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Posted by Discover Media Australia on 14 November 2017
Pick Your Own Strawberries

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries Farm is our most awarded tourist attraction.

Located on a sealed country road just moments off the new Blackmans Point roundabout on the Pacific Highway (look for Ricardoes signs 3km north of the Hastings River Bridge).

Ricardoes offers a fun family-friendly strawberry-picking experience: thousands of plump sweet juicy berries flourish year-round on 5km of vertical lattice frames, forming fragrant avenues to wander and choose your own harvest.

Free entry from 7am weekdays, 8am weekends, under cover of massive greenhouse canopies in case of wind or rain.

No bending, just reach out and pop them in your bucket. Pay only for what you pick. Littlies have berries right at arm's reach, seniors too.

Fascinating free farm tours at 11am weekdays - no booking needed, just turn up - with walks and talks via towering Jack & the Beanstalk tomato vines.

Ricardoes Tomatoes

Virtual tours all day, every day. Budget meals and snacks at farmhouse-style Cafe Red, with fresh produce from brekkie onwards, from 9am 7 days.

Free tastings of Ricardoes' 30 medal-winning preserves. Gift/souvenir shop. Big sealed RV car park.

A warm welcome 364 days a year, to closing at 5pm.

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries
221 Blackmans Point Road
Blackmans Point 
Ph: 02 685 0663
ricardoes.com

Author: Discover Media Australia
About: Locally owned and operated by local husband and wife Andrew and Lucy Kowalewski, Discover Media Australia (DMA) is your go-to for tourism advertising and marketing.
Tags: Things to Do Gourmet Kitchen Family Fun and Adventure Eating and Drinking

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Hello Koala Sculpture Trail

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Arthouse Industries

Glass studio features appealing artwork, clothing and handmade gifts. Here you can go for workshops as well as attend Lampwork glass demonstrations. In this industry, you will find an award-winning glass artist, Skye, who makes jewellery. She demonstrates from the studio how she moulds molten glass to create her wearable pieces. You can indulge your creative self here.

Glasshouse Regional Gallery

This is an art gallery at Port Macquarie which is the regional creative premier hub for culture, and the arts. An art exhibition at the gallery features sculptural, design, historical, traditional, indigenous, and contemporary pieces. There is no fee charged to go into the gallery.

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