Nomads Outdoors Group – The Briars Park and Balcombe Creek Walk – Mount Martha
The Nomads Outdoors Group
Sunday, 13 October, 2019
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Meet at Frankston Railway Station
Frankston Railway Station, Frankston,
Discover two lesser known gems of the Mornington Peninsula with this scenic walk through The Briars Park Wildlife Sanctuary and Balcombe Creek Estuary Boardwalk.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: An easy 11 km point-to-point walk with public transport links.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: A bus journey from Frankston takes us to Craigie Road in Mount Martha where we take a track through a bushland reserve to reach The Briars Park. Upon entering the park we’ll take the short Wetland Walk stopping briefly at the Boonoorong and Chechingurk bird hides. We’ll return to the park’s visitor centre where there is a choice of undercover or outdoor picnic tables for our lunch break. After lunch we head off through the park’s Wildlife Sanctuary on the 4 km Ker-Bur-Rer Walk. Leaving The Briars Park, we’ll then head through to the Mount Martha township on the Balcombe Creek Estuary Boardwalk. A coffee or a rest on the beach will fill the time should we need to wait for a bus to commence the homeward journey.
FURTHER INFORMATION: The Visit Mornington Peninsula website has further information about The Briars Park Walking Trails & Balcombe Creek Estuary Boardwalk.
DISTANCE / TIME FROM GPO: The train journey between Flinders Street and Frankston Station takes just over 1 hour. By road the drive to Frankston is approximately 55 km, allow at least 1 hour.
TRANSPORT: Access to and from this walk is by public transport only. We will catch the 785 Mornington East Bus departing Frankston Railway Station. Ample parking is available in the station carpark on the opposite side of the station accessed from Fletcher Road. For public transport from the city, take the Frankston train which departs Flinders Street Railway Station and meet and travel with the group in the front carriage if you wish. The bus journey from Frankston to Craigie Road Mount Martha takes 35 minutes. For the return journey we will take a bus from the Mount Martha township for a 45 minute journey to arrive back at Frankston Railway Station before 5:00pm. Trains depart Frankston Railway Station every 10 minutes for the journey back to the city. All travel is within myki zones 1 & 2 (zone 2 only for the bus from Frankston) with weekend daily caps of $6.40 full fare, $3.20 concession and free for seniors.
FOOD: Carry lunch, snacks and water for your needs throughout the day.
APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: Wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress to meet the forecast weather conditions.
BOOKING: This event is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Obtaining a ticket from The Nomads website is essential. Visitor tickets are available up to Thursday 10th October unless shown on the website as “Sold Out”. Members are encouraged to obtain their ticket by Thursday 10th October however member free tickets will remain available after this date unless shown on the website as “Sold Out” or “Sale Ended”. Please confirm that you have obtained a ticket by visiting thenomadsinc.tidyhq.com/member/events or by checking your “Order confirmation” email.
To PURCHASE and for more details, please follow http://tdy.cl/se/jWr8Za0 to GET a TICKET on the Nomads website.
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