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11. Posted by Oakey (Budding Member 64 posts) 10y

Any one know what the fruit picking prospects are like around adelaide, commuting distance? As we will be stayin there a while?

I quite like the idea of doing some physical work after spending the last 4 years at home getting fat in an office environment!:)

12. Posted by patdoody (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y

non existant i'm afraid.reasonable amount of construction work though

13. Posted by Jacaranda (Budding Member 61 posts) 10y

Picking fruits cool if you want to catch up with other backpackers and earn a few extra bucks with this in mind it often doesn't pay well unless you work extremelly hard and are good at it which only comes with practice like anything.

i picked grapes in mclaren vale south australia it was pretty pathetic money but meet heaps of cool people. i was living in my car on the beach bathing in the ocean and eating reasonably well. if you travel with someone generally you can spend one wage on accomadation, food ect and save the other pay check.

Try picking oranges, asparagas, fruit or veg where there's a large amount on a tree or ground as this means you will be able to earn a decent wage more often. Try to stay away from recruiting agencys you will find that they put on a huge amount of people to pick a small area meaning: more people = less work for you.

Also if your not overly strong of fast working go for an hourly rate instead of a pay by the kilo or tonne sought of thing you may earn less per day sometimes but it tends to even out if you get sick or just have a bad days picking from to much partying the night before.

http://www.jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail/ try this website for a bit more information on jobs.

Anyway hope this helps and happy travels

14. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 10y

i hated it when i was there ,
tully qld
mildura vic
shepparton vic

3 months of it , but you can meet some of the best and strangest people ever as the suffering brings you closer together

prepare yourself

for low pay
bad conditions
and well the ozzie heat

and at the end, it will all pay of when you get home after all that hard work , youl sit down in your native country and think about all the things you did when travelling and i know you will remeber at as one of the best experiences ever , i know people who managed to escape it , but i could see what they were missing, authenticity.

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