Dogs are great, but they are not permitted in the orchard for food safety reasons. The only exception is assistance/guide dogs.
Are dogs allowed?
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. Blue Hills will also supply your first plastic container free of charge. Additional containers are .50c each. In order to reduce waste, you can certainly bring your own container. Blue Hills is currently investigating cardboard packaging.
Do I need to bring food?
You are certainly welcome to bring your own food 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 Berry Farm located at 27 Parker Rd. 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 are just a temporary measure due to Covid-19. It means that we can contact trace and control visitor numbers to ensure everyone’s safety during this pandemic.
Can I pick cherries & berries at the same location?
Generally, the answer is no. There are a few early variety cherry trees at the berry farm, so there is a small window of time when this is possible – usually late November – early December