Fruit Picking Ballina Accommodation
Ballina has a range of accommodation choices for fruit pickers and Backpackers, from caravan parks, motels, B&Bs, and even a luxury option. The town has an Airport and there is also daily bus services from Brisbane and Sydney providing transport to Ballina for backpackers and fruit pickers.
- Ballina Beach Village, 440 South Ballina Beach Rd, PH +61 2 6686-3347. This sprawling caravan/cabin park and camping ground is secluded with recreational facilities including ocean beaches and saltwater fishing. It has fully serviced caravan sites and self-contained cabins.
- Ballina Travellers Lodge, 36 Tamar St, PH +61 2 6686-6737
Fruit Picking Ballina Dates
April to September - Nuts,avocados
June to September - Custard apples
September to December - Stonefruit
July to January - Blueberries
Harvest workers will need adequate protection from the weather and the crop environment. The harvest is often limited to quite precise times so you must ensure that you are in the harvest area the actual time for harvest. You must check that harvest is progressing before relocating to the area.
Things to see around the town
The Big Prawn, is very well known for people who drive along the Pacific Highway it is 6m high and a local icon. It stands in the Bunnings carpark on River Street, and there is a fish and chip shop near it that sells prawns.
The coastline has sheltered coves, pristine ocean beaches and some good surf breaks. The beach fishing is good and you can also fish from the North or South Wall.
Lighthouse - extending from North Wall to the head, Lighthouse Beach is a popular beach.
Shelley - A fully patrolled beach with a lifesaving club. A popular spot for locals.
Angels - A beautiful, typical Australian beach which is usually quite deserted.
Fruit Picking Ballina