Located 38km south of Hobart, Huonville produces more then half of Tasmania’s apples. Enjoy the backdrop and scenic views as the hills, orchard and lush landscape combine to provide a truly relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The town also produces cherries, pears, mushrooms, apricots, plums so there will be opportunities to seek employment.
Fruit Picking Work in Huonville
Huonville is a half an hour drive south west of Hobart, buses regularly service the area as well as flights to Hobart from the mainland.
Some farms will provide basic dorm style accommodation for harvesters or will accommodate fruit pickers with camper vans or camping equipment. Residing in Hobart is a feasable option if you have a car, otherwise there’s a backpackers hostel and motel in the local area.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Check out the Cygnet Art Gallery
- The local Apple Musuem
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