HOT: Pick Your Own Cherries, Cherryhill Orchards, 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East

Every summer we pick a sunny day and head out to the Yarra Valley to visit Cherryhill Orchards to pick the freshest, plumpest cherries for our friends and family. Cherryhill Orchards is located in a fruit growing region in the Yarra Valley which is only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It is Australia’s largest U-pick cherry orchard and on busy weekends they’re […]

HOT: The Strawberry Forest, 391 The Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh

The Strawberry Forest is a small family-run u-pick strawberry farm in Bacchus Marsh. It’s the only farm located on the right of the picturesque Avenue of Honour leading into the small town from Melbourne. The Strawberry Forest is unique because it’s the only fruit-picking farm around Melbourne where the strawberries are grown vertically. So no bending […]

The HOT List: Top 14 Places to go with Kids in Lorne

Lorne is a favourite getaway for Melbourne families,  especially in summer.  Journalist, food and travel blogger and mother-of-two Cara Waters (Gourmet Chick) is regular visitor to this coastal town with her family. Here she provides her Top 14 places to visit with kids in Lorne.   PLAY/VISIT:   Trampolines at Lorne Sea Baths Jumping on the […]

HOT: Pick Your Own Cherries, Cherryhill Orchards, 474 Queens Rd, Wandin East

Updated January 2017 Looking for teacher gifts that are a sure-fire hit? Do what we do –  take the kids to Cherryhill Orchards and pick a box of cherries for the staffroom! Every December we pick a sunny day and head out to the Yarra Valley to visit Cherryhill Orchards. It’s only 45 minutes from Melbourne and a fun […]

HOT: Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, 244 Shands Road, Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm on the Mornington Peninsula is Australia’s largest strawberry producer. The family-friendly destination is located Main Ridge/Red Hill, try only 75 minutes from Melbourne. Sunny Ridge is a great place for a u-pick strawberry picking experience, sale for purchasing seasonal berries and other fruit and veg or gourmet products or sitting down […]

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