Do you have fond childhood memories of going out berry picking?
Hot summer days spent stuffing you face full of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and of course raspberries (my personal favourite). More often than not you’d eat just about as many as you’d take home, even though you weren’t supposed to. These are the sorts of memories that Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm stirs up for me.
The café started out as a humble kiosk back in 1989. Over the years it has gone through several major renovations including the introduction a large stone fireplace that keeps customers warm in the winter months, and an expansive deck that overlooks the idyllic adjacent lake. The rustic timber décor adds to the homely countryside atmosphere. When the sun is out, customers are invited to sit outside in the serviced picnic area and enjoy the full range of the café’s menu.
Speaking of the menu, if you’re a raspberry fan then you’re definitely in the right place! Being a raspberry farm, you can hardly blame them for utilising their premiere product. Raspberries are used in many dishes throughout the menu and not just the sweet ones. Sure, the raspberry waffles are amazing (and you should definitely order them!) but why not try the Tequila and Raspberry Pulled Pork bowl or the Marinated Chicken Burger with Raspberry Mayo. The raspberries don’t stop with the food however, raspberry latte anyone? The team at Christmas Hills sling perfectly crafted espressos of our Prima Tazza blend all year round and put their own exotic twist on it with both the Raspberry Latte and Raspberry Affogato (both served with a sprinkling of their signature raspberry Lust Dust).
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm has become a local institution in Tasmania with locals and tourists alike making the pilgrimage from Devonport and Launceston. The farm is the perfect destination for a family outing, a high tea with a group of friends or even a wedding; with 40+ experienced staff members Christmas Hills is equipped for all occasions. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the beautiful state of Tasmania, you won’t regret taking the time to visit Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and experiencing (as the café motto says) “the way life should taste”.
9am to 5pm (pre-Covid 7am to 5pm)
363 days a year (closed Christmas day and Good Friday)