Enjoy the Outdoors, and BYOB at Wandin East, Victoria

fruit picking at yarra valley

Summer is not over yet here in Victoria, and it is the best time to go outdoors, stretched your limps, and explore nature. Wandin East is one of the best places to explore this season and have fun picking fresh fruits, enjoy their sweetness, while breathing fresh air, and giving you that good feels.  

We recently drove to the Yarra Range and did a day of orchard-hopping just for fun and here’s what we’ve found. Trust me, it is worth it.

All you need to bring is your picnic basket and an extra bag for your self-picked fruits.

 


Jay Berries – U Pick


fruit-picking at Yarra Valley
Jay Berries was founded 20+ years ago at the Wandin East property, initially a strawberry farm, and soon expanded to all sorts of berries, such as blueberry, blackberry, and other sorts of vegetables as well.  
For 15 years Jay Berries was solely a commercial farm selling berries wholesale to markets.

Opening hours: During the season, October – April, Jay Berries is open 8:30am-4:30pm 6 days a week (including public holidays), closed Saturdays.

Jay Berries – U Pick farm
Entry Fee: The entry fee allows you to access all self-picked berry and vegetable fields, with picking containers.
Children up to 1 year = FREE
Children 1-4 years = $2
Anyone 5 years and above = $5

Location: 140 Wandin Creek Rd, Wandin East VIC 3139  |  Google Map
Contact: (03) 5964 4451 | Email - info@jayberries.com.au

Recommendation: As this is one of the popular orchards in the area, best to come early especially during the off-school season.




The Cherryhill Orchards


The Cherryhill Orchards, Wandin East Victoria
Established in the 1940s, Just an hour away from Melbourne CBD just situated in Yarra Valley, Cherryhill is a family-owned business and is known for producing high-quality, and finest cherries using the family’s growing tradition and passion. This destination is not only good for sourcing your fresh cherries but also an amazing place to enjoy a picnic with your family.

Open season: late November until January

The Cherryhill Orchards, Wandin East Victoria

The Cherryhill Orchards, Wandin East Victoria

The Cherryhill Orchards, Wandin East Victoria

Location: 474-480 Queens Road, Wandin East, VIC, 3139 | Google Maps 

Contact: Visit their website at https://cherryhill.com.au/ 

Recommendation: Never miss to try their famous cherry ice cream. Best for this scorching heat at the farm. You should also try their locally produced cherry wine.




Warrantina Lavender Farm


Warrantina Lavender Farm
If you love lavender and have that dainty appeal on your Instagram game, Warrantina Lavender Farm is another place that you can consider visiting. Just an hour's drive from Melbourne CBD, this 10-acre lavender farm is another Insta-worthy destination in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

Warrantina Lavender Farm
Location: 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock, VICTORIA,3139 | Google Maps 

Opening hours: OPEN: 9am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday (Closed Monday & Tuesday, Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Entry Charge: Adults: $10 / 16 & under: FREE

Recommendation: Grab from lavender seedlings for as low as A$5.00 for you to grow at home. This place is popular with many overseas tourists, so you would not be surprised if some of their lavender products are expensive. But if only you are after for some good pictures, then this is another place you should not miss.


fruit-picking at Yarra Valley

Do you have other places in Victoria or across the state that you would like us to visit? Let us know by messaging us below!





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24 comments :

  1. I wish we had places like this near us! I have always wanted to go picking and see what it was like. Especially strawberries and lavender!

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    1. It was fun and relaxing. And gives us more understanding on how difficult fruit-picking job is.

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  2. I love the photos you shared here. Would love to visit Victoria someday

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  3. That is a gorgeous place! I love the views and the outdoor areas. I'd definitely enjoy spending the day there.

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  4. We have a similar place locally and I've been wanting to take my kids for a while now. It's such a great experience.

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    1. Yeah, it is lovely for picnics and a little change of environment.

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  5. I'd love to visit a lavender far. I think the smell alone would make it worth it.

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    1. Yes it is! But beware of those hundreds of busy honey bees!

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  6. I love going fruit picking with my family! We have lots of apple orchards nearby, but nowhere to pick cherries. I'll have to keep Cherryhill Orchards in mind if I visit Victoria again!

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    1. That is wonderful! Visiting our local orchards is a great gesture of support for all our farmers.

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  7. I love u-pic farms, especially cherries :-) It looks like you have plenty of great options near you

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  8. I loved your photos. I have a place like this near my house. Thanks for reminding me and I'll possibly plan to go there with my kids after lockdown.

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    1. How wonderful! Kids will love it and enjoy the outdoors.

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  9. Oh I LOVE this place! I go every year and great a massive haul. Can't ever get sick of hand picked cherries to be honest. Some how they taste better when you pick it yourself!

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    1. That is true! You fill your tummy then fill your basket!

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  10. I want to do cherry picking! I haven't been to Wandin East, Victoria part yet of Australia. I wish I can travel back to Melbourne so I can go here soon. Stay safe!

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    1. Maybe after a couple of years, you can visit Victoria again!

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  11. LOVE this place. How beautiful and the perfect family day out for sure. Love the cherries - I bet they tasted so good x

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    1. Yes they are! Fresh cherries are always good to eat.

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  12. That sounds like a wonderful place to visit with the family sometime. I would definitely love to go berry picking.

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