First stop was Pine Crest Orchard. At this farm you could pick Gala apples, green apples, plums and William pears. There was no charge to enter the farm and you only pay for what you pick, the charge is $4 a kg. They have picnic grounds to eat at but no café / restaurant facilities, there are toliets.
Next stop Bilpin Fruit Bowl, depending on when you visit there are lots of different types of fruit and vegetables to pick. We picked strawberries, corn, Lebanese cucumbers and tomatoes. They also had kale, zucchini, lettuce, spinach and apples available to pick your own. There is a charge to pick their fruit $2.50 per person under 5 years are free. You pay per kilo for what you pick, fruit prices are listed on the board per kg. There is a café separate from pick your own with chairs, tables and toilet facilities.
Ellie's Little Opinion: I enjoyed going to the apple farm, I especially liked the green apples, this was my favourite place to visit. At the second farm, I felt like I was trekking as some of the plants where over grown. After my day out picking I've decided I am a city girl!
Guest Blogger Mitch Little Opinion: Pears and apple picking is lots of fun and exciting to pick your own fruit. I felt like a farmer for the day picking my own fruit.
Bilpin Fruit Bowl we had read mixed reviews before going but were looking forward to checking it out! It was very confusing when we arrived and we were unsure where to head to pick. Once we were directed by the café staff, it was a short walk up the road. Once inside the grounds to pick your own there was garbage lying around that needed to be cleaned up and some fruit and vegetable's were hard to get to as the weeds were growing on the tracks and over the plants.
We did go on a hot day so there was a little whinging but everyone loved picking the fruit, make sure to pack suncreen and mosquito repellent. There are long walks, we recommend you wear closed in or sensible shoes. It was a fun day and very tiring, its a hard job working on the farm...
- Both farms are open Saturday and Sundays, check their Facebook pages for updated information on days open and fruits available; Pine Crest Orchard Bilpin and Bilpin Fruit Bowl
- Take recycle or plastic bags to pop your freshly picked fruit in.
- Great experience for the kids, we also saw parents with prams, it maybe a rocky ride in the pram but even the little ones can get involved in the picking.
- Pine Crest Orchard Bilpin is located 2549 Bells Line of Rd Bilpin, NSW Australia
- Bilpin Fruit Bowl is located at 2093 Bells Line of Road Bilpin, NSW, Australia
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