Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in Cairns? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Cairns? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Cairns a success!
Cairns is a large coastal city located on the coast of Queensland with has an approximate population of 145,000.
Its postcode is 4870, which makes it an area eligible for backpackers and people wanting to come and work and travel Australia to extend their Working Holiday Visa to an Extended Working Holiday Visa.
It is located 1,705 km's to the north of Brisbane. The drive from Brisbane to Cairns will take between 21 - 22 hours if you were to drive without taking any breaks. However, there are flights from most cities in Australia to Cairns.
Cairns, and the surrounding area, generally only produces bananas. Despite only having one major crop, work can generally be found all year long.
It should be noted that you won't find any fruit picking work directly in Cairns, expect to travel 50+ km's to the farm itself.
Generally lots of work. There may be work. Generally no work.
And here you can see the average temperatures in Cairns over the year, it may influence you decision on if you want to work in the area.
Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Brisbane and Queensland as your Location and Agriculture & Rural Services as your Speciality when using the search form to get a complete list of companies who may have job listings.
If there isn't anything on there that interests you, have a look at the National Harvest Labour Information Service (run by the Australian government):
There is a huge amount of options to you ranging from hostels, hotels, motels and caravan parks.
For more information you can contact the local Tourist Information centre.
Due to it is large population (about 145,000 people) there are a wide range of things you can do. There are plenty of shopping, cafes, bars, clubs, and restaurants to satisfy most people.
Being situated right on the ocean there are lots of beaches around the area for those of you who like to have a swim after a hard days work. Just check with locals first, during the wet season you should only swim in netted beaches as crocodiles and jelly fish are in the water.
There are a number of townships north of the city worth having a look at, they make a nice day trip. They include Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.
Nature lovers will be in paradice with numerous national and state parks and parkland in the district. The famous Daintree Rainforest is only a 75km drive away. For more details on the Daintree Rainforst click here.
Other popular things to do include: a Great Barrier Reef tour, the Kuranda Train & Skyrail tour, white water rafting, a day trip to Green Island, visiting the Atherton Tablelands, a crocodile boat tour, visiting Mission Beach, snorkeling, and much more. This website is well worth a look, it has a lot of other things you can do in and around Cairns: www.cairnsinfo.com.
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