Upon entry to the main building, you are provided with a basket to carry the strawberries in (once picked) and directed towards the rows of flags marked 'Pick Your Own'. We were worried that we would miss out on the best selection of these fruits since we arrived in the afternoon but halfway through our harvesting, one of the young, foreign workers informed us that the flags had been moved, so in actual fact, we had the first 'pick'.
It was a great experience for my girls to see the trained fruit pickers sitting in their carts with crates upon crates of these enormous, tasty strawberries. The carts were a cross between a bike and a regular fruit cart. I wish I'd taken a photo.
Rows of juicy, red strawberries waiting to be picked.
When our baskets were full, we returned them to the shop where we had them weighed. You pay for what you pick and the price varies depending on supply (I suppose?). Considering the size of the strawberries and quality, we were happy with what we paid.
As an extra treat, we also bought chocolate-dipped strawberries on a skewer for all of us. So delicious! There were other treats available in the shop as well, including strawberry ice cream tubs.
As you can see from the pictures, there are lots of great photo opportunities. You'll see the obligatory photo boards where you stick your head through the holes to reveal (in this case) a strawberry body. When in Queensland, you must tick off the Big Strawberry from your bucket list (along with the Big Pineapple).
For younger children, they also have a simple (old-style) playground. My daughters are 6 and 8 years of age and they usually love playgrounds, but there wasn't much to this one so they didn't stay to play.
Our family trip to Rolin Farms was well worth it (50 mins from the south side of Brisbane). It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to learn where their food comes from and see how it is grown in rows. The best part (other than eating these juicy fruits) was making strawberry jam when we returned home! Yum!!
Check out their website here and make sure you take your family for a visit before the season ends.