Darwin is a major city, a hub for backpackers during dry season. Know for its beaches, nightlife and sunshine Darwin get’s very busy from May to October. Things slow down tourism wise from November – April as it’s wet season, but workwise there will still jobs out there.
January to December - Bananas, cutting ﬂowers
May to October - Vegetables
June to October - Melons
September to April - Citrus
September - November - Mangoes
November to February - Rambutans
The Sturt Highway will get you to Darwin through central Australia. It will take a while to drive to Darwin, so you may as well turn it into a road trip! Check out how long it takes to drive to darwin below:
- Alice Springs – 17 hours
- Adelaide – 35hours
- Melbourne – 44hrs
- Cairns – 30 hours
- Broome – 20 hours
Darwin’s a big city, there will be heaps of accommodation options, backpackers hostels, caravan parks, camping grounds and hotels and motels.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Darwin Cup Races in August! Great weekend!
- Mindii Beach Markets
- Fanny Bay Gaol
- Kakadu National Park
- Darwin Crocosauras Cove
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.
Get in Contact with the local visitor centre