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Victoria, Australia PYO Farms: Where in Victoria, Australia to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

Victoria, Australia PYO Farms: Where in Victoria, Australia to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!


Tasmania

  • Avro Park Orchards - Apples
    Address: 303 Main Road  Spreyton  TAS  Australia  7310. Phone: +61 3 6427 2020.  Fax: +61 3 6427 2020. Travel through an apple orchard on the Granny Smith Express—a train that takes visitors through rows of trees, a packing line, and cool stores. A special tree with over 230 varieties of apples grafted to it may be the 'apple of your eye'. 
  • Cherry Top Accommodation - Cherry Top & Eagle Park - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm animals
    81 Lalla Road, Lilydale, TAS 7268. Phone: 036-395-1167. Email: cherrytop@bigpond.com. Open: January February March Blueberry picking dawn till dusk 7 days. Directions: 800m on Lalla Road on the left. Big sign. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries January February and March Honey (limited supply) Observation hive - February fresh Apples April May. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are also a host farm if you are looking for farmstay accommodation. (ADDED: January 07, 2012)
  • Hillwood Strawberry Farm - Strawberries, raspberries, and currants 
    Hillwood A8, 7252 Tasmania, Australia. Phone: +61 3 6394 8180. Directions: Between Launceston and George Town off the HWY A8. There is a lot to enjoy at the Hillwood Strawberry Farm—strawberry and raspberry picking, cheese and wine tasting, gourmet shop and more! Visitors can also tiptoe through the tulips, daffodils, and rhododendrons in the beautiful surrounding gardens. Season is usually from November to May. You can pick as many as you wish and pay just A$7 per kilogram. Access Without Assistance for the Disabled; BBQ Facilities; Car park; Catering; Child Activities; Coach Parking; Guide; Interactive Centre; Parking for the Disabled.
  • Sorell Fruit Farm - strawberries, loganberries, peaches, apples
    174 Pawleena Road, Sorell, TAS, 2774. Phone: 9844 3464. There's more than just fruit at this fun "pick your own" farm. Fruit wines produced at this orchard are available for tastings, as are original jams and chutneys. Of course visitors can also pick their own fruit ranging from strawberries, loganberries, peaches, apples and more depending on the season. Shop and tearoom are onsite. Sorell is an easy 25 minutes from Hobart GPO, 15 minutes from Hobart Airport and 15 minutes from Richmond. Sorell Fruit Farm is located 3km from the Sorell Town centre and just off the main road to Port Arthur.  Telephone: 6265 2744; Fax: 6265 2661. E-mail: info@sorellfruitfarm.com  Opening hours: 8.30am-5.00pm, Late October-February, every day, except Christmas Day & Boxing Day. March-May; every day except Mondays.
  • Tassie Blue Blueberries - blueberries
    79 Cygnet Coast Road, Lymington 7109. Postal Address: PO Box 180, Cygnet Tasmania 7112. 
    Tel: 03 6295 1795. During the January and February harvest time, Tassie Blue welcomes visitors who want to pick their own blueberries, or buy a punnet or a kilogram of pre-picked berries. The farm is also the home of Poverty Point fruit wines. There are picnic and barbecue facilities at the farm, or you might want to take your pickings to the nearby Drip Beach for swimming or to Kays Beach, where just about every stone contains a fossil. Open Daily 07:00 - 19:00 January and February. Email: elainer@tassie.net.au 
  • Turners Beach Berry Patch - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, boysenberries, raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries, tayberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    4 Blackburn Drive, Turners Beach, TAS 7315. Phone: 03642 83967. Fax: 0364282967. Email: PYO@theberrypatch.com.au. Open: Late October to May from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Directions: Off the Bass highway at Turners Beach. Follow the signs. Take the Turners Beach off ramp and get on the north side of the highway (sea side) our property is accessed off the East bound highway on ramp. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. We have dedicated PYO fields so no pickers getting the best fruit first. We grow the best tasting varieties and ensure the picking is good. (ADDED: June 04, 2011)
  • Woolley's Orchards- cherries
    289 Tarleton Road, Spreyton, NA, 7310. Phone: (03) 6427 2125. Email us at: woolley@tassie.net.au Directions: click here for a map page. Woolley's Orchards provides the cherry on top to many a holiday with a tour through their cherry orchard. Over 15 varieties are grown here and provide a stunning spectacle no matter what time of year. Visitors may also purchase fresh cherries or a variety of cherry preserves.  Phone: +61 3 6427 2125. Fax: +61 3 6427 2679. Address: 289 Tarleton Road  Spreyton  TAS  Australia  7310. .

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Picking Tips

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