Discover Hidden Valley cherries

Hidden Valley orchard is nestled deep within Ardgour Valley, one of the sunniest in New Zealand. In summer the orchard is laden with delightfully sweet cherries which are ripened under the sun and hand-picked with care.

Our spectacular region is best known for its discovery of gold more than a century ago, yet the glacial waters of the nearby Upper Clutha and the rarefied air which flows through the valley, create a special habitat for a vast array of fauna and flora including deer, rabbits, birds and the occasional lost sheep.

It’s here too that New Zealand’s only falcon, the rare and majestic Kārearea surveys the undulating slopes undisturbed, its impressive wingspan casting shadows over Hidden Valley’s orchard beneath.


Fast, fresh cherries

We air freight our cherries every day during the season. You can expect your cherries within 48-72 hours of picking – that’s fresh!

Introducing New Zealand’s best kept secret

At the heart of Central Otago on New Zealand’s South Island lies Tarras Cherry Corp’s Hidden Valley orchard. Here we produce crisp, sweet bursts of cherry goodness during New Zealand’s cherry season from December to February.

Our cherries grow at altitude in a remote and pristine valley near the tiny village of Tarras, in the Cromwell Basin. The pride of New Zealand’s crop, Central Otago cherries are revered around the world for their irresistible and delicious flavour, thanks to this region’s ideal climate and mineral-rich soils fed by glacial streams.

Flowering cherry trees at Tarras Cherry Orchard
Trio of cherries with one split in half showing the seed on a white background
A bee in a cherry flower in the Tarras Cherry Corp orchard
Tarras Cherry Corp orchard

Why our cherries?

Hidden Valley cherries are a gift of prosperity and health from the heart of New Zealand.

Our cherries have been selected from the world’s most sought-after varieties to satisfy growing demand from around the world for New Zealand’s best cherries – perfect for fresh eating and gift giving during Chinese New Year celebrations.

From the arrival of the first blossom in spring to the first cherry picked in time for the celebration season, New Zealand’s summer promises the freshest and most delicious cherries.

Hidden Valley cherry box