Located in the northern region of the Whitsundays, Bowen is picturesque seaside town full of beautiful beaches, bays and reefs. With an average 8 hours of sunshine daily there will be plenty of time to visit the 8 award winning beaches, get a tan, go snorkeling or sink a couple fine brews in the sun. Bowen’s great weather makes it a fruit picking hub for Melons, Mangoes, tomatoes and many other vegetables. Check out our article on Bowen, great stuff!
Fruit Picking Work in Bowen
So we must be sounding like a broken record by now, but its the Bruce Highway that will get you to Bowen when travelling along the Queensland coast. Bowen is about a 2.5-3hr drive south of Townsville and a 13-14hr drive north of Brisbane and Mackay is about 2hrs south of Bowen. All the east coast coach services will run services that go through Bowen!
Bowen has it all, backpackers hostels, motels, hotels, farm stays, camping and caravan parks, so everything except the Hilton! The nearest major airports are in north in Townsville and south in Mackay, both approximately 200km away.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
With the great weather, beautiful beaches and natural surroundings there is heaps to do in Bowen. Popular activities include, Kayaking, Golf, Fishing, Cycling, Canoeing, Camping, Bird watching, Animal watching , snorkeling and diving! Plenty to do in Bowen, if you get a few days off head over to the Whitsundays! Amazing!
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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