Farm Work

You can get the best of both worlds with living next to the beach at Cottontree Backpackers and working on nearby farms towards your 2nd year Working Holiday Visa. We have farm work available year round, peak season being from May to late September/early October when strawberries are in season.

Strawberry pickers hard at work, season 2013

We know how important farm work is for international backpackers. We pride ourselves on minimal waiting times for work as well as in providing travellers with reliable and honest information about farm work on the Sunshine Coast area. Farm work is very weather dependent, and each year is slightly different from the last.

Our facebook page is the best place for keeping up to date with the current farm work situation, so make sure you “like” us!

Avocado pickers

Happy avocado pickers, season 2013

Approximate farm work seasons on the Sunshine Coast

January-February: Lychees
February-April: Avocados
April-October: Strawberries (picking May-October)

We can also help you with finding work locally in the hospitality industry.


Lychee season 2014