Beerenberg Farm | Pick Your Own Strawberries | Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Pick Your Own Strawberries

The 2023 strawberry season has kicked off early to celebrate the beautiful Spring sunshine here in Adelaide and just in time for the second week of the South Australian school holidays.

Strawberry season generally runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am to 5pm every day (except Christmas Day).

If you love the taste of freshly picked strawberries make sure you visit Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills for a fabulous day out with the family, strolling through the strawberry patch amongst rows of juicy berries to pick and take home.  A new Farm Shop, Cafe, tasting stations and more opened in late 2021, so it’s well worth a visit if you’ve never been.  The Cafe and The Dairy are open 9am to 4.30pm.

Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills dates back to 1839 when the Paech family settled at Hahndorf three years after the state of South Australia was proclaimed.  Just 30 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, Beerenberg is a fully family-owned and operated strawberry farm which is still run by the same family today.

The current owners, Grant and Carol Paech, are the fifth successive generation of Paechs to work the farm.  They inherited what was a dairy farm back in 1970 and the family diversified by planting a strawberry crop for some extra income.  The crop flourished and the rest, as they say, is history.

Pick Your Own Strawberries in Hahndorf

On arriving at Beerenberg, you’ll need to head into the farm shop first. It’s $5 per person to enter the strawberry fields plus pay per weight for strawberries picked, with children 12 years and under free. You’ll be given a wrist band and a container in which to collect your berries before heading off to follow the red arrows down to the strawberry patch.

The price you’ll pay for your strawberries varies from season to season but is usually around $11.95* per kg. {*pricing as of October 2023  but subject to change}

Always check Beerenberg’s website to see if the patch is open for picking before going as sometimes they can be ‘picked out’ that day. 

Pick your own has been running continuously (in season) at Beerenberg since 1975. This concept was pioneered here in South Australia and is a fabulous way of spending some time outdoors, in the fresh air, picking your own beautiful, delicious strawberries.  It’s a fabulous activity to enjoy as a family and perfect for all ages.

Beerenberg Farm Shop

The farm shop is open every day (except Christmas day) from 9am to 5pm.  A huge range of Beerenberg products are available for purchase, such as their famous jams, sauces, dressings and chutneys, gift packs, fresh strawberries (already picked) and of course some sweet treats such as chocolate coated strawberries and strawberry swirl ice cream.

Opening Hours

Entry to the strawberry patch is between from 9am to 4.15pm (no entry after 4.15pm).

Hours are extended during December and January on Fridays and Saturdays only, with the farm shop open until 6pm and patch entry until 5.15pm.

The best way to keep up to date is by following Beerenberg on Facebook, where they post regular updatess on what is happening at the farm, notifications such as the start and finish of each season and advance notice of ‘Twilight Picking’ where they keep their patch open into the early evening.

If you have ever tasted some of Beerenberg’s amazing products you’ll know to expect the best quality when you pick your own berries. You are able to choose your own – colour, size and of course – amount! It’s fun for the whole family and a great experience for visitors from interstate or overseas.


For regular updates keep an eye on the Beerenberg Facebook page or check the Beerenberg website here. They will let you know when they are closed, special events and when the berry numbers are too low for picking.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Beerenberg website.

What:   Pick Your Own Strawberries at Beerenberg

When:   Mid/Late October or Early November to April (see notes above)

Where:   Beerenberg Farm | Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf

Who:   Everyone

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