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by Heidi Cee (subscribe)
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Published December 17th 2022
A cheap and cheerful cherry picking experience
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Wallaroo Cherry Farm has a pick your own experience

Just a hip, skip and a jump from the centre of Canberra, you'll find one of the city's best kept secrets. Want to know more? Then head down Wallaroo Road, a winding country lane just north of Canberra. Amble along for a few kilometres and you'll find a lush cherry orchard bursting with fruit ready to pick.

You'll see a quaint hand painted sign at the Wallaroo Cherry Farm gate during picking season. The gates will be open when the farm is open, generally from 9am til 7pm seven days per week when the fruit is ripe and available. The cherry season in Canberra usually runs from late November through December. For details each season, you can join the Wallaroo Cherry Farm Facebook Group where there will be updates on picking times and dates.

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Go cherry picking at Wallaroo Cherry Farm

Wallaroo Cherry Farm is family owned and run with a casual and relaxed vibe. When you arrive, you'll get a bucket to fill and the trees are just a short walk from the parking area. The trees are easy to reach even for little kids and there is plenty of space to spread out during busier times. This is a great family activity and you are invited to try some fruit as you pick which adds to the fun. Once you duck under the bird netting, you have the run of the orchard so you can get busy plucking the juicy, red fruit fresh from the trees. The fun of picking your own fruit is one of those simple pleasures and of course the fruit tastes so much better when you've had to work for it! One thing to keep in mind is that there is a 1kg minimum for the pick your own which in 2022 costs $20.

As summer warms up Canberra, the lure of those fresh, ripe cherries and fresh country are hard to resist. Wallaroo Cherry Farm's proximity to Canberra and the timing that coincides perfectly with the summer holidays mean cherry picking at Wallaroo Cherry Farm is one of those activities just begging to become an annual family tradition so why not head to the farm and check it out this weekend?

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Have buckets of fun at Wallaroo Cherry Farm
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Why? For fresh, ripe cherries straight from the tree!
When: 9am - 7pm during cherry season, usually late November through December
Phone: 0450 342 178
Where: 559 Wallaroo Rd, Wallaroo NSW 2618
Cost: $20 per kilo
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It's a great time of the year for cherries. They will be one of the features on my Christmas platter this year.
by Gayle Beveridge-Marien (score: 4|10397) 34 days ago
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