Travel time: 2hr 58min
Who says your sweet tooth can’t dictate your travel destination?
Put The Big Strawberry on your to-travel list, just shy of three hours’ drive from Melbourne to tuck into strawberry desserts, homemade strawberry ice cream or sip on strawberry flavoured liqueur, crème or port.
As with any fresh produce, the strawberry season can vary along with the availability of fruit picking, with strawberries generally available to pick between April and July and October and January.
If your visit falls outside of fruit picking season, there’s still plenty of things to do during your visit.
Catch the action of the production room, where everything from strawberry jam to sauce and ice cream is made.
Built on the site of the original Koonoomoo School, visit the History Room to explore the local history of this town through photographs and memorabilia or stop by the Man Cave to see a collection of vintage bikes and car memorabilia.
Follow the Vintage Trail around the property to see historical machinery – from a Horse Dray dating back to the 1900s or a 1950s Forson tractor once used for towing a tobacco planter.
There’s an indoor adventure playground with a ball pit and slides for when the kids need to burn off the sugar rush before jumping back in the car.
Don’t leave without having your instagrammable moment in front of the ‘big’ strawberry, standing four-metres high.