Cherry-picking in Victoria for families

As the days grow warmer, the cherry orchards blossom and produce delicious cherries in Victoria. The main cherry growing regions are located in Eastern and Southern Victoria, the cherry season lasts around 3 months from November through to February. Not long enough! Cherry-picking is such a lovely day out for families.

These are my top cherry-picking orchards for families in Victoria:

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Cherry-picking at CherryHill Orchards
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1. CherryHill Orchards

Cherry season is one of the few times CherryHill Orchards opens its door to the public for a unique and memorable day out in the country. The friendly CherryHill team will be on hand to show visitors how and where to pick the ripest cherries and ensure they learn and have fun along the way. The Orchard’s famous cherry ice cream and delicious cherry drinks will be available for purchase.

Location: 480 Queens Road, Wandin East, Victoria
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2. Red Hill Cherry Farm

Red Hill Cherry Farm is located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour drive south of Melbourne. The cool Red Hill temperature and the rich volcanic soil means the cherries have a unique flavour.

Location: Red Hill Cherry Farm, 69 Prossors Lane, Red Hill, Victoria

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3. Blue Hills Berries & Cherries

Families can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Blue Hills Berries and Cherries while picking delicious cherries straight from the tree. The entry includes all you can eat cherries within the orchard. The cherries that you pick and want to take home are weighed and paid for upon exit.

Location: 30 Chapman Road, Silvan, Victoria
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4. Naturipe Fruits

Naturipe Fruits is located in the historic Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour. They offer more than 15 cherry types across six hectares including white cherries, red sweet cherries and sour cherries.

Location: 638 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
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5. Cherry Haven

Cherry Haven is a family-owned u-pick cherry orchard, overlooking the Yarra Valley. It has over 30 different varieties of cherries to choose from –mostly sweet cherries, and some white and sour cherries.

Location: 470 Queens Road, Wandin East, Victoria
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More cherry orchards around Victoria

Big Fella Cherries – 38 Boundary Road, Coldstream, Victoria
Seville Farm u-pick Cherries – 56 Monbulk-Seville Road, Victoria
Payne’s Orchards – 372 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Chappies u-pick – 21 Parker Road, Silvan, Victoria
Mount Gisborne Cherries – 425 Mt Gisborne Road, Gisborne
Ripe n Ready Cherry Farm – 52 Arkwells lane, Red Hill, Victoria

Fruit availability is subject to weather conditions and fruit maturity. Please check the cherry orchard websites before going, as details may change depending on the cherry supply.

We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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