Situated about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide, Hay is located in a flat, almost treeless area where you get to see some of the most remarkable 180 degree views of the night sky in the southern hemisphere. Nestled on the beautiful Murrumbidgee River, the town is the epicentre of a large, productive agricultural region, which is also a stop over town for many people travelling across the country.
Fruit Picking Work in Hay
If driving, Hay is located on the junction of three major roads, the Sturt Highway, the Cobb Highway and the Western Highway. The town is a 735 kms drive from Sydney, 650 kms from Adelaide and 410 kms from Melbourne.
If you don’t have a car, take the bus or train from Melbourne or the train from Sydney to Cootamundra, and then catch a connecting bus to Hay. If coming from Adelaide, catch a train to Canberra and then get a connecting bus to Hay.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Hire a boat and take a trip down the Murrumbidgee River, where you can go fishing, rafting and heaps of other water based activities.
- Check out the The Hay Gaol Museum for some interesting facts about the convicts who first occupied the town.
- Go to the Sunset Viewing Area, which is located 16km north of Hay on the Cobb Highway, and check out the sunset and then the amazing star filled night, preferably on a moonless, clear night.
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 tourist centre