Fruit Picking in Sydney: Your Seasonal Guide for 2024

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Are you looking for a day trip with a difference? Need a kids' activity that lasts the whole day? We just love the idea of going on an adventure fruit picking in Sydney. It’s loads of fun out in the fresh air and gives the kids a bit more of an insight into where their food comes from.

Fruit picking in Sydney can also save you some money at the checkout, as you only pay for what you pick and the fruits are generally cheaper than supermarket varieties. Plus, the fruit tastes infinitely better when you pick it yourself!

Here is your essential fruit-picking calendar to send you on your fruity way. Don't forget your baskets!

Fruit Picking in Sydney: Your Seasonal Guide for 2024 

Spring & Summer Fruit Picking - September to February

Boy with a basket of blueberries
Blueberry picking in Sydney? Yes, please!

Watkins Family Farm

The Watkins Family Farm is still in full fruit-bearing mode come September when they see the last of their fresh Imperial mandarins, lemons, cumquats, and limes hanging on the trees.

They are open every weekend until the end of September.

Season:    September
Location:  1006 Singleton Mills, Laughtondale

Check out the Watkins Family Farm Facebook page for updates.

TNT Produce

Strawberries
TNT Produce


TNT Produce are also open during the spring and summer months for fruit picking, including apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, figs, sunflowers, zucchinis, figs, tomatoes, and Lebanese cucumbers.

Strawberry picking at TNT Produce in October

But Starting from 22 October, it's all about STRAWBERRIES! That's right, from Sunday, 22 October 2024, you can relish the taste of the freshest strawberries. Don't hesitate to try before you buy, at just $20 per kilo. Entry is set at $10 for adults and $5 for kids aged 3-12. Remember, it's cash only, and no bookings are needed. Plus, furry friends on leashes are welcome.

The family orchard comes alive with thousands of trees for you to pick delicious fruits. Visit the alpacas, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and ducks on the farm, and stop by the shed to pick up free-range eggs, local nuts, homemade jams, Bilpin apple juice, and honey! Open 10 am to 4 pm on weekends, public holidays, and some school holidays.

Season:     Mid-December to July
Location:  153 Kurts Rd, Bilpin

And here's a little secret: They're gearing up to introduce a brand-new cafe space by 2024, promising more delightful treats and surprises. Stay connected with TNT Produce on their social channels for all the latest updates and offerings.

Check the TNT Produce websiteFacebook or Instagram for weekly updates.

Pine Crest Orchard

Pine Crest Orchard
Pine Crest Orchard


When spring and summer roll around, it's time for crunch, juicy apple picking! Pick your own apples and peaches at Pine Crest Orchard from December to April. Gala, Jonathans, Delicious, Golden Delicious and Jonagold are the main varieties, followed by Granny Smith, Braeburn, and Pink Lady.

Their opening hours depend on fruit availability - check out their website or Facebook page for updates. 

Cherry Picking picking at Pine Crest Orchard in October

The long-awaited cherry season at Pine Crest Orchard is finally here after a three-year break. Starting on Saturday, 28 October, from 10 am to 3 pm, or until stocks run out, visitors can indulge in some of the juiciest cherries. They are priced at just $20 per kilo.

There's no need for reservations; visitors can simply drop by. There's a nominal entry fee of $2 for anyone aged three and up. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bags, but they can also purchase bags on-site for $2. For convenience, both cash and EFTPOS are accepted. Additionally, leashed dogs are welcome at the orchard.

While cherries are the main attraction, the orchard also offers a range of other delights. Guests can treat themselves to freshly churned ice-cream, delectable homemade jams, local honey, refreshing cider and drinks, and a variety of baked goods, including some new recipes the orchard has been perfecting. The team at Pine Crest Orchard looks forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to this seasonal delight.

Season:    December to April
Location:  2549 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin

Bilpin Fruit Bowl

Basket of strawberries
A basket of freshly-picked strawberries!


For fresh apple picking in Sydney along with loads of other fresh fruits, you can't go past the iconic Bilpin Fruit Bowl

Bilpin Fruit Bowl is open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm for strawberries, royal gala apples, spinach, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, capsicum, and potatoes.

Strawberry Picking at Bilpin Fruit Bowl In October

Bilpin Fruit Bowl is opening its doors for a special strawberry picking event on Saturday, 22 October and Sunday, 22 October, both days from 10 am to 3 pm. While these are the exclusive dates for strawberry picking, their shop remains open every day from 8 am to 5 pm. 

As well as pick your own, the shop stocks local honey, local homemade jams, souvenirs, cider from local cellar doors, apple juice, candles, pottery, fresh fruit, and more.

Season:    November to February
Location:  2093 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin

You can see their latest fruit picking in Sydney updates on Facebook and check out our review of Bilpin Fruit Bowl.

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

Tomato picking
Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries


In the mood for some fresher-than-fresh tomatoes or strawberries? Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries is just the farm for, you guessed it, strawberries and tomatoes!

Brimming with deliciously ripe and moreish fruit, Ricardoes promises a great day out for families. Open seven days a week from 7 am - 5 pm.

Season:   All year round
Location: 221 Blackmans Point Rd, Port Macquarie. 

Follow Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries on Facebook for updates.

Canoelands Orchard

Canoelands Orchard
Canoelands Orchard


When spring rolls around, it's time to load up on popular stone fruits, strawberries, raspberries, apples, tomatoes and more.

Canoelands Orchard is open all season long and delights in watching families pick their own blood plums, candy plums, white nectarines and yellow nectarines. They are open from 9 am to 5 pm every day except Christmas Day.

Season:    October to Mid-January
Location:  31 Canoelands Rd, Canoelands

Follow Canoelands Facebook page for the latest info or read our review of Canoelands Orchard.

Huntley Berry Farm

Huntley Berry Farm
Huntley Berry Farm

 

If you're planning a holiday in Orange, you'd better add fruit picking to your itinerary!

Huntley Berry Farm specialise in berries, so stop off and load up your baskets with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

As well as plenty of berries, there is also a picnic area, a shop selling berry ice blocks, gourmet jams and fruit syrups, plus free-range chooks to say hello to. Their fruit-picking season begins mid-November, so start planning your getaway to Orange! Open Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. 

Season:   November to May
Location: Huntley Road, Huntley

Follow Huntley Berry Farm Facebook page for the latest info.

Berrylicious

Berrylicious Strawberries
Berrylicious Strawberries


Another great spot for strawberries is at Berrylicious, where they grow theirs from inside a greenhouse.

Berrylicious strawberries are grown in greenhouses two metres above the ground to help eliminate pests and bacteria - talk about fresh fruit!

Strawberry picking at Berrylicious in October

From Saturday, 28 October 2024, Berrylicious, invites you to pick and savor their super sweet strawberries. Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are limited, and online bookings are essential to secure your spot. If there's an abundance of strawberries, the farm may open again on Sunday, with availability announcements made on Saturday afternoon.

For the convenience of visitors, the strawberry patches are covered, ensuring a pleasant picking experience regardless of the weather. Guests are welcome to eat as many strawberries as they desire during their visit, priced at $22 per person. Children under ten years old are charged at a reduced rate of $11, while those under two years old can enjoy the experience free of charge. If you wish to take strawberries home, they are priced at $25 per kilo.

To make your reservation, visit the link on their website here. As a safety measure, all visitors are kindly requested to wear closed shoes during their visit.

Season:    All year round
Location:  200B W Parade, Thirlmere

Cedar Creek Orchards

Welcome to Cedar Creek Orchards - take your pick of some of the freshest apples, yellow peaches, white peaches, and nectarines around! Their shed sales are open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Season:   November to mid-February
Location: 269 Mulhollands Rd, Thirlmere

Follow Cedar Creek Orchards’ Facebook page for updated info.

Glenbernie Orchard

Glenbernie Orchard
Glenbernie Orchard


Glenbernie Orchard is a fifth-generation, family-run fruit farm just 30 kilometres north of Wollongong. They call their fruit-picking station the 'Apple Shack' and it's open for delicious apples, peaches, plums, nectarines, and raspberries seven days a week from 10 am to 4.30 pm. To pick, you need to book an Orchard Experience Tour.

Season:   November to February
Location: 259 Darkes Forest Rd, Darkes Forest

Follow Glenbernie Orchard’s Facebook page for up-to-date info.

Clyde River Farm

Clyde Berry Farm
Clyde River Berry Farm

 

Nothing tastes better than berries picked fresh in the height of summer with your own hands! 

Clyde River Berry Farm are primarily growers of blueberries, but you might find strawberries, raspberries and other berries, too. Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm until the end of January. Closed on Christmas day.

Season:    Early December to late January
Location:  2000A River Road, Mogood 

Follow Clyde River Berry Farm’s Facebook page for the latest info.

Stockman's Ridge

Stockman's Ridge
Stockman's Ridge


Put a cherry on top of a fantastic summer by stopping off for cherry picking at Stockman's Ridge! You pick your own cherries (and have a glass of wine or two!) at this cellar door and fruit farm.

Season:   Mid-November to January
Location: 21 Boree Lane, Lidster

Follow Stockman's Ridge Facebook page for the latest info. 

And on the subject of cherries, the perfect cherry-picking adventure is wrapped up neatly for you at the National Cherry Picking Festival in Young, which offers a kid-friendly festival, competitions and plenty of cherry-picking! 

Bilpin Springs Orchard

Closed until January 2024

Fresh pears, apples, peaches, and blueberries are the pick of the day at Bilpin Springs Orchard in the Blue Mountains. 

Although it might be small, Bilpin Springs Orchard welcomes in loads of families keen to fill their baskets with summer fruits throughout the season. The farm is open on weekends from 7 am to 1 pm.

Season:   Mid-January to mid-June
Location: 2550 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin

Keep an eye on the Bilpin Springs Orchard website for updates. 

Autumn & Winter Fruit Picking - March to August

Fruit picking in Sydney
TNT Produce

TNT Produce

Stop by TNT Produce for apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, figs, sunflowers, zucchinis, figs, tomatoes, Lebanese cucumbers, and persimmons

TNT produce is one of the most popular fruit picking farms in NSW. As well as a generous selection of fresh produce, you can also visit the alpacas, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and ducks on the farm, and stop by the shed to pick up free-range eggs, local nuts, homemade jams, Bilpin apple juice, and honey! Open 10 am to 4 pm on weekends, public holidays, and some school holidays.

Check the TNT Produce websiteFacebook or Instagram for weekly updates.

Season:   March to August
Location: 153 Kurts Rd, Bilpin

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

Tomato picking
Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries


Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries are open year-round for deliciously ripe strawberries and tomatoes. Open seven days per week from 7 am to 5 pm.

Season:   All year round
Location: 221 Blackmans Point Rd, Port Macquarie

Follow Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries on Facebook for updates.

Kookootonga Chestnut & Walnut Farm

Kookootonga Chestnut Farm
Kookootonga Chestnut Farm

 

Walnuts and chestnuts are't fruit, are they? Yes, they are! Both of these nuts are actually part of the fruit family and many believe them to be dried fruits - who would've thought!

Stop off at Kookootonga Chestnut & Walnut Farm for fresh chestnuts and walnuts from March to April. Kookootonga is one of the original farms to be established in the gorgeous region of Mount Irvine in the Blue Mountains and is open from 9 am to 4 pm each day during their autumn fruit picking season.

Season:    March to April
Location:  247 Mt Irvine Rd, Mt Irvine 

Follow Kookootonga Chestnut & Walnut Farm on Facebook for updates.

Berrylicious

Berrylicious Strawberries
Berrylicious Strawberries


You know you can't resist picking your own strawberries! Well, we've found strawberry-picking with a difference at Berrylicious

Berrylicious Strawberries grow their delicious berries in greenhouses with the strawberries thriving inside tunnels elevated two metres off the ground! This process is believed to eliminate pests and bacteria, resulting in great big juicy strawberries ripe for the picking - or picking up, to be exact. 

Season:    All year round
Location:  200B W Parade, Thirlmere

Nutwood Farm

Another beautiful spot for nut-picking, Nutwood Farm is open for chestnuts and walnuts on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm during the season. 

An established 20-hectare nut orchard on the edge of Wollangambee National Park, Nutwood Farm offers large, good quality, fresh chestnuts, and walnuts for the whole family. 

Season:   March to April
Location: 22 Danes Way, Mt Irvine

Check Nutwood Farm's Facebook page for up-to-date information. 

Bilpin Fruit Bowl

Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Bilpin Fruit Bowl


Bilpin Fruit Bowl is open through autumn and winter for fresh strawberries, royal gala apples, spinach, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, capsicum, and potatoes.

As well as pick your own, the shop at Bilpin Fruit stocks local honey, local homemade jams, souvenirs, cider from local cellar doors, apple juice, candles, pottery, fresh fruit, and more. They are open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm but are closed on Christmas Day. 

Update on 3 August 2024 from Bilppin Fruit Bowl Facebook Page: 

Looking for a juicy weekend activity? How about picking your own strawberries! Head over every Sunday from 10am-2pm (or until they're all snapped up) to grab some of the freshest, award-winning strawberries around. Grown in hothouses, this is an all-weather activity perfect for the whole family. Adults can enter for $20, and children between 3 and 12 years are $10, with under 3s free. And don't worry about cash – they accept EFTPOS! Want more than just strawberries? Their shop is open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm. Whether it's rain, hail, or shine, indulge in the delightful experience of walking around the hot houses and picking (and eating) all the strawberries you want at $20.00 per kilogram.

Season:    March to May
Location:  2093 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin

You can see their latest updates on Facebook or check out our review of Bilpin Fruit Bowl.

Ford's Farm

Fords Farm
Ford's Farm


Enjoy a family day out at the gorgeous Ford's Farm and delight in picking your own mandarins, limes and oranges.

There is a picnic area set aside for you to sit and enjoy the quiet bush surroundings or take a stroll through the orchard to feed the sheep. Bookings are essential. 

Season:    May to August
Location:  1275 Singleton Rd, Laughtondale 

Wyunna Farms

Just over an hour from the CBD, Wyunna Farms is one of the closest farms for fruit picking in Sydney. 

Their winter season only runs for just over a month, so you'd better get in quick for some of the biggest and juiciest navel and Valencia oranges around. 

They're open from 9.30 am to pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout July. 

Season:   June to July
Location: 982-988 George Downs Dr, Kulnura

Watkins Family Farm

Bags of fruit
Watkins Family Farm

 

The Watkins Family Farm is situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting and has over 2,000 fruit trees offering up juicy Imperial mandarins, lemons, cumquats, and limes during winter. 

They are open every weekend from June until the season ends (around the end of September).

Season:   June to September
Location: 1006 Singleton Mills, Laughtondale

Check out the Watkins Family Farm Facebook page for updates.

Anderson Farm

Anderson Farm
Anderson Farm


Enjoy a day out along the picturesque Hawkesbury River and stock up on juicy mandarins, oranges, and lemons from Anderson Farm.

Although their winter fruit picking season only runs for a couple of months, rest assured it packs a punch with loads of zesty citrus varieties on offer.

The farm is open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and it's cash only for all purchases.

Season:    June-July
Location:  951 Sackville Ferry Rd, Sackville

More Fruit Picking in NSW...

If you’re keen on more fruit picking in NSW and don’t mind the drive, try Wombat Heights Orchard or Allambie Orchard near Wombat, NSW. And there are plenty more farms a little further afield, The Hawkesbury Harvest website has loads of information on farms around NSW.

While you’re in Hawkesbury, check out The Australiana Pioneer Village, a tourist attraction portraying the life of the early settlers.

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