Fruit picking and fresh fruit sales FAQ

At Naturipe Fruits’, we promise a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve answered some of your most common questions about our fruit picking experience, so all that’s left for you to do is soak up the beautiful farm surroundings while you pick your own fruit.

We have three locations in Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat so please check the picking update for open times and fruit availability before coming.

What do you bring to pick fruit at the farm?

We recommend shoes, hat and sunscreen if you are planning on spending several hours picking fruit.

Currently we are a cash-only business and therefore do not have EFTPOS facilities. Numerous ATMs are available close by in Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat.

Do I need to bring a container for my fruit?

We supply all containers for you to pick the fruit. However, you are welcome to bring your own. If you bring your own, we recommend you have it weighed when you enter the farm.

When is the best time to visit?

Our peak season is November and December, and we generally have a range of fruits available during this time. However, quality fruit is available throughout all of our seasons.

When are you open?

We are generally open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. This is subject to fruit availability, as all fruit is grown on the farm. It is recommended that you check our picking update for further information.

How much does it cost?

Our prices will range from season to season for each fruit. For more information, please see:

Are we allowed to eat fruit while picking?

Although it is hard to resist trying one or two pieces of fruit, we don’t encourage this as Naturipe Fruits is not an all-you-can-eat farm. As this is a working farm, we also encourage all fruit to be washed prior to eating to remove dirt and dust that might be on the plant.

Can we picnic?

Picnic opportunities are not catered for within our farms, however you may wish to attend the numerous parks around Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat, including Moon Reserve, Maddingley Park, Lerderderg Gorge and Werribee Gorge or Pikes Creek.

Is there onsite car parking at the farm?

We have a large car park available and recommend you park inside the car park for safety purposes.

What else can we do in Bacchus Marsh?

There are plenty of attractions in Bacchus Marsh including great cafes, shopping and numerous natural attractions. Refer to the Visit Bacchus Marsh website for more information.