Pick Your Own

To Book.  

All we requires a name and the number of adults & children who will be attending.

Call, text or email from the contact details below

 mb 0427772431  or 0245671206  

Getting here Shields Orchard Bilpin Email. Info@shieldsorchard.com

January 30th 2023

2270 Bells Line Rd 

We are getting close to opening for the 2023 season

At this stage with all the apples running later than usual in ripening, we don’t expect to start till Friday February  the 10th.

Keep checking the website 

We have good fruit set and are looking forward to a good crop for 2023 as long as the weather continues to favour us. With a cool spring and a late blossom we expect to start a week later than normal  in early Feb.

         The full list of apples at the bottom of the page gives varieties and their approximate maturity times. Always check before coming                                                                                                                          

If you would like to be updated on what is happening or when specific varieties are starting, email and ask to be put on our newsletter list

We thank all our customers for their support &  we look forward to seeing you 2023.

Bill & Julie Shields

we accept credit cards
Always Check before coming.

About Us

Shields Orchard is a small family based orchard that has been retailing our own fruit since 1955. Since 1992 we have been also been providing the opportunity for individuals and small family groups to “Pick Their Own” apples. There is no enty charge; the only charge is for the fruit picked. We provide a basket or you can pick into your own bags. We weigh the bags and charge per kilogram.


Because we have always encouraged people to book before coming it hasn’t been as difficult to adapt to the Covid .  We can manage numbers to ensure there won’t be large crowds of people on the farm at one time.

  • We encourage visitors to observe the current Covid regulations that apply at the time.
  •  We encourage people to wear masks while inside the shed.
  • We have numerous hand sanitising stations and hand washing facilities.
  • While we are happy to supply boxes it would assist us if you can provide buckets or baskets to pick into. It saves on sanitising handles between customers.

Do not attend if :

  • If you or any member of your group are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever)
  • Are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19.

Helping us to Make it an enjoyable experience
We would encourage every one to either call, text or email us if you intend visiting.

  • While we will take bookings on the day if we are busy it is difficult to answer the phone and we may be booked out. We like to know the number of adults & Children that are in your group.
  • Booking enables us to ensure we always have good fruit available and it won’t be all gone if you get here later in the day, & ensure a better experience with no large crowds.
  •  While we are happy have small bus groups (25  people) during the week. We won’t take large groups or coaches on weekends.
  • If you are on our newsletter list you are first to hear of what is happening & we will give you special attention.
  • Check our website which we will be updating regularly once we start or call.
  • If you are coming in a number of cars it helps us if you arrange to all arrive together

We as that people picking their own to observe the following courtesies 

1.  Watch were you are walking over uneven surfaces  do not run.. Please Supervise children when picking.

2.  Stay within the areas to which you have been directed defined by ropes & observe the directions on signs.

3. Pick You Own means what you pick you pay for.

4. Please pick only  the apples specified.  (picking other than the specified apples may result in being charged at a higher rate).

5. Please use the rubbish bins provided. Do not leave rubbish in the orchard.

Thank you for your consideration! Enjoy yourself.

Varieties available during the season