• Australian Orchards
    Australian Orchards Australian owned family orchards - boutique summer fruits.
  • Bacchus Marsh
    Bacchus Marsh 40 minutes west of Melbourne, on the road to Daylesford and the Spa Country
  • Family Activity
    Family Activity Bring your guests to experience an Australian family orchard and pick their own fruit.
  • Family Orchard
    Family Orchard Paynes Orchards has been operated by the Payne family for generations.
  • Summer Autumn
    Summer Autumn Our picking season is late November to early May
  • Summer Fruit
    Summer Fruit We grow Cherries, Peaches, Berries, Nectaries, Apricots and Apples!

Pick your own cherries!

December 2014 -- Our cherries will last another week and a half. We expect to finish around 28 December.


We will have peaches, nectarines, apricots and berries during this time as well. Check facebook for more frequent updates.


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Paynes Orchards is open in Summer and Autumn, whenever fruit has ripened ready for you to pick.

Drive in when the red and yellow fruit flags go out at the entrance, and sign indicates "OPEN”.

  • Pick your own visits - pick and buy your fruit fresh from the tree!
  • Choose from wonderful fresh produce in the sheds when available.
  • Our family has operated the Bacchus Marsh orchards for nearly 50 years.
  • We now grow and sell direct to the public.
For specific current fruit selection please see the status box on the right, or call.


Paynes Orchards is in the town Bacchus Marsh, 40 minutes west of Melbourne.

By road, take the Western Highway (sign-posted road to "Ballarat"), exit at Bacchus Marsh.

You can also take a train from Southern Cross station to Bacchus Marsh station.

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Pick Your Own Fruit

Christmas week

Mon  22 Dec - Open 10AM-3PM
Tue   23 Dec - Open 10AM-3PM
Wed  24 Dec - Open 10AM-12PM
Thu   25 Dec - Closed (Christmas Day)
Fri     26 Dec - Open 10AM-3PM
Sat    27 Dec - Open 10AM-4PM

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Updated - 19 December 2014

372 Bacchus Marsh Road
Bacchus Marsh, VIC 3340
Phone: (03) 5367 2548        » MAP

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What to Bring

Bring a hat for each person, and sturdy shoes. We provide buckets for picking.
$4 entry fee per person. Fruit is picked and purchased $/kg. No eating in orchards.

Orchard ABC's


Come and Pick Fruit Visit the orchard to select and pick the fruit you like.


Share with Family Fruit picked fresh off the tree will last longer and provide more nutrition.


Make and Store Select fruit for stewing, cooking, brewing & mixing, freezing and more.