WORK FOR BACK-PACKERS
Gayndah is situated 366kms from Brisbane and is located in the centre of the Citrus growing area of Queensland. Each year, Backpackers are required to help with picking Citrus, Grapes and pruning.
The weather during the harvest season (April - September) can vary and wet weather gear and warm bedding are needed in the colder parts of the season.
March to September - Citrus
November to March - Citrus pruning
You must be must be an Australian citizen or have a work visa.
Most growers pay fortnightly and shed work is normally paid by the hour.
Picking work is done by piece rates which means you get paid for how much you pick.
Most Growers provide picking bags and clippers
All pickers require suitable footwear and drinking water container
For accommodation, there are hotels, motels, caravan parks and a hostel
Now, if your not from Australia and are visiting some country towns, then your sure to come across a building painted in white and blue, with CWA written in capital letters.
The letters stand for "THE COUNTRY WOMENS ASSOCIATION."
The ladies of Gayndah would come here for meetings and to learn arts & crafts, drama, music, public speaking, cooking, floral art, how to use computers and more.
Living in country Australia can be quite lonely when the husband is working long hours or away from home, so this is a nice outlet for the young and old women of the town and surrounding area, to come together.
It is not all fun though, in times of emergencies such as drought and floods, these women bake and help out.
Their aim is to improve the conditions for women and children and make life better for families, especially those living in rural and remote Australia.
The CWA is located behind the Memorial Hall
What I love when visiting areas like Gayndah, is buying fresh fruit from the roadside stalls. As Gayndah is situated in the centre of the biggest Citrus fruit growing area in Queensland, we found fresh Oranges & Lemons for sale on the Roadside Stalls.
These are so much nicer than shop bought ones because the fruit is allowed to ripen on the tree, making them full of flavor and very juicy.
Stop at a stall and buy some and try - mmm! delicious!
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