Pick your own

Pick your own

What's your favourite place to pick your own fruit? Check out Good readers' top PYO spots around the country.

Got a great PYO spot you'd like to share with Good readers? Leave a comment below, or send us an email, and we'll add it to this list.

For the Good guide to picking your own berries, click here. 



To see our photo gallery on the Straw Berry Farm in cambridge, click here.

Bay of Plenty

  • Julian's Berry Farm & Cafe
    12 Huna Road
    RD1, Whakatane
    07 308 4253, 8am to 6pm
    Ten varieties of berries, from mid-October to mid-February – check out their seasonal chart. Closed for the 2016 season. 


  • Kaipaki Nursery & Orchard
    1309 Kaipaki Road, RD3, Cambridge
    07 827 9562
    Plums, December to February
    Apples, January to June
  • Monavale Blueberries
    790 Wallace Road, RD3, Cambridge
    07 827 9456, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday
    Blueberries, January to March. - PYO not available this season but shop open 7 days. 
  • Blueberry Country
    397 Jary Road, off SH3, south of Ohaupo, and Ngatea Orchard, 229 Central Road, South Ngatea
    07 823 6923, 8am to 5pm daily
    Blueberries, early December to late February
  • Fruitdale Orchards
    78 Osborne Rd, RD1, Horsham Downs, Hamilton
    07 829 4838
    Apples, pears, berries
  • Lavender Backyard Garden
    398 Marshmeadow Rd, RD6, Hamilton
     027 612 8888
    Open hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm Daily
    PYO Blueberries, early December to early February
    PYO Lavender, early December to mid January

East Coast

  • The Strawberry Patch
    Havelock Rd, Havelock North
    8.30am to 5.00pm daily
    Strawberries and strawberry ice cream, mid-November onwards

Palmerston North

  • Massey University
    Rents apple trees to the public for the picking season, February to May
    For $40 you're entitled to everything the tree produces – read more here


  • Bluebank Blueberry & Emu Farm
    1301 Akatarawa Valley Road, RD2, Upper Hutt
    04 526 9540, 10am to 5pm daily
    Blueberries, January to April
  • Ration Creek Orchard
    119 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui, RD1 Porirua, Wellington
    Apples, including Red Delicious, Gala, Royal Gala, Granny Smiths and Braeburn, from late February to June
  • Penray Gardens
    Between Te Horo and Otaki on State Highway 1
    06 364 5302, 9am to 5pm daily
    Email: [email protected]
    Strawberries, from December
    Chillies and tomatoes, late February onwards
    Apples, from March


  • Berrylands
    108 Appleby Highway, Appleby, Nelson
    03 544 2099, open 8.30am to 5.30pm daily
    Raspberries and boysenberries, mid-December to mid-January


  • Broadfield Berryfruits
    475 Robinsons Road, Broadfield
    03 325 2232, 10am to 5pm most days
    Blueberries, January to March
  • Blueberry Bliss – PYO blueberries
    475 Robinsons Road, Broadfield, Christchurch.
    Check website for availability and opening days. CLOSED for 2016 season. 

  • Broadfield Berryfruit – PYO blueberries
    475 Robinsons Road, Broadfield, Christchurch,
    ph 03 325 2232

  • Gracebrook Cherries 
    156 Ashworths Road, RD1, Amberley.

    From January 1 every year. ANext to the Brew Moon down a long driveway.

  • Pataka Berries
     PYO rasperries and tomatoes.
    768 Marshlands Road, Christchurch.

  • Smithfield berries 
     PYO blackberries, boysenberries, black and red raspberries

    90 Smithfield Road 2RD, Ashburton.
    ph 03-3083498.
    Open daily from 8am to 6pm


  • Keen's Berry Farm
    Matsinger's Berry Farm
    Both farms are a 10-15 minute drive from Oamaru​
    Strawberries and raspberries
  • Darlings Orchard and Pure Fruit Juices roadside stall
    5090 State Highway 8, Ettrick
    03 446 6763
    Wide range of fresh fruit, juices and vegetables including pick-your-own cherries and pre-picked apricots, plums, nectarines, peaches, apples and pears
    "Most trips to Central Otago will take you past many stalls and PYO orchards. Ettrick is a great place to start followed by Roxburgh and Cromwell." –Lesley

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