Fruit Picking Bourke; this town is located in north western NSW there are three main roads, these are the Kidman Way, Mitchell Highway and Kamilaroi Highway. The main fruit picking jobs are stonefruit and citrus.Agriculture jobs include irrigated wheat, cotton and wool. Bourke provides an ideal gateway for seeing the remote parts of New South Wales and when you finish you can always start backpacking to Sydney.
When should I go there?
January - May; Melons
April - May; Cotton picking, cotton ginning
May - September; Citrus
November - January; Grapes
December - February; Citrus thinning
National Harvest Labour Information Service
PH: 1800 062 332
Fruit Picking Accommodation
Bourke offers a selection of caravan parks, hotels, motels and B&Bs.
Mitchell Caravan Park situated in Bourke “Gate Way to the real Outback”, NSW
8 Cabins, self-contained, en-suite, linen included,
8 En-suite Powered sites,
28 Powered sites, our powered sites are large roomy to accommodate large vans & 5th Wheelers
25 Unpowered/tent sites - large open camp grassed ground.
2–4 Becker Street, Bourke 2840
Ph , fax (02) 6872 4006
Gidgee Guest House
- 10 rooms: singles, twin, doubles, a family room with kitchen, plus some multi share.
- All rooms are air conditioned and have small fridges. Bedding is supplied.
- Shared bathrooms are convenient to all rooms. One bathroom is suitable for wheelchair access.
- Fully set up kitchen for guests' self catering: gas stove, microwave, small oven, cutlery, crockery etc. Tea, coffee available. Large fridges in kitchen for big groups.
17 OXLEY STREET, BOURKE, NSW 2840 AUSTRALIA
How do I get there?
Bourke is positioned alongside the Darling River and Mitchell Highway it's 790 kms from Sydney. From Melbourne you will need to travel 1010 kms north, via Hillston. There are buses which go through the town so getting there is easy for backpackers who do not have transport. There is also a small airport which has daily flights.
Places to visit
Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Centre, Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Centre, Mount Gundabooka, historic buildings, Fred Hollows Grave and Memorial, Cotton Gin Tours and Jandra Paddle Boat operation on the Darling River.
The Tourist Office offers travellers general information
Tourist information ONLY
Bourke Tourist information ONLY Office
Bourke NSW 2840
02 6872 1321
Fruit Picking Bourke