaroos, wallabies and other Australian animals as they wake up after dark.

3 & 9 July | 7—8.30pm

$25 adult, $19 concession / child

Children must be supervised by an adult

Group bookings are available on a night of your choice.


Choose your own adventure! 

Why not take a walk around the Briars. Grab a 20 Things to Do at the Briars map(PDF, 3MB) from the front of the Visitor Centre and head off on your own adventures! 

Wildlife Sanctuary

Wander through the Wildlife Sanctuary and you may encounter koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, emus and more! View the (PDF, 1MB)Wildlife Sanctuary Map(PDF, 1MB) here to plan your next visit.

Walk - Mt Martha to the Briars 

Enjoy a relaxing walk from Mt Martha to the Briars along the Balcombe Creek Walk. View the Mt Martha Boardwalk(PDF, 842KB) map to plan your visit.

Picnics and BBQ's

There are plenty of beautiful lawn and garden spaces for you to enjoy a picnic in the outdoors. The BBQ and picnic areas are also open to the public. 

Shire Nursery

The Shire Nursery is open! The team are also offering an "order and pick up" service. Give the Nursery a call to discuss your plants need, place an order and pay over the phone.

Contact: 5974 8417 | nursery@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Heritage Gardens and Farm

Immerse yourself in the past as you wander through the grounds of the Heritage Homestead. Beautiful formal gardens create lovely walks and picnic areas. Head into the Heritage Seed Garden to discover heritage varieties of vegetables! Say hello to the heritage pigs and chickens.

What else can you see and do at the Briars?

Angus and Rose Coffee & Creativity

Offering children’s workshops and parties as well as daily coffee and cake. Contact 5974 4833.

Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society

The public viewing nights are running for members only. For membership or other information please contact 0419 253 252.