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Old 09-03-2010, 02:10 AM
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Talking hello out there!

another american joining the forum...

i'm 18 and from texas and about to travel to australia next month, i got my whv and my plane tickets but apart from that i have no plans yet what to do down there, probably some fruitpickin...

thats it folks for now,

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:50 PM
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Hi Dave,

You will have a ball! :-) I spent nearly 2 years out in Australia on a WHV and loved it! The fruit picking is hard, I won't lie but so worthwhile to get your 2nd year visa and also a good way to meet others!

I got work picking coffee beans and tying down kiwi vines in Tambourine mountain just behind the Gold Coast and also picked zuchinni's and squash north of Cairns.

Good luck, hope you have a great time!


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Old 09-23-2010, 01:44 AM
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As Msjaypeg says Dave, there's a heap of experiences to be had and plenty of work about in agriculture/forestry areas and even pearling up Broome way from about April/May for about 5-6 months each year.
Have a look at Harvest Trail - Harvest jobs - Australian JobSearch and follow the sun for a year of susnshine and also plenty of rain at times too, so avoid the FAR north of Australia from about October through to April for that's the tropical wet season.
For work over the next couple of months you could look at areas north of Brisbane, up around the Sunshine Coast, plenty of strawberry farms and then Bundaberg region for plenty of fruit/vegetables and then further north you have the Burnett River Irrigation area near Ayr, south of Townsville, the Atherton Tablelands at Cairns and the Daintree north of Cairns as MsJP mentions but from November on it'll be getting very humid up that way and so you may find the season coming to an end but still a good time to get to see the Great Barrier Reef before the real wet begins, though it can come early and signs this year are making that quite a possibility so you might just want to go far enough north for a month or so and if you get as far as Bundaberg, pop out to 1770 and you can do a trip out to Lady Musgrave Island which is ion the GBR and also spend a few days on Fraser Island and then through late spring and summer you'll find more work further south, a good time to work you way across southern Australia and perhapshead up to Broom and beyond by April next year.
Have a look in the travel section for a few threads about cheap travelling about.





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