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Fruit Picking at Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin

Posted on | April 23, 2014 | Fruit Picking | 3 Comments

pinecrest orchard

We are always on the hunt for a pick-your-own farms, but living in Sydney it usually involves a fair bit of driving. Luckily we are only just 90 minutes drive from Bilpin in the Blue Mountains, home to the many apple orchards. They call the town of Bilpin as ‘The Land of the Mountain Apples’.

pinecrest orchard fruit picking

We visited Pine Crest Orchard for the first time this year in Jan during the start of the apple season. It was also just before Lunar New Year so my family was very delighted to have fruits with fresh green leaves to display for the new year. We enjoyed the experience so much that we came back again in March. The orchard grows more than just apples as they start the fruit picking season with stone fruits in December. Depending on when you visit the orchard there are different varieties of apples, pears, plums, peaches, nashi pears, persimmons and small amounts of cherries available for picking. It’s best to call them directly to check what is available or follow their facebook page for all the latest updates.

apple picking pinecrest

Fruit picking is such a fun experience for the whole family. We don’t grow anything edible in our garden so it’s a great experience for the kids to see and learn where their food comes from. Best of all everything is so fresh straight from the trees.

apple picking

Pine Crest Orchard as well as other orchards are located along Bell’s Line of Road. The drive is really enjoyable and there are many roadside stalls selling the local produce. Since we’re in the land of the apples that also means apple pies. There are many stalls selling homemade apple pies which is worth sampling. And do try the hillbilly apple cider made from the local apples.
apple picking in bilpin nsw

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Pine Crest Orchard no longer provide buckets. You can bring your own bags or buy calico bags from them.

persimmons

fruit picking in bilpin

Not far from the Bilpin is Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens which is worth a visit.

Mount Tomah Botanical Garden

Pine Crest Orchard

2549 Bell’s Line of Road
Bilpin NSW 2758
Ph: 02 4567 1143

http://pinecrestorchard.com.au

Free entry
Best to call so you won’t be disappointed or like their facebook page for all the latest updates.

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3 Responses to “Fruit Picking at Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin”

  1. Kacy @ Fresh Fruit
    May 22nd, 2014 @ 4:57 am

    Looks like some really blemish free fruit there! Don’t you just love twisting off a new pear and having the juice drip off your chin? We went to Mt Tomah before a weding and the stonework is simply inspiring, plus crisp mountain air! Lovely share!

  2. Danon Kung
    November 15th, 2014 @ 8:37 pm

    We are visiting Sydney from February 14 2015 to 22 February 2015, please advise us which fruit farm that has apple and blue berry to pick.

    Thanks

    Danon

  3. Yen
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 11:10 pm

    Hi Danon,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. You can find several orchards along the Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin. My personal favourite orchard is the Pine Crest Orchard (fee entry). You’re in luck coming during February as it still apple season, and you may get some plums and pears as well. Do stop by the roadside stalls for some homemade apple pies and you must try the local mountain apple cider. Bilpin is about 1.5 hours drive from Sydney so I hope you have a car. Also it’s best to give the orchard a call before you go just to ensure they are open and there is fruit to pick.

    I think by mid February you’ve may just missed the blueberry picking season. But you can try your luck and contact these orchards if you want to visit. The berry orchards are in a totally different area to the apple orchards. These are the two that I know of but it’s on my list to visit.

    Misty Valley (2 hours drive from Sydney to Hunter Valley)
    Clyde River Berry Farm (4 hours drive south of Sydney)

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Sydney!

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