What's On at The Briars


The Mount Martha Briars Market

The Mount Martha Briars Market will continue with a modified format. Locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and pre-packaged food will be available. The market stalls will be spread out to enable you to safely social distance while multiple hand washing and sanitiser stations will be available. 

Please respect and care for your community by staying at home if you are unwell or have been in contact with an unwell person. When you come along to the market please maintain the advised distance from others and undertake regular hand washing.

Date: March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19
Time: 8am - 1pm
Cost: FREE to enter

Did you know you can walk into the Briars from the Balcombe Creek and Harrap Creek tracks? Take a wander from either Mt Martha or Craigie Road and discover a new way to enjoy the Briars.

Autumn school holidays

Looking for something to do in the school holidays? 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

The Wildlife Sanctuary is currently closed.

View the 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

During the COVID-19 crisis the Shire Nursery team are 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. A package of beautiful native or indigenous plants will be left at the Visitor Centre for you to collect. 

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?

Josephine’s Restaurant

Open seven days per week. Lunch specials Monday to Friday: two-course soup and main $25 per person, or three-course soup, main and desert $30 per person.

To book, please phone 5974 1104.

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 currently postponed until further notice. For further information please contact 0419 253 252.