Located on the banks of the Murray River, Nyah is known for it’s grapes and stone fruit production. The small town is a stones through away from the beautiful state forests of the river red gum. Make sure you check out the beautiful bush walking and picnics spots in the Nyah & Vinifera State Forest. Harvest work wise if you don’t end up picking grapes or stone fruit there’s opportunities should arise picking vegetables or pruning vines.
Fruit Picking Work in Nyah
Located 27km from Swan Hill, Nyah is a 5 hour drive north of Melbourne and 6 hours east of Adelaide, easily done in a day. Trains operate daily to Swan Hill from Melbourne, as well as regular coach services from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
All main accommodation is located in Nyah West, 4km out of Nyah, there you’ll find a backpackers hostel and a caravan park. As per usual having your own camping gear and or camper van can prove to be very advantageous if you’re allowed to reside on the farm.
Not Fruit Picking – What to do?
- They love the Harness Racing out in Nyah
- Get over to Swan Hill and check out the Pioneer Settlement
- Check out the local wineries
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