There’s nothing quite like the taste of plump, juicy strawberries – especially fresh from the farm. When strawberry season rolls around, take a trip to Rolin Farms to stroll through growing patches and handpick your own delicious strawberries
Just off the Bruce Highway at Elimbah, about 45 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD, Rolin Farms is a bustling, working strawberry farm. Visitors are invited to call into the onsite office, collect a basket (or two) and make their way out to the vast rows of strawberry plants nearby. Choose the best and brightest, then bring your basket back to be weighed. The price per kilo changes according to seasonal fluctuations, but the quality is always superb.
Your strawberries can be washed and devoured onsite, or packaged up to take home. Homemade strawberry ice cream and chocolate dipping sauces can be bought at the Farm Shop to take your feast to the next level. While you’re there, browse the strawberry-themed souvenirs and locally made jams.
You’ll also find a small but creative adventure playground outside, including a sandpit. Make sure you have a photo with the Big Strawberry before you leave!
Rolin Farms is active all year round, but pick-your-own strawberry season runs from June to October, 8am-4pm daily. Entry is free, but strawberries must be paid for after picking.
124-190 Rutters Rd, Elimbah
Contact 07 54974253
When you’ve had your fill of strawberries, why not nourish your mind at the nearby Abbey Museum Of Art And Architecture? Around 15 minutes’ drive from Rolin Farms, the antiquities on display here range from Roman pottery to Medieval stained glass. Save a few strawberries to enjoy on the Museum lawns.
You’re also not far from Bribie Island, a popular spot for swimming, surfing and fishing. With plenty of cafes and picnic grounds available, it’s an ideal destination for fish and chips by the sea.