Our Pick of Christmas Tree Farms Close to Melbourne

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By Stacey Roberts, ellaslist

December 5, 2017

If you feel like indulging your childhood dreams this year with a real tree, you're in luck! You to ocan have the festive air and pine-y smell of a real Pinus Radiata or Monterey Pine to see you through the Christmas break. Sure, you'll be sweeping up pine needles until forever, but it's worth it for such a beautiful addition to your holiday decor.

Even better, some of the Christmas tree farms help you make a real day of going to pick your tree, with tractor or trailer rides for the kids, sausage sizzles, picnic areas, parties, and some even have wine tasting for the adults! Make choosing a real Christmas tree part of your end-of-year memory-making family fun.

1. Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm

One of Melbourne's favourites, this family-owned eco-friendly farm growing Pinus Radiata is only 30 mins west of the city. 

Regarded as the biggest Christmas tree plantation in Victoria, it'll take you some time to find your perfect specimen from more than 45,000 trees. You can choose anywhere from a 3ft tree to more than 12ft - but most people find a 7ft tree suits their needs. 

Even better, when the season is over and your tree is no longer in use, the folk at Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm will collect any tree from anywhere in the city.

What you need to know:

  • Location: 319 Leakes Road Plumpton 3335 
  • Opening hours: 7 days a week, 24th November to 23rd December: 8am – 8pm, 24th December: 8am – 3pm.  Outside these hours it is by appointment only.
  • Price: Prices range depending on size of tree, 3ft tree from $77 - 12-15 ft tree from $815.49
  • Delivery: yes
  • For more info, head to the website: melbournechristmastreefarm.com.au
Image Credit: Moorooduc Christmas Tree Farm

2. Moorooduc Christmas Tree Farm

25 acres of Christmas trees await in Moorooduc on the Mornington Peninsula for you to indulge your famliy tradition of choosing a live tree.

Each tree is carefully tended and trimmed all throughout the year so you and your family can find the perfect one for your home. They also sell stands and are one of the more affordable options for real Christmas trees.

What you need to know:

  • Location: 249 Mornington Tyabb Road, Moorooduc
  • Opening hours: Open every day including Christmas Eve. Weekdays 10am to 8pm, Weekends 8am to 8pm
  • Price: Prices range - 4-5 ft from $40, 9 ft+ $100, find more here, including prices for stands.
  • Delivery: yes
  • For more info, head to the website: moorooducchristmastreefarm.com
Image Credit: Dandenong Christmas Farm Facebook

3. Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm

Heading south east you'll find the Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm, where the trees are sustainably grown and pruned regularly throughout the year for you to choose your perfect one come December.

The Christmas trees grown are a radiator pine variety, and "promise to provide a scent that will remind you that Christmas has arrived" - if you're looking to fill your home with the smell of the season, these are a great option.

The aire is festive at the farm, dogs on leads are welcomed, kids enthusiastically encouraged, netting is available to stop your car being covered in pine needles (for a $5 fee), and they sell reliable stands for all sizes of trees on the property.

If you can't get out to Officer, you can also visit the Nar Nar Goon farm, see here for details.

What you need to know:

  • Location: 336 Brown Road, Officer
  • Opening hours: Weekdays: 27 Nov – 22 Dec: 9am-8pm. Weekends: 2–23 Dec: 8am-7pm. Christmas Eve 24 Dec: 8am-4pm
  • Price: Starts from $45 for a 4 ft tree. See more here.
  • Delivery: No
  • For more info, head to the website: dandenongchristmastreefarm.com.au
Image Credit: Ports Christmas Tree Farm

4. Ports Christmas Tree Farm

Spend the day with your family at the Ports Christmas Tree Farm, where there's plenty of places for a picnic, and even more trees to choose from! You can also purchase tree stands and decorations while your'e there. 

What you need to know:

  • Location: 186 Belgrave-Hallam rd, Belgrave South
  • Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 7pm 
  • Price: Price on application
  • Delivery: Call Frank on 0439 977 350
  • For more info, head to the website: portschristmastrees.com.au
Image Credit: North Pole Christmas Tree Farm Facebook

5. North Pole Christmas Tree Farm

There's family fun for all ages to be had at the aptly-named North Pole Christmas Tree Farm, with tractor rides for the kids and the satisfaction of a real tree as the centrepiece of your holiday decorations.

If you go on the right day, there'll even be sausages for the kids and you can stop off after tree purchase and pick up a bottle or two, with wine tasting for the adults. Super festive!

What you need to know:

  • Location: 1000 Old Sydney Rd, 3753 Beveridge
  • Opening hours: 9am to 7pm daily
  • Price: On application
  • For more info, head to the website: NorthPoleChristmasTreeFarm
Image Credit: Somerville and Peninsula Christmas Tree Farm

6. Somerville and Peninsula Christmas Tree Farm

While your'e looking for your tree at Somerville or Peninsula Christmas Tree Farm, the kids can be entertained with a Santa’s sleigh ride or a Santa’s carriage ride on the weekends - just the thing to get you all in the spirit of Christmas!

Netting is also available here, and across both properties you'll find about 20,000 trees in various stages of growth. Each Monterey Pine is shaped about six to eight times before being the ideal height to sell - about 1.8m to 2m. They have a thick foliage and that real Christmas tree fragrance, and you can either wander the farms for your pick, or hop on and off the carriage ride as you choose. 

Once you have picked a tree, they will cut it down and take it back to your car for you, and netting is available. And when you're finished with the tree, just pop it over the gate entrance for recycling in the new year!

What you need to know:

  • Location: Corner of Frankston-Flinders Road and Oneills Road, Somerville, and 61A Lower Somerville Road, Somerville
  • Opening hours: 7 days a week until Christmas Eve. Somerville Christmas Tree Farm: 9 am – 7 pm. Peninsula Christmas Tree Farm: 9 am - 6 pm
  • Price: On application
  • Delivery: If you can't make it to the farm, they will deliver you a tree.
  • For more info, head to the website: christmastreefarm.com.au

Happy tree hunting!

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