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.
Fruit Picking Work in Berri
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.
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.
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.