UPCOMING DATES

Emu Plains Market Balnarring

OCTOBER 15th 2016
NOVEMBER 19th 2016
DECEMBER 17th 2016
JANUARY 7th 2017* TWILIGHT MARKET
JANUARY 21st 2017 TWILIGHT MARKET
FEBRUARY 18th 2017
MARCH 18th 2017
APRIL 8th 2017*

* = not our usual third Saturday of the month

TIME

NORMAL MARKET TIMES: 9am to 2pm

TWILIGHT MARKET TIMES: 3pm to 8pm

LOCATION

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

If you live a little further away, never fear! Why not check out these fantastic market cruises with Wildlife Coast Cruises that bring you from Cowes, Phillip Island right to our doorstep!

WHAT'S ON

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HISTORY

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