Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in Cunnamulla? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around Cunnamulla? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to Cunnamulla a success!
Cunnamulla is a small outback country town located in southern central Queensland. It has an approximate population of 1500 and has an integrated community of indigenous and non-indigenous people.
Its postcode is 4490, 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 centrally situated on the crossroads of the Balonne Highway (Adventure Way) (connecting St George and Thargomindah) and the Matilda Highway (connecting Charleville and Bourke).
To the west is Thargomindah, north is Charleville and to the east is St George. To the south lies the New South Wales State border and the town of Bourke.
In terms of harvest work, Cunnamulla is only really known for growing grapes.
It is unlikely you will find any other fruit picking work in the area, although you may find other types of farm related work available throughout the entire year.
The work season basically breaks down like this: Dec - Jan (picking grapes), May - July (vine pruning), September - October (vine shoot thinning and vine bunch trimming).
However, the months of December and January are the best for finding work.
Generally lots of work. There may be work. Generally no work.
And here you can see the average temperatures in Cunnamulla 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, here are the details for one of the biggest companies in the area, it is always a good idea to contact them and see if there is any work in the area:
And there is the National Harvest Labour Information Service (run by the Australian government):
There are no backpacker hostels in Cunnamulla. The caravan park offers a range of facilities from camping in tents to cabin accommodation. Motels, hotels and B&B accommodation is also centrally located. There are also farms and homesteads in the area that offer farm stays with facilities from camping to homestead accommodation.
For more information you can contact the local Tourist Information centre.
If you've found a job and need to get to Cunnamulla your options are a little limited. There are no direct flights from any of the major airline companies of Australia, and public transport generally only runs a few times a week. Your best option might be to drive.
If you don't have your own transport, you have to make a decision. Will you take a camper van or take a rental car?
To find out the best way to rent a car or camper van in Australia (and there are some tricks to it!), check out the Getting around Australia - cars & camper vans page now!
Catch one of the bus services to Cunnamulla, departing from Brisbane (journey duration is about 12.5 hours). Check out the Getting around Australia - public transport page now to search ALL the public transport networks right across the country!
Considering how remote the area is, there is an amazing amount of things for you to do. Here is a list of a few of them, and don't forget to have a look at the Tourist Information centre website listed above.
In Cunnamulla, Eulo, Yowah and Wyandra you will find farm stays, Charlotte Plains, Nardoo Station, Aldville Station, artesian mud baths, date farm and wine tour, historic hotels, Rocky Bridge & Wallaby Walk, the Warrego River, boat cruises, view birds on Bowra Station, fishing, yabbying, sand boarding, bare foot bowls, Glencoe Station, opal mining, cemetery and historical tours, bike hire, Cunnamulla Fella and the Stephanie Mills Gallery
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