What's the deal with the big orange?
Ever driven from Perth to Harvey and wondered why there’s a big orange at a winery? Good question!
Sitting on top of a 10m tall tower, Harvey’s Big Orange has long been one of the South West’s biggest attractions.
In 1986, the Big Orange arrived in Harvey – attesting to the regions long history of citrus farming. For many years following, the Big Orange was the first thing you would see when driving into Harvey, located within the Harvey Zoo. When the zoo closed down, the Big Orange was purchased by the Sorgiovanni family and restored.
Fittingly, the Big Orange is now located at Harvey River Estate; sitting above the Harvey Fresh citrus orchards where these oranges are still handpicked and delivered straight to Harvey Fresh allowing them to continue making the orange juice you know and love.
Climb up the flight of 62-steps to the viewing area, where you can see an incredible view of the orchards as well as the history of Harvey.
You can climb the Big Orange every week – open Wednesday through to Sunday. Entry is via our cellar door for a gold coin donation to charity.
Over the years we have contributed thousands of dollars to Telethon through donations made to climb ‘The Big Orange’!
A visit to Harvey is not complete without climbing ‘The Big Orange’.
Accessed via the Harvey River Estate cellar door, a climb is a great family friendly activity. Once at the top, guests can look out across the orange orchards and vineyards.
A gold coin donation is suggested, all proceeds go directly to charity.