Where to Pick Your own Strawberries Near Melbourne

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What could be more fun than going on a strawberry picking adventure?! Luckily for us Melburnians, our gorgeous city isn't too far from flourishing strawberry farms and they're open for family strawberry picking in season!

So grab your bucket and venture to our top 5 strawberry farms near Melbourne.

1. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm is Australia’s largest strawberry farm, tucked away in a gorgeous Mornington Peninsula hinterland location. Their cafe and shop is open year-round for food and goodies featuring, you guessed it, strawberries, but the most fun part is strawberry picking season - November to April each summer.

 Adults 500gm strawberries $10 Children (4-12 years) 250gm strawberries $5 Family 2 adults & 2 children $25 

What you need to know:

  • 244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge
  • Upick 9 am - 5 pm
  • Adults $10 (includes 500gm strawberries), children 4-12 years $5 (includes 250gm strawberries), family pass (2 adults/2 children) $25, children under 4 years FREE
  • Check strawberry picking availability here
  • For more strawberry farm info: www.sunnyridge.com.au/u-pick.php

2. Blue Hills Berries and Cherries

Blue Hills Berries and Cherries is a family-owned strawberry farm that has been in operation since 1894, delivering some of the most delicious strawberries (and strawberry picking!) to folks in Melbourne. It's a popular spot for strawberry picking, so make sure you check the status of their strawberries (after 7 pm) before you make the trip! Also available are raspberries, loganberries, blackberries, youngberries, boysenberries & blueberries, in their respective seasons. 

What you need to know:

  • 27 Parker Rd, Silvan
  • Upick 9am - 5pm, 7 days
  • Adults $13.00 (includes 500g of mixed fruit to take home), children 3-14 years $6.50 (includes 250 grams of fruit to take home), children under 3 are free.
  • Check strawberry picking availability here
  • For more strawberry farm info: upickberries.com.au/berries/

3. Yarra Valley Gateway Estate

Among the plentiful fruit and veg, grass-fed Angus beef, and homestyle cafe lies an indoor u-pick strawberry patch (perfect for inclement weather visits!) featuring unsprayed strawberries.

What you need to know:

  • 667 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream
  • Upick 9am - 5pm, 7 days
  • Strawberries are charged by weight with a normal 250gram punnet priced at $4 and a kilo at $7
  • Check strawberry picking availability here.
Strawberry picking - Yarra Valley Gateway Estate
Image Credit: Jayberries Facebook

4. Jay Berries

Another beautiful strawberry farm in the Yarra Valley, Jay Berries features strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries and a friendly resident dog.

What you need to know:

  • 140 Wandin Creek Road, Wandin
  • Upick 8.30am - 5pm, 6 days (closed Saturdays)
  • Anyone 5 years and above $5, children 1-4 years $2, children up to 1 year FREE. Picking per kilo begins at $8 for strawberries
  • Check strawberry picking availability here
  • For more strawberry farm info: jayberries.com.au
Strawberry picking - Naturipe Fruits
Image Credit: Naturipe Fruits Facebook

5. Naturipe Fruits

Naturipe Fruits in Bacchus Marsh is a fabulous strawberry farm for, again you guessed it, strawberry picking, including ripe red Albion strawberries known for their very large, symmetrical and vibrantly coloured fruit throughout the season. 

What you need to know:

  • 638 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh
  • Upick 8.30am - 5pm
  • Entry is free, cost per kilogram to pick $11
  • Check strawberry picking availability here.
  • For more strawberry farm info: www.naturipe.com.au

Where do you like to go strawberry picking? Is your favourite Melbourne strawberry farm not on the list? Let us know in the comments!

Main image credit: Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

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