The Briars Park
The Briars Park
4.5
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elizabethlV6977MN
Bournemouth, UK173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Great walks and park atmosphere. Not too sure about the small dark reception and caged animals on display.
Enjoyed the shorter wetlands walk and will return for the longer walking track.
Written 9 July 2022
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Caroline
Lakes Entrance, Australia18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Nothing hugely exciting here. It was very quiet, which was a positive. Some nice benches along the way to reflect on life. Probably a good place to ride a bike or walk a dog. We found the walk quite boring.
Written 6 May 2021
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Gary W
Richmond, Australia885 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Visited the Briars to tour the historic homestead. Unfortunately it is closed for repairs which wasn't disclosed on the website. Instead we went for a nature walk through the wild life park. No wild life was sighted but the park is beautifully laid out and a nice walk was had.
There is a large visitor centre and plenty of parking.
Will return when the homestead is restored.
Written 4 April 2021
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
My wife and I visited this place to go hiking, as we were staying nearby at Woodman Estate, during a holiday in Mornington Peninsula.

There are several walks of varying distances to choose from. The autumn weather was perfect.
Written 20 March 2021
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Annette A
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Solo
Highly recommend! Beautiful serenity wildlife Walking along the boardwalk listening to the birds, spotted an emu.
Mother Nature Just gorgeous
Written 29 May 2020
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Popovich
England, UK208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We started on the "Ker-Bur-Rer Walk and then finished via the "Wetland Walk. In all about 1 hour and 20 mins. Within a few minutes we saw a group of Eastern Grey Kangaroos then to our amazement a large Kangaroo just metres from us on the path. He then casually hopped past within feet of us. Just magical.
Written 7 January 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,069 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Briars is a good place to take a forest walk. You will definitely hear some of the resident birds, and perhaps see some native animals. The Briars is usually cool on a hiot day.. Get a map; it is easy to follow. You can stop for a cup of tea on the way home..
Written 26 December 2019
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Julie H
79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We did the boardwalk, which is accessible to all, and saw a possum asleep in one of the bird hides and lots of birds, including a pair of emus. We then did the longer forest trail, which was excellent too and although we didn't spot a koala we did see an echidna and beautiful finches and wrens. The visitors centre is really informative too and the ranger was really welcoming. Highly recommended!
Written 23 December 2019
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jpbhpot
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I didn't even know that I would like bird watching! This was a very pleasant, beautiful walk. Some of it is accessible by wheelchair, most of it is not and can be a bit challenging with elevation, though not with following the trail or with the surface with sturdy shoes. Terrific way to get to know the birds and flora of the area. Just wonderful!
Written 18 November 2019
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Susie
Frankston, Australia104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The Briars has a few walking tracks and there is a small information centre where you can pick up a walking map. The maps are easy follow and the walking tracks are safe. We walked with two children and it was no problem for them to complete the walk. A small cafe is in the Brairs and they make a nice pot of tea. Would definitely visit again.
Written 25 August 2019
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