Where to go Fruit Picking in Melbourne & Beyond in 2024

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There is no family experience more delightful, makes better use of nature or makes greater use of Victoria's fresher-than-fresh produce quite like fruit picking in Melbourne.

Fruit picking in Melbourne provides an opportunity to get children connecting to nature, learn where fruit comes from, enjoy some gorgeous natural surrounds, and indulge in a fresh and tasty hand-picked treat - enjoy!

Please note that farm opening hours depend on weather and crop availability, so make sure you ring ahead to make sure they are open for fruit picking.

Where to go Fruit Picking in Melbourne & Beyond in 2024

1. Blue Hills Berries & Cherries, Silvan

Blue Hills Berries & Cherries
Fruit picking in Melbourne at Blue Hills.

The Chapman family have farmed in the Silvan area at Blue Hills Berries & Cherries since 1894, so you can trust them to make all your fruit picking in Melbourne dreams come true.

Their "Pick Your Own" or "U Pick" service allows you to pick raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, boysenberries, youngberries, and loganberries depending on weather, fruit maturity and availability during October and May.

Adult entry is $13 and includes 500 grams of mixed fruit to pick and take home. Children three-14 years (under three go free) $6.50 to pick up to 250g of berries.

Location: 27 Parker Rd, Silvan

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2. Buninyong Blueberry Farm, Buninyong

Buninyong Blueberry Farm
The gorgeous fields at Buninyong Blueberry Farm.

If you love blueberries, this is the farm for you!

Established in 1982, Buninyong Blueberry Farm grow six different varieties of blueberries. From about Australia Day onwards (26 January), the pick-your-own service becomes available. From early January to early March, you can get ready-picked, dessert-quality or commercial-quality berries to take home, eat or freeze for later. 

Location: 7189 Midland Hwy, Buninyong

3. CherryHill Orchards, Wandin East

Fruit picking in Melbourne
Fresh cherries are yours for the picking!

Cherries are one of our absolute favourite fruits for fruit picking in Melbourne! Delicious cherries straight from the tree just an hour from the Melbourne CBD!

The cherry season doesn’t last long - usually from September to early January only - however, the CherryHill Orchards shop will still be open selling ready-picked boxed cherries, cherry-flavoured ice cream (with a cherry on top, naturally!), and cold cherry drinks.

Families are still free to explore the orchard and have a picnic in the fresh summer air. The staff here are super friendly and will teach families how to pick the biggest and sweetest cherries before they set off.

Location: 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East

4. Rocky Creek Strawberry Farm

Fruit picking in Melbourne
Rocky Creek strawberries.

For strawberry picking in the stunning Mornington Peninsula, head to Rocky Creek

Their U-Pick strawberry season runs from November to April when the farm is open daily for families to experience Mother Earth at her very best. If you're keen for strawberries sooner than that, the Rocky Creek Cafe is open year-round and serves some of the most delicious strawberry desserts and treats. 

It costs $12 for an adult to pick your strawberries and $6 for children from four to 12; children under four go free.

Location: 244 Shands Road, Main Ridge

5. Kinglake Raspberries, Pheasant Creek

Kinglake Raspberries
Fresh raspberries, anyone?

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range is a 25-hectare haven of all things raspberries!

Kinglake Raspberries offer pick-your-own in the summer season (early December to the end of January) and in Autumn (late March to June), where you will get lost in one of six rows of raspberries, with about 3,000-6,000 metres of berries in each row.

Berries cost $18 per kilogram for pick-your-own and $25 per kilogram for pre-picked. You can also purchase frozen berries, vinegars, cordials, berry sauces, and berry jams to take home to complete your fruity adventure - yum!

Location: Tooheys Rd, Pheasant Creek

6. Payne's Orchards, Bacchus Marsh

Just 40 minutes west of Melbourne, you'll find delicious rock fruits at Payne's Orchards

Their fruit picking  season is a bit of a mixed bag: nectarines, peaches and plums turn ripe for the picking in January, apples are usually available from about February to April, and cherries are available in November and December.

Entry is only $4 per person, with little ones entering for free.

Fruit is priced per kilogram, so only pick what you’re willing to pay for. The hosts at Payne's Orchard are friendly and accommodating, the grounds are idyllic, and photo opportunities are bountiful. You can also purchase ready-picked fruit at The Shed.

Location: 372 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh

Know another great farm or orchard for fruit picking in Melbourne? Willing to share it with other families? Comment below!

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