The Orchard at Montague invites you for a memorable experience with family and friends, just 35km from Melbourne. The Orchard incorporates a stunning restaurant, Stella’s Kitchen, where you can dine among orchard and garden views; a bountiful orchard abundant with fruit; and a retail store Bill’s Orchard Gate, where you can taste and shop seasonal fresh produce in addition to locally-sourced artisan goods.
Neighbouring the 220-hectare Lysterfield Park, you’re also welcomed to a range of recreational activities, from a walk around the serene lake, mountain bike trails and bushwalking, to catching a glimpse of Australia’s native wildlife, like hopping kangaroos and chirping kookaburras. The Orchard at Montague also borders the beautiful Yarra Ranges, home to Puffing Billy and some of Australia’s most beautiful trails.
Named after the Montague family matriarch, Stella’s Kitchen offers an enchanting dining experience. Get to know the loving Stella, through the menu of recipes she loved.
Enjoy a seasonal menu of fresh, local produce, including fruit direct from the orchard, among breathtaking views.
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am – 4pm
Please note that Take-Away is open from 10am. Public Holiday Opening Hours may vary. Please also note a 10% surcharge on Saturday & Sunday and a 15% surcharge on public holidays.
Bill's Orchard Gate
Bill’s Orchard Gate boasts a range of fresh produce, homewares and gifts, beautifully overlooking the Little Orchard and lush gardens.
The store offers everything from local produce, chocolates, chutneys, and teas, to ceramics and homewares from renowned pottery artist, Robert Gordon. Walk around Lysterfield Lake and then treat yourself to a freshly-squeezed juice; discover a new fruit at our fresh fruit tastings; or simply explore the locally-sourced goods.
Pick-Your-Own Fruit & Orchard Tours
The Little Orchard, situated gorgeously opposite Stella’s Kitchen, offers a range of apples, pears, plums, apricots, peaches and nectarines through the seasons. We are delighted to offer exciting and educational Orchard Tours that will inspire you to plant your own fruit trees.
Did you know all Montague apples are hand-picked? Our Pick-Your-Own Fruit & Orchard Tours invite you to wander our orchard and pick fruit straight from the tree. Tours are now open until late March.
Go behind-the-scenes of our state-of-the-art fruit packing facility and uncover how fruit travels from the orchard to supermarket shelves. Immerse yourself in a world of learning; from the innovative tech that checks for fruit quality, to the fast hands that get it all packaged and sent to supermarkets. Montague’s packing facility has capacity to pack more than 350 million pieces of fruit each year!