Fruit picking, seasonal & harvest work in New Norfolk

Are you interested in finding some fruit picking or harvest work in New Norfolk? Do you need more information about jobs & accommodation in and around New Norfolk? Then keep reading to discover all you need to know to make your trip to New Norfolk a success!

Fruit picking New Norfolk

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New Norfolk is medium sized country town, with an approximate population of 5,200 people. It is located north-west of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania. It is situated on the beautiful River Derwent.

Its postcode is 7140, 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 only 35 km's from Hobart, which should take about 30 minutes to drive depending on the traffic.


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Best time to find fruit picking work in New Norfolk

New Norfolk grows cherries, grapes and hops. Finding work with the grapes can be difficult depending on the season, but if there is any work to be found it will be in March to April or June to August.

Cherries have a good season in New Norfolk and you can often find work in the summer months of December to February. Hops have a short peak season, but you can generally find work in March and April.


    Jan     Feb     Mar     April     May     June     July     Aug     Sept     Oct     Nov     Dec  
Cherries: YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Grapes: NoNoMaybeMaybeNoMaybeMaybeMaybeNoNoNoNo
Hops: NoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoMaybeMaybeNoNo

  Legend:

Yes  Generally lots of work. Maybe  There may be work. No  Generally no work.


How to find fruit picking work in New Norfolk.

Firstly have a look on the Jobs Board, specifically the Fruit picking & Harvest jobs in Tasmania section.

Then have a look at the Employment agencies in Australia section. Simply select Hobart and Tasmania 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 Services (run by the Australian government):


National Harvest Labour Information Service

Website: www.harvesttrail.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 062 332 - 8:30am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)






Where to stay in New Norfolk

Due to its relatively small size there are limited accommodation options. There are hotels, a motel, caravan parks, guesthouses and B&Bs.

Budget and on farm accommodation is very limited in the area, so if any of the above options do not suit you, you can always commute from Hobart, as it is only 35 kms away.

You can also check with the local Tourist Information Centre to see what other options are available to you.


Name: New Norfolk Visitor Information Centre

Address: Circle Street, New Norfolk Tas 7140

Website: www.newnorfolk.org

Telephone: (03) 6261 3700




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