Leeton in the administrative centre of the huge Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), which is responsible for 38% of NSW’s vegetable production. Also known as Australia’s Rice capital, Leeton is the headquarters of a number of large fruit and vegetable companies. The town, which is just near the Murrumbidgee River was designed by Sir Walter Burley Griffin, the acclaimed American architect who also designed Australia’s capital, Canberra.
Fruit Picking Work in Leeton
Leeton is 595 kms away from Sydney by road. If driving, take the Hume and Sturt Highways and Irrigation
Way from Narrandera until you see signs to Leeton.
There is also daily bus and rail services running from Sydney to Leeton.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Take a walk through Fivebough Wetlands, located only 2km out of the centre of town. This RAMSAR listed site is famous for having 174 species of birds.
- Check out the Art-Deco style heritage listed Roxy Theatre, which will take you back to the 1960s.
- Spend a day on the unique sandy beaches along the Murrumbidgee River, here you can also enjoy a spot of fishing and a picnic.
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.