Experiences

Where to pick your own berries

Sweet and delicious. Each season brings its own delights to the Great Ocean Road region, particularly when it comes to fresh produce.

On most weekends you’ll find quality markets in the towns and villages, where local producers bring their home-grown fruit and vegetables. Get there early though, as produce sells quickly!

Local cafes and restaurants take advantage of the seasonal offerings, incorporating the different types of produce into their evolving menus.

But, in summer and autumn, the public can go berry picking and experience first hand the luscious offerings of a rich and fertile land in and around the Otways.

6 reasons why you should go berry picking

  1. You can experience the sensation of a berry in its freshest form – the perfume and taste is just divine!
  2. You can do it on your own, with a friend, or the entire family.
  3. It gets everyone outside in the fresh air; especially the kids – they can run wild!
  4. Kids get to understand where berries come from and how produce is harvested.
  5. You’re supporting local business.
  6. Fresh berries last longer, so you can take some home with you. Most farms also make berry related food products, so you can pick up some gifts whilst you’re at it!

Our local berry farms

1. Berry World – Timboon

You can pick boysenberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. There’s a family picnic area and tea rooms, too.

 

2. Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm + Cidery 

These guys grow raspberries, brambleberries, currants, jostaberries, gooseberries and strawberries. They also serve award-winning cider and berry gin. Make a weekend of it and stay at the on-site accommodation, which is dog friendly.

3. Gentle Annie Berry Gardens – Pennyroyal

These pick-your-own berry gardens (and some vegetables, too!) is open in spring, but the licensed farmhouse cafe/restaurant and produce shop are open all year. Just 20 minutes from Lorne, it’s a great day trip for the family.

 

4. Otway Blueberries

During the season opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily, 7 days a week (yes they are open public holidays too!).

 

Please remember to bring your containers when berry picking and help reduce plastic waste.

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.