Fruit Picking Work in Gin Gin
January to April – Mangoes
January to March – Longans, dragon fruit
February to September – Avocados
March to April – Vegetables
March – May – Citrus
October to December – Vegetables
December to May – Citrus
Where’s Gin Gin
You guessed it, The Bruce Highway! Gin Gin is a 3 hr drive south of Rockhampton and about 3 and a half hours north of the Sunshine Coast. Coaches serve the east coast so you will have no problem getting a bus to Gin Gin.
Backpackers/Hostels are in Bundaberg and in reality that’s a bit far for a daily commute. If you can get farm stay accommodation that would be great, otherwise there’s camping sites and a caravan park in Gin Gin. Ofcourse there’s a motel and hotel if needed. The nearest major airports are Rockhampton & Sunshine Coast which are both approximately 3 hrs drive away.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
There’s some good fishing in Gin Gin and some beautiful country side plus the Boolboonda Tunnel ( Longest un-supported man made tunnel in Australia) . Gin Gins a small town but you have Hostels are in Bundaberg in close proximity.
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