Fruit Picking Jobs in Northern Territory, Australia
The northern territory is one of the largest yet most sparsely populated federal territories in Australia. Located in the far north and center of the country this region is famous for being the home of Ayes Rock which is located in the southern part of the territory.
The area is split into seven different regions (Darwin, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Uluru) all offer a great option for travelers and have plenty to see and explore.
Fruit picking jobs in the Northern Territory of Australia are particularly plentiful during the busy mango harvesting season which runs from September to November.
During this time you will find many different farms looking for staff and most of them will be located within a short distance from Darwin, which is the main city of the NT (northern territory) with a population of around 150,000 people. Once you get outside of Darwin expect a lot of nothing! This territory is very spread out with small towns located many miles apart and separated by desert land.
When you arrive in the Northern Territory the best way to find fruit picking jobs is to check the notice board at the local hostels. The turnover of staff is high, like in most regions, so it is normally easy to find a position, especially in the peak season for picking.
The region is very popular and is normally on most 'must go to' lists for all travelers who come to Australia. If you are looking for some work that is non-fruit picking related then the good news is there are also lots of tourist related jobs in hotels, hostels and other tourist related businesses in the Northern Territory.
What They Say...
"The NT is absolutely awesome and is a 'must do' for anyone backpacking around Aus. We spent a few weeks there and did all of the main tourist spots. Once we got low on funds we spent a few weeks picking mangos before we carried on our adventure. The hostels are definitely the best option for finding jobs, you just need to make sure you check them daily until you find an opening. Most of the farms will also help out with accommodation costs while you are working there."
"I love the northern territory, it is so rugged and desolate for the most part but is a fantastic area to visit. Obviously you will want to see Ayers Rock and Alice Springs but there are also many other great spots to visit. One of the great things about fruit picking jobs is that you will meet so many other travelers who have got good ideas for places to visit.
We even became great friends with some guys we met and carried on our traveling together. Be warned the mango picking jobs in NT are hard work and you will be aching like you won't believe for the first few days, but the money you earn will help with your adventure so suck it up and pick as hard as you can!."
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