Where to Pick Your own Strawberries Near Melbourne

Nothing says summer quite like juicy strawberries warm from the sun, and fortunately for us Melbourne folk, we have plenty of pick-your-own options right on our doorstep.

Here are a few spots to get you going! Grab a bucket (and possibly a bucket hat, where has this summer sun come from already?!!) and get picking!

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

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

What you need to know:

  • 244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge
  • Upick 9am - 5pm
  • Adults $9 (includes 500gm strawberries), children 4-12 years $4 (includes 250gm strawberries), children under 4 years FREE
  • Check picking availability here
  • For more info: www.sunnyridge.com.au/u-pick.php
Image Credit: Blue Hills Berries and Cherries Facebook

Blue Hills Berries and Cherries

Blue Hills Berries and Cherries is a family-owned farm that has been in operation since 1894, delivering some of the most delicious berries to folks in the area. It's a popular spot for picking, so do make sure you check the status of the fruit (after 7pm) 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 picking availability here
  • For more info: upickberries.com.au/berries/
Image Credit: Yarra Valley Estate Facebook

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 picking availability here
  • For more info: www.gatewayestate.com.au
Image Credit: Jayberries Facebook

Jay Berries

Another beautiful spot 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 picking availability here
  • For more info: jayberries.com.au
Image Credit: Naturipe Fruits Facebook

Naturipe Fruits

Naturipe Fruits in Bacchus Marsh is a fabulous spot for fruit 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 picking availability here.
  • For more info: www.naturipe.com.au

Where do you like to go strawberry picking?

Main image credit: Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

 

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