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Home to stunning views, there’s at least 50 wineries in this large region and only 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD! With ample opportunity for fruit picking year round, this is the perfect area to work whilst being close to all the action in Adelaide. The Adelaide Hills is centered around the town of Mount Barker and also includes Mount Lofty, Norton Summit, the Torrens Valley, the Onkaparinga Valley and Hahndorf.


Population: Approx 60,000
Fruit Picking Work in the Adelaide Hills

February to April - Grape picking
February to May - Apples, pears
June to September - Vine pruning
September to December - Vine training
November to January - Cherries

Fruit Picking Jobs in the Adelaide Hills

Fruit Picking Jobs in South Australia

Where’s the Adelaide Hills

Getting There

Only 30 minutes drive out of Adelaide city centre, take the South Eastern Freeway and follow the signs to the township of your choice.

If travelling by public transport, there are a number of buses leaving Adelaide city centre going to Mount Barker, Hahndorf, Mount Lofty and other hills townships.


There are a variety of caravan parks, camping grounds, hotels, motels and B&Bs throughout the Adelaide Hills. In nearby Adelaide there are many backpacker hostels and other budget accommodation options.

Some vineyards may also provide dorm style bedding or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Check out the Cleland Conservation Park with its free roaming kangaroos, wallabies and emus. The park also has enclosed areas for dingos, koalas, native birds and snakes.
  • Take a day trip to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, where you will see German architecture, eat in restaurants and cafes serving traditional German cuisine and hear the locals speaking the language.
  • Grab a bike or just walk the numerous trails around the hills, giving you access to pristine wilderness that cars cannot get to.

Extending Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Many harvest jobs will meet the Second Australian Working Holiday Visa eligibility and count towards the 88 days of specified work. Some regional locations and jobs are ineligible which could lead to the Department of Immigration rejecting your application. So remember to confirm whether or not your fruit picking or harvest job will count towards the Second Australian WHV.


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Freddie /

Founded Fruit Picking Jobs with Dimi back in 2011. He did his working holiday visa back in 2007-2009 and worked on a tomato farm in Bowen as a bucket boy and had a blast! Now Freddie likes to build stuff! He focus mainly on Web Design, Development and Infrastructure.

6 Responses to “Adelaide Hills”

  1. Edel Troy

    Just wondering about availabilities this time of month??

  2. Sunny

    I wondering know when could I apply this seasonal picking (Nov-Jan cherries)?

    Look forward to your answer.

    Thank you!

  3. Danielle


    Me and my partner are due to arrive in Australia around the first week of September and are keen to start work as soon as possible. Do you know if there will be any positions around this time?

    Thank you!



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