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23rd Jan | 13 min read

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    If you are backpacking Australia and looking for work, this post will help you find fruit picking work in Tasmania.

    At GAFFL we know that it can be difficult to find fruit picking work in Australia. There are a few websites out there that are great for finding fruit picking jobs but there are also websites that ask you for money before showing you any job listings. There are farms all over Australia that have openings but don’t post them. We’ve devised a way for backpackers in Australia to find these jobs free of any cost. We have also written about how to find fruit picking work in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia. This post will focus on helping you with fruit picking in Tasmania. Additionally, you can try checking out our many hostel guides to fruit picking jobs in Australia. For Tasmania specifically, you can check out our guide on some of the best working hostels to find fruit picking jobs in Tasmania

    Here’s how it works: choose a location that is currently harvesting a fruit/crop and then contact a farm in that area to find out if they have an opening. We have provided you with contact details for different farms in the area, as well as ideas about other things to do, information about accommodations, and directions on how to get there. We retrieved most of the contact information below from the yellow pages or Facebook. We don't have any affiliation with the farms or wineries listed below.

    Before contacting the farms directly, you may have luck finding fruit picking work in Tasmania by browsing through the Australian Government’s Harvest website. All of the harvest information below was directly sourced from the Australian Government’s Harvest website.

    Another great way to find harvest work is to contact the Harvest Labour Service provider in your area. You can find their contacts here.  

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    Smithton

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    Contact Information for farms in the Smithton area:

    West Montagu Berries
    Phone: 0467 317 327
    Address: 409 West Montagu Rd, West Montagu TAS 7330
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WestMontaguBerries/about/?ref=page_internal

    What are some other things to know about Smithton?

    While staying in Smithton you should visit the Tarkine forests, Arthur River and Cape Grim on the West coast. You can also explore Dismal Swamp and the historic town of Stanley. 

    Accommodations: While in Smithton you can stay in luxury suites, hotels, motels, B&B’s, campgrounds and caravan parks. 

    Directions: Smithton is one hour’s drive West of Burnie along the Bass Highway. There is no rail, air, or bus services to or from Smithton. 

    Burnie

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    February- April

    Apples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    November- May

    Berries- Demand for harvest workers is high from December to May.

    December- February

    Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Burnie area:

    Tasmanian Fruit Tree Growers
    Phone: (03) 6437 2072
    Address: 270 Pine Rd, Penguin TAS 7316
    Email: hazelbrooknursery@bigpond.com
    Website: https://www.tasfruittreegrowers.com.au/
    Wholesalers of hazelnut trees.

    What are some other things to know about Burnie?

    When passing through Burnie you should visit Emu Valley Rhododendrom, Hellyers Road Distillery, Guide Falls Waterfall, Guide Falls Animal Farm, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Makers’ Workshop & Creative Paper Mill, Little Penguin Observation Centre, Fernglade Platypus Trail, Burnie Park.

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, and a hostel in town.

    Directions: Burnie is 152 kms north west of Launceston. Daily bus services operate from both Launceston and Hobart and there is a direct air service from Melbourne to Burnie daily.

    Ulverstone

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    November- May

    Berries- Demand for harvest workers is high from December to May.

    Contact Information for farms in the Ulverstone area:

    Kindred Feijoas
    Phone: (03) 6429 3238
    Address: Kindred TAS 7310

    Ayers G P & M W Pty Ltd
    Phone: 0419 036 423
    Address: 21 Pilgrims Rd, Spreyton TAS 7310
    Email: shane@ayersorchards.com.au

    Viney W R
    Phone: (03) 6427 2016
    Address: K310 Main Rd, Spreyton TAS 7310

    Costa Exchange
    Phone: (03) 6422 6900
    Address: 211 Brooke St, East Devonport TAS 7310

    What are some other things to know about Ulverstone?

    While in Ulverstone you should visit the Ulverstone History Museum, Woodcraft Gallery & Workshop, Ulverstone Waterslide, the miniature railway, Leven Canyon, Preston Falls, Dial Range, Wings Wildlife Park, Kaydale Lodge, Gunns Plains Cave and Braddons lookout

    Accommodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, cabin parks, guesthouses, B&B’s and hostels in town.

    Directions: Ulverstone is 28 kms east of Burnie, 25 kms west of Devonport, and 125 kms north west of Launceston. There are regular air services to Burnie from Hobart and Melbourne as well as daily bus services from Hobart and Launceston. An hourly bus service operates from Ulverstone through Burnie to Wynyard each day. The daily ferry service to and from Melbourne operates from Devonport.

    Devonport

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    March- May

    Apples- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- April

    Berries- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- January

    Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Devonport area:

    Sassafras Orchards
    Phone: (03) 6426 7373
    Address: 143 Native Plains Rd, Sassafras TAS 7307

    What are some other things to know about Devonport?

    When you’re in Devonport you should visit the Tasmanian Arboretum, Home Hill (home of Joseph Lyons), Don River railway, Devonport Gallery and Arts Centre, Maritime Museum, Australia Weaving Mills Factory Outlet, Antique Emporium, Mersey Bluff and Bluff Beach, Penguin rookery at Lillico Beach, Simon Martin Whips Studio, and The Big Big House. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s, guesthouses, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Devonport is 98 kms north west of Launceston.There are regular flights from Melbourne to Devonport airport. There is a daily bus service from Hobart and regular bus services between Launceston and Devonport.

    Deloraine

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    December- May

    Berries- Demand for harvest workers is the highest from December to April.

    Contact Information for farms in the Deloraine area:

    Nerrigundah Blueberries
    Phone: 0473 448 744
    Address: Western Creek TAS 7304
    Email: nerrigundah.blueberries@gmail.com
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/NerrigundahBlueberries

    Three Willows Vineyard
    Phone: 0478 669 211
    Address: 46 Montana Rd, Red Hills TAS 7304
    Email: 3willowsvineyard@gmail.com 
    Website: https://3willows.com.au/

    Lees Orchard
    Phone: 0478 669 211

    Address: 161 John Lees Dr, Dilston TAS 7252
    Email: 3willowsvineyard@gmail.com 
    Website: https://3willows.com.au/

    Longford Berries
    Phone: 0409 911 972
    Address: 119 Bulwer St, Longford TAS 7301
    Email: dennismbetts@gmail.com

    East Tamar Cherries
    Phone: 0409 215 791
    Address: 2280 East Tamar Hwy, Mt Direction TAS 7252

    Bilambil Berry Farm
    Phone: 0417 317 229
    Address: 270 Pipers River Rd, Turners Marsh TAS 7267

    Pinot Shop
    Phone: (03) 6331 3977

    Address: 135 Paterson St, Launceston TAS 7250
    Email: info@pinotshop.com
    Website: https://www.pinotshop.com/

    What are some other things to know about Deloraine?

    Deloraine is in the heart of the Great Western Tiers Touring Route and when you’re visiting you’ll have great access to Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair National Park, Mole Creek Karst National Park, and the Great Western Tiers. You should also explore Yarns artwork in silk, Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum. There are two national events that are very popular in The Meander Valley, they are AGFEST, a national agricultural event, which takes place in May each year and The Deloraine Craft Fair which is in November. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s, guesthouses, and hostels in town.
    Directions: Deloraine is located 51 kms west of Launceston and is a 30 minute drive from Launceston or Devonport. There are no rail, bus or air services to Deloraine.

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    Launceston

    When should I go?

    February- May

    Apples- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    March- May + July- August

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is the highest in April, July, and August.

    Contact Information for farms in the Launceston area:

    Lees Orchard
    Phone: (03) 6328 1158
    Address: 161 John Lees Dr, Dilston TAS 7252
    Email:office@leesorchard.com.au
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Lees.Orchard.Dilston

    Legana Orchards Pty Ltd
    Phone: (03) 6330 2212
    Address: Jetty Rd, Legana TAS 7277

    What are some other things to know about Launceston?

    When you’re in Launceston you should visit Launceston Cataract Gorge & First Basin, Historical buildings, Penny Royal, Tamar River Cruises, Franklin House, Cataract Gorge, City Park, Prince’s Square, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Seaport Marina, Harvest Markets, The Design Centre Tasmania, Cycling and the Old Umbrella Shop

    Accommodations: There are several hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s, guesthouses, farm stays, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Launceston is 200 kms north of Hobart. Air and bus travel between Hobart and Launceston is available daily with air services each day from mainland Australia. 

    Scottsdale

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    March- April + September- November

    Hops- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Scottsdale area:

    Benny's Blueberries
    Phone: (03) 6352 7332
    Address: Cloverdale 236 Pennells Rd, Springfield TAS 7260

    Berries Cafe
    Phone: 0427 593 108
    Address: Derby TAS 7264

    Crestview Blueberry Farm
    Phone: (03) 6395 1407
    Address: Main Rd, Lilydale TAS 7268

    What are some other things to know about Scottsdale?

    When you’re in Scottsdale you should visit North East Park, Mount Stronach Walk, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Scottsdale RSL Military Museum, The Art Cafe, Anzac Park, and Tin Mine Centre.

    Accommodations: There are hotels, motels, caravan parks, B&B’s, guesthouses, and hostels in town.

    Directions: Scottsdale is approximately 70 kms from Launceston. Regular bus services are available to and from Scottsdale and other towns in the area.

    Richmond

    When should I go?

    January- December

    Vegetables- Demand for harvest workers is high from January to June.

    March- July

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- April

    Stonefruit- Demand for harvest workers is high in December and January.

    December- April

    Apples- Demand for harvest workers is high in December and January.

    December- April

    Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is high in December and January.

    Contact Information for farms in the Richmond area:

    Global Produce Solutions Pty Ltd
    Phone: (03) 9621 2999
    Address: Ste 409/ 530 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
    Email: admin@globalproduce.com.au

    Table Grape Growers Of Australia Pty Ltd
    Phone: (03) 9822 3722
    Address: 25 Spring Rd, Malvern VIC 3144

    What are some other things to know about Richmond?

    Places to visit while in Richmond include Richmond Bridge, St John’s Catholic Church, Richmond Gaol, Richmond Arms Hotel, St Luke’s Anglican Church, Salamanca Market, Port Arthur Historic Site, Bruny Island, Court House, Prospect House, Laurel Cottage and various shops, stores, cottages and houses in the Georgian style.

    Accommodations: There are hotels, B&B’s, and guesthouses in town.

    Directions: Richmond is located 27 kms to the north east of Hobart.  A regular public bus service is available on weekdays from Hobart.

    New Norfolk

    When should I go?

    March- April + September- October

    Hops- Demand for harvest workers is high in March and April.

    March- April + June- August

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- February

    Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the New Norfolk area:

    Reid Fruits
    Phone: (03) 6261 5620
    Address: 810 Glenora Rd, Plenty TAS 7140

    Hansen Orchards Pty Ltd
    Phone: (03) 6264 0200
    Address: 64 Basin Rd, Grove TAS 7109
    Website: http://hansenorchards.com.au/
    Fruits: Premium Tasmanian Cherries And Apples

    Granton Berry Farm
    Phone: (03) 6275 0687
    Address: 23 Eric Ct, Granton TAS 7030

    Fruit Growers Tasmania
    Phone: (03) 6169 2059
    Address: 262 Argyle St, North Hobart TAS 7000
    Email: stuart@fruitgrowerstas.org.au
    Website: https://www.fruitgrowerstas.org.au/

    Lucaston Park Orchards
    Phone:(03) 6266 4412
    Address: 26 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109
    Email: info@lucastonparkorchards.com.au
    Website: http://lucastonparkorchards.com.au/

    Wolfe's Berry Farm
    Phone:(03) 6239 6310
    Address: 98 Wolfes Rd, Neika TAS 7054
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Wolfesberry

    Tahune Fields Nursery
    Phone:(03) 6266 4474
    Address: 106 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109

    Stonehouse Gardens
    Phone:(03) 6266 4587
    Address: 54 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109

    Smith A & M
    Phone:(03) 6266 4650
    Address: "Lollara", Grove TAS 7109

    Smith R & R
    Phone:(03) 6266 4339
    Address: Lollara 54 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109

    Calvert Bros
    Phone:(03) 6264 2267
    Address: Ranelagh TAS 7109

    Multifruits
    Phone:(03) 6264 1291
    Address: 80 Dowlings Rd, Huonville TAS 7109

    3rd Rock Agriculture
    Phone:(03) 6266 6272
    Address: 799 North Huon Rd, Judbury TAS 7109

    Pegusas Sprouts
    Phone:(03) 6229 7090
    Address: 48B Browns Rd, Kingston TAS 7050

    BW Griggs & Sons
    Phone:(03) 6264 1474
    Address: 2873 Huon Hwy, Huonville TAS 7109

    Freycinet Vineyards Pty Ltd
    Phone:(03) 6257 8574
    Address: 104 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004
    Email: freycinetwines@tassie.net.au
    Website: http://www.freycinetvineyard.com.au/

    Bream Creek Vineyard
    Phone:0419 363 714
    Email: info@breamcreekvineyard.com.au.
    Website: https://www.breamcreekvineyard.com.au/

    Freycinet Vineyards Pty Ltd
    Phone:(03) 6257 8574
    Address: 104 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004
    Email: freycinetwines@tassie.net.au
    Website: http://www.freycinetvineyard.com.au/

    What are some other things to know about New Norfolk?

    While you’re staying in New Norfolk you should visit Tynwald House, Willow Court, St Matthew’s Anglican Church (the oldest church in Tasmania), Bush Inn, Old Colony Inn, salmon ponds and Norske Skog Mill. 

    Accommodations: There are hotels, a motel, caravan parks, guesthouses and B&Bs in and around town.

    Directions: New Norfolk is located 37 kms to the north east of Hobart. A daily bus service is available from Hobart to New Norfolk, except Sundays and public holidays.

    Huonville

    When should I go?

    March- May

    Apples- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    March- April + June- August

    Grapes- Demand for harvest workers is steady for the whole period.

    December- February

    Cherries- Demand for harvest workers is high in December and January 

    November- May

    Strawberries- Demand for harvest workers is high for the whole period.

    Contact Information for farms in the Huonville area:

    Scott Bros
    Phone:(03) 6297 9921
    Address: Cairns Bay TAS 7116

    BW Griggs & Sons
    Phone:(03) 6264 1474
    Address: 2873 Huon Hwy, Huonville TAS 7109

    Lucaston Park Orchards
    Phone:(03) 6266 4412
    Address: 26 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109
    Email: info@lucastonparkorchards.com.au
    Website: http://lucastonparkorchards.com.au/

    Calvert Bros
    Phone:(03) 6264 2267
    Address: Ranelagh TAS 7109

    Stonehouse Gardens
    Phone: (03) 6266 4587
    Address: 54 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109

    Tahune Fields Nursery
    Phone: (03) 6266 4474
    Address: 106 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109

    Smith R & R
    Phone: (03) 6266 4339
    Address: Lollara 54 Lucaston Rd, Lucaston TAS 7109

    Cane D T & D M
    Phone: (03) 6266 3170
    Address: 3238 Huon Hwy, Franklin TAS 7113

    3rd Rock Agriculture
    Phone: (03) 6266 6272
    Address: 799 North Huon Rd, Judbury TAS 7109

    Glenburn Orchards Pty Ltd
    Phone: 0437 924 190
    Address: 7254 Channel Hwy, Nicholls Rivulet TAS 7112
    Email: admin@glenburnorchards.com.au

    Wolfe's Berry Farm
    Phone: (03) 6239 6310
    Address: 98 Wolfes Rd, Neika TAS 7054

    Nierinna Blueberries
    Phone: (03) 6267 2581
    Address: 371 Nierinna Rd, Margate TAS 7054

    Glenburn Orchards Pty Ltd
    Phone: (03) 6295 1787
    Address: 7 Esplanade Rd, Cygnet TAS 7112

    Glenburn Orchards Apples & Cherries
    Phone: (03) 6295 1717
    Address: 7254 Channel Hwy, Nicholls Rivulet TAS 7112

    Calvert Bros
    Phone: (03) 6297 6264
    Address: Waterloo TAS 7109

    Jildon Farm
    Phone: (03) 6295 0088
    Address: 190 Cygnet Coast Rd, Petcheys Bay TAS 7112

    Groombridge, Peter
    Phone: (03) 6267 4469
    Address: Trial Bay TAS 7155

    Trial Bay Orchards
    Phone: (03) 6267 4469
    Address: 3160 Channel Hwy, Kettering TAS 7155

    R J & P C Hankin
    Phone: 0428 976 342
    Address: 450 Sledge Hill Rd, Glendevie TAS 7109

    Fruit Growers Tasmania
    Phone: (03) 6169 2059
    Address: 262 Argyle St, North Hobart TAS 7000
    Email: stuart@fruitgrowerstas.org.au
    Website: https://www.fruitgrowerstas.org.au/

    What are some other things to know about Huonville?

    When you’re in Huonville you should visit The Apple Shed, Hartz Mountain National Park, South-West National Park, Ida Bay Railway, Cockle Creek, Recherche Bay, Cygnet art galleries, Tahune Forest Airwalk and reserve, Wooden Boat Centre at Franklin, and Hasting caves.

    Accommodations: There are several hotels, guesthouses and hostels. There are also caravan parks in nearby towns.
    Directions: The Southern Tasmanian town of Huonville is located 39 kms south of Hobart. y. Daily bus services run between Huonville and Hobart however, many farms are out of town so your own transport would be very useful.

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