Mungindi is a true border town, with half located in New South Wales and the other half in Queensland. Located on the banks of the Barwon River, the town is also home to the famous ‘Mungindi Cod’, a fish that only lives in close proximity to the town. Mungindi is also the service centre for the rich agricultural area surrounding it, which produces cotton, wheat and cattle.
Fruit Picking Work in Mungindi
By car, Mungindi is 567 kms south west of Brisbane. The best way to get there is to follow the Cunningham, Newell and Carnarvon Highways and then look for the signs to Mungindi.
There is no regular public transport to the area.
There is a caravan park in town with camping available. There is also a number of hotels and motels in the town with associated restaurants and pubs for something to eat and drink. Some farms may also provide dorm style bedding or will accommodate harvest workers with camper vans or camping equipment.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- Go fishing for the famous Mungindi Cod or freshwater crayfish in the beautiful Barwon River.
- Check out the Jolly Swagman Hotel/motel and restaurant. They have great food and serve the coldest beer in town.
- Go to the annual show held at the end of May or the races on the first Saturday in July.
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