The Briars Park & Homestead


The Briars Park & Homestead

The Briars Park is the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s foremost property, and a beautiful example of 'Cultural Landscape', with a long history of Aboriginal occupation, followed by European occupation of one of the first pastoral 'runs' on the Mornington Peninsula, represented today by a complex of heritage listed farm buildings and gardens.

The Briars Homestead


The Briars 1840s Homestead houses a world renowned collection of Napoleonic memorabilia, established by Dame Mabel Brookes to mark the relationship between her Grandfather William Balcombe and the Emperor Napoleon during the latter's exile on St Helena.

While the original farm has been retained, 96 hectares was never cleared and now forms an important Wildlife Reserve, protected by a vermin proof fence.

Open woodland of manna gum and peppermint is being restocked with kangaroos and wallabies to join the resident koalas, which may be seen from the Woodland Walk. Waterbirds can be viewed from the bird observation hides overlooking extensive wetlands.

Important to the Boonerwrung Aborigines, and one of the first pastoral ‘runs’ on the Peninsula, the Park today is a working farm, heritage listed site and wildlife reserve.

Nepean Highway
Mount Martha
Mel Ref: 145 F12

Briars Homestead Ghost Tours no longer run.

 
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