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An area well known for its fruit orchards and vineyards, Berri gave its name to Australia’s famous juice and fruit company, Berri, which still operates out of the town. The name Berri comes from the Aboriginal phrase ‘beri beri’ which translates to ‘bend in the river’. Home to Australia’s largest winery, Berri Estates, there are heaps of fruit picking jobs in the town, as well as a whole lot of water based activities available on the river in this warm town.


Population: Approx 7,000

Fruit Picking Work in Berri

January to April – Apples, pears, Grape picking
May to February – Citrus
June to August – Vine pruning
October to March – Stonefruit

Fruit Picking Jobs in Berri

Fruit Picking Jobs in South Australia

Where’s Berri

Getting There

Berri is 236km North East of Adelaide. If driving take the Sturt Highway towards the Riverland and then follow the signs to Berri

If wanting to catch public transport there are regular bus services from Adelaide to Sydney and Adelaide to the Riverland, both of which stop in Berri.


There is a caravan and cabin park and backpacker hostel available in town. The hostel provides loan cars for its clients to get around. There are also a variety of hotels and motels in town.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Fishing, waterskiing, jetskiing, boating and swimming are all popular local past times in the Murray River.
  • Pitch a tent at the Murray River National Park – Katarapko and go for a canoe paddle down the river.
  • Check out the mural under the bridge that shows the Indigenous heritage of the area  stands in tribute to Australia’s famous Aboriginal tracker, Jimmy James II.

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.

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