Officially a city since 1987, but only with its first set of traffic lights since 2010, Griffith is a service area for one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The city is well known for its booming wine industry and is home to some of the country’s best known wineries including De Bortoli and and McWilliams. The region is also very scenic and there are a number of national parks in the area, with ecotourism a growing contributor to the local economy.
Fruit Picking Work in Griffith
If driving from Sydney take the via Burley Griffin Way then Irrigation Way for about 550 km west until you see signs to Griffith. From Melbourne it is around 450 km north via Kidman Way.
There are daily bus services from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, all arriving in town.
Also there are regular trains to Griffith from both Sydney and Melbourne.
If you want to go by plane, there are regular daily air services operating from Sydney airport.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Check out the amazing Hermits Cave, built by Italian migrant Valerio Recitti who arrived here in 1916, and moved hundreds of tonnes of rock to make way for his galleries, pathways and gardens, all in the cave.
- Head to Cocoparra National Park, 25km north of Griffith. See the amazing scenery and you may also get a view of the peregrine falcon and the wedge-tailed eagle, with both species nesting here.
- You can’t miss La Festa, a Wine, Food and Multicultural Festival, which is held every year over the Easter long weekend.
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 recruitment centre