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Published August 3rd 2014
There are three different choices if you want to pick strawberries on the Sunshine Coast: Rolin Farms, Strawberry Fields and McMartin's Strawberry Farm. I've only been to one personally--Rolin Farms--and I'm wondering how it stacks up against the other options. All seem to have their own cafe and be open for simiar periods during the year, so what sets any of them apart from the others? It is location that determines where you visit? Or is it more?
Where would you go to pick some strawberries?
Rolin Farms The only one I've been to, Rolin Farms got over the line for me because of its accessibility from Brisbane. It's located just of off the Bruce Highway, at Elimbah, and its attractions include a cafe, the big strawberry out front and a shop.
Rolin Farms has build a tunnels to protect its strawberries in bad weather
Strawberry Fields Strawberry Fields at Palmview is one of two Strawberry Fields sites in Queensland, with the other being in Stanthorpe. Further north than Rolin Farms, it's not far off the Brice Highway again, and also has a cafe. I get the impression that it's a bigger place than Rolin Farms, and it caters for tours and parties.
McMartin's Strawberry Farm
The furthest north, in Bli Bli, McMartin's Strawberry Farm can be found beside the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. Like Strawberry Fields, it welcomes groups and can cater for kids' parties. Award-winning fruit-flavoured ice-cream is an extra attraction here.
For the uninitiated, these strawberry farms all seem pretty similar. But in your opinion, which one would be the best?
Cooloola Berries. They are also doing Blueberries. They have their own ice cream stall, coffee machine and cafe. Greta place for the kids, pleasant drive in the country and above all are very warm friendly people. Took my three boys on the weekend and they had a ball. Even the dog is friendly! Tagigan Road Wolvi. Great day trip out from Noosa along the Boreen Point Road. Also not muddy like other farms.