Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Queensland, Australia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Queensland, Australia, sorted by area. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Updated frequently during the growing season, I've been maintaining this for 20 years. Help me keep this up to date, please tell me via the let me know of any changes, corrections and updates!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in December 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2023:Apples are usually January to May; Blueberries are ready in December to mid January in MOST areas of Australia. Strawberries can have a long season, November to April - depending on the variety. See your area's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

Home canning and freezing directions. You can access it from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Queensland, Australia U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map.  If you know of any other PYO farms I've missed, please write me via the Suggest a farm form (or if you own the farm, use the Add My Farm form).

Australia Harvest Calendar / Typical Crop Ripening Dates for Australia

If you want to start your own food business in Australia, at home or otherwise, see this page.


  • Amberley Edge Vineyard - black muscat grapes
    47 Clark Lane, Stanthorpe 4380 Queensland. Phone: 61-7-4683 6203. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website and Facebook pages are gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were 10:30am to 4:30pm daily. Bring your own bucket bag or box, pay just AUD1.50 per kilogram. Normally available: February through March. Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.
  • Ashbern Farms, Stanthorpe Farm - strawberries
    2 West Road Stanthorpe QLD 4380. Email: Contact form: ashbern farms contact Open: October to May. Directions: Follow the signs to Ashbern Farms Stanthorpe. This farm has been operating since 2008 and is open during the picking season from October to May. Locals and tourists are welcome to come enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and pick your own strawberries fresh from the patch or buy them freshly packed from the cafe. Ashbern Farms Stanthorpe offers a range of yummy treats, including our homemade ice cream. On the menu are scones, waffles, pavlova, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry parfait, milkshakes, smoothies and coffees. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: February 15, 2020, JBS)
  • Bargara Berries - strawberries, farm market
    104 Hoods Rd, Meadowvale, QLD 4670. Phone: +61 438 599 520. Email: Open: Strawberries May to October from 12 pm to 5 pm every day. And in the farm market, there are local fresh fruit and vegies, Jams, sauces, vinegars, relishes and syrups handcrafted in store with local ingredients. 2020 price was $10.00/Kilo. Come pick your own strawberries, and then enjoy some strawberries and real fruit icecream in our farm surroundings.  And while you are here don't forget to pick up a jam or sauce handcrafted in our shop at 100 Hughes Road Bargara. Vegetable and herb seedlings are also available at both our locations Meadowvale and Bargara. There is plenty of area for parking, for all vehicles. Eftpos available at both locations. (ADDED: 5 February 2021, JBS)
  • Black Knight Table Grapes - blueberries, grapes, picnic area you may bring your own food, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    12841 Carnarvon Highway, St George, QLD 4487. Phone: +614177 86681. Email: Open: Grapes are available for picking from December 10th to December 24 Thursday, from 7am to 11am, Drop ins welcome Blueberries will be available from July 1st to September 1stby appointment. Directions: We are located approximately 10 kilometres north of the town of Street George, Queensland. St George is just north of the border with New South Wales and about six hours west of Brisbane, and four hours west of Toowoomba. Click here for a map and directions. Grapes are available for picking from December 10th to December 24 Thursday, from 7am to 11am, Drop ins welcome Blueberries will be available from July 1st to September 1stby appointment. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: January 02, 2020, JBS)  (ADDED: March 08, 2016)
  • Brookside Olives - Olives
    PO BOX 158, Inglewood, Queensland, Australia 4387. Phone: (07) 4652 1947. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. Email: Directions: 10 kilometres south east of Inglewood on Tobacco Road in Queensland Australia. The harvest season is between 15th February & 15th May each year.  Tours of olive grove are available!  We also have fishing - bring your own fishing gear.Chambers Flats Strawberry Farm
  • Bundaberg's Macademia Nut Orchard -
    Bundaberg, QLD. Coming soon (2022?) A pick-your-own macadamia orchard experience, an interactive learning centre, a working macadamia processing plant, a café showcasing gourmet macadamia cuisine.
  • Bunya Grove Pick Your Own Persimmons - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, persimmons, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, picnic area you may bring your own food
    255 Amamoor Creek Road, Amamoor, QLD 4570. Phone: 0400 778 160. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 08, 2019)
  • Chambers Flats Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    912 Chambers Flat Rd, Chambers Flat, QLD. Phone: (07) 5546 3652. Open: August, September and October, daily from 8.30am to 4.30pm. PYO opens around August. Directions: forty minutes south from Brisbane at the Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm. Farm fresh strawberries and strawberry ice cream. Note: their Facebook page was last updated in 2019, so do call before you go there!
  • Cooloola Berries - strawberries, blueberries, sunflowers
    856 Tagigan Road, Gympie, QLD 4570. Phone: (07) 5486 7512. Open: daily from 8am to 5pm, from June to November. They also have a  cafe and farm shop. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Delicious local products, preserves, local wines, homewares and picnic baskets. PYO Strawberries from June to November, PYO Blueberries from December to January and Sunflowers in January.  The Cafe is open Daily 8am to 5pm. They also do Weddings; Cooloola Berries farm is the perfect rustic country wedding venue to host your special day. Catering and licensed bar available. Enjoy a ceremony in the fields or woodlands, photography opportunities in the paddocks & gardens and finish the day with your reception in our beautifully detailed dining spaces. Country Weddings are very fashionable due to the relaxed atmosphere, you get to enjoy yourself chatting with family and friends, while the friendly staff take care of everything.  A private air conditioned room is available for small private gatherings. And other functions; Choose Cooloola Berries for a relaxed venue for your next celebration or event. Corporate or Families and Friends.
  • Freeman's Organic Farm - Farm tours with PYO experience
    618 Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley, Gold Coast Hinterland, Qld Phone: 0438 777 763. Email: Open: The PYO is during a farm tour, under supervision; so schedule a farm tour! Farm Tours Freeman's Organic Farm now run personalised Farm Tours every Sunday. These tours are guided by Farmer David himself and run for approx. 1 hour. They are full of educational value and children are also invited to pick their own of selected crops that are seasonally available. In 2018,. Tickets are $15 per adult. Children and students are free. No bookings required. Anyone wishing to participate, simply join us at the Top Fruit Stall at Freeman's Organic Farm at 10am. Private tours can also be arranged for during the week, by appointment only. Catering is available, and would be suitable for sporting clubs, church groups, schools and universities, tourist groups, corporate groups, and other large groups.   Click here for a link to our Facebook page.   (UPDATED: November 3, 2020 JBS) (ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
  • Gaeta Valley Organic Olives - Other fruit or veg,
    1532 Gaeta Road, Gaeta Valley, Gaeta, QLD 4671. Phone: 07 4156 3519. Fax: 07 4156 3519. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm weekends by appointment only Directions: Take the Mt. Perry Rd from Gin Gin Qld. to Wonbah Road which is on your right, travel approximately 50k mainly dirt rd and unfenced to 1532. Or turn off the Bruce Hwy at the Monto Kalpower turnoff drive till you see the Gaeta turnoff and keep driving till you come to 1532 this drive gives lovely scenic views and passes beside Mt. Gaeta it is a very lovely drive. Our olives are the very first olives harvested in the whole of Australia, they are grown organically and are harvested February to March for processing Payment: Pick your very own organic olives or buy a variety of organic extra virgin olive oil that is processed on the Grove.
  • Gold Coast Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees,
    1 Avalon Pde, Miami, QLD 4220. Phone: 180-024-25212. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6pm and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm; Trees will be available from Friday 4th December to Monday 21st December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Gold Coast Christmas Trees in conjunction with The Real Christmas Tree Farm will once again be bringing quality real Christmas trees to the Gold Coast to help you enjoy the truly traditional Christmas spirit. You can now once again experience that fantastic evocative smell from our especially shaped 5 to 6 year old radiata pines. Simply go to Gold Coast Christmas Trees and order on line.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: and other varieties (call!).
  • Kalbar Sunflowers - sunflowers, 3 day festival
    Warumkarie Rd, Kalbar, QLD. Email: Open: Annually, for only a 3 day period in March; in 2023, it is 10th, 11th and 12th March 2023. They have a special “Pick Your Own” area, please bring a bucket and snips if you can to take home your flowers. They will have secateurs available but they will be in hot demand! Prices in 2023 for Sunflowers are $2 each. $1 from every sunflower sold goes directly to Qld Cancer Council.
    $2 per stem. Tickets are limited. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12pm (midday) Sunday 19th February 2023. Run don’t walk as they will sell out very quickly. They have free live entertainment during the day. Free children’s activities - face painting, Carissa the Bubble Princess will be here, planting a sunflower with the Urban Utilities team, colouring in and painting a sunflower. Roam the full 24 acres of sunflowers with our special walkways, cul de sac’s for special photo opportunities and the 4 acre maze. Also available are a variety of food and drink vendors as well as the market stalls with some great new vendors this year and take home some fresh local produce.
    free children’s entertainment each day of the festival such as: - face painting, bubble blowing, colouring in, sunflower painting and sand pit area and planting sunflower seeds.
  • Knapdale - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Knapdale 1698 Evanslea Road, Jondaryan , QLD 4403. Phone: 0427 686196. . Email: Open: UPDATE for 2023, Their email no longer works and there's nothing else current about them on the internet, if you know anything about them, please write me. 8;00am to 5;00pm 7 days; A week unless prior event or group is booked. Directions: 45 kilometers west from Toowoomba in queensland. Payment: Cash, Cheque. (UPDATED: October 07, 2023)
  • LuvaBerry -  strawberries
    65 Ziviani Road, Wamuran, Qld 4512. Phone: +61 417 741 692. Email: Open: Sunday from 9am till 2pm; BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL, Last year's entry price was $10 per person or $7 for children 7 years and under. The price has likely changed. They limit sessions to smaller groups and offer a complimentary farm tour where you can learn all about the history of our farm, follow the journey of a berry from field to shelf and get to know the different varieties of fruit & herb they grow. Availability is limited for each session to ensure social distancing and we want you to enjoy your time on the farm without the crowds. Only 20 people each session. Book here. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • McFinnigan's Farm - apricots, beans, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers, grapes, lemons, melons, onions, oranges, pumpkins, farm market, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
    27517 Cunningham Highway, Yelarbon, QLD 4388. Phone: 07 4675 1346. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • McMartins Strawberry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, birthday parties
    Lot 2 Sports Road, Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4560. Phone: 07-54484912. Open: Monday to Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm; late May to October. Directions: Taking the Sunshine Motorway, Follow over the Maroochy River, Take first exit (Bli Bli) left at roundabout on David Low Way, follow to Bli Bli take 2nd exit at roundabout at The Bli Bli Castle, Take 3rd right onto Willis Rd, 2nd right onto Lefoes Rd, Then right into Sports Road McMartins Farm is at the end of the Sports Road. Click here for a map and directions. Pick you own strawberries, June to October Products sold in the shop: Strawberries and other farm fresh fruit and vegetables when available; Home made gourmet ice creams and jams; Devonshire Tea/Coffee, Light Lunches souvenirs and more;. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. ​​McMartin's Farm is commercial family owned and operated farm in Bli Bli, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, nestled beside the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary and the Maroochy river, this 56 acre, piece of paradise has been in our family since 1945. (UPDATED: June 24, 2018, JBS)
  • Mt Dangar Strawberries - strawberries
    Bowen QLD 4805, Australia. Does anyone know more about this farm?
  • Nicoletti Orchards Pty Ltd - 2023 permanently closed
    61 Nicoletti Lane, Pozieres Qld 4352.  Open: UPDATE for 2023, Their Facebook page says they are permanently closed.
    Facebook:  Nicoletti Orchard QLD Facebook page.
     (ADDED: January 28, 2023, JBS)
  • Rolin Farms - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    124-190 Rutters Road, Caboolture, QLD 4510. Phone: 075-497-4253. Fax: 0754974671. Email: Open: 7days a week from 8am to 5pm, season starts 1st June to end - mid November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are the closest P.Y.O. farm to Brisbane. From Brisbane take the M1/Bruce Highway North approximately 25kms,taking the Toorbul/Donnybrook Exit, take the third exit on roundabout, proceed across the highway then turn left into Rutters Road. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. 1st of June till mid-November. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. orchids in flower.
  • Rykers Farm - No pesticides are used, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs or spices, lemons, melons, other berries, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked
    East Mary River Road 20km north of Mount Molloy, Mary Farms, QLD 4880. Phone: 07 4094 3031. They do NOT have any jobs to offer.  Do not call about jobs! Open: 7 days,any time. Directions: Call Robert for invitation to visit. He will provide directions or offer pickup from Mareeba bus terminal. Vegetarian, non-smoking, non-drinking, drug-free, nature lovers only please. Click here for a map and directions. Seasonally available crops; varies each year: Mangoes, bananas, pawpaws (papaya), mulberries, watermelons, rockmelons, sweet potatoes, prickly pears, sapotes, variety of vegetables; (Call Robert to find current crops;). We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Farm work in exchange for accommodation and grow-and-pick-your-own food on non-commercial vegetarian farm. Learn a different way of living. Shake hands with the wallabies. Experience the fresh-flowing mountain stream. Learn and experience vegetarian agriculture methods. Get away from B1G BR0-THER. Be my guest in nature's hideaway on 100 acres in Far North Queensland's hinterland. Your own room, or pitch a tent, share in the broad variety of fruits and vegetables available seasonally, in exchange for your farm and building skills.
  • SSS Strawberries - strawberries
    11 Rosedale Road, Bundaberg, QLD 4670. Phone: 07 5641 2209. Email: Open: from May to early October, daily from 7 am to 5 pm. 6 years old and older must purchase a punnet to enter the field. No bookings are required. Pick the best looking berries as per to you. Choose the sizes and taste that you like. Our experts will supply a pre training on WHAT to pick and HOW to pick; to preserve the freshness and to reduce damages. Once the training is completed you are left on your own and you decide how long you want to be there. There are no Entry fees. What you pick and take home we will charge you per the kg. Priced will be based on the price selling in the farm shop at that current time. SSS Strawberries facebook page.  We're only 5 Minutes from Bundy so bring the whole family and see who can gather the MOST & BEST tasting fruits!
  • Strawberry Fields - Sunshine Coast & Granite Belt Farms - Organic, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    133 Laxton Road, Palmview, QLD 4551. Phone: 07 5494 5146. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2023: Their website and facebook pages are both down - Trip Advisor reports 'Due to unforeseen circumstances Strawberry Fields is unable to offer PYO this season; The shop will be open from Thursday to Sunday offering Strawberries, ice cream, jam and other strawberry items and treats'; In normal years, Pick your own is available: June to November at Palmview, Sunshine Coast 8am to 4 pm; November to May at Stanthorpe, Granite Belt 8;30am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Our Sunshine Coast farm is located off the Bruce Highway, Palmview, across from the Ettamogah Pub. Our Granite Belt Farm is located off the New England Highway, Stanthorpe. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Strawberry Fields now have two Queensland Farms serving the public with fresh Strawberries all year. We have Pick Your Own Strawberries available during the season and fresh packaged strawberries available in our shop. Yummy food & drinks! Cater for Bus Tour Groups and School Tours. We have a playground for the children and catered birthday parties are also available. We would like to invite you to our large QLD commercial Strawberry Farm on the Sunshine Coast. Pick your own berries right from the patch. We have great rates for excellent strawberries. PYO Prices fluctuate, they follow current wholesale market pricing.  FREE ADMISSION (UPDATED: June 19, 2019, JBS)
  • Sunflower Sue’s Sunflower Farm - sunflowers
    OSHEA Road, Wamuran, QLD. Phone: 61 408 752 922. Open: Saturday and Sunday (only the weekends outside of school holidays) from 8am to 4pm, Saturday 5th November 8 am, Sunday 6th November 4 pm. We have a whole field of flowers (some are huge or multi stemmed) and they need to be picked. Wear your sunflower dresses and shirts, wear those sunflower earings and hats. Dress up! In 2022, It's $15 (cash only) entry fee for everyone 14 years and older and for that you get 7 flowers. But you have to pick them yourselves that's why you need the scissors. So bring your kids and grandmas and grandpas and anybody who loves these flowers. We're dog friendly too if it is on a lead.
    If it is torrential rain we will not open but you can check for updates on Facebook. We will open if it's only showers but prepare for a little mud. See you on the weekend and don't forget your scissors, or you can't cut them, or your CASH or you can't buy them.  (ADDED: November 04, 2022, JBS)
  • The Longan Farm - longans, picnic area you may bring your own food
    Cnr Roberts & Raynbird Road Narangba, Brisbane, QLD 4504. Phone: 0478 745338. Email: Open: Selected weekends during March and April; Dates and opening hours are advised each week on our Facebook page. Directions: 45 minutes north of Brisbane on the Bruce Highway. Take exit 142 to Narangba. Directions on Facebook page/ photos. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. Information about visiting our farm are available from our Facebook page. 2022 PRICES WERE $10 per kilo longans and $1entry fee for adults. (ADDED: February 07, 2017)
  • Tinaberries - strawberries
    15 Zinks Road, Bundaberg, QLD 4670. Phone: (07) 4159 3001. Open:June - October - 7 days 9.00am - 5.30pm; PYO is usually available in August, September and October. They say they have the finest strawberry ice cream that you will ever taste! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: October 5, 2020 JBS)
  • Tropical Fruit World - Exotic fruit picking on a guided tour
    29 Duranbah Road, Duranbah, New South Wales, Australia 2487. Phone: 61 (2) 6677 7222. Email: They have more than 500 varieties of weird and wonderful exotic fruits. Enjoy guided tours, rides, fruit tasting and fauna park. Delicious food and great shopping, too. There's fruit picking, of course and a plantation pavilion and park tour, visit the fauna park, hop on a wildlife boat cruise, ride the miniature train, and shop in the fruit market. You will also have access to "The Island" recreation area, which includes picnic areas, mini putt putt golf, sporting equipment and games.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page..  (ADDED: June 24, 2018, JBS)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Other areas of Australia

In addition to listings of U Pick farms, I hope the following pages are helpful to you!

  • Canning equipment
    To can (bottle, jar) most acidic foods, like jams, jellies, salsa, fruit products like applesauce, apple butter, peaches, etc, you need the following:
    • A canner - a large pot, usually 33 qts, which can hold 7 quart jars or 12 8 ounce jars.  And large pot with a lid will work, so long as each jar will be submerged by at least 1 inch of boiling water.
      This is a good canner, and here is a canning kit, but Amazon seems to have difficulty keeping them in stock.
      If you want to can low acid foods like canned green beans, sweet corn, meats, etc., you MUST use a pressure canner.  It reaches higher temperatures which are needed to kill mold and botulism. The jars, lids and other equipment are the same.
    • Canning rack - The canning rack is critical, just be sure it fits inside your canning pot. It allows you to safely and easily lift the jars in and out of the canner.
    • Miscellaneous tools - Some kits contain most of the tools you'll need like this canning tools kit.
      Jar tongs (to pick up hot jars)
      Jar funnel - good ones also help you measure the headspace and cover the rim from splashes
      Canning Lid rack - to hold the lids while they are sanitizing in a small pot of boiling water
    • Supplies -
      canning jars - these come in the modern lid and ring system and some older version. Most have change to the two piece lid and ring method since it ENORMOUSLY reduces spoilage. Like everything else, jars can be hard to obtain.  Some commercial products, like spaghetti sauce, sometimes come in a sturdy jar that fits the standard lid and ring.
      lids and rings (a.k.a, "bands")
      Pectin (if you are making jam or jelly)

Home Canning Kits


  • Everything you need to get started with waterbath canning (fruits,pickles, jams, jellies, salsa, sauces and tomatoes)
  • 21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
  • Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
  • Ball Blue Book

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, Jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You will never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a Pressure Canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!