Located about 90km south of Cairns, sugar has been grown here since the late 1800’s. There is also fruit picking work in Innisfail with bananas, paw paws and other tropical fruits grown in the region.   Fruit Picking Crops in Innisfail Year round – Bananas Also opportunities with Sugar cane & paw paw Fruit Picking Jobs in Innisfail Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland Where’s Innisfail Getting There Queenslanders best mate the Bruce Highway will get you there! Innisfail is 260km north of Townsville ( 3hrs drive) and 90km south Cairns. Accommodation There’s a backpackers hostel in town otherwise caravan park, Read more


Just under an hours drive from Brisbane there’s work all year round in Laidley. You’re most likely going to get a job between March and November , but many of the farmers know each other, so you may secure work after the current harvest is exhausted. Its a very scenic region and within close proximity to two major cities. Overall Laidley is a good destination for harvest work.   Fruit Picking Work in Laidley March to April – Sweet Potatoes March to June – Beans May to September – Snow peas May to October – Celery, Chinese cabbage May to Read more


Within close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Mackay is a great place to do harvest work. It’s a sugar cane area and some of the work involve operating heavy machinery therefore having a HC or UD license will give you the edge. ( Heavy Combination (HC) and Undefined (UD) licence) We’ve heard that some employers are willing to train you on site if your in it for the long run.   Fruit Picking Work in Mackay March to April – Cane planting June to November – Sugar cane June – Cane planting August to September – Cane planting Fruit Read more


Located in the Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba is home to some of Australia’s best mango and paw paw harvests. You may also find work with many other crops including: pineapples, avocados, lychees, sugar cane and cashews.   Fruit Picking Work in Mareeba January to December – Paw paws, bananas, citrus February to March – Longans February to May – Avocados October to February – Pineapples November to January – Lychees November to March – Mangoes Fruit Picking Jobs in Mareeba Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland Where’s Mareeba Getting There Take the Kennedy highway west from Cairns, the drive should take just Read more


Mundubbera, aboriginal for ” Meeting of the Waters” is referred to as the citrus capital of the North.  The area supports a large mandarin industry along with the other citrus fruits. Work is going to be hot during the days, so get ready to be in the sun and work up a sweat. Evenings can be quite cold as well during peak work season, so be prepared and pack well.   Fruit Picking Work in Mundubbera January – Mangoes April to September – Citrus June to July – Vine pruning August to May – Asparagus November to December – Grapes Read more


Murgon is know for its strong beef industry, fruit picking wise there’s tomato picking work over summer. You may also get vine picking or pruning work with 7 vineyards within a 15km radius of town.   Fruit Picking Work in Murgon December to May – Tomato Picking Vine picking and Pruning Fruit Picking Jobs in Murgon Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland Where’s Murgon Getting There The drive should take about 3 and a half hours from Brisbane, take the Bruce Hwy north then jump on the D’Aguilar Hwy. If your headed south it’s a 5 hour drive from Rockhampton. Accommodation Read more

St George

St George is a major primary producing region situated 500kn inland from the coast. The area is known for producing cotton, sheep, beef cattle and many horticultural crops including grapes, pumpkins, melons and onions. There is fruit picking and farm work in the region, so go prepared and ready for hard work.   Fruit Picking Work in St George March to June – Cotton picking June to February – Grapes June to August – Pumpkins November to January – Pumpkins November to April – Melons November to December – Onions Fruit Picking Jobs in St George Fruit Picking Jobs in Read more

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a large region, known for it’s great weather and laid back lifestyle it’s a must visit when in Australia. Fruit picking wise the regions is known for its Pineapple, Strawberry crops along with ginger and apple picking opportunities. There’s so much going on in the Sunny Coast, a beach lifestyle with a taste of the city. The larger districts in the region include: Maroochydoore, Mooloolaba, Noosa & Caloundra.   Fruit Picking Work in Sunshine Coast February to March – Ginger May – Ginger February to May – Pineapples March to April – Strawberry planting April to Read more


You’re up north in tropical country now, Tully is actually one of the wettest places in Australia


Surrounded by picturesque national parks Stanthorpe is home to some of Queensland best wineries. At an altitude of 1000m metres it can get pretty cold so pack for all weather conditions. There’s heaps of fruit picking work available, check below.   Fruit Picking Work in Stanthorpe January to April – Grapes January to May – Capsicums, tomatoes, Apples, pears May to August – Vine pruning, stonefruit pruning June to September – Apples, pear thinning September to November – Stonefruit thinning October to May – Vegetables November to January – Apples, pear thinning & Stonefruit( March) Fruit Picking Jobs in Stanthorpe Read more