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Watkins Orchard

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Great for the family

Went to Watkins family orchard today, very busy but got a great haul of fresh and delicious... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
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Delicious mandarins

The mandarins are delicious and so fresh. My teen loves climbing trees to reach the highest ones... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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1006 Singleton Rd, Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales 2775, Australia
+61 418 233 466
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I really feel your experience here will be coloured by going at the right time of year.. when we went at the end of school holidays in July, mandarins were in season, so there was plenty of fruit on the trees.. having been apple picking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jaycwilk
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A little disappointing as I had high expectations. Jam packed with Asians who obviously enjoy their citrus but waste a lot of the fruit by dropping what they don't want on the ground. Still an enjoyable 30 minutes if you're staying in Wisemans. Kids would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Hawko1973
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Watkins family orchard today, very busy but got a great haul of fresh and delicious mandarins. Prices are 7.50 small or 12.50 large bucket. Only condition is that every adult needs a bucket to enter the farm. I didnt have a problem with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fatdouglas
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely commercial, compulsory min $7 bucket to be bought per adult as entry fee. Sour mandarins and no other fruits. very unkept and dirty. Overcrowded making it more of a circus than a farm.

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Nazneen K
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

There is always a pleasure in picking your own fruit, and mandarin picking at Watkins farm has been a family tradition for the last four years. Sadly this year, Mark and his family were not at the farm, as it seems they have now employed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
8  Thank Smileytraveller14
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The mandarins are delicious and so fresh. My teen loves climbing trees to reach the highest ones. Well worth the 1.5 hour drive from Sydney for the experience, not just the mandarins. The only negative is the bad smelling porta-loos, so plan to stop at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Groovymum1
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The only thing to talk about is the owner, a terrible old fellow. He even don't know how to deal with people. If thats his property, close it off and njoy ureself. Very rude behaviour. Not visiting again. Sorry might you are too low.

Date of experience: July 2017
7  Thank raj2220
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It's an easy 1 and 1/2 drive from Sydney. No entry fees but each adult needs to buy a bucket to enter. $12.50 large and $7.50 small. Kids free. Upon entry all bags have to be left at the gates. So it's a good idea...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 837johnz
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Took the family on the long drive out to wisemans ferry for a spot of mandarin picking, last 10 minutes of the drive the roads gets a bit iffy as road is narrow and oncoming traffic gets a bit tight, once there plenty of parking...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A great activity to show young kids where food comes from. Its a long drive to get there, so plan your day and combine it with something else. Its not about getting cheap fruit because its cost only a little bit less than getting them...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from saigsrik2 | Reviewed this property |
They close in August itself.