Not only is Jugiong home to amazing views, excellent fishing and an old world charm, the region also produces some exquisite drops of wine. Make sure you go on a winery tour if you’re in the region. The town is located on the famous Murrumbidgee River around 3 and half to 4 hours south west of Sydney. As expected you’ll find your picking grapes or vine pruning and or trimming when partaking in harvest work in Jugiong.
Fruit Picking Work in Jugiong
Located 344 km south-west of Sydney, if driving take the the Hume Highway the whole way and look for signs to the Riverina and Jugiong
The town is also on the main bus route from Sydney to all cities and towns South on the Hume Highway.
The Jugiong Motor Inn and the Jugiong Hotel, both situated on Hume Highway both offer budget accommodation options. Some farms may also offer dorm style accommodation or provide camping facilities to fruit pickers who have their own caravans or camping equipment.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Have a beer at the Sir George Tavern, the oldest family fun hotel/pub in Australia. It is the most prominent building in the town so can’t be missed.
- Check out Lake Burrinjuck and the Burrinjuck Waters State Recreation Centre, where you can fish, swim, camp and have a picnic.
- Try some of the great wine that is made in the local wineries.
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