Approximately 100km from Launceston, Devonport is favored with a temperate coastal climate, strongly influenced by the ocean. Situated at the mouth of Mersey River, a stone’s throw to the Tasmanian high country, Devonport is a great place to explore and use a base to discover Tasmania. Harvest work wise you’ll expect to seek employment picking vegetables, apples, stone fruit, cherries and berries.
Fruit Picking Work in Devonport
Deloraine is a 40 minute drive from both of Devonport and Launceston. The town is serviced regularly by local buses and with a car you could easily reside in on of the bigger two towns and do the daily commute.
Some farms will provide basic dorm style accommodation for harvesters or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment. Otherwise there’s ample accommodation in town with backpackers hostels, caravan parks, hotels and motels.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Hit the beach for a swim during summer
- Check out the Maritime Museum and Art Gallery
- The Penguin Rookery
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.