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Hawkesberry - Bilpin area of New South Wales, Australia, U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county
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New South Wales - Hawkesbury - Bipin Area
Bilpin Fruit Bowl - No pesticides are used, apples, beans, beets, broad beans,
carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, onions, peas,
peaches, peppers, persimmons, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, gift shop,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area
(bring your own food), school tours
2093 Bells Line Of Road, Bilpin,
NSW 2758. Phone: 45671262. Email:
[email protected]. Open: farm open from mid November to the end of
May Weekends and Public Holidays only between 10am and 4pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: June 23, 2018, JBS)
Bilpin Springs Orchard - Apples, pears (including Nashi),
Plums, Peaches, Plums, Figs, Lemons, oranges, blueberries
2550 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, New South
Wales. Australia. Phone: (02) 4567 1294. Open: from Australia Day to
Queens Birthday Weekend. Please confirm opening times by phone or from
their website. Small commercial orchard open for the public to pick
fruit from our trees from Australia Day weekend to Queen's Birthday
weekend, season permitting. Families enjoy showing their children where
apples come from, and older folks remember days when everyone grew their
own fruit. The orchard practises Integrated
Pest Management to minimise the use of chemicals. Phone to
- Campanella Cottage - chestnuts
2-10 Davies Lane,
Mt Wilson NSW, Australia. Phone: 02 4756 2035. Open: Weekends only
during season unless an appointment is made.
- Fern Hill - chestnuts
52 The Avenue, Mt. Wilson,
NSW, Australia. Phone: 02 4756 2008. Alternate phone: 0418 676 468.
Open: Chestnuts available from mid April to mid May. Gloves and buckets
supplied. Picking your own walnuts and chestnuts is a fun activity for
the family or just the opportunity to find fresh high quality nuts for
eating or cooking. There are two seasons for walnuts. The green walnut
season is in December, the main season is in autumn at both Mt Irvine
and Mt Wilson.
Kookootonga Walnut and Chestnut Farm - walnuts and chestnuts,
247 Mount Irvine Road, Mount Irvine, NSW, Australia. Phone: 02 4756
2136. Open: Mid-March to April; during the main season opening hours are
9-5 seven days a week - including public holidays .. Prices were last
reported to be $5-$7. Picking your own walnuts and chestnuts is a fun
activity for the family or just the opportunity to find fresh high
quality nuts for eating or cooking. There are two seasons for walnuts.
The green walnut season is in December and some properties are open, so
you can use this special product for your own favourite family recipes.
Chestnuts need gloves to pick up the spiky shells which have fallen to
the ground, and break them open to get the chestnuts. Walnuts are just
picked from the ground.
Nutwood Farm - chestnuts, walnuts
22 Danes Way, Mt Irvine NSW,
Australia. Phone: 02 4756 2191. Alternate Phone: 029-427-2415. Email:
[email protected]. Open: from late March, Saturday and Sunday,
from 10am to 4pm.
Directions: Travel 55km from Richmond on Highway 40 (Bell's Line of
Road) to the Mt. Wilson turnoff. Turn right and proceed through Mt.
Wilson and Mt. Irvine T-junction. Turn left again, immediately onto
DANES Way. Follow the signs to Nutwood Farm. (2km). 20 hectares set on
the edge of Wollangambee National Park. An established nut orchard with
large, good quality, fresh chestnuts and walnuts. There is a special
paddock for parking on the farm. Stroll across a mown pathway to the
orchard. Buckets and bags are provided for you to pick your own nuts.
Wear heavy shoes and bring gloves. Plenty of room for children. This is
a special farm gate. Enjoy the experience. (ADDED: October 28, 2013X)
- Pick Your Own apples, peaches, plums, pears, raspberries,
2549 Bells Line
of Road, Bilpin, 4567 1143. Phone: (02) 45671143. Email: [email protected]..
Open: 10am to 4pm Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays, and
on Boxing Day from January to May. Directions: situated on Bell's Line of Road,
Bilpin, right behind Bilpin School, 30kms west of Richmond, NSW,
Click here for a map. Late December through April: peaches, apples,
plums, nashi pears, $2 (may increase in 2004).
Click here for more details on the varieties and dates of availability.
From January to May you can enjoy a day out with your family picking
your own fruit, strolling through the fruit trees and appreciating the
adjoining Australian bush. Apples: available early January to May. The
season starts each year with Tydemans early followed by Akane in
January, Gala from early February and then Jonathon, Delicious and
Golden Delicious. Fujis are from late March, and Granny Smith and Pink
Lady finish off the apple season. We usually continue selling until late
May. Peaches: Pine Crest Orchard grows delicious peaches, both white and
yellow-fleshed varieties, which are available from December to February
each year. Plums: The first Blood Plums start in early January followed
by the yellow fleshed Narrabeen and then the Radiance. By mid February
the Blood Plum and Ruby Red are ready and by mid March ‘Autumn Giant'
finish off the plum season.
Pears: Pears are best purchased green and
ripened at home or you have to eat a lot in a short time. They are
available from late January. As they only ripen off the tree they must
be picked when green
Nashi-fruit: This delicious asian pear is an
expensive delicacy in the stores, but available at Pine Crest for you to
pick, in many different varieties. The Nashi Pears mature in February.
unlike european pears they must be left to fully ripen on the tree.
Berries and Nuts: Delicious punnets of ripe sweet raspberries, freshly
picked, are available in February and March. Walnuts and chestnuts are
available in April and May. Everyone is welcome to Pick Your Own fruit
at Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin. In 2018, All apples are $4kg, and the
price of other produce varies. There is no admission fee, just pay for
what you pick. Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin has been a family run business
for more than 40 years. (UPDATED: June 23, 2018, JBS)
- Shields Orchard -
2270 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW. Phone: 02 4567 1206.
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday for Pick Your Own 10 am to 3 pm.. Please
note Please call, text or email us if you intend visiting with a
name and the number of people prior to the day. On weekends,
school & public holidays we may not be able to accept same day bookings
after 10 am as we are too busy to answer the phone. Shields
Orchard is a small family based orchard that has been retailing our own
fruit since 1955. Since 1992 we have been also been providing the
opportunity for individuals and small family groups to "Pick Their Own"
apples. There is no entry charge; the only charge is for the fruit
picked. We provide a basket or you can pick into your own bags. We weigh
the bags and charge per kilogram. Helping us to Make it an enjoyable
experience, We would encourage every one to either call, text or email
us if you intend visiting.
- TNT Produce - apples, concessions /
refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours, group reservations
Kurts Road Bilpin, Sydney, NSW 2758. Phone: 0410 676152. Email:
[email protected]. Open: End of January to June 2015 Saturday,
Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Directions: Travelling on Bells
Line of Road take the first Street on the left after the Pines Orchard,
which is Kurts Road, follow signs to pick your own.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also
sell home made Apple Pies, Apple Juice, Apple Cider, Drinks and other
snacks. (UPDATED: May 14, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: January 04, 2015)
The listings are frequently updated, but often they don't
tell us current prices, so the prices unless you see this year's update
In addition to listings of U Pick farms, I hope the following pages
are helpful to you!
- Picking Tips!
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- Canning and Freezing
- Inilah Christmas Trees -
Choose Your Own Christmas tree
242 Shingle Hill Way, Federal Highway ACT 2621. Phone: 02 62369689. Ask
for Keng. Directions: From Canberra get onto the Federal Highway and go
past the 2 overhead bridges. Turn left immediately after Middleton VC
Rest Area onto Shingle Hill Way. 'Inilah' is 2.4 kms on the right. This
farm is the closest Christmas tree farm to Canberra and is 29 kms from
Canberra's CBD. Open: from December 1. Weekdays 3pm to 6pm Weekends 9am
to 6pm. Choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree or pruned Christmas Trees
available from our Christmas Tree farm. 2005 prices: $18 for trees under
1.2 metres and $28 for trees over 1.2 metre.