Only half an hour east of the city, the Perth Hills are lush with fruit trees and produce plantations. Depending on the season, apples, avocados, nectarines, strawberries and a variety of citrus fruits are all ripe for the picking. Prefer to buy fresh and support local? Head over to these picturesque family-friendly orchards and growers to pick your own fruit and vegetables for a wholesome weekend or afternoon activity.
Valley Fresh Produce
Deep in the Pickering Valley, this family-friendly farm grows the staple Australian breakfast food – avocadoes! Also offering an assortment of other seasonal fruit including cherries, loquats and nectarines, they are open only on weekends and public holidays.
Located in Walliston, this orchard’s involvement with the local community sets them apart from other farms across the state. Twice a year (usually in February and September), they hold all-you-can-eat fruit festivals where you can fruit pick, check out stalls and enjoy live entertainment.
Waterwheel Persimmon Orchard
Open from April – June, this orchard offers fruit picking for no entrance fee. With friendly and accommodating staff, this is the perfect place for a fruit-picking day at only an hour drive south-east from Perth.