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.
1. You can experience the sensation of a berry in its freshest form – the perfume and taste is just divine!
2. It’s a great romantic date idea or day out with the whole family
3. It gets everyone outside in the fresh air, especially the kids – they can run wild!
4. Kids can learn 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!
A ‘Pick Your Own’ strawberry farm situated on the Surf Coast Highway not far from Torquay with strawberries ready to be picked from November until April. With coffee and ice cream on offer too it’s a wonderful excursion for the whole family!
Pick yourself some fresh blueberries between December and March – they are even open public holidays too! Take the kids along to learn how blueberries grow and how to pick them. Take your own tupperware and grab extra to freeze when you get home!
You can even make this a day out and visit the iconic Otway Fly Treetop Adventures too.
Keep the kids’ spirits high and continue your berry-themed day by stopping for some of the best ice cream in the Great Ocean Road region! You could even top it with some of your fresh picked berries. What a treat!
Have a fantastic day out and we would love to see your berry snaps, just tag us @visitgreatoceanroad
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, 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.