Bourke is situated in Western New South Wales at the crossroads of the Mitchell Highway, Kamilaroi Highway and the Kidman Way. A thriving country town known for it’s large wool, cotton and citrus production. There’s also many things to see of historical interest including the Afghan Mosque/Cemetary, The Bourke Weir and the Cobb & Co heritage trail to name a few.
Fruit Picking Work in Bourke
If driving get ready for a long trip from the capital cities! From Sydney it is approx. 800km West via the Mitchell Hwy. If coming from Melbourne, it is just over 1000km North via Hillston on the Kidman Way.
The Countrylink bus service goes to other regional centres in the area, including Dubbo.
There are also buses running to Bourke daily from Sydney and Melbourne.
Bourke has an excellent selection of budget accommodation, including caravan parks, hotels, motels and local B&Bs.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Back of Bourke Bus Tour – for more info see www.visitbourke.com/BourkeTours.html#bourketour
- Check out the Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Centre, where the local indigenous artists work is on show.
- Take a trip on the Paddleboat JANDRA, a 2 hour cruise along the beautiful waters of the Darling River.
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