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HOT: Tuckerberry Hill, Drysdale

Tuckerberry Hill Berry Farm and Café is a small locally operated farm located in the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula town of Drysdale.

Tuckerberry Hill

It is open during the warmer months only – basically when berries are in season. Usually that means strawberries October to May and blueberries from December to end of February.

Tuckerberry Hill

Here you will enjoy picking fresh chemical spray free blueberries for $18-$20 per kilo and you just pay for what you pick. The bonus is that there’s no entrance fee and you can sneak in some berries while you pick!

Tuckerberry Hill

Tuckerberry Hill was started by one of Australia’s pioneering blueberry farmers, Margaret Tucker (hence the name!), with her daughter Christine and husband David Lean continuing on the farm. Tuckerberry Hill is the only blueberry orchard on the Bellarine and all their fruit is spray-free and grown under natural conditions.


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Tuckerberry Hill

We spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon where we pick as much as we please and enjoy some lovely homemade scones with homemade blueberry jam and blueberry milkshakes at the cafe. Our children love picking their own berries and playing in the grounds afterwards.

I highly recommend heading to Tuckerberry Hill for some family fun and it’s a great experience to let the kids explore around the orchards.

Tuckerberry Hill

Thanks to Tanya Husnu for her guest post! Tanya is a mother of five children and you can follow her adventures @melbaustralia


HOT Tips:

  • Free entry;
  • Local produce market open Saturdays;
  • Pram access;
  • Take a hat, sunscreen and water. Go early to avoid the heat;
  • cafe is open with a limited menu during weekdays and a full menu on weekends 9-5pm;
  • standard menu suitable for kids;
  • Outdoor courtyard;
  • Pets not allowed in orchards;
  • Toilet blocks on site; and
  • Free limited parking on site.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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