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With over 30 wineries in the region make sure you try some of the local’s finest! A short hours drive from Adelaide, Mclaren Vale is leaves you within touching distance of the big smoke while letting you soak up what the region has to offer. Harvest work wise you’ll expect to find work picking grapes or vine pruning and thinning.


Population: Approx 3,500

Fruit Picking Work in Mclaren Vale

February to April – Grapes
May to August – Vine pruning

Fruit Picking Jobs in Mclaren Vale

Fruit Picking Jobs in South Australia

Where’s Mclaren Vale

Getting There

Mclaren Vale is 1 hour south of Adelaide, nice and easy with regular buses also servicing the area.


There’s a caravan park along with B&B’s hotel and motels in town. Some farms will provide dorm style bedding or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment.

Not Fruit Picking – What to do?

  • Wine Tours are a must
  • Play Golf and some of the beautiful clubs in the region.

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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Freddie /

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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