Each year backpackers from all over the world descend on Queensland looking for fruit picking jobs in the many different farms and orchards that operate in this part of the country.
Farming is a huge business in this part of this region so Fruit picking jobs in Queensland are certainly not hard to come by. The great thing about looking for picking jobs in Queensland is that it is a year round business with almost every fruit and vegetable you can think of being produced there. Bananas, apples, mangos, oranges, avocados are just some of the things which are farmed in the area.
Some of the most popular spots offering temporary fruit picking jobs in Queensland include....
Ayr - Located roughly 750 miles north of Brisbane, Ayr is a popular fruit picking destination with a high demand for pickers throughout the year. The peak months are generally May - November but harvesters and pickers are required in other months also.
Boonah - In the south of Queensland, just about 50 miles from Brisbane is Boonah. This is another area which has a high demand for fruit pickers and harvesting staff, here you will find opportunities to harvest everything including garlic, snow peas, cabbage and pumpkins. The main season for fruit picking jobs in Boonah is again from May - November.
Bundaberg - Fruit picking jobs in Bundaberg are generally offered from April - December and there is a high demand for staff during these months. Here you will mostly find opportunities to harvest a variety of vegetables including tomatoes and zucchini.
Childers - A very popular destination on the backpackers circuit is Childers, this farming area located approximately 200 miles north of brisbane offers picking and harvesting jobs year round with a peak season from April - September.
Dimbulah-Mareeba - This small farming town located in the northern region of Queensland offers a variety of fruit picking and harvesting jobs. This area was originally a tobacco growing region but today the main business here is farming fruits and vegetables. The area requires harvesting staff throughout the year and with backpackers working for a few weeks then moving on there is always a high turnover of staff.
These are just some of the popular regions that offer fruit picking jobs in Queensland. For specific job opportunities check out our job board.
What They Say...
"Queensland is a fantastic place to visit with so much to see and do. I worked in a few different regions picking fruit and we would basically work for a few weeks to get some cash together then head off on our travels. There are so many different places offering fruit picking jobs so it is easy to work at one location for a few weeks then move on to another."
"Although it is hard work and the pay is poor, picking fruit for a short period can be a fun way to earn extra cash to help you on your travels. The group that I was traveling with spent short periods working at different farms and orchards then would move on. We would try to find farms that offered accommodation as this would help us save money, you will generally be paid by how much you pick not by how long you work, so it is important you are productive or you will not earn as much as others who are also picking.
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