Located in the Atherton Tablelands, Mareeba is home to some of Australia’s best mango and paw paw harvests. You may also find work with many other crops including: pineapples, avocados, lychees, sugar cane and cashews.
Fruit Picking Work in Mareeba
Take the Kennedy highway west from Cairns, the drive should take just under under an hour*( 65km)
Getting accommodation at the site of your harvest work is always a good plan, so carrying your own camping equipment is a smart idea, especially if you have a car. Otherwise there’s camping, caravan parks and hotels and motels in town.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
This is a beautiful region with tropical rainforests and plenty to do in the outdoors. Hot Air Balloon rides, outback camping, the annual rodeo ( July) are all activities that will keep you busy when not partaking in harvest work.
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 recruitment centre