Yeppoon is a picturesque resort town close to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Keppel

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island. Harvest work wise you will find work picking Mangoes, Pineapple, Apples and Lychess.

Population: 13,200

Harvest Work Yeppoon

January to February – Mangoes
January to March – Pineapples
March to April – Custard apples
December to January – Lychees

Where’s Yeppoon?

Getting There

The Bruce Highway will get you there, if you don’t have a car, bus and train services operate daily. Yeppoon is a 4hr drive south of Mackay and a short 45 minute drive north from Mackay.


Backpackers hostels are located in Rockhampton, otherwise their are caravan parks, motels and hotels in Yeppoon. The nearest major airport is Mackay.

Things to do when you’re fruitpicking

Check out the Black and Little Red flying foxes, at sunset thousands off them head off at once to their feeding groups, great site! Make sure you check the beautiful beaches and soak up the relaxing lifestyle in Yeppoon.

Get in contact with the local Visitor Centre for tour ideas,

Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre
Tropic of Capricorn Spire, Gladstone Rd
Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone Number: 1800 676 701

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One Response to Yeppoon

  1. Hey!

    We a couple looking for qualifying work for our second year visa, preferably on a farm as we are looking to experience real Aussie life!
    We will do what ever it takes to stay in this amazing country longer, so getting our hands dirty and working hard isnt a problem!!
    We can get to you tomorrow if needs be!!!
    We have experience with fruit/veg picking from egg plants, water melons, cucumber and punkin farms.
    We have mostly done farm work around aus to fund our trip as we love the out doors life style.
    im 22 and from the UK, and Michael is 26 and also from the UK.
    Im a Hairdresser by trade, and Michael a surveyor.
    We are extremely hard-working, reliable and trustworthy.
    We are currently based in Cairns but travel is not a problem.
    We have a camper van, so travel and accomadation is sorted
    We are willing to stay on the farm for as long as you need us.
    Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions
    thank you 0434011437

    charlie and michael August 27, 2012 at 2:07 am Reply

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