Eat and Drink

Pick Your Own Fruit

Fruit never tastes better than when it is freshly picked – warmed by the sun and oh so sweetly juicy.

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
Strawberries
www.ruakuraberry.co.nz
Location: 11 Davison Road, Newstead

Strawberry Farm at Punnet, Tamahere, Hamilton
Strawberry & strawberry tours
For pick your own strawberry enquiries phone: 07-859 1380.
www.punnet.co.nz
Location: 337 Newell Road, Tamahere

Ryburn Gardens, Ruakura, Hamilton
Blueberries (First weekend of December 2021 to Mid-January 2022)
www.ryburngardens.co.nz
Location: 23 Ryburn Rd, Newstead, Hamilton

Lavender Backyard Garden, Hamilton
Blueberries & lavender
www.lavenderbackyard.co.nz
Location: 398 Marshmeadow Rd, RD6, Hamilton

Tauwhare Berry Farm, Hamilton
Strawberries, raspberries & blackberries
www.tauwhareberryfarm.nz
Location: 487 Tauwhare Rd, Hamilton

Fruitdale Orchard, north of Hamilton
Strawberries, peaches, nectarines, blackberries, apples, pears & tomatoes (All produce listed is not always available)
www.fruitdaleorchard.com
Location: 78 Osborne Road, Horsham Downs, Hamilton

Blueberry Country, Ohaupo
Blueberries
www.blueberry.co.nz
Location: 397 Jary Rd, Ohaupo

Monavale Blueberries, Cambridge
Blueberries
www.monavaleblueberries.co.nz
Location: 178 Turkington Rd, Monavale, Cambridge

Whatawhata Berry Farm, Whatawhata
Strawberries
www.facebook.com/whatawhataberry
Location: 1099 Whatahwhata road, Hamilton

Berryfresh, Te Awamutu
Raspberries & blackberries
www.facebook.com/Berryfresh
Location: 1972 Te Rahu Rd, Te Awamutu

Matangi Persimmons, Matangi, Hamilton
Persimmons (Early May - mid-June)
www.facebook.com/Matangi-Persimmons
Location:  436 Tauwhare Rd, Matangi, Hamilton

Pick Your Own Flowers

Taupiri Sunflower Farm
Sunflowers
www.thetaupirisunflowerfarm.co.nz
Location: 2049 Gordonton Rd, Gordonton

Tomtit Farm
Flowers
www.tomtitfarm.com
Location: 165c Matangi Road, Tamahere