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Family fruit picking

28 Spots for Best Family Fruit Picking Near Sydney


A day out with the whole family that’s fun, outdoors and leaves you with plenty of fresh fruit- fruit picking ticks all the boxes! Not only do you get to explore a new area of Sydney, but you can also teach the kids where the fruit they eat really comes from and remind yourself of the same thing. Whether it be apple picking, strawberry picking or cherry picking, here are some of our favourite spots for fruit picking around Sydney

We’ve categorised our fruit-picking spots by season, so while you may see some spots, such as Canoelands Orchard appear more than once, it’s because there are different fruits available at different times. Check out the list and see what’s in season right now.

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Summer (DEC-FEB)

During the summer months, you’ll find a number of great spots to pick fruit in New South Wales. The key for these warmer months is stone fruit, so expect to score some amazing peaches and nectarines through December, January and February.

Canoelands Orchard
Canoelands Orchard | Image: Canoelands Orchard

1. Canoelands Orchard

Just an hour drive North-West of Sydney, Canoelands Orchard has plenty of fresh fruit on offer. There are blood plums, candy plums, white nectarines and yellow nectarines available for picking, as well as fresh raw honey that is available to buy all year round! The orchard is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day, except Christmas Day.

Address: 27-29 Canoelands Rd, Canoelands NSW 2157
Ph: 0419 688 039
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 9am – 5pm
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Canoelands Orchard

Pine Crest Orchard
Pine Crest | Image: Dido’s Place/Pine Crest Orchard

2. Pine Crest

This quaint orchard has trees plentiful with white peaches, apricots and nectarines. Pick your own for just $4 per kilo and taste the freshness you pay for! Nestled away in the Bilpin region of NSW, this is the perfect summer day with the kids.

Address: 2549 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: (02) 4567 1143
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Pine Crest Orchad

Fig tree
Bilpin Fruit Bowl | Image: Bilpin Fruit Bowl

3. Bilpin Fruit Bowl

If you’re looking for a variety of summer crops, Bilpin Fruit Bowl has it all. Along with peaches, you can also find lettuce, Chinese cabbage zucchini and kale. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, you pay for what you pick. With so much on offer, make sure you leave time to explore one of the most plentiful orchards near Sydney.

Address: 2093 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: 0404 061 262
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 8am – 5pm
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Canoelands Orchard

Cedar Creek Orchards
Cedar Creek Orchards | Image: Cedar Creek Orchards

4. Cedar Creek Orchards

Nestled in the hills just out of Picton, Cedar Creek Orchard has a total of around 23,00 trees. You will find apples, peaches, nectarines and persimmons amongst the sprawling grounds of this 4th generation orchard. While you’re visiting, don’t miss getting your hands on their ‘Cedar Creek Black Label Apple Juice’, 100% pure apple juice that is crushed and bottled on site.

Address: 269 Mulhollands Rd, Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ph: (02) 4681 8457
Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Fri: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Cedar Creek Orchard

Glenbernie Orchard
Glenbernie Orchard | Image: Glenbernie Orchard

5. Glenbernie Orchard

If you fancy a trip down south, Glenbernie is a 30km trip north of Wollongong, with plenty of peaches, plums and nectarines on offer. Open from mid-November, take part in a ‘Pick Your Own Experience’ tour which is a great family activity. This place gets busy, so make a booking if you prefer feeling prepared.

Address: 259 Darkes Forest Rd, Darkes Forest NSW 2508
Ph: (02) 4294 3421
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 10am – 4:30pm
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Glenbernie Orchard

Berry Farm
Clyde River Berry Farm | Image: Clyde River Berry Farm

6. Clyde River Berry Farm

If strawberry picking is what you’ve always imagined a day out fruit picking would look like; Clyde River Berry Farm is your spot. Nothing tastes better than fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries at the height of the summer season. Make it part of a weekend away in nearby Ulladulla or Batemans Bay and come back home with hordes of berries to keep in the freezer!

Address: LOT 22 The River Rd, Mogood NSW 2538
Ph: (02) 4478 1057
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Clyde River Berry Farm

Hand of a man picking blackberries
Montrose Berry Farm | Image: Montrose Berry Farm

7. Montrose Berry Farm

Located in the stunning Sutton Forest in NSW, Montrose Berry Farm has plenty of berry varieties ready to pick, like raspberries, loganberries, boysenberries and red currants. There is also a farm shop which sells berry pies, as well as a quaint little cottage if you wanted to have an overnight stay. This visit is a little pricier, with a $12.50 entry fee for adults. However, this includes 0.5kg of berries, so get picking!

Address: Ormond St, Sutton Forest NSW 2577
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Stone Fruit – peaches, nectarines, plums

Montrose Berry Farm

Cherries in transparent boxes on a table
National Cherry Picking Festival | Image: Keith King

8. National Cherry Picking Festival

Located in Young, NSW, the best spot for cherry-picking in NSW, the festival takes place on the first weekend of December. Back in action in 2021, the festival is kid-friendly, with plenty of fun competitions and of course, cherry-picking!

Season: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Cherries

National Cherry Festival

Hand holding a transparent box of strawberries
Wombat Heights Orchard | Image: Wombat Heights Orchard

9. Wombat Heights Orchard

Wombat Heights Orchard is the perfect spot for cherry-picking near Sydney that lets you freely roam and pick cherries, as well as sugar plums and peaches. There are also beautiful gardens that offer the ideal picnic spot for you and the family after a long day of cherry-picking.

Address: 78 Race Creek Rd, Wombat NSW 2587
Ph: 0435 314 589
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 7am – 7pm
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Cherries

Wombat Heights Orchard

Allambie Orchard
Allambie Orchard | Image: Allambie Orchard

10. Allambie Orchard

Also located in the stunning Wombat region, Allambie Orchard has plenty of cherries for you and the family to pick, to help enliven that festive spirit. With no entry fee and a café onsite for your coffee pick-me-up, you will leave feeling relaxed and fully stocked for all those Christmas celebrations!

Address: 3725 Olympic Hwy, Wombat NSW 2587
Ph: 0418 462 821
Season
: Summer (Dec-Feb)
Fruit: Cherries

Allambie Orchard

Autumn (MARCH-MAY)

Chestnut and Walnut Farm
Kookootonga Chestnut and Walnut Farm | Image: Kookootonga Chestnut and Walnut Farm

11. Kookootonga Chestnut and Walnut Farm

Tucked away in the stunning region of Mount Irvine in the Blue Mountains, Kookootonga has all your needs covered for the autumn months. Open from March through to April, the farm has plenty of chestnuts and walnuts ready to be picked and taken home.

Address: 247 Mt. Irvine Rd, Mount Irvine NSW 2786
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

Kookootonga

Nutwoods on a tree
Nutwood Farm | Image: Nutwood Farm

12. Nutwood Farm

Also in the Mount Irvine region, this 20-hectare nut orchard is on the edge of the Wollangambee National Park and full of fresh chestnuts and walnuts. Only a two-hour drive from Sydney, make this a stop in your quintessential winter day out to the Blue Mountains.

Address: 22 Danes Way, Mount Irvine NSW 2786
Ph: 0423 137 526
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

Nutwood Farm

Apricot fruits on a tree
Bilpin Fruit Bowl | Image: Bilpin Fruit Bowl

13. Bilpin Fruit Bowl

90 minutes north-west of Sydney in the region famous for apple picking, Bilpin, Bilpin Fruit Bowl has plenty on offer. With ready to pick peaches and apples, there is also a playground for the kids to let out any energy before the drive home.

Address: 2549 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: (02) 4567 1143
Season: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Apples and peaches

Bilpin Fruit Bowl

Two women at a botanic garden
Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens | Image: Expedia

14. Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens

Also known as the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, there is plenty to do here. Along with apple picking, the gardens also offer nature walks, tours and exhibitions. The Gardens also sell local produce and plants.

Address: Bells Line of Rd, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
Ph: (02) 4567 3000
Hours: Mon – Fri:
9am – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 5:30pm, Sun: 9am – 5pm
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

Mount Tomah Bontanic Gardens

Bilpin Springs Orchard
Bilpin Springs Orchard | Image: Ellina S

15. Bilpin Springs Orchard

Also in Bilpin, this small commercial orchard is aplenty with apples, pears, plums and peaches. After a visit here, the whole family will be stoked for school lunches for weeks!

Address: 2550 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: (02) 4567 1294
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

Bilpin Springs Orchard

Apricot fruits on trees
Pine Crest Orchard | Image: Pine Crest Orchard

16. Pine Crest Orchard

Open from January to May on weekends, Pine Crest Orchard is another fine option for fruit picking in the Bilpin region. With trees full of apples, plums and pears, there is also local honey, jams and apple juice that is available to buy after your fruit picking has been exhausted.

Address: 2549 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: (02) 4567 1143
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

Pine Crest Orchard

Two kids eating apples near an apple tree
Glenbernie Orchard | Image: Glenbernie Orchard

17. Glenbernie Orchard

Located in Darkes Forest, Glenbernie Orchard is a family-run orchard full of tasty apples, peaches and nectarines. They also offer family-friendly tours that take you through the orchard that include apple picking!

Address: 259 Darkes Forest Rd, Darkes Forest NSW 2508
Ph: (02) 4294 3421
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 10am – 4:30pm
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

Glenbernie Orchard

Hand holding an apple
TNT Produce | Image: Amvorsuf

18. TNT Produce

If apples are all you really want, TNT Produce grow almost every variety. Growing Royal Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious and Pink Lady varieties, there is no shortage of apples here! As a bonus, they are open during some school holidays as well as weekends to help occupy the long days off with the kids.

Address: 153 Kurts Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: 0410 676 152
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Chestnuts, walnuts

TNT Produce

Tomatoes
Canoelands Orchard | Image: CC0 Public Domain

19. Canoelands Orchard

Only a short one-hour drive from Sydney, Canoelands is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. There is a seemingly endless supply of fresh, juicy tomatoes in the autumn season. A trip here may even convince the kids to finally start eating those pesky tomatoes that find themselves on the dinner plate!

Address:27-29 Canoelands Rd, Canoelands NSW 2157
Ph:
0419 688 039
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Tomatoes

Hand holding a bowl of apricots
Cedar Creek Orchard | Image: Cedar Creek Orchard

20. Cedar Creek Orchard

Located in the beautiful Thirlmere in NSW, this family-owned and run orchard has around 23,000 trees full of persimmons, apples and peaches. With so much on offer, this place can get very busy, so be sure to make a booking or book a tour which takes you around to different picking sections.

Address: 269 Mulhollands Rd, Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ph: (02) 4681 8457
Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Fri: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Season
: Autumn (MAR – MAY)
Fruit: Persimmons

Cedar Creek Orchard

Winter (JUNE-AUG)

Orange orchard
Watkins Family Farm | Image: Supplied

21. Watkins Family Farm

A perfect family winter outing, Watkins Family Farm offers fruit picking and plenty more. Set in a beautiful mountainous region, pick fresh, juicy Imperial Mandarins and let the kids stop to feed the roaming sheep and goats. There is no entry fee, simply pay for what you pick.

Address: 1006 Singleton Rd, Laughtondale NSW 2775
Ph:
0418 233 466
Season
: Winter (JUN – AUG)
Fruit: Mandarins

Watkins Family Farm

Little girl with a basket picking oranges
Fords Farm | Image: Natalia Kirichenko

22. Fords Farm

Situated near the charming village of Wisemans Ferry, Fords Farm has all your citrus needs covered. Full with mandarins, oranges, lemons and limes, there is a $6 entry fee and a $15 fee per bucket, so be sure to pick carefully. There is also a picnic area to enjoy a sunny winter picnic, but beware, strolling sheep are about!

Address: 1275 Singleton Rd, Laughtondale NSW 2775
Ph: (02) 4566 3127
Season
: Winter (JUN – AUG)
Fruit: Mandarins

Fords Farm

Man with outstretched arms holding strawberries
Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries | Image: Laura Telford

23. Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries

If you fancy a weekend away in Port Macquarie, make a trip to Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries part of the itinerary. Open all year round, you can stop by for some fun strawberry picking with the whole family and even better, entry is free! Enjoy the juicy hydroponic strawberries and tomatoes for weeks on end as a perfect reminder of your weekend away.

Address: 221 Blackmans Point Rd, Blackmans Point NSW 2444
Ph: (02) 6585 0663
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 7am – 5pm, Sat – Sun: 8am – 5pm
Season
: Winter (JUN – AUG)
Fruit: Strawberries

Ricardoes

Spring (SEPT-NOV)

Pomegranate tree
Canoelands Orchard | Image: Canoelands Orchard

24. Canoelands Orchard

At Canoelands Orchard, the trees are abundant with fresh, sweet peaches and nectarines that are ripe for picking. There is also fresh raw honey for sale and an onsite café, plus for the kids- fun tractor rides for just $3!

Address: 27-29 Canoelands Rd, Canoelands NSW 2157
Ph: 0419 688 039
Season
: Spring (SEPT – NOV)
Fruit: Stone fruit

Canoelands Orchard

Bilpin Fruit Bowl
Bilpin Fruit Bowl | Image: Liz Lawley

25. Bilpin Fruit Bowl

At Bilpin Fruit Bowl, you can pick your own peaches starting from mid-November! The perfect Spring day fruit picking with the family, this orchard is only a 90-minute drive from Sydney. Open weekends, entry is only $2.50 and kids under 3 can pick for free!

Address: 2549 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: (02) 4567 1143
Season: Spring (SEPT – NOV)
Fruit: Stone fruit

Bilpin Fruit Bowl

Family at a farm
Huntley Berry Farm | Image: Huntley Berry Farm

26. Huntley Berry Farm

Tucked away in a quaint field near the country town of Orange, Huntley Berry Farm has fields upon fields of juicy strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Once you’re finished with your strawberry picking, there is a shop selling ice blocks for the kids, gourmet jams for mum and dad, as well as free-range chooks the kids can say hello to.

Address: 1024 Huntley Rd, Huntley NSW 2800
Ph: (02) 6365 5282
Hours:
Thurs – Sun: 10am – 3pm
Season
: Spring (SEPT – NOV)
Fruit: Stone fruit

Huntley Berry Farm

Longshot of orchards
Stockmans Ridge | Image: Stockmans Ridge

27. Stockmans Ridge

If you’re looking for a day out cherry-picking in the spring months, Stockmans Ridge is the spot to go. Pick your own fresh cherries with the kids, then have a glass or two, as this place doubles as a cellar door and fruit farm! Located near Orange, make it a weekend trip or a big day out.

Address: 6/4/20 Violet St, Revesby NSW 2212
Ph: (02) 9792 8986
Hours: Mon – Fri: 7am – 5pm
Season
: Spring (SEPT – NOV)
Fruit: Cherries

Stockmans Ridge

Little boy picking oranges
Watkins Family Farm | Image: Watkins Family Farm

28. Watkins Family Farm

Watkins Family Farm keeps the mandarin season going through to the spring months! They are open during the first week of school holidays and on the October long weekend. At this fine family farm, entry is free, so bring yourself, a bucket and a good attitude!

Address: 1006 Singleton Rd, Laughtondale NSW 2775
Ph: 0418 233 466
Season
: Spring (SEPT – NOV)
Fruit: Stone fruit

Watkins Family Farm

General FAQ

What is the best season for apple picking in NSW?

The best season for apple picking in NSW is the autumn months, from march through to May

Whats the best family fruit picking near Sydney?

The best spots for fruit picking for the whole family near Sydney are in the Bilpin region, like Bilpin Fruit Bowl and Glenbernie Orchard.

When is strawberry picking season in NSW?

The summer months are the best months for Strawberry picking in NSW.

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