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Giru is a rural town about 50km south of Townsville. Known for its huge sugar cane harvest, you’ll be sure to find work, whether it be sugar cane picking  in winter/spring or  picking mangoes  in summer.   Fruit Picking Work in Giru May to November  – Capsicums, Zucchinis June to December – Sugar cane November to December – Mangoes Fruit Picking Jobs in Giru Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland Where’s Giru Getting There The story of the east coast continues, get on the Bruce Highway and head north. Giru is 54km south of Townsvilee and  350km north of Mackay.  Bus Read more



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Located about 90km south of Cairns, sugar has been grown here since the late 1800’s. There is also fruit picking work in Innisfail with bananas, paw paws and other tropical fruits grown in the region.   Fruit Picking Crops in Innisfail Year round – Bananas Also opportunities with Sugar cane & paw paw Fruit Picking Jobs in Innisfail Fruit Picking Jobs in Queensland Where’s Innisfail Getting There Queenslanders best mate the Bruce Highway will get you there! Innisfail is 260km north of Townsville ( 3hrs drive) and 90km south Cairns. Accommodation There’s a backpackers hostel in town otherwise caravan park, Read more


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Within close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Mackay is a great place to do harvest work. It’s a sugar cane area and some of the work involve operating heavy machinery therefore having a HC or UD license will give you the edge. ( Heavy Combination (HC) and Undefined (UD) licence) We’ve heard that some employers are willing to train you on site if your in it for the long run.   Fruit Picking Work in Mackay March to April – Cane planting June to November – Sugar cane June – Cane planting August to September – Cane planting Fruit Read more



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Located approximately 85km south of Townsville, Ayr is main town in the Burdekin Shire.  This is sugar cane country with over 80,000 hectares of  land producting over a million tonnes of sugar annually.  Ayr is also responsible for about 1/3 of Australia’s melons and is a big contributor of other fruits and vegetables . Nearby Alva Beach offers kilometers of beautiful beach, lovely coastline, where you can go for a swim, fish or diving and explore the wreck of the SS Yongala! Did you know Ayr has over 300 sunny days a year ! Fruit Picking Crops in Ayr May to June – Melons Read more