Located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, Gol Gol is just 10km north east of Mildura while some refer to it as almost a suburb of Mildura. Gol Gol is the Aboriginal meaning for ‘Meeting Place’ and has officially been a town since 1886. The town is part of the Sunraysia fruit growing region and as such has a massive irrigation system with the majority of the towns inhabitants being involved in the agricultural industry.
Fruit Picking Work in Gol Gol
Where’s Gol Gol
If driving from Sydney, take the Hume Hwy then the Sturt Hwy and follow the signs to Mildura then Gol Gol. Its just over 1000km drive. If coming from Melbourne, take the Calder Hwy about 560km North and from Adelaide its about 450km North East along the Sturt Hwy. Keep on the lookout for signs to Mildura.
There are also regular bus services from all major cities to the Area as well as daily flights from Melbourne and Adelaide into Mildura.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Join a Moontongue Eco Adventures kayak tour of the surrounding billabongs and creeks
- Enjoy a feed, a cold beer and some live music at the legendary Gol Hotel, located on the site of the original Gol Gol Inn.
- Check out nearby Mildura, which is located on the border of NSW and Victoria.
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.