If you’re looking for a harvest job in Australia, one of the best places to start is by orange picking in Griffith, NSW.
The work in Griffith is seasonal, given that the crops vary in type. Everything from citrus, onion, grapes, tomatoes, vegetables, and grain is harvest in the Murrumbidgee region—with Griffith being at the heart of it.
Where To Stay In Griffith
If you’re heading out to get a job doing some orange picking in Griffith, you’re going to need a place to stay. Griffith has the following hotels that are available.
- Quest Griffith
- Victoria Hotel
- Banna Suites
- The Griff Motel
- Yambill In
- Centrepoint Apartments Griffith
- The Kidman Wayside Inn
- A Line Motel
You can book all of these via Booking.com here.
Griffith’s climate can be tough for those heading to the area who don’t know what to expect. Fruit picking and harvesting jobs in the region are usually done in hot, dry, and dusty conditions. Griffith has an average temperature of 31°C throughout summer, and has been known to get into the mid-40s.
What To Wear While Fruit Picking
If you’re orange picking in Griffith you’ll need to have long-sleeved shirts, a hat—wide brimmed ideally—sunscreen, and safe, sensible footwear. Sunscreen is a necessity throughout the Australian summer—even for locals—and you’ll need to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
How To Get To Griffith, NSW
Griffith is fairly remote, and is a 6 hour drive from Sydney, and a 5 hour drive from Melbourne.
There are daily bus services to Griffith from Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. Weekly train services also run to Griffith from Sydney and Melbourne.
Where To Look For Orange Picking Jobs In Griffith
There are a number of websites that cater to Australians, and those visiting Australia who are looking for harvesting and fruit picking jobs:
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