Adelaide Hills

Where to pick your own cherries in South Australia

Your guide to the best places to pick cherries in South Australia that will be sure to get you in the festive spirit this Christmas season.

With Christmas fast approaching, there is nothing that will put you more in the festive spirit than picking your own cherries. 

And of course, the best part of picking your own cherries is getting to eat them!

To make things super easy, Cherries SA have created a handy map that you can download to see all the best spots. 

You can download this map here

Marble Hill Cherries

Marble Hill Cherries is a specialist Pick-Your-Own cherry orchard in the scenic Adelaide Hills. It is only 20 minutes from central Adelaide, and 45 minutes from Adelaide Airport. The orchard is surrounded by native bush and wildlife, including koalas. Enjoy the fresh air as you wander around the orchard, pick and taste cherries. Enjoy nature, and feel as though you’re a world away from the city.

As well as delicious fresh cherries Marble Hill Cherries produces farm products for sale in the packing shed, including cherry ice-cream, popular with children and adults alike. So head up and experience the scenic, tranquil and stunning Mt Lofty ranges, while picking the most plump, red, ripe cherries you can find.

Bookings are preferred and can be made by calling them on 08 8390 0327.

Plummers Border Valley Orchards

Plumbers at Forest Range are situated in the Adelaide Hills, just 20kms from Adelaide with spectacular views that are a must see. 

Entry costs $8 for adults, and $2 for kids. A kg of of cherries will cost you $16. 

To book ahead, contact Ian Plummer by phone at 0407 716 929 or Gavin 0407 898 318 or fill in the form on their website which will send an email to them. 

Cherries – Pick Your Own, Verdun

Cherries at Verdun are a family farm located in the Adelaide Hills, close to Hahndorf and only a quick 15 minute drive from Adelaide. 

Great for a family day out. Their cherries are grown under a huge, permanent, free standing bird net. The fruit grows on espalier trellises and is easily accessed for picking.

The farm is currently open daily for cherry picking between 9am-4pm, no bookings are necessary but call ahead if you are going in a large group. 

There is a $5 entry fee for adults, and a $2 entry free for children under 12, children younger than five have free entry. All entry fees will be donated to research for BPAN, which is a rare terminal neurological disease. 

Everlong Orchard – Cherries, pick your own in Adelaide Hills, SA

Apple and Cherry orchard in Forest Range, Adelaide Hills. Pick your own cherry farm!

They are currently closed for a few days to allow the cherries to ripen, but they will be updating their website and Facebook page on details on their reopening. 

There is an $8 entry fee if you are 12 or over, and a $2 entry fee for those between the age of 5 and 12. A kilo of cherries will cost you $16. 

‘Jauma Organic’ A T Thompson Cherries

The Cherries on Jauma farm were planted 22 years ago by Sue and Harry Worzfeld. They purchased this organically (NASAA) certified wonderland to plant vines and relocate their winery but the cherry magic captured them immediately and is their focus now.

Fleurieu Cherries

Growers of premium cherries in South Australia, they selectively pick at peak ripeness and sort by hand. They offer 20 different types of cherries.

Cherry picking will be available on the 20th of December at 9am.

Entry is $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

The fruit you pick will cost you $15 for a kg.

Martin Hill Cherries (P-Y-O after Christmas and Shed Door now)

Martin Hill Cherries, a small family run cherry orchard in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, is open for cherry sales from mid December to mid January; open for pick your own cherries from 26th December.

Cherry Picking -Stella Creek Cherry Orchard

Pick ripe fresh cherries straight off the tree! A wonderful experience for the whole family.

Charleston Cherries

Charleston Cherries is located in Charleston and open for you to pick your own cherries on the 18th and 19th of December this year. 

You will be able to pick cherries between 9am and 2pm over the weekend, with the last entry at 1pm. 

There is a $5 entry fee per person, and a kg of cherries will cost you just $10. 

Harben Vale Cherries

Harben Vale Cherries also caters for pick your own cherries. They are only a short 10 minute drive from the historic german town of Hahndorf in SA.

They are open to the public so you can pick your own cherries for this Christmas season. The farm grows 12 different varieties in their orchard, availability depending on the time of year. 

Cash and EFTPOS are available. If you are planning to go in a group larger than 8 people, you must book otherwise you may be turned away.

Masons Orchards

In 1848, George Mason arrived in Adelaide from England, establishing himself as a shoemaker. Twelve years later, he bought a small block in Forest Range with his son, James. The property has been passed down through the generations, being added to and changed as the years went by. Originally, the property was filled with swedes, raspberries and other fruits, some of which, are still grown there today. Currently, the family is devoted to growing the best apples possible, along with cherries, berries and many other fruits.

Harrisville Orchards

Harrisville Orchards are the only commercial grower in the Adelaide Hills to offer pick your own cherries. The orchard has also proudly won Champion at the Royal Adelaide Show for over 20 years!

There is a $10 entrance fee for adults, and a $5 entrance fee for children over five. This entrance fee includes a complimentary cherry picking bucket. 

The fruit picked will cost you $15 per kg. No bookings are necessary but check the Facebook page to be sure.

Cheron Enterprises

This orchard is situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills (Lenswood). They operate sustainably to ensure the best for the environment, their customers, and the local industry. 

This year, the orchard will be open for picking from Thursday the 16th to Saturday the 18th of December. There is no entry fee, but charges may apply to pickers who do not purchase fruit. 

Have we missed one? Let us know at [email protected] – Happy picking!

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