Fruit Picking Work Richmond for Backpackers

Fruit picking work Richmond

Fruit picking work Richmond

After spending a couple months working in exchange for our housing and food, we became a bit desperate for paid fruit picking work so we could afford bi-weekly flat whites. The three of us began looking for fruit picking work online, while also asking people we met along the way. I found a job that seemed ideal, with all accommodation covered, and a decent hourly wage for picking kiwifruit. I filled out three pages of the application and then read on the bottom: “Height requirement: 5’3”

I’m 4’11”so I’m not even close. I crumpled up the papers and threw them across the room. I was starting to get frustrated because we needed to find work soon, since our current stay was running out.

 Brittany came through and she found three jobs on a vineyard on helpx.net. Kris and Leah work on a vineyard that supplies grapes to the local wineries. We’re wirelifting grapes for Richmond Plains Winery tomorrow for $15/hr (Minimum wage is around $13).

Through the grapevine, I heard Brittany singing “I heard it through the grapevine.” It’s an interesting job, partly relaxing while strolling through the beautiful vineyard, partly challenging when you come across a wire with a lot of tension and you are 3 inches too short to get it to the next peg. The grapes are smaller than peas right now and taste like sour pieces of plastic. One hour of work hardly pays for a breakfast out.

We’re staying in the loft above the garage (pronounced ‘gay-radge’ here). Kris put mattresses on the wall up here in the loft as the insulation. Leah said, “So it’s a nice place to actually bounce off the walls, if you feel up to it.” They have a son around 2.5 years old named Finn, a dog named Huck, and when they said their newest baby was named Tom, I thought, wow, they must love Mark Twain. Tom, Huck, and Finn. When asked about it, Leah said, “Oh, what a coincidence. I had never thought about that.” You can’t make this stuff up.

Fruit Picking Work Richmond

Beth H

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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