The bountiful Riverina, with its abundance of water, is prime country for growing many things. That includes one of nature’s great gifts — strawberries!
Bidgee Strawberries and Cream, just outside Wagga Wagga, is well worth a visit for those keen to learn more about growing strawberries using hydroponic methods as they do on the farm. You’ll also learn how to successfully grow your own strawberries.
Highlights of the visit are picking your own red treats straight from the vines, and indulging in a dish of fresh strawberries and cream, or their famous fresh strawberry ice cream at the on-site café.
For an authentic, rural experience, check into Belisi Farm Stay Cottages, also in Wagga Wagga. At Belisi, the experience centres on one of the world’s most loved animals — horses. Belisi’s philosophy is that the connection between horses and humans has a very therapeutic effect. Guests can enjoy horse-riding lessons no matter your skill level or riding experience, as well as scenic trail rides throughout the stunning property.
Other farm experiences include collecting fresh eggs and enjoying a range of delicious meals, featuring fresh, local produce. Other less “farmy” experiences visitors can enjoy include in-house massages and art classes.