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 the area creating a lot of work for fruit pickers.
Fruit Picking Hillston. When should you go there?
- Cotton - April to June
- Potatoes - June to September
- Citrus - October to August
- Cherries - November
- Onions - November to December
Hillston How do you get there?
Hillston is 682 kms West of Sydney via the Mid Western Highway and Kidman Way and 109 kms North West of Griffith. There is no public transport to or around Hillston.
Where to stay in Hillston?
Hillston is supported by hotels, motels and a caravan park, all in the High Street.
Extend your Working Holiday Visa. Hillston complies with the requirements of the Working Holiday visa (subclass 417 & 462) so it's a great place to work, if you want to earn your 88 days for your second year visa, or just earn some cash and save some money. This area is known for many different crops that are grown all year round. Almonds, Oranges, Olives, Cotton, Wheat, Potatoes and Cherries. Hillston's only modern double brick building has now found a new purpose in life; providing a welcoming stay for backpackers to earn their 88 days.
It's easy to find, right opposite the Mobil servo in town on the main Griffith to Hillston road (Kidman Way). A two minute stroll, to the shops where you'll find everything that you need in this small, but friendly remote town.