In the Waikato there are many berry farms and orchards that welcome visitors who are keen to pick their own, making for a great family day out, and a tasty one too.
Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, apples, pears or persimmons – or even flowers – you’re after, check out this list of Waikato pick your own locations.
If you don’t wish to pick your own, most farms and orchards also stock a good supply of fruit that’s already harvested for you and ready to take home.
Please note: All are subject to individual stock and seasonal availability and opening hours (most run from November – January/February). Before visiting check their websites or phone direct to ensure they are open and confirm what they have in stock.
Pick Your Own Berries and Fruit
Ruakura Berry Shop, Hamilton
Location: 11 Davison Road, Newstead
Strawberry Farm at Punnet, Tamahere, Hamilton
Strawberry & strawberry tours
For pick your own strawberry enquiries phone: 07-859 1380.
Location: 337 Newell Road, Tamahere
Ryburn Gardens, Ruakura, Hamilton
Blueberries (First weekend of December 2021 to Mid-January 2022)
Location: 23 Ryburn Rd, Newstead, Hamilton
Lavender Backyard Garden, Hamilton
Blueberries & lavender
Location: 398 Marshmeadow Rd, RD6, Hamilton
Tauwhare Berry Farm, Hamilton
Strawberries, raspberries & blackberries
Location: 487 Tauwhare Rd, Hamilton
Fruitdale Orchard, north of Hamilton
Strawberries, peaches, nectarines, blackberries, apples, pears & tomatoes (All produce listed is not always available)
Location: 78 Osborne Road, Horsham Downs, Hamilton
Blueberry Country, Ohaupo
Location: 397 Jary Rd, Ohaupo
Monavale Blueberries, Cambridge
Location: 178 Turkington Rd, Monavale, Cambridge
Whatawhata Berry Farm, Whatawhata
Location: 1099 Whatahwhata road, Hamilton
Berryfresh, Te Awamutu
Raspberries & blackberries
Location: 1972 Te Rahu Rd, Te Awamutu
Matangi Persimmons, Matangi, Hamilton
Persimmons (Early May - mid-June)
Location: 436 Tauwhare Rd, Matangi, Hamilton
Pick Your Own Flowers
Taupiri Sunflower Farm
Location: 2049 Gordonton Rd, Gordonton
Location: 165c Matangi Road, Tamahere