Located about 90km south of Cairns, sugar has been grown here since the late 1800’s. There is also fruit picking work in Innisfail with bananas, paw paws and other tropical fruits grown in the region.
Fruit Picking Crops in Innisfail
Queenslanders best mate the Bruce Highway will get you there! Innisfail is 260km north of Townsville ( 3hrs drive) and 90km south Cairns.
There’s a backpackers hostel in town otherwise caravan park, camping and hotels are an alternative option. Obviously farm stay could work if you get accommodation on site. The nearest major airports are in Cairns and Townsville.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
Tropical weather up north in Innisfail so depending on the season, there’s always a chance of rain. Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing, Camping are population activities.
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.
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