Ballantyne’s Strawberry Farm interactive postcard

 Pick A Punnet in The Pocket

Strawberries at Calen on the Bruce Highway

It’s Strawberry season so they are back! News is quickly spreading about the “Pick Your Own” at the farm.

kolijo strawberrys on the highwaykolijo strawberrys on highway2Turn off the Bruce Highway At 12kms

Strawberry Farm Gate
Fantastic yummy strawberries await…you

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Calen. Drive a leisurely  12kms. Follow the signs but it is a straightforward drive, through fantastic views. Turn into Brodies Rd at the Wintermoon entrance in Camerons Pocket, and a few metres up the road is the Ballantyne’s Strawberry Farm in full swing at this time of the year. It is all well sign posted.

The co-ordinates on map are  S20’57.854 E148’41.640…Interactive map coming soon but you can punch these co-ordinates into your gps and your good to go!

Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Farm Parking
Plenty of room for your Bus or Caravan to park

The place is  buzzing during strawberry season!  A jumping castle for the kids, scones, cappuccinos and  fantastic Strawberry milkshakes.


Strawberrys in the pocket
                                                        Yummy food at the Cafe

Enjoy the Tropical North Qld Winter/Spring  sunshine.  Plenty of shade is provided at the cafe.

For the more adventuress head out in the field pick your  own strawberries.  

What a delightful thing to do on a lovely Tropical North Qld day. The kids love it.

Pick Your own strawberries

Be sure to take cash with you, as for now there is no eftpos available. Hopefully Camerons Pocket and other regional areas of Australia will be connected to broadband in the future to allow for this, and help business owners Australia wide.


Owners,  Marg and Alan Ballantyne,  have experienced fantastic  growth recently, especially in the “pick you own” part of their business.  They are planning on planting more plants for next season. 2014  will be an even bigger year!

Word of mouth about the quality, and sheer “yumminess” (is that even a word?)of their strawberries continues to spread throughout the region, and even globally with the way the internet has opened up new possibilities for us all.

xStrawberrys in the pocket

Ballantynes Strawberries Facebook page is the best way to check out what’s happening at the farm and also their Highway stall. Mackay residents have been calling out for a stall site, and it has arrived. Check out the Facebook page for more details.

This local business will go ahead in leaps and bounds in the coming years. They deserve it too. Hard work and a vision can do amazing things!

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One Response to Ballantyne’s Strawberry Farm interactive postcard

  1. Adam Joseph says:

    Hello Alan. I’m producing a food tourism TV series for FOXTEL, QANTAS and internet audiences. I’d like to speak to you about featuring your business in our series. My phone number is 0347 137 262

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