Fruit Picking Ballina, New South Wales.

 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 Village440 South Ballina Beach Rd, PH +61 2 6686-3347This 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 Lodge36 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

Fruit Picking Ballina Job Dates

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


Fruit Picking Jobs

Fruit Picking Lismore. This New South Wales Town is located 40 kms inland from Byron Bay between the rainforests and the sea. Lismore offers fruit picking work all year round, some crops are lychee, avocado, apple, stone fruit and blueberry farms which provide harvest workers with employment. Speciality coffee and tea, macadamia nuts, bush tucker [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Leeton. This town is located in New South Wales and is the administrative hub of the massive Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA). Leeton is known for its historic architecture, horticulture, extensive rice farms, processing facilities, art deco buildings and plentiful, wide open parklands in the town. Fruit Picking Leeton. When to go? January to December [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Hunter Valley. This town in New South Wales is located in the Hunter River Basin some 150 kms to the North of Sydney and is also the home to a large wine industry. This wine industry attracts fruit pickers due to the amount of work in the area picking grapes. The Hunter Valley [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Hillston. This fruit picking town is located near the Lachlan River in New South Wales. It's a very productive area for picking fruit as it's on top of the Great Artesian Basin. The excellent quality artesian water has allowed orange growing to flourish. Cotton and other fruit including grapes are also produced in [...]Continue reading...

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Fruit Picking Hay this town is positioned alongside the Murrumbidgee River, Hay is located 735 kms from Sydney. It is at the intersection of three highways; the Sturt Highway, the Cobb Highway and the Western Highway. With its well renowned flat, open plains, the road to Hay is certainly an eye opener. Fruit Picking Hay. [...]Continue reading...

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