Fruit Picking Near Geelong: Best Farms and Tips

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The Best Pick Your Own Farms

Lush orchards with rows of fruit trees and vibrant berries, set against a backdrop of rolling hills and clear blue skies

Geelong and its surrounding regions are home to some of the best pick-your-own farms in Victoria. Here are some of the top farms that visitors can explore:

Paynes Orchards ๐ŸŒฑ

Located in Bacchus Marsh, Paynes Orchards is one of the few genuine small family orchards left in Australia. Visitors can pick their own farm-fresh fruits such as cherries, berries, nectarines, plums, apricots, and peaches during the summer season. Nothing compares to the taste of ripe, juicy fruit straight from the trees!

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields ๐Ÿ“

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is a pick-your-own strawberry farm between Geelong and Torquay. With approximately nine acres of delicious strawberries, visitors can enjoy the experience of fresh fruit picking, paddock to punnet. The strawberries are pre-paid, and adults are $7 for a 500gm punnet.

Lomas Orchards ๐ŸŒณ

Lomas Orchards is located in Wallington and offers pick-your-own strawberries for $10 a kilo. Visitors can also pick apricots, peaches, nectarines, and other fruits during the season. The fruit farm is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

Tuckerberry Hill ๐Ÿฅ•

Tuckerberry Hill is located on the Bellarine Peninsula and offers blueberry picking during the season. The best time to pick blueberries is mid-December to the first week of February. Visitors can choose plump silvery blue fruit and leave the pink or green berries. The farm is open from December 26th when enough ripe fruit will be ready to pick.

Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm ๐Ÿ…

Located in Murroon, the Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm offers visitors the opportunity to pick their own cherries during the season. The farm is open from mid-December to mid-January. Visitors can also purchase pre-packed cherries and cherry products such as cherry ice cream and cherry tarts.

Each of these farms offers a unique experience for visitors looking to pick their own fruits. From strawberries to cherries, visitors can enjoy the taste of fresh produce straight from the farm. These farms are a great outing for families and groups of friends looking to spend time outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.

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