Emu Plains Market – Balnarring Racecourse

April 6, 2018 8:35 am Published by 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


9am to 2pm


Emu Plains Reserve, Coolart Rd, Balnarring (Balnarring Racecourse)

The Emu Plains Market is set amongst an idyllic stringy bark bush setting. Located only 50 mins from Melbourne's CBD, it’s the perfect escape for city dwellers and home to locals on the Mornington Peninsula. It is easily accessible via the Monash Freeway/Westernport Highway, Eastlink, Peninsula Link and Nepean Highway.
Melways Reference: 163 J9


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A reserve since 1860, Emu Plains has high regional significance for biodiversity, with the heathlands being especially valuable. The open central heathland area is rich in flora species. With the extensive low heathland backed by stringybark forest, the landscape most resembles what the Bun wurrung and early European surveyors and settlers knew to be the Balnarring area: open plains set in forest.

Nowhere else on the Mornington Peninsula can this visual experience now be found, as almost all of the plains are gone. It is said that emus once ran on the Balnarring plains.

We share our home with the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club

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