By Georgene Dilernia
With summer now here, the perfect activity to get you out in the sun is to go olive picking!
Olive groves all around Australia are blooming all year long and are wonderful to go strolling through. You might even see some cheeky visitors!
Let’s take a look into 6 different olive groves you can visit Australia wide.
Fedra Olive Grove, NSW
Fedra Olive Grove is one of Australia’s highest quality olive groves located in Currawang New South Wales, just over 2 hours away from Sydney. As a young boy, Jess Konstantinou grew up in Greece surrounded by olive trees and now runs his own award-winning grove here in Australia at the age of 74, and runs it with his wife Fedra.
Speaking previously to The Greek Herald, Jeff says he’s, “humbled to be recognised as a leader of quality olive oil production in Australia and internationally” Konstantinou said.
Jumanga Olives, WA
Jumanga Olives is a family run business near Yanchep National park, situated twenty minutes north of Wanneroo in Western Australia. The Ganz family planted 1200 olive trees and experienced their first harvest in 2004. The operation at the olive grove is carefully overseen by Thomas Ganz.
Arolyn Grove, NSW
Arolyn Grove is located in the Hunter Valley in NSW. It is a boutique planting of Correggiola and Manzanillo trees established in 1999. Their olive products are enjoyed by many all around Australia, and they are a great highlight when visiting the Hunter Valley.
Grampianas Olive Co., VIC
Grampians Olive Co, is a family owned producer of award winning products, located in Laharum Victoria, just over 3 hours away from Melbourne. Established in 1943, Grampians are one of the oldest olive groves in Australia. It was established by immigrant farmer Jacob Friedman and was renamed “Toscana” in the early 1960s.
Bridgeward Grove, VIC
Bridgeward Grove is a charming olive grove situated in Goornong Victoria only 1 hour and 50 minutes outside of Melbourne. Bridgeward Grove grows and makes popular olive products and also offers the estate for events and visits.
Pendleton Olive Estate, SA
Pendleton Olive Estate is an award-winning grove located in Pooraka South Australia. It’s situated on the Limestone Coast, where it is ideal to grow olives due to the similarities the area has with Mediterranean climate. It is one of the most established groves in Australia.