Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fruit Picking Western Australia

Fruit Picking Western Australia, this area that is very large and Western Australia from the top to the bottom stretches for about 4000 km, and fruit picking over there is quite physically hard work, and often the weather is very warm during summer. Western Australia is an area which has a lot of fruit picking work for backpackers, and the backpacker accommodation in the area is setup for fruit pickers, but be warned you sometimes have to travel a long way between fruit picking towns. In the southern part of Western Australia there is a lot of wineries where they need pickers but the south also has Stone Fruits, apples and pears.

When should I go to the Northern part of Western Australia?

December to March - picking stone fruit
February to April - picking grapes
February to April - picking tomatoes, pears
February to June - picking apples
June to September - pruning grapes, apples
November to December - thinning of stone fruit & apples

When should I go to the Southern part of Western Australia?

February to April - Citrus
June to September - Corn
October to December - Mango
May to November - Melons
May to November - Pumpkin
Mark to September - Tree Planting
Year round - various other fruits and vegetables

Fruit Picking Western Australia Accommodation:

Kimberley Croc Backpackers:
Contact Details:
120 Konkerberry Drive,
Kununurra, WA, 6743.
Phone: 08 9168 2702
OR: 1300 136 702
Kimberley Croc Lodge
This Backpackers is set up especially for seasonal workers.
2 Riverf Fig Ave, Kununurra 6743
Phone: (08) 9168 1411
Kimberley Croc Lodge - is around $145.00 per week per person in a five share dorm room. This room has your own ensuite in the room, plus a TV and bar fridge. The weekly cost includes air conditioning and a once a week clean by housekeeping.

The farming seasons for Kununurra are:
Sandalwood- All year round
Grapefruit-March, April, May
Melons and Small Crops- April through to September
Mangoes-September to November

Carnarvon Backpackers
97- 99 Olivia Tce,
Carnarvon, WA 6701.
ph: (08) 9941 1095

Fruit Picking Western Australia, Pemberton Backpackers
Pemberton Backpackers not only provides accomodation, but also provides farm work in the local area. With positions suitable for those travellers trying to complete the 3 month rural working requirement of the Working Holiday Visa, Pemberton Backpackers is an ideal location for all.
Contact Details:
7 Brockman Street,
Pemberton, WA 6260
Phone: (08) 9776 1105

Brook Lodge Backpackers
I stayed at this working backpackers for about 2 months and can highly recommend it. I have heard the owners have changed, but I am sure it is still a great place to stay and work.

3 Bridge Street,
PO Box 175,
Donnybrook WA 6239
Phone: (08) 9731 1520
Fax: (08) 9731 0141
Mobile: 0429 000 703

Margaret River Backpackers
Margaret River is one of the few places in the world where international backpackers can combine casual vineyard work with a great holiday in rural Western Australia only 300km from Perth.
Address: 66 Town View Terrace, Margaret River 6285
Phone: (08) 9757 9572

Manjimup Lodge and Backpackers
Manjimup is in the centre of a thriving horticultural region. There is seasonal work available all year round in vineyards, fruit orchards, packing sheds and on farms. This backpacker hostel helps its guests find work.
59 Rose Street, Manjimup, Western Australia
PHONE: 08 9771 8077

Dunsborough Beachhouse
201 - 205 Geographe Bay Rd
Dunsborough, WA 6281
Tel: +61 (0) 8 9755 3107

Busselton Backpackers
Phat Sam’s Backpackers is a small and cosy single storey hostel.
"Do you hold a Working Holiday Visa? Do you want to extend it by up to 1 year? You CAN, simply by doing 3 months of paid agricultural work! If this sounds like you, then why not make your way to Busselton?" (Sourced from their website:
Call Sam for information...
Tel: 08 9754 2763
Mob: 0415 243 058

Fruit Picking Western Australia, its an adventure.

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  1. Walking around the biggest wine farm in Australia - the Hunter Valley is another one great trip you could make when you got there.

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