If there’s one thing the Blue Mountains village of Bilpin is famed for, it’s apples. Thanks to a cool climate and rich, fertile soils, Bilpin is home to orchards abundant with rosy fruit. For a fun, pick-your-own experience, head to Bilpin Fruit Bowl, a family-run farm that opens its doors to visitors.

What is the Bilpin Fruit Bowl story?

Founded by husband-and-wife team Simon & Margaret Tadrosse, Bilpin Fruit Bowl has been growing and selling fruit and veg for almost 40 years. Together with their children, Simon and Margaret run the farm. Delicious treats such as apple pies, cakes, scones and meat pies are all baked on the premise, and available to indulge in.

What can I experience at Bilpin Fruit Bowl?

While apples are the star of the show at Bilpin Fruit Bowl, there is a variety of fruit and veg grown, from peaches and cherries to mangoes and apricots., all available to pick when you visit (as long as they are ripe!) January to March is peak apple season, while in December and January, the orchard has a profusion of nectarines and peaches.

On arrival, you won’t miss the larger-than-life fruit bowl sculpture overflowing with colourful fruit. Once inside you will be able to wander the polytunnels and orchards to pick your desired fruit. Little ones will love foraging through the rows of strawberry plants in search of vibrant red strawberries.

Visit Bilpin Fruit Bowl’s farm shop to buy local cider, honey and pottery. Then, tuck into apple pie and custard in the café before letting the kids let off steam at the play area.

What else can I see and do around Bilpin?

Continue your Blue Mountains nature experience at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Just ten minutes’ drive west of Bilpin, the country’s highest botanic garden has a dazzling array of cool climate plants from all over the world. Walk under cherry blossoms in spring, soak in views from the World Heritage Viewing Deck and feel recharged at the cascade pools.

If you’ve got a taste for more apples, head to Bilpin Cider. From its cellar door, it sells ten varieties of cider including alcohol-free ones. You can even picnic on Bilpin Cider’s farm. Likewise, Hillbilly Cider is a great place to kick back with a house-made pizza before grabbing some take-home tipples.

Bilpin Fruit Bowl at a glance

  • Bilpin Fruit Bowl is 177km and under two hours’ drive from Canberra.
  • Bilpin Fruit Bowl is located at 2093 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin, NSW.
  • Bilpin Fruit Bowl is open on weekends between 10 am and 4 pm for fruit picking experiences.
  • Fruit picking costs $20 for adults and $10 for children aged between 3 and 12. Bookings must be made advance online.
  • Bilpin Cider and Hillbilly Cider have cellar doors where you can pick up locally made drinks and enjoy a picnic.

Who is Bilpin Fruit Bowl good for?

Families, children, retirees, and foodies.

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