Situated in the famous wine making region of the Barossa Valley, the small town of Angaston is home to some of Australia’s greatest wineries, including Yalumba. Taking its name from George Angas, the town is know for its a German and English heritage. With beautiful parks and a creeks, you can soak up the relaxing vibe.
Fruit Picking Work in Angaston
Located 77km North East of Adelaide, if driving take the Main North Road (A20) to Sturt Highway via Gawler and the Barossa Valley Way, then turn east in Nuriootpa. If coming from Sydney or Mildura, take the Sturt Highway through Renmark and if coming from Melbourne turn off at Murray Bridge and travel to Palmer then take a right at Mount Pleasant.
Many wineries in the area will provide dorm style bedding or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment. There are also a large variety of hotels, motels, caravan and camping grounds, guesthouses, B&Bs and farm stays throughout the Barossa Valley.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Yalumba and Saltram wineries are renowned in Australia for the quality of their offerings, so check them out and sample some of their product.
- Hire or borrow a bike and take a ride around the flat Barossa Valley, stopping at wineries for a drink and something to eat along the way.
- Check out the Barossa Farmer’s Market, located in town every Saturday morning.
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.