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Loxton is one of the most productive agricultural and horticultural regions in South Australia. It has been reported that one of Loxton’s wineries alone crushes a whopping 85,000 tonnes of grapes per year. The region is also know for it’s dried fruits production and of course its great location on the banks of the Murray.


Population: Approx 4,200

Fruit Picking Work in Loxton

January to April – Apples, Grape picking
May to February – Citrus
June to August – Vine pruning
October to March – Stonefruit

Fruit Picking Jobs in Loxton

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Where’s Loxton

Getting There

It’s a 3 hour drive from Adelaide to Loxton along either of the Sturt or Princess Highways. Daily bus services operate to Renmark where you’ll need to grab a connecting bus.


Some farms will provide dorm style bedding or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment. In town you’ll find caravan parks, hotel, motels and guest houses.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Visit the Charles Sturt Memorial
  • If your in town over summer check out the Loxton Christmas lights Festival
  • Get a houseboat along the Murray

Extending Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

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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Founded Fruit Picking Jobs with Dimi back in 2011. He did his working holiday visa back in 2007-2009 and worked on a tomato farm in Bowen as a bucket boy and had a blast! Now Freddie likes to build stuff! He focus mainly on Web Design, Development and Infrastructure.

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