It is nice and big and it is next to the Wisemans Ferry River, so you have great views. I guess because the orchard is located near both the mountain and river, the mandarins are sweeter. My children and I greatly enjoyed the fruit.
Watkins Orchard is located at 1125 Singleton Road, Wisemans Ferry, NSW 2775 and the phone number is 45663107.
They will start the mandarin picking season on June 2nd - it will run until August or until it's gone. They will open on weekends between 10:00am - 4:00pm. If you are in large group - it is recommended that you make a booking.
There is free fruit tasting and picked fruit is $10 for a big basket. So bring your lunch and a little ladder or chair to help you safely reach and pick the biggest juiciest mandarins.
TCP Farmgate Tours visits Watkins Orchard as well as Fords Farm. If you are looking for a way to get to their farms, contact Nyla of TCP Farmgate Tours on 4759 3040 to book a tour to the Hills District to not only pick Mandarins, but to also visit other farms where you can buy your produce directly from the farmer. (TCP Farmgate Tours is reviewed here on Weekend Notes)