Please dont be mis-lead... this in fact is a heritage trail, identifying points of historic interest NOT a trail of strawberry fields!!
The Waimate District is an area renowned for it's succulent strawberries. This trail leads right to the heart of strawberry country, and during the months of late November to May, punnets of the freshly-picked fruit, are sold at roadside stalls.
The main concentration of strawberry fields is found on the road leading north out of Waimate to State Highway 1 and Timaru. The main course of the Trail takes travellers eastward out of Waimate via the historical sites of the Grand National Monument, the Waihao Box and Bishop Selwyn's Memorial, but it is an easy drive to double back - and the strawberries are definately worth the deviation.
This drive can take approximately 3 hours, but allow half a day to explore the surroundings.
For more information contact the staff at the Waimate Information Centre 03 689 7771 or download the Strawberry Trail Brochure now.