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What is better than freshly picked, perfectly ripe cherries? We venture to say unlimited freshly picked, perfectly ripe cherries.
That's what you can get at CherryHill Orchards, where you can pick your own cherries just an hour from Melbourne. Entry is $15 for adults and $6 for children, and you can stay as long as you like and eat as many cherries as you want while you are there. Want cherries to take home? Pick 'em yourself, and they're $12 per kilo.
Entry also includes a bottle of Cherish cherry spritzer, which is the perfect refreshment for a hard day of cherry picking.
The season kicks off in late November or December and runs until mid-January. The orchard runs an annual cherry blossom festival, a great day out for the whole family featuring tastings of the orchard's cherry products and of course, photo ops among the spring blossoms.
There are also special events on, such as Christmas movies in December, giant games and live music. If you can't make it down in person, the orchard will also ship fresh cherries right to your door.
474 Queens Road
|Price:||$15 for adults, $6 for kids four to 13, under four free|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am-5pm in season|