Pick Your Own Blueberries on the Coffs Coast
Pick Your Own Blueberries on the Coffs Coast

Pick Your Own Blueberries on the Coffs Coast

Looking for something a little different to do on the Coffs Coast this Christmas holidays? Why not pick your own blueberries? Pack a picnic lunch and take the family blueberry picking. We did this the other day and everyone had a BLAST!!

Fresh Blueberries

Fresh Blueberries

The “pick your own” blueberry farm is located just 15 minutes North of Coffs Harbour. Although it’s close to Coffs, being on the farm is so calming it feels like a million miles away.

Blueberry Farm Gates

Blueberry Farm Gates

As we turned off Bucca road and meandered down the dirt driveway. The tranquility of the property was immediately evident. The farm was so picture perfect.  The property was lush and green and even had horses in a fenced paddock. Anais immediately fell in love with the horses.

Blueberry Weighing Shed

Blueberry Weighing Shed

They held her attention until we parked the car under the shade of a tree. By that time she had noticed a dam with a rustic wooden jetty.

Blueberry Farm Dam

Blueberry Farm Dam

The kids piled out of the car and straight to the dam. Within a few moments I was being told there were turtles in the dam. I walked over for a closer look and sure enough amongst the lily pads were little turtles sunning themselves.

Turtle Feeding

Turtle Feeding

Inside the blueberry packing shed I found a wooden box labelled “turtle food”. The kids took a handful of the feed to give to the turtles. As soon as the food hit the water the turtles began to multiply and compete for the food. The kids were already having a great time and we hadn’t even looked at blueberries yet.

Turtle Food Box

Turtle Food Box

While the kids were playing with the turtles I helped myself to three picking buckets and lined them with the plastic bags provided in the shed. I called the children over and gave them a bucket each. They needed no further instructions, they flew out of the shed and into the blueberry tunnels.

Kids Picking Blueberries

Kids Picking Blueberries

The blueberry farm operates on an honesty system. You pick your blueberries, weigh them and then pay for what you’ve picked. The rate at the time of publishing the story was a very reasonable $10 per kilo. I was also pleased to see the blueberries on the farm are organic. No pesticides or chemicals are used on the farm. The only assistance the blueberries get is from natural fertilisers and a pruning in the off season.  Also, when you pick your own blueberries you know they are FRESH!

Pick Your Own Blueberries

Pick Your Own Blueberries

The kids did a great job of filling the buckets but since I wanted a LOT of blueberries we had to give them a hand. Brett’s height came in very handy, as there were copious bunches of luscious, ripe blueberries just out of my reach.  It would certainly pay to bring a step ladder if you were serious about collecting more than a few kilo’s.

Blueberries Close Up

Blueberries Close Up

Even though it was a hot summers day there was quite a lot of shade in the blueberry tunnels so it wasn’t as hot as I had imagined. Make sure you bring a hat, sunblock and a water bottle.  Sunglasses would also come in handy for eye protection.  Anais did get a twig in her eye when she was picking in one of the bushier tunnels.

Pick Your Own Blueberries Sign

Pick Your Own Blueberries Sign

Between the five of us we managed to collect 2 kilograms of blueberries in about 1.5 hours. I’m still surprised that huge quantity of berries was only $20. So if your looking for cheap blueberries and a great family activity why not take a drive out to Bucca Rd.

Blueberry Money Box

Blueberry Money Box

It was such a relaxing way to spend a few hours.

  • The Blueberry farm is open to visitors to pick their own blueberries 7 days a week, from December to February. There is no need to call first.

Pick Your own Blueberries Cost: $10 per kilo

Pick Your Own Blueberries - Just Follow the Sign

Pick Your Own Blueberries – Just Follow the Sign

Directions:

From Coffs Harbour head North on the highway. Take the Nana Glen/Moonee Beach turn off. Turn onto Bucca Rd and continue until you reach 416 Bucca Rd, Bucca. The property is well signposted.

Blueberry Picking and Picnicking at Bucca Rd

Blueberry Picking and Picnicking at Bucca Rd

Are you looking for more great things to do in Coffs? Take a look at this list of FREE Summer Fun Things to do in Coffs Harbour.

Although blueberry picking is seasonal and only available in the December school holidays, if you’d like  Pick Your own Strawberries you can do that all year round.

Once you have a bucket full of delicious berries why not try making these delicious Blueberry Hand Pies or the best Blueberry Muffins EVER!

Pick Your Own Blueberries

416 Bucca Rd,
Bucca, NSW, 2450
 

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Comments

  1. Lovely! We used to have a blueberry farm just outside Canberra… I took my children there often. There is nothing nicer than freshly picked blueberries x

  2. What an awesome place! I love blueberries and can’t believe I’ve been to Coffs many times and haven’t been there. This kind of thing is right up my alley 🙂

  3. What a fun activity – and they you get delicious berries to eat! Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day 🙂

  4. How fun!! And what a beautiful place to go picking. 🙂 I love berry-picking, and am slowly but surely building my own berry patch at home. 🙂

  5. this sounds like heaps of fun, have only ever picked cherries and strawberries!

  6. We just went here and it’s either not blueberry season or its no longer there

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