According to the CSIRO, Coffs Harbour has the most liveable climate in Australia, so be sure to enjoy the many unspoiled beaches and scenic mountain backdrop. The Coffs Harbour’s economy is based mainly on banana farming, manufacturing and tourism. So remember to check out the Big Banana on the northern outskirts of the city to get a real insight into the banana farming industry.
Fruit Picking Work in Coffs Harbour
Where’s Coffs Harbour
The best way to get to Coffs is by plane as the city has a large airport that is regularly serviced by all major cities.
If you’ve got a car though, coming from Sydney will take about 6 hours or 550kms. From Brisbane it is around 5 hours or 427kms via the main highways.
If you don’t have a car and have more time, there is a train from Sydney and Brisbane.
Most major bus companies will also have a service along the east coast of the country that will go via Coffs Harbour.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- You’ve got to go and see one of Australia’s most famous attractions: The Big Banana.
- Take a boat to the Solitary Islands Marine Park and check out the amazing diversity of the underwater ecosystem.
- When you first get to Coffs, take a walk up to Sealy Lookout in Bruxner Park, just northwest of the city, where you’ll be able to see an amazing view of the city and beaches below as well as the rainforests behind you.
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.