Located between Brisbane and Tooowoomba, Gatton is a town with plenty of fruit picking and harvest work on offer. You will be able to find work picking beans, peas, potatoes, capsicums, zucchinis, melons along with farm work. There’s heaps to do in your spare time, hot balloon rides over the scenic region or sky diving for the thrill seekers!
Fruit Picking Crops in Gatton
March to April – Sweet potatoes & Beans (June)
May to September – Snow peas
May to October – Celery, Chinese cabbage
May to November – Cabbage, cauliflower,lettuce, broccoli,Potatoes, beetroot
July to November – Carrots
August to December – Onions
September to November – Garlic
November to December – Beans
November to May- Pumpkin, sweet corn,tomatoes, capsicums
December to February – Zucchinis & Melons
The Warrego Highway will get you to Gatton from both Brisbane and Toowoomba. It’s about an hour drive west from Brissy and 45 minutes east of Toowoomba. If you can get a cheap flight to Gold Coast that could work, but then your going to fork out more on bus fares. Trains and Buses from Brisbane to Gatton which is handy.
Farm stays are common ( may need own camping gear) as well as caravan parks. As per usual their is the motel and hotel option. Brisbane is the nearest major airport.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
There’s a University of Queensland campus in Gatton, so their is some student nightlife. Otherwise their will be plenty of backpackers around. As mentioned earlier try a hot balloon ride or sky diving otherwise try the local Visitor Centre they will have plenty of ideas.
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.
Get in Contact with the local visitor centre