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Fruit Picking Queensland making money?

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1. Posted by OzCamper (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

Hi, I'm traveling to Stanthorpe, Bundaberg, Bowen. I am physically fit and use to hard work (all my jobs have involved heavy lifting of some sort)

I heard travelers can make a lot of money from fruit picking. I have a NZ Passport and am looking to move to Australia and work fruit picking while I travel. I'm 26 yo.

If anyone has had a personal experience fruit picking and wish to share with us how much money you made :) that would be legend!

also what can you tell me about travelers that make a career of out doing this sort of work.


[ Edit: Edited on 24-Aug-2010, at 17:10 by OzCamper ]

2. Posted by OzCamper (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

71 view no replys :(

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 6y

No personal experience here, but while we were travelling a couple of friends did banana and melon picking in QLD. I picked them up each day and it didn't sound like much fun - hot, humid and lugging heavy fruit around. I think picking something lighter that you don't have to bend down to collect would be easier - grapes or apples maybe? Don't think you'll make your fortune, but it's enough to live on.

4. Posted by OzCamper (Budding Member 11 posts) 6y

thanks for the reply! anyone else like to add?