BHF Experiences

There is nothing better than learning and experiencing what makes our 'Bickley Valley' unique and we have summarised the experiences on offer during the festival weekend:



35 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook


Fruit Picking Tour with Tractor Ride - Bickley Harvest Festival

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of May  10:15am SOLD OUT, 11am and 11:15am sessions limited tickets remaining

Our region will come alive with Bickley Harvest Festival over the weekend of 6 & 7 May. Don't miss Core Cider's Fruit Picking Tour with Tractor Ride at 10.15am, 11am & 11.45am on both days. Jump on board the Apple Express for a tractor ride through the orchard! We’ll stop at the fruit trees to pick a bag of fruit and to take in the beauty of the orchard in Autumn. Our fruit is all ready for the pickin’. For part of the tour, you’ll be on foot so make sure you wear closed in shoes or even gumboots to be puddle-ready! A perfect orchard adventure for the whole family.

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The Old Apple Shed Cider Maker's Tour - Bickley Harvest Festival

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of May 11:30am - limited tickets remaining

The fruit grown in our orchard was always destined for greater things… cider! Join us on our intimate The Old Apple Shed Cider Maker's Tour, running Sat 6 & Sun 7 May. We’ll take you on a full tour of The Old Apple Shed so you can see where the magic happen! You’ll learn about how we turn our apples into delicious cider. Your ticket for two people includes a half tasting paddle of our delicious ciders (each) and a grazing board (to share).  Great value - Ticket for two $75 + BF

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5 Loaring Road, Bickley WA 6076


Wine and Cheese - A Classic Match!

Saturday 6th May 10:15am 

But this doesn't mean that any cheese will go with any wine. As part of this year's Bickley Valley Harvest Festival, we will be hosting an experiential matching workshop so that you can try a range of Brookside wines with different cheeses to see which ones complement each other best. We will experiment with soft vs hard cheeses and white vs red wines so that you can throw together your next cheese platter with confidence.  Wendy Roach with over 30 years experience in wine hospitality and expertise will host the workshop.

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Is Wine Best With Cheese or Chocolate?

Sunday 7th May 10:15am 

Come along to this workshop to discover whether wine and cheese is the best match, or whether wine and chocolate works better. As part of the Bickley Valley Harvest Festival, this workshop will be a completely experiential session where participants sample Brookside wines alongside different cheese and chocolate combinations to work out which is really most suitable. Wendy Roach with over 30 years experience in wine hospitality and expertise will host the workshop.

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Hainault Vineyard Tasting room, 255 Walnut Rd Bickley


Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2023

TIME: Semillon Tasting 3pm; Cabernet Sauvignon tasting 4pm

Join Hainault’s owner and viticulturist Lyn Sykes as she takes you on an exploration of two of the most noble wine grape varieties, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon.

You will try 5 Hainault wines selected from our museum stock, plus the current release, giving you the chance to experience how the wine changes in the bottle and the impact both the season and the winemaking techniques have on the wines. Places are very limited so book early by phone or email, for what will be a fun, entertaining and educational experience.

COST: $30 per session of $50 for both

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90 Walnut Rd, Bickley


Distillery Tours

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of May  

Tours every hour from 10am to 4pm daily

COST $ 15pp

Participate in the now famous Bickley Harvest Festival and visit HHH Spirits to taste the gin developed on the property. You will taste 3 gins with tonic and one as a mini cocktail...yum. The glass you taste with is yours to take home.  The hour experience includes a tour of how gin is made on site using the copper stills that Hilton of HHH Spirits makes.

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337 Walnut Road, Bickley WA


Family: $50 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Adult: $20
Concessions: $15
Child (Aged 12-17): $10
Child (Under 12): Free

Date: 6th and 7th of May
Tours from: 10 am to 4 pm on the hour every hour!

The Bickley Harvest Festival is an event not to be missed! The Observatory will be open during the festival, giving you a chance to explore our rich history and the wonders of the universe.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through time with guided tours of the Observatory. You will discover the Observatory’s beginnings at Mt Eliza in 1896, learn about timekeeping, and explore the museum to discover fascinating stories about the Observatory’s past and present. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the sun safely through our Solar Telescopes (weather permitting) and tour the Meridian, Astrograph & Calver Telescopes.

While at the Observatory, you can walk around the serene bush setting and try to find the hidden fairy doors. We’ll also have free activities for the kids, making it a day filled with fun and learning for the whole family.

For more information on the Bickley Harvest Festival, please click the link below. We can’t wait to see you there!

CALL THE OBSERVATORY for more details on 08 9293 8255