Where To Pick Your Own Fruit With Kids This Summer Near Sydney
Mums & Bubs
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
The fruit-picking experience is like no other. The feel of plump, fresh sweetness in your fingers before being placed in a basket for a delicious family lunch or to be freezed at home for later. This summer season (November to February), you can pick stone fruits like peaches, blueberries, cherries & so much more.
Where To Pick Stone Fruits – Peaches, Nectarines, Plums
Canoelands Orchard (One Hour’s Drive North-West from Sydney) 31 Canoelands Road, Canoelands. Call: 0419 688 039. Season: October to Mid-January. Canoelands Orchard offers blood plums, candy plums, white nectarines and yellow nectarines for pick your own. Canoeland’s fresh raw honey is available all year round! Open 9am-5pm every day except Christmas Day. Follow Canoelands Facebook page for the latest info.
Bilpin Fruit Bowl (90 minutes North West of Sydney CBD) 2459 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin NSW. Call: 02 4567 1152. Season: Mid-November-late February. Available for picking will be yellow flesh peaches, iceberg lettuce, cos lettuce, Chinese cabbage, curly leaf cabbage, savoy cabbage, purple cabbage, zucchini, kale and a limited amount of strawberries, and possibly raspberries and blueberries in February. Apples from early January, pears from late January. Open weekends from 10am to 4pm. Follow Bilpin Fruit Bowl’s Facebook page for up-to-date info.
Pine Crest Orchard (90 minutes North West of Sydney CBD) 2549 Bell’s Line of Rd, Bilpin. Call: 02 45671143 (after 7:30pm). Season: December-February. Pick your own yellow and white peaches, apricots and nectarines all at $4/kg. Follow Pine Crest Orchard’s Facebook page for up-to-date info.
Cedar Creek Orchards (90 minutes South West of Sydney CBD) 269 Mulhollands Rd, Thirlmere NSW. Call: 02 4681 8457 Email: [email protected] Season starts November until late December. Pick your own peaches, nectarines and persimmons. Stonefruit Picking Entry Fee: $5 per adult; $3 per child (3 yrs to 15 yrs), Fruit is charged per kg – between $4 & $6/kg. Follow Cedar Creek Orchards’ Facebook page for updated info. Bookings are essential – more information here.
Glenbernie Orchard (30km North of Wollongong) 259 Darkes Forest Road, Darkes Forest. Call: (02) 4294 3421. Season: November-February. Pick your own peaches, plums, nectarines. Plus apples and Raspberries. Follow Glenbernie Orchard’s Facebook page for up-to-date info. To pick, you need to book an Orchard Experience Tour.
Where To Pick Berries- Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
Clyde River Berry Farm (3 hours South of Sydney) 2000A River Road, Mogood NSW. Call: 02 4478 1057. Season: Early December-late January. Nothing tastes better than berries (primarily growers of blueberries, buy you might find strawberries, raspberries and other berries too) picked freshly in the height of summer with your own hands! Grab a bucket and pick enough to take home and freeze. Head to nearby Ulladulla or Bateman’s Bay for beautiful beaches and lots of accommodation options. Bush honey and homemade jams available too. Open every day from 10am to 5pm until the end of January except Christmas day. Follow Clyde River Berry Farm’s Facebook page for latest info.
Montrose Berry Farm (90 minutes South West of Sydney) Ormond Street, Sutton Forest NSW. Call: 02 4868 1544. Season: December-February. Pick blueberries, red raspberries, loganberries, boysenberries, autumn raspberries, red currants and hazelnuts. The farm shop sells berry products and pies and there is is a gorgeous cottage on site if you want to stay the night. Entry for adults is $12.50 per person, including 0.5 kg of of berries. If you exceed 0.5 kg each, there’s a $2.50/100 gram charge. Young children enter for $7.50 including 300g berries.
Where To Pick Cherries
You’ll have travel at least 4 hours out of Sydney to pick cherries. Season: mid November-January. The perfect cherry picking adventure is wrapped up neatly for you at the National Cherry Picking Festival in Young in early Dec, which offers a kid-friendly festival, competitions and plenty of cherry picking! If you’re keen and don’t mind the drive, try Wombat Heights Orchard or Allambie Orchard near 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.
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