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Fruit Picking Jobs in Tasmania - Backpackers - Working Holiday Visa

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Someone asked me for a list of Fruit Picking places in Tasmania, here are a few I have come up with, if anyone knows of any more please feel free to add to it.


Picking Dates:


January to December - vegetables

February to May - apples

December to April - berry crops

December to January – stone fruit

December to January - cherries

All Year – mushrooms

All year – mixed vegetable production and processing



Huon Valley Backpackers

The Huon Valley Backpackers, is located in the middle of Tasmanian's famous fruit growing district. They offer special weekly rates and transport to work. All accommodation is one set of bunks to a room. Camping is also available, and they also welcome Motorhomes and Campervans.


Picking work starts around November through to the end of May and you must have a work visa, a tax file number and Australian bank account.


Contact Details

4 Sandhill Road, Cradoc.

Phone: (03) 6295 1551

Fax: (03) 6295 0875

Mobile: 0409 507 442

Email: huonvalley@tassie.net.au

Tasman Backpackers

They don't guarantee jobs but try very hard to find everyone harvest work. They deal directly with 30 different farms and job placement agencies so if there are harvest jobs in the region they will probably know about them.


Fruit Picking is weather dependent, and therefore may start at different times of the year depending upon the season.


Organic Farm weeding Commences in October

Vegetable harvesting including Potatoes, Zucchini, Broccoli and Lettuces generally starts in Nov or Dec

A few packing jobs will start mid Dec but most not until the first week of Jan.

Apple thinning commences early in December.

Cherry's start in December or January depending upon the weather.

Raspberry's start the day after Xmas.

Carrot, Onion and Broccoli packing jobs start at the beginning of Jan and continue until June or July.

Pears start in Feb, Apple picking in March and April.

Swedes commence in June and continue until Sep or Oct.


Contact Details

114 Tasman Street, Devonport.

Phone: +61 (03) 6423 2335





Avro Park Orchards

303 Main Rd, Spreyton, TAS 7310


Harvest Time: February - April

Main Crops: Apples

Eureka Farm

89 Upper Scamander Rd, Scamander, TAS 7215



Harvest Time: November - June

Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Currants, Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Pears, Apples, Olives, Hazelnuts, Almonds



Hillwood Berry Farm

105 Hillwood Rd, Hillwood, TAS 7252


Harvest Time: November - May

Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Currants



Sorell Fruit Farm

174 Pawleena Rd, Sorell, TAS 7172



Harvest Time: November - May

Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Loganberries, Boysenberries, Tayberries, Silvanberries, Currants, Cherries, Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, Apples



Tassie Blue Organic Blueberries

79 Cygnet Coast Rd, Lymington, TAS 7109


Harvest Time: January - February

Main Crops: Organic Blueberries



Turners Beach Berry Patch

4 Blackburn Dr, Turners Beach, TAS 7315



Harvest Time: November - May

Main Crops: Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Tayberries

Edited by Cerberus1
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