The best places to go strawberry picking in Auckland
Here is our pick of the BEST places to take the kids strawberry picking in Auckland. Sometimes the strawberry farms can be closed due to bad weather or lack of fruit, so you are best to ring to check they will be open on the day you are planning to go with your family. Remember to bring your hat and sunblock with you on warm days.
61 Bradley Road, Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand – Pick your own
Pick your own strawberries from Boxing Day 26 December 2020 to early Feb 2021: 9:00am to 6:00pm
The farm is over 40ha in size with 20 dedicated strawberry fields, you and your family can easily spend a fun day exploring the farm and finding the yummiest strawberries to pick.
At the farm shop you can purchase real strawberry ice creams, smoothies and milkshakes made from the “Sweet Red” strawberries.
Zaknich Farms Strawberry Gardens
125-127 Waitakere Road, Waitakere, West Auckland
Open daily from December 2020 until the strawberry season ends in 2021 9am to 4pm (Zaknich Farms is closed on Christmas Day).
Zaknich Strawberries Facebook page
Strawberry fields in Waitakere owned by the Zaknich family, open for pick your own in summer. It is best to bring your own containers to pick into for transporting home securely, and to ensure they don’t turn into jam from the heat before you get home.
Cost: FREE entry and strawberries are $6 per kilo.
340 Riverhead Road, Riverhead, North-West Auckland
Open daily from 10am to 5pm from October 2020 until late January 2020
Zaberri NZ Facebook page
Enjoy a fun day out picking your own strawberries and raspberries from December to late January each year. Entry is $5 per person to pick and eat. Kids under 8 years old are free with a paying person. Then you pay $7.50 per kilo of strawberries to takeaway. Visit the Real Fruit Cafe for ice cream and smoothies. Plus there is Zaberri-World inflatable fun the kids can enjoy for an additional charge.
If you are making it a full day out for the family, then check out Muriwai Beach or Bethells Beach which are only a 20 to 25 minute drive away from Zaberri!
Phil Greig Strawberries
228 Nixon Road, Taupaki, Auckland
464 State Highway 16, Kumeu, North West Auckland
Pick your own strawberries starts in December 2020 and runs to late January/early February 2021
Closed on Christmas Day
Phil Greig Strawberry Gardens Facebook page
Pick your own strawberries. Afterwards you can buy fruit ice cream and youghurt, gelato, smoothies and coffee.
Cost: Entry fee is set at $8.50 per adult and the first kilo of strawberries is FREE. All subsequent kilos are charged at $8.50 per kilo. There is no entry fee for children under 12 when accompanied by a parent. You will be supplied with a bucket, but its a good idea to bring a hat and sunblock.
Corner of Mill and Hamlin Road, Takanini, South Auckland, New Zealand
Open daily from September 2020 to mid January 2021, including public holidays
Mon to Friday 10am to 5:30pm; Weekends 10am to 6pm and Public Holidays 10am to 5:30pm
A sustainable pick your own strawberry farm. Bells Berries uses symbiotic planting and bio bugs as well as using seaweed and other natural fertilizers. Bring your own reusable containers when coming to pick!
As well as growing berries they offer real fruit ice creams and locally sourced Roma coffee. Plus the kids can meet and feed the goat kids and lambs.
291 Monument Road, Clevedon, South Auckland, New Zealand
Open daily from 29 October 2020 to mid January 2021: 9am to 4pm
Clevedon Strawberries is a family owned business where you can pick your own strawberries. Try their freshly made ice creams.