From kiwi fruit to cherries, apples, pears and everything in between – be a farmer for a day at all of the best places for fruit picking around Australia!
If you’re ready to make your next weekend getaway destination a fruit salad dream, read on through as we’ve found all of the places you can pick your own fruit in Australia.
There’s no denying that Australia produces some of the tastiest fruits that we all adore and, what’s better than picking it yourself? Perfect for couples, families and fruit lovers alike, just as the fruit picking season blossoms we’re taking you on a journey through the best fruit picking farms in Australia. A must visit in 2023!
The Best Fruit Picking Farms in New South Wales:
Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Bilpin Fruit Bowl is owned and operated by Simon and Margaret Tadrosse. Located under a 30-minute drive northwest of Richmond, the farm is open to visitors on the weekends during harvest time (November to May) with weather permitting. On top of the orchards, Bilpin Fruit Bowl even has their own shop stocked with local honey, local homemade jams, souvenirs, pottery, fresh fruit and seasonal summer fruits. If you’re not sold yet, the Bilpin duo even bake apple pies, meat pies, cakes, scones and slices on the premises, and in the summer they also sell peach pies made from the produce grown in their orchard.
This wonderful orchard set on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales grows a range of mandarins including Emperor, Imperial and Hickson alongside Washington Navel Oranges for visitors to pick. Later in the season Anderson Farms also have Seville oranges available for pick-your-own at the Sackville North estate. If you’re looking for our favourite summer fruit picking farm in Australia, this is it.
The Best Fruit Picking Farms in Victoria:
The historical home of Victorian cherries, the Yarra Valley, is where it all began for Cherryhill Orchards. With rich fertile soils and long sunshine hours, the Yarra Valley is synonymous with all things agriculture and provides the perfect conditions for mid to late season cherries. Inviting locals and travellers to pick their own cherries every November through to February, Cherryhill Orchards welcomes thousands of cherry lovers flock here each season to pick straight from the tree. A wonderful and equally delicious day out for the entire family!
If you’re looking for one of the best places for fruit picking near Melbourne, over an hour’s drive out of the CBD will lead you to Rayners Orchard – a family run boutique fruit orchard in the Yarra Valley. Home to a fruit salad of fruit, Rayners Orchard grows over 450 varieties of fruit including peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, tamarillo, pomegranate, persimmon, figs, pepino, feijoa, guava, kiwi fruit and dutch medlar to name a few. Perfect for visitors of all ages, Rayners Orchard also offers orchard tours year-round for their fruit loving visitors.
The Best Fruit Picking Farms in Tasmania:
Westerway Raspberry Farm
Stuck on where to go berry picking in Australia? Well, meet Westerway Raspberry Farm: famed for producing some of the freshest and best tasting raspberries in Australia! Operating now for 15 years, they have continued to grow the berry farm and supply customers across the country with a sweet combination of raspberries and blackcurrants. For berry loving Tasmanians alike, the Westerway Raspberry Farm is also now planting small quantities of blackberries, silvanberries, golden raspberries and redcurrants too.
Sorell Fruit Farm
Sorell Fruit Farm was opened to the public in November of 1989, and since then it has flourished as one of the most well-known Tasmanian fruit destinations. With specially pruned trees so visitors can easily pick some of their famed produce to take home, Sorell Fruit Farm also has an array of homemade products readily available. If you’re looking for the best fruit picking farms in Tasmania, look no further than Sorell Fruit Farm.
The Best Fruit Picking Farms in South Australia:
If you’re in search of where to go fruit picking in South Australia, Harrisville Orchards are the only commercial growers in the Adelaide Hills region to offer pick your own apples and cherries when in season. Taking home the Champion title at the Royal Adelaide Show for the past 20 years and counting, Harrisville Orchards relish the opportunity to provide visitors with the best fruit picking experience in the Adelaide Hills region.
Montacute Valley Orchards
Established five generations ago by Thomas Greene and still carried on today by his great-grandson Geoff and great-great-grandson Ian, there’s no denying that Montacute Valley Orchards is a family owned business. Growing over 35 varieties of cherries starting from early November through until after Christmas, Motacute Valley Orchards in South Australia’s Montacute also puts a berry delicious spin to their fruit picking estate with their strawberries that are also available during the same harvest season as their cherries.
The Best Fruit Picking Farms in Western Australia:
Perthlings, we haven’t forgotten about you! Meet Core Cider, an authentic farm, venue and bistro offering exceptional artisan ciders and orchard events. Open every weekend in summer for plum picking, Core Cider is also home to an array of other attractions including pork and cider hot dogs, additional fruit available for purchase and, not to forget, the family restaurant featuring live music available every Sunday afternoon.
Pick Your Own Strawberries
If you’re looking on where to go fruit picking around Perth, Pick Your Own Strawberries in Bullsbrook will have everything you need! Found just a 40-minute drive out of the CBD, Pick Your Own Strawberries encourages the whole family to come and enjoy the magical views and the delicious strawberries that you pick, take home and devour! Only open on weekends, we recommend you keep up to date with the latest via their Facebook page that is home to frequent updates and openings. For a berry fun day out, be sure to put Pick Your Own Strawberries on your list!
For more fruit picking places, we’ve also curated a list of the 6 Best Fruit Picking Farms Near Sydney, New South Wales. Needing some delicious inspiration for your new fruit collection? Start off by making this Strawberry, Basil and Goats Cheese Focaccia Bread or try your luck at this 20-minute Plum Tarte Tatin Recipe.
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