Thursday, March 21, 2013

Australia Trip 2012 Part XIII - Sorell Fruit Farm, Tasmania




Tasmania's cool climate gives extra flavour to its berry fruits and cherries. On our way to Port Arthur from Hobart, we stopped by and spent a couple hours at Sorell Fruit Farm which offers a wide variety of these temperate fruits.

The four hectare orchard contains 15 different fruit types with emphasis on berry fruits and sweet cherries. The kids got to pick and taste their favorite cherries and berries directly from the trees. I have forgotten the entry charges with a punnet (think it was about AUD$10 per pax depending on size of punnet) to the orchard but definitely not as cheap as the same bucket of fruits you could buy from the supermarket. But what the farm offered was a fruit experience and the opportunity to pick many varieties of fresh, tree-ripened fruit grown with the minimum use of pesticides. A very rare and educational experience for the city kids from Singapore.

While the 6 kids and KH were happily running around the orchard under the bright blue sky picking and tasting the fruits. The rest of the adults found a cozy corner in the Café sipping coffee and trying out their homemade scones. We had both the sweet and savoury scones. Both were good but I still prefer the sweet version served with cream and the freshly-picked berries from the orchard.

The shop also sells a wide variety of local liqueurs, jams, honeys, vinaigrettes and pickles for you to bring home.

Sorell Fruit Farm
174 Pawleena Road
Sorell 7172
Tasmania

Phone (03) 6265 3100

Opening times:
October - 10.00am to 4.00pm
November to February - 8.30am until 5.00pm
March to May - 10.00am to 4.00pm
June to September - closed for Winter
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day




























33 comments:

  1. Lovely and beautiful photos as usual and look at that cherries, mmmm....yummy!

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  2. I wish Malaysia's weather would be cooler.. too hot to sightsee in this climate. Those cherries look delicious, I would love to visit fruit farms like tht too. Are the hairy ones boysenberries??

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    1. Hi Yen! Cameron Highlands?

      Ya... I think so... those deep violet ones.

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  3. not only the kids will enjoy picking the fruits and tasting them, i would too!

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  4. i'm liking what i see of tasmania through your pics.. ^^ i hope our budget carrier flies there soon ^^

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    1. Haha Hui! Doubt so! But I did take Jetstar from Melbourne to Tasmania.

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  5. Alvin, I love and enjoyed seeing those lovely Singaporean city kids having fun..those photos are beautiful..it certainly brought some smiles over here:)

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  6. Oooo...awesome looking kids. Nice pics. How come the snapshots overseas always look nicer - the skies are bluer, the grass is greener...same as when I was in NZ....?

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    1. Hi Arthur! Our mood are more beautiful and happier too!

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  7. I couldn't help but sigh over those luscious fruits ! Kids , throw auntie some of those and I'm gonna make you some sorbet lol Okay , those preserves will do as well :D Drool-worthy photos as always , Alvin !

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    1. Hi Jeannie! Glad that you like the photos!

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  9. What a wonderful family outing! Totally jealous of your freshly picked fruit!!!

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  10. Such a gorgeous place! Are they all your kids?! :)

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  11. Alvin, your kids sure had a lot of fun didn't they? Goodness, the cherries and berries are so beautiful! They cost a fortune here :) I particularly love cherries and I always look out when they are on offer at the supermarket.

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    1. Yes, PH! They did! The cherries lasted longer too... The raspberries turned watery and soggy when we reached Port Arthur.

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  12. Gorgeous clicks and I miss being able to pick me own berries and cherries! :D Used to do that a lot in Melbourne.

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  13. Hi Alvin, excellent photos and beautiful scenery. Those kid sure look adorable and enjoying their self. Love the cherries, one of the best fruits even thou it's on the expensive side.

    Our friend with the colourful feather look cool. :))
    Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  14. The first word that attracted me is Liqueur!! I want some!! Lovely kids & shots :) I've yet to visit Tasmania! Alvin, be sure to look out for my next Giveaway sponsored by Hard Rock Hotel!!

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