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Ripe for the Picking

Ripe for the Picking

Head to one of the many farms around New Zealand that allow you to pick your own produce.

Ripe for the Picking



Broadfield Berryfruit – blueberries

Location: 475 Robinsons Road, Broadfield, Christchurch, South Island 7676

Phone: 64 3 325 2232

Directions: Located just 20 minutes from Cathedral Square in Christchurch, the orchard has a quiet country atmosphere within a short drive of Christchurch.

Crops are usually available in January, February, March. Open: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. The bushes have a generous coating of berries and no prickles. The staff encourage customers to pick wherever they like and can sample the berries to get the ones they really like. Training is given by the staff on the way to pick and ice cream containers are provided to pick into.

Otahuna Berries – raspberries

Location: Rhodes Rd R D 2, Tai Tapu, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 3296687

Pataka Pottery and Berries – raspberries

Location:  768 Marshland Road, Christchurch, NA, 8083

Phone: +64 3 323 8915

Open: December, January


Kawarau Gardens – cherries

Location:  State Highway 6, Ripponvale ( 3 miles from Cromwell at entrance to Kawarau Gorge), Ripponvale, NA

Phone: +64 3 445 0733

December to Jan.


Parker’s Farm Maket – beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, grapes, melons, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,  straw or hay bale maze

Location: 4534 Greenhill Rd RR 2 Pictou, Durham, NS B0K 1H0

Phone: +64 902 485 1584

Email: [email protected]

Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November.

Open: Strawberry: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 to 6:00 pm. Strawberries in July 01 pm to July 21 and end of August and beginning of September.


The Berry Farm – gooseberries, raspberries, plus other fruit or veg

Location: 46 Redwood lane Tauriko, Tauranga, North Island 3001

Phone: +64 7 5433051

Fax: +64 7 5430451

Email: [email protected]

Open January, February, December – Wednesday to Sunday 8am to 4 pm

Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm – Organic Blueberries

Location: Bluebank Farm is about 45 minutes drive from New Zealands capital – Wellington – and less than 10 minutes north from Upper Hutt City in the picturesque Akatarawa Valley

Phone +64 4 526 9540

Groups are welcome by arrangement and guided tours provided.

Email: [email protected]


The Blueberry Farm – Organic Blueberries, petting zoo, free picnic area

Location: 1229 Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Phone: +64 4 526 6788

Directions: Take SH2 from Wellington towards Upper Hutt, and turn left on the Akatarawa road heading towards Staglands. It is the first blueberry farm on the left about 5 km from the Highway. Open: 10am to 5pm, Thursday to Sunday, in season (January through April). The farm is the only Organic pick your own farm in the Wellington Region and has been farmed organically since 1994.

Kaipaki Nursery and Orchard – Apples

Location: 1309 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge, North Island 3495

Phone: + 64 7 827 9562

Fax: +64 7 827 9562

Email: [email protected]

Directions: From Cambridge take Te Awamutu Road approx 2 km at cross road turn right first gate on right. From Hamilton go past Mystery Creek head towards Cambridge on Kaipaki Road last gate before road junction Cambridge Te Awamutu Road

Open: 8-30 am to 7pm 7 days.

Julians Berry Farm and Cafe – blackberries, boysenberries, currants (red and black), loganberries, olallieberries, other berries, raspberries, strawberries, tayberries,

Location: RD1 12 Huna Road, Whakatane, North Island 3191

Phone: +64 7 3084253

Fax: +64 7 3084253

Email: [email protected]

Directions: 3kms on the left just before you get to Whakatane from Tauranga or Rotorua

Open: Labour weekend end of October to Waitangi weekend early February 7 days a week 8am -6pm except Xmas day.

Typical crop availability dates:

– Strawberries – late October to late January;

– Raspberries –  mid-November to late January;

– Blackberries – mid-November to January;

– Boysenberries – December to early January;

– Ranui berries – Late November to mid-December;

– Loganberries – mid-November to mid-December;

– Tayberries mid-November to mid-December


Kaipaki Nursery and Orchard – Apples

Location:  1309 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge, North Island 3495

Phone: +64 7 8279562

Fax: + 64 7 8279562

Email: [email protected]

Directions: From Cambridge take Te Awamutu Road Turn right at sign to Mystery Creek First gate on right. From Hamilton past Mystry Creek head for Cambridge turn left into Kaipaki Road Last gate on left before cross roads.

Crops are usually available in April, May, June.

Open: 9am 5pm Weekdays 1pm -5-30pm weekends Braeburn Apples April to mid June Pink Lady Mid May – Mid June.

Paradise Valley Berry Farm – raspberries, strawberries,


Location:   351 Corbett Road Bell Block, New Plymouth, North Island 4373

Phone: + 64 6 7553368

Fax: + 64 6 7553368

Email: [email protected]

Directions: 3.5 kilometres form Devon Road, north of Bell Block, New Plymouth.

Open: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 6pm. Strawberries generally from 1 November to mid March; Raspberries generally November and December.

RTW New Zealand Limited – Apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, grapes, nectarines, onions, pears, peas, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash

Location:  24-412 Whitehead Road, Hastings, North Island 4201

Phone: + 64 21187274

Email: [email protected]

Open: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, December.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 5 pm

Payment: cash

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