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All Walks

The Briars Park Walking Trails

Walk Difficulty The Briars Parks is home to abundant native flora and fauna. Vegetation varies with Woodland and Wetland walks and short link walks providing amazing opportunities to experience nature at its best in this beautiful property. A range of walks are accessed via the Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Centre. The Wildlife Sanctuary is open every day except Christmas Day, Good Friday and days of extreme weather danger. You can drop into the Visitor Centre and collect a walking map before exploring the property.

There are also a number of walk around the larger farm property outside the Sanctuary that are available every day. There are four free electric BBQ's near the Visitor Centre with picnic tables and bench seats available for use.

Please note: Due to sensitive environments dogs are prohibited from The Briars. Dogs may be walked on lead along Balcombe Creek trail or off lead in the designated areas of the nearby Community Forest.

  • Address:
450 Nepean Highway Mount Martha Victoria 3934
  • Route Information:
Circuit
  • Start Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • End Location:
450 Nepean Highway Mount Martha Victoria 3943
  • Facilities:
Interpretive Centre, Shaded Area
  • Difficulty Rating:
1/5

The Briars Park Wetland Walk

Commencing at the gate on the eastern side of the Visitor Centre, this 350 metre boardwalk leads to the Boonoorong and Chechingurk hides where you can view the amazing birdlife at the Briars. The area, once part of the farm, has been planted with indigenous species and includes several wetlands built on the Balcombe Creek floodplain. This walk can be extended by linking to the Tichin-Goroke Link path. Please note that the Viewpoint is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Start Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • End Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • Distance:
0.3 KMS
  • Time to Complete:
1 HRS
  • Facilities:
Interpretive Centre, Shaded Area, Circuit, Walk, Walks
  • Difficulty:
Grade 1

The Briars Park Woodland Walk

The Woodland Walk commences at the gate on the western side of the Visitor Centre and lead across Stockleys Creek to the Balcombe Creek ford and bridge. This 2 km path meanders through high quality Manna and Swamp Gum woodland and then more open country where cattle once grazed. Koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and other wildlife may be spotted. At the end of the Woodland Walk the path arrives at the Wetlands Viewpoint. From here walkers can continue on the Kur-Bur-Rer Walk, or return to the Visitor Centre via the Tichin-Goroke Link that leads back to the Visitor Centre via the Wetlands Walk.

  • Start/Finish:
Gravel and wooden boardwalk
  • Start Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • End Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • Distance:
1 KMS
  • Time to Complete:
1 HRS
  • Facilities:
Interpretive Centre, Shaded Area, One way, Walk, Walks
  • Difficulty:
Grade 1

The Briars Park Tichin-Goroke Link

This short 400 metre gravel and wooden boardwalk links the Woodland Walk with the wetlands, hides and Visitor Centre. Commencing as a branch off the Wetland Walk and finishes at the Wetland Viewpoint. Once at the viewpoint, walkers can choose to continue on to the Ker-Bur-Rer Walk or loop back around to the Visitor Centre via the Woodlands Walk. The Tichin-Goroke Link is suitable for wheelchairs to the end of the boardwalk section.

  • Start Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • End Location:
450 Nepean Highway MOUNT MARTHA Victoria 3934
  • Distance:
0.4 KMS
  • Time to Complete:
1 HRS
  • Facilities:
Interpretive Centre, Shaded Area, One way, Walk, Walks
  • Difficulty:
Grade 1

The Briars Park Ker-Bur-Rer Walk

This is a 4km return walk in the Wildlife Sanctuary through a variety of vegetation including dense scrub and woodland. Commencing via the gate on the western side of the Visitors Centre crossing Stockleys Creek then Balcombe Creek. Alternatively take the fire trail on the left up hill for a short distance to the start of the walk. The walk will take you through both open grassy woodlands, changing to dense scrub woodland as you descend to Balcombe Creek onto great views of reed swamps and farmland before reaching the Wetlands Viewpoint where you can choose your return journey to the Visitor Centre via the Woodland Walk or the Tich-Geroke Link. Not suitable for prams or wheelchairs. This walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. The pathway is both formed gravel track and boardwalk with occasional steps. There are some uphill sections.

  • Start/Finish:
Not suitable for prams or wheelchairs. This walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. The pathway is both formed gravel track and boardwalk with occasional steps. There are some uphill sections.
  • Start Location:
450 Nepean Highway Mount Martha Victoria 3943
  • End Location:
450 Nepean Highway Mount Martha Victoria 3943
  • Distance:
4 KMS
  • Time to Complete:
2 HRS
  • Facilities:
Circuit, Walk, Walks
  • Difficulty:
Grade 2

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