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Hillwood Strawberry Farm

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I'm an individual that loves being in nature - being in the outdoors is calming, educational and inspirational all at the same time.
Published December 21st 2014
Strawberry picking, and an audience with Truffles and Stubby
Recently on a short five day trip to Launceston and it's surrounding areas, my travelling party were looking for things to do and sights to see in and around the area when we came upon the Hillwood Strawberry Farm. Located just 20 minutes out of Launceston, it is a great place to pop into if you want to hand pick some juicy fresh strawberries, see some farm animals, and enjoy some local produce.

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Signboard at the entrance of Hillwood Strawberry Farm

Feel like fresh strawberries? Just grab a bucket or container and head off to the fields to pick yourself some fresh, juicy, succulent strawberries. The staff will let you know which plot is ready for picking.

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Views of the strawberry plots at Hillwood Strawberry Farm

We were told to head to the furthest plot and on our way there, we walked past a pig pen where two sociable pigs named Truffles and Stubby resided, along with some ducks as companions.

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The pen where Stubby and Truffles lived (along with some ducks)!

There was an abundance of strawberries so it didn't take long for us to fill up our container before we headed back into the shop to get our pickings weighed.

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Can't get them any fresher! Strawberries from Hillwood

There is a cafe inside the main building where you can find a variety of local produce from the farm itself. A range of wines, cheeses, vinaigrette, jams and chutneys from other local producers is also available for purchase at Hillwood.

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Outside the Hillwood Strawberry Farm cafe

Grab a coffee and a cake if you feel like enjoying the scenery. There are benches outside the cafe, a giant chess board and even a sand pit for kids to play in.

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Giant chess board and view of the Hillwood fields

Definitely a place worth stopping by if your in the mood for some delicious strawberries/fruit picking. Staff are friendly and welcoming and it's a great tranquil setting where you can enjoy the scenery and relax, and only a short drive out of Launceston .
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Phone: 03 6394 8180
Where: 105 Hillwood Road, Hillwood
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