Best Strawberry Picking Places in Auckland

The Top 6 Juiciest Strawberry Fields by Auckland

Did you know strawberries aren’t technically berries? Botanically, they’re classified as aggregate accessory fruits, which basically means they’re a bunch of tiny individual fruits fused together.

But who cares about jargon when you can sink your teeth into a juicy, ripe strawberry, right? Especially one you’ve picked yourself, fresh from the field.

Having picked multiple strawberries during the season myself, I know all the best places to go near Auckland where you can bury your hands in strawberries. And maybe eat one or two (or a bucket—no judgement).

1. Zakberry

Address: 125 Waitakere Road, Waitākere, Auckland 0782, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 3 PM

Prices: 7 NZD per kg 

Zakberry is just a stone’s throw away from Auckland‘s bustling CBD. They’re a family-run operation, and their passion for strawberries shines through in everything they do.

It’s the perfect place for a day out with kids or even to bring a date.Their fields burst with juicy strawberries throughout the season.

And they even offer the next-best pre-picked strawberries for those of you who want something more convenient.

Pro Tip: If you want to get the best pick, go early in the morning when they open at 9 AM. Don’t forget to check out their store, where you can get homemade ice cream, cold drinks, jams, and other strawberry treats.

2. Danube Orchards

Danube Orchards

Address: 143 Fred Taylor Drive, Whenuapai, Auckland 0814, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Saturday – 9 AM to 2 PM

Phone: +64272991562

Picking Season: January to February 

This family-run orchard is a haven for strawberry lovers. With rows upon rows of juicy berries, Danube orchards offer a relaxed and enjoyable picking experience.

Plus, they have a cute little café where you can indulge in homemade strawberry treats after you’re picking adventure.

Pro Tip: Dogs are not allowed on the strawberry fields!

3. Good Planet

Good Planet

Address: 340 Riverhead Road, Riverhead 0892, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 5 PM

Phone: +6494128933

Picking Season: October to end of May

Good Planet is a PYO paradise. Why? Their fields stay ripe all season. And once you pay your entry fee and per bucket price, the fields become your playground.

Early in the season lets you fill smaller buckets around 1.3 kg, while peak season lets you fill a generous 2 kg bucket of delicious strawberries. 

But the best part is you can bring your own bucket—it’s a win-win situation—less waste, more berries, and a happy belly.

Pro Tip: Good Planet is also perfect for the little strawberry pickers. They have an adventure playground where the kiddos can unleash their inner daredevils on slides or hop aboard the free train for a tour of the beautiful farm.

4. Phil Grieg Strawberry Gardens

Phil Grieg Strawberry Gardens

Address: 464 State Highway 16, Kumeū 0892, New Zealand


  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 4 PM


  • Entry Fee – 6.50 NZD per adult 
  • Kids 10 and under – Free
  • 8.50 NZD per kilo

Phone: +6494127329

For over 30 years, this charming farm has been offering many the chance to experience the joy of picking their own berries. 

Their strawberries are renowned for their sweetness and flavor. So, wander through their fields and select the ripest, and juiciest berries for your basket.

Pro Tip: While you’re there, get a scoop of their famous strawberry gelato, or ice cream.

5. Clevedon Strawberries

Clevedon Strawberries

Address: 291 Monument Road, Clevedon 2582, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Phone: +642102569037

Picking Season: Mid-spring to summer

Clevedon Strawberries cultivates over 20 varieties, each bursting with unique flavors. From the juicy to the surprisingly tangy, there’s a strawberry to tantalise every taste bud.

Pick your own berry straight from the vine, because the just-pick difference is undeniable—it has that sweetness that supermarket strawberries can only dream of.

Pro Tip: Come during the week because on the weekends, it can get a little crowded.

6. Strawberry Hills Bombay

Strawberry Hills Bombay

Address: 202 Pinnacle Hill Road, Mangatāwhiri 2675, New Zealand


  • Wednesday & Thursday- 11 AM to 4 PM 
  • Friday – 11 AM to 5 PM 
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 4 PM 
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Prices: 30 NZD per bucket

Picking Season: Starting from October  

Strawberry Hills Bombay is a haven for berry lovers, and rows of juicy red berries await you. When you come, you can bring your own containers or baskets to pick your berries or purchase them at the farm.

The farm also has plenty of picnic spots and play areas for the kids.

Pro Tip: They also have raspberries and blackberries available for picking!