Proof of vaccination is no longer required
Do I need to prove my Covid-19 vaccine status?
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are great, but they are not permitted in the orchard for food safety reasons. The only exception is assistance/guide dogs.
Can I bring a drone?
Drones are not permitted
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a hat and sunblock. You can bring your own water bottle or purchase one at the farm.
What should I wear?
The ground can be uneven in places so please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather. Hats & sunblock are recommended to protect you from the Australian summer elements.
Do I need to bring my own container?
You do not need to bring your own container, but you can if you wish. You can hire a bucket free of charge. Each bucket is lined with a reusable bag for you to take your fruit home in. In order to reduce waste, you can certainly bring your own container.
Do I need to bring food?
You are certainly welcome to bring your own picnic to share in the orchards, so long as you take your rubbish home with you or use the bins provided.
On the weekends you can purchase a selection of takeaway food from the Kiosk at our Farm Gate Store located at 27 Parker Rd. A food truck may visit our cherry picking locations on the weekends & pubilc holidays, but this is not guaranteed. Alternatively, there is a lovely café at the top of Parker Rd named ‘The Barn Owl’.
How environmentally sustainable is Blue Hills Berries & Cherries?
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries implements sustainable food practices. We use an Integrated Pest Management program (IPM), which reduces the need for chemicals. All our fruit is grown in a very clean, safe manner and is safe to eat straight from the tree or plant. Carbon farming is practised, which means no nasty green house gas emissions. Blue Hills manages water very wisely & is Freshcare certified.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
If there are spaces left you can, but it really depends on ticket availability. Online tickets are recommended to avoid disappointment. Online tickets enables us to adhere to capacity limits, thus creating a more enjoyable experience for you.
Can I pick cherries & berries at the same location?
Unfortunately, we are not growing berries for U-Pick this 2022 – 2023 season, so the answer is no at present.