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Journey Along The Victorian Cherry Trail For The Ultimate Cherry Experience

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

Journey Along The Victorian Cherry Trail For The Ultimate Cherry Experience

Explore four cherry growing regions and eight cherry orchards.

As the weather warms up, we’re getting closer and closer to cherry picking season. For those itching to get out of Melbourne, why don’t you discover all the goodness that cherries have to offer on the Victorian Cherry Trail? Wander the cherry orchards, chat to the growers and pick your own cherries in four regions around Victoria. Cherry season usually begins in the first or second week of November, then continues on till early February. If you’re particularly festive, peak season takes place during the weeks leading up to Christmas, so you can eat, drink and be cherry!

Victorian Cherry Trail

There are eight cherry orchards on the Victorian Cherry Trail. Whether you visit just one orchard, or all eight, you’ll have a pleasant summer’s day outside. Of course, be sure to check opening times and the availability of cherries before you go!

1. Big Fella Cherries

Head to the Yarra Valley and pick plump cherries straight from the trees at this orchard in Coldstream. Keep up to date with the latest info here.

Find them at 38 Boundary Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770

2. Blue Hills Berries & Cherries

Pick your own cherries or purchase them fresh from the farm gate shop. Then, wander through the gift shop to try handmade treats and jams. Learn more about them here.

Find the cherries at either 30 Chapman Road, Silvan VIC, 3795 or 55 George Road, Silvan VIC, 3795.

3. CherryHill Orchards

While their cherry blossom festival couldn’t go ahead this year, you’ll still be able to pick your own cherries. On top of their Wandin cherry picking site, they’ve added a new orchard in Coldstream, so you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Cherry picking is a ticketed event and bookings will grant you two hours per session. Bring your own picnic to keep your energy up, or indulge in their tasty food trucks on-site. Learn more about it here.

Find CherryHill at either 474-480 Queens Rd Wandin East, VIC 3139 or 739 Maroonah Hwy, Colstream VIC 3770.

4. Wandin Valley Farms

Visit this farm in Wandin North during packing season from November to January. Head to the shop and purchase fresh cherries, or check out their assortment of jams and sauces. Check out their website for more information.

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Find them at 47 Hunter Rd, Wandin North VIC 3139.

5. Yarra Valley Cherries

Visit the Farmgate shop at Yarra Valley Cherries for their range of premium fresh cherries and cherry products. Explore their website for more information.

Find them at 585 Victoria Rd, Seville VIC 3139.

6. Koala Cherries

Head to north east Victoria in the Upper Goulburn Valley and discover Koala Cherries. Purchase fresh cherries from their Shed Door and take home their range of chutneys, sauces and jams. Stay up to date through their website.

Find them at 6547 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck VIC 3719.

7. Red Hill Cherry Farm

Pick your own sweet cherries at this delightful farm in Red Hill. Sour Morello cherries are also available to pick during January. While you’re there, enjoy some cherry ice cream and take home some jam or cordial. Learn more here.

Visit them at 69 Prossors Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937.

8. Naturipe Fruits

This farm operates in Bacchus Marsh during many months across the year, as they’re open not only for cherry picking season, but for strawberries, apples, peaches and nectarines as well. Naturipe boasts more than 15 cherry types, including white cherries, red sweet cherries and sour cherries. Check out their website here.

Find them at 638 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340.

See More: 9 Perfect Places To Have A Pleasant Picnic In Melbourne

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