Often referred to as Echuca Moama, Echuca is located on the Victorian side of the Murray river. Lined with parks and native forest and a stones through away from the Murray, Echuca is a popular tourist destination. Harvest work wise you’ll be looking for jobs picking grapes, tomatoes, stonefruit, apples and pears.
Fruit Picking Work in Echuca
Echuca is a 3 hours drive north of Melbourne, if you don’t have a car there’s regular bus and train services that run direct to Echuca daily.
Echucha’s a larger regional town, you’ll find a backpackers hostel, caravan park along with all the regular accommodation. Some farms will provide basic dorm style accommodation for harvest workers.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Visit the Old Pump House
- Go on a Billabong Trail Ride
- Check out the local wineries
- Get a house boat and cruise along the Murray
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.