Cherry-picking season is back, so get ready to eat as many of these juicy fruits as your heart desires
We're just as sad as you are that cherry blossom season is over, but the good news is that it heralds the start of the cherry-picking season. And if you can't get enough of those sweet and juicy red morsels, then make your way to CherryHill Orchards this summer to pick and eat as many cherries as your heart desires.
CherryHill Orchards - Wandin East474 Queens Rd, Wandin East VIC 3139, Australia
This year, the cherry-picking season will kick off on November 13 at CherryHill's 40-hectare orchard in Coldstream. Then, on November 27, CherryHill's original orchard in Wandin East will also open its gates to eager pickers.
Sessions last for two hours, and cherries are charged per kilogram – trust us when we say these are some of the largest, sweetest cherries going around. And the fun doesn't stop at picking cherries; the orchard will host on-site food trucks and stalls hawking food and cherry-flavoured products. On top of the famed cherry ice cream, you can also shop pantry goods like cherry vinaigrette, cherry syrup, cherry barbecue sauce and cherry glaze.
You can also bring your own picnic, or pre-order a box of goodies to enjoy on the orchard grounds. And if you visit on a weekend or public holidays, you'll be treated to the sweet sounds of live tunes performed by a rotating line-up of local musos.
The cherry-picking festival will run from November 13 to late December at the Coldstream orchard, and from November 27 to early January at the Wandin East orchard. The orchards will be open daily, excluding Christmas Day, and entry starts at $21.50 for adults, $12 for children and $55 for families.