Rayner's Orchard
Rayner's Orchard
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Rayner's Orchard is a boutique orchard that grows over 450 varieties of fruit located in Melbourne's Yarra Valley. Open 9am to 4pm, 7 days per week (closed Christmas Day) Take a guided orchard tractor fruit tasting tour with farmer Len Rayner around the environmentally sustainable orchard, and compare the fantastic flavours of up to 8 varieties of fresh tree ripened fruit. If you wish you can pick your own fruit have a drive of the Cherry picker, to get a bird's eye view of the farm! The Peach Cafe serves drinks, snacks and lunches year round – BBQ lunch deal available for groups of 10 or more. Our shop has a large range of homemade fruit and fruit products. Fruit Bottling Workshops are also run daily learn how to bottle your own fruit the traditional way and take home some bottled fruit that you prepared and cooked yourself (booking required) A function room is available for hire and catering can be provided for events
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Travelove58
11,272 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Very wide varieties of fruits grown here as compared to limited ones at other Orchards we visited elsewhere. The nice Aussie guy ( owner) & his kind assistant brought us through a comprehensive guided tour & tasting of the various fruits here ( his nice blue tractor towing a tram). We were so lucky to be the only customers at this time, so we got full attention! They explained about all the fruits at every stage stop & did fruits tasting as well. Plastic bags are given for you to pick whatever fruits you want along the tour - charge at A$6/kg. But you can eat as much as you want during tour - free. His 2 very cute & extremely lovable dogs tag along too. A wonderful experience & definitely, highly recommended. But come early morning as it gets very hot as it approaches late morning - need about 1-2 hours.
Written 1 September 2023
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Explore04951447173
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Jul. 2023 • Family
Had a horrible experience at this place. Paid over $300 for my son and I to do a tour and learn to bottle fruit, along with gift shop purchases. My son who has been suffering from mental health issues for the past year, was celebrating his birthday with a trip to this venue. He was enjoying himself, chatting and laughing with other people on the tour about the sour taste of the finger limes. He stated that you could swallow the tiny balls whole to avoid the sourness. The owner Len completely turned on him and utterly abused him in front of everyone and told him he was an idiot and was stupid then proceeded to ignore us. I can not believe someone could be such an a hole to treat any paying customer , let alone a child like this! He is a disgusting human being. The wife was nice, but we paid $206 for a fruit bottling session for the 2 of us, which stated on their site that we could choose to bottle a variety of fruits and that our fee covered 5 bottled fruits each. They had only 4 fruits and we got only 6 small bottles, not 10. Basically we cut up 4 pears, 2 tomatoes and some pineapple and grabbed a handful of frozen cherries and put them in the jars. She poured in some syrup and cooked them in an urn for 8 minutes -$206 to cut up fruit and put them in a jar… however it was Len and his revolting behaviour that absolutely spoilt my son’s birthday and his birthday holiday. His remarks and behaviour were absolutely uncalled for and I am so incredibly angry at paying so much money, to walk away from this place feeling guttered and upset for myself and my son for having had to endure such revolting abuse, being ignored and to a much lesser extent not in any way getting our monies worth.
Written 22 July 2023
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Arthur
Australia2 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Rayners Orchard is a beautiful adventure to do with family or friends if you take the tour be ready to learn about the Orchard and its fruit you will get to eat as much as you would like on the tour or when you are just picking the fruit the staff there help out and are so friendly the fruit was so amazing my favourite was the Japanese mandarins which are so easy to peal and has the most amazing flavour. I really enjoy all the fruit and fun times I even went back for more this is a must do adventure
Written 24 June 2023
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Amy
15 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Lots of fun picking your own fruit! Depending on the time of year you pick different kinds. We went in June and it was citrus. So many kinds of lemons, mandarins.
Our guide Brendan was great, teaching us about the farm and the fruit and he cut up fruit for us to taste. You can eat as much as you like during the tour and we are a lot of Japanese mandarins. They were amazing. This was a really fun experience with kids.
Written 22 June 2023
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Gladesville22
Melbourne, Australia138 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
The cost for the tour per person was $32.50 (seniors rate) You get taken around the orchard to selected areas that have fruit you can taste and pick. The tour in one hour. Pick all the selected fruit you want for $6 per kilo. Then while in the cafe you can purchase preserves and jams that are horrendously expensive. The tour and our fruit cost all up $103. An awfully large amount for an hours outing. On the plus side Andy our guide was very informative regarding fruits you will never see in shops.
Written 23 February 2023
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Damien077
Sri Lanka30 contributions
Jan. 2023
Went with my father and small dog, and it was delightful! My dog had a lot of fun romping up and down through the orchard and my father loved the fruits. My mother, who'd opted to stay behind at the cafe because she was worried the tractor ride would be too bumpy for her, was very impressed by the quantity and quality of the fruit we picked.

Farmer Len took us on the tour and he was an excellent guide who gave us a sample of fruit from each place. There were some children also there and he was very friendly and engaged with them. He talked knowledgeably about how to pick the best fruits and gardening, and shared tips with my father who's a keen gardener himself.

We were taken to plots of inca berries, clingstone peaches, white peaches, white nectarines, plums, oranges, apricots and rounded it off with blackberries where we could eat as much as we wanted but not pick to take home. Farmer Len kindly allowed me to pick a blackberry to take for my mother to taste though, since she loves them.

The time absolutely FLEW by, it didn't feel like an hour at all even though it was! I wish the tour could've been longer, I was having such fun! Even though it was hot, the shaded canopy of the trailers behind the tractor kept us cool.

Total cost: $77 for 2 adult tickets, and $57 worth of fruit plucked ($6 a kg). I was worried that was a little pricey for something that only lasted an hour but it was definitely worth it!
Written 26 January 2023
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dyhx
Singapore3,489 contributions
May 2022 • Family
They are actually closed for the season already but because of our group size, they agreed to take our booking, so we essentially had an exclusive private tour for 10 of us, for a fruit tasting cum U-Pick tractor tour where all fruits you pick to bring home is charged at $6 per kg, regardless what fruit. And they've got a huge variety here, the most I've seen at any fruit picking orchard we've been to ever. Imagine despite this being the end of the harvest season, we still managed to try 8-9 different varieties. Limes alone, we tried 4 different types, including the lemonade lime and finger lime. 

They also do quite abit of hybrid fruits here - the pineapple guava, strawberry guava and lemon guava. Pretty interesting flavours. I tried the Chinese Quince for the first time and no thanks. But I did have an amazing experience with Kumquat.

Great fun here and the kids surely had fun plucking away too. 
Written 19 May 2022
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Teagy3
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Friends
If you want fruit trees its fantastic, they have a vast variety however I went to buy some fresh fruit and there wasn't any !!
The coffee shop is very tired and unappealing.
The drive there is great, winding road amongst the most amazing trees.
Written 27 April 2022
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Eve P 15
3 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
The most gorgeous place I have been to by far and I have been to most fruit picking experiences in Victoria. Great friendly staff. The coffee was amazing and so was the freshly picked fruit as well as the sour cherries from the shop. Great atmosphere. Definitely worth visiting with the whole family. Reasonable prices.
Written 29 January 2022
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Clare O
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
After seeing the brochures, I was surprised by the poor state the property is in. The orchards look fine but the cafe has seen better days. Cafe staff friendly & helpful.
Written 27 November 2021
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