Think you have to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms? Think again
The Cherry Hill orchard in Yarra Valley is opening their farm gates for their cherry blossom festival, which is happening just in time for the spring school holidays and the Grand Final long weekend. Visitors will get to see rows and rows of cherry trees in full spring bloom, the perfect place to try the orchard's cherry beverages.
Head to the festival and make a day of it by packing your own picnic to enjoy at the festival. You can also enjoy food from the farm gate café and food truck after you walk through the orchard for the perfect photo op. Thirsty? The cherry farm will be serving cherry-based drinks and their delicious cherry ice cream from the orchard's past harvest.
The festival is only an hour away from Melbourne and is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the spring weather among a cherry orchard in full bloom. You can book tickets to the festival online, and each ticket includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling cherry juice.