Where to go Strawberry Picking Near Melbourne in 2024

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What could be more fun than going strawberry picking near Melbourne?! 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—which tends to range from November until April

So grab your bucket and venture to the best farms for strawberry picking near Melbourne in 2024.

Where to go Strawberry Picking Near Melbourne in 2024

1. Rocky Creek Strawberry Farm

Rocky Creek Strawberries
Mouthwatering strawberries await at Rocky Creek.

Tucked away in a gorgeous Mornington Peninsula hinterland location, Rocky Creek Strawberry Farm boasts a cafe and shop that are open year-round for food and strawberry-based goodies. At the same time, their strawberry picking season runs from November to April each summer.

What you need to know:

  • 244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge
  • Upick 10 am - 5 pm
  • Adults $12 (includes 500gm strawberries), children 4-12 years $6 (includes 250gm strawberries), family pass (2 adults/2 children) $30, children under four years FREE
  • Rocky Creek is also home to a cafe bursting with treats and seasonal produce

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2. Yarra Valley Gateway Estate

Strawberry picking near Melbourne
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 9 am - 5 pm, seven days
  • Strawberries are charged by weight, with a normal 250-gram punnet priced at $4 and a kilo at $7
  • Check strawberry picking availability here.

3. Jay Berries

Strawberry picking near Melbourne
Strawberry perfection is the order of the day at Jay Berries!

Another beautiful strawberry farm in the picturesque Yarra Valley, Jay Berries features strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and a whole lot of veggies, plus a friendly resident dog. Discover how a variety of berries and vegetables are grown, and have a whole lot of fun picking them!

What you need to know:

  • 140 Wandin Creek Road, Wandin
  • Upick 8.30 am - 4 pm, six days (closed Saturdays)
  • $5 per child aged 4-14 years, $10 per adult. Picking per kilo begins at $8 for strawberries
  • Grab pre-picked produce and goods made using onsite produce while you're at Jay Berries. Strawberry jam, anyone?

4. Naturipe Fruits

Naturipe Fruits
The whole family will love a day out fruit picking at Naturipe Fruits.

Naturipe Fruits in Bacchus Marsh is one of the region's favourite strawberry farms,  including ripe red Albion strawberries known for their very large, symmetrical, and vibrantly coloured fruit throughout the season. Grab yellow flesh nectarines while you're there!

What you need to know:

  • 638 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh
  • Upick 9 am - 5 pm
  • Entry is free, cost per kilogram to pick is $13
  • Naturipe also grows peaches and nectarines during strawberry season, so replenish your fruit bowl in one fell swoop!

5. Surf Coast Strawberry Fields

Strawberry picking near Melbourne
Kids will love a day of fun and strawberry picking near Melbourne at Surf Coast Strawberry Fields.

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields' farm-fresh picking 'paddock to punnet' is a fun experience for the whole family.

Situated on the stunning doorstep of Geelong, Torquay and the Great Ocean Road and positively brimming with fresh produce, Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is a working farm with wide open spaces where kids can see tractors, discover farm life and understand where their food comes from.

What you need to know:

  • 2 Mccann's Rd, Mount Duneed
  • 9.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, 9.30 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Adults: $7 per 500gm punnet – or upsize to 1kg punnet for $12, Children (three to 12 yrs): $3 per 250gm punnet, Family pack: $18 for 2 x adults 500gm punnets and 2 x Children 250gm punnets
  • Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is also home to an ice cream bar so that you can enjoy farm-fresh strawberry ice cream made right before your eyes

6. Kookaberry Strawberry Farm

Kookaberry Strawberry Farm
Kookaberry Strawberry Farm

Kookaberry Strawberry Farm takes pride in offering 100 per cent Australian-grown berries, and their jams, syrups, and vinegar are crafted with care in the scenic Yarra Valley. They are committed to keeping their produce natural, which means no preservatives, additives, or artificial colours. 

What you need to know:

  • 25 Lewis Road, Wandin North
  • 9 am - 4 pm, seven days a week
  • Call Frances on 0415 768 222 to discuss pricing
  • Stock your pantry with award-winning jams, vinegar, and more at Kookaberry Strawberry Farm

7. Lomas Orchards

Lomas Orchards
Lomas Orchards is a great place for strawberry picking near Melbourne.

First established in 1938, and still run by the Lomas family, Lomas Orchards is a working farm specialising in strawberries as well as heritage apples and pears, stone fruits, and vegetables. Their spray-free strawberries are the absolute cream of the crop, and their Upick patches make for a memorable family day out. 

What you need to know:

  • 570 Wallington Road, Wallington
  • 10 am - 4 pm, Wednesday to Saturday
  • $15 per kg for Upick. Note: cash only, no EFTPOS facilities available
  • Fill up your fruit bowl with mouthwatering stone fruits while you're at Lomas Orchards

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