There's nothing like an apple that's been freshly picked from the tree. Just four km from Batlow, Wilgro Orchards features a roadside stall where visitors can buy fresh apples (including Pink Lady, Royal, Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith and more), cherries or berries by the tray.
Located 30 km south of Tumut, Batlow is a small town known for its fruit orchards. The area produces stone fruit, berries, pears, apples and cherries, and welcomes visitors to experience the pleasure of picking the fruit themselves.
The town hosts a number of events that celebrate the region's fresh produce, including the annual Batlow Apple Blossom Festival, a weekend-long event that brings visitors and the local community together. The Batlow Cider Fest features tastings, market stalls, live entertainment and more.
Many visitors choose to stay in Batlow during the winter months for easy access to the snowfields of the Snowy Mountains. In the warmer months, a range of bushwalks are available in town and in the broader Tumut area. For visitors looking to see the wilderness by car, take the scenic Snowy Valleys Way for an exhilarating experience on the open road.
Nearby Talbingo is also well worth a visit.
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Orchards at Batlow with view to Kosciuszko National Park. Image Tumut Shire Council
Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains. Image Jeffrey Drewitz
Sugarpine Walk in Winter at Laurel Hill, near Batlow. Image Tumut Shire Council