Australia Fruit Picking

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1. In Brief

Adventure in Australia and experience everything the West Coast has to offer, whilst at the same time having the opportunity to earn some money. This region is a vast and dramatic wilderness punctuated by cities and towns full of life and culture, including Perth and Albany. Enjoy waking to beaming sunshine, spending your days in beautiful rolling countryside, and filling your spare time by booking trips to go snorkelling over sparkling reefs, spotting dolphins in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean or learning to dive whilst socialising with your new friends. Explore the surrounding area and see kangaroos in their natural environment, as well as trying adventure sports such as surfing, windsurfing and bungee jumping. This is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself physically and earn money whilst travelling on this magical continent that has continued to draw visitors back time and time again.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earn money in the sun
  • Form long-lasting friendships with others like yourself!
  • See the sights and sounds of Australia’s West Coast

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • Please check with your local Australian High Commission that you are eligible for a working holiday visa

FAST FACTS

Location Margaret River, Western Australia
Activities Fruit picking
Working in a vineyard
Transport Volunteers must make their way to accommodation
Accommodation Working hostel

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on equipment & visas
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

PADI DIVE TRAINING

On the Frontier Marine Conservation Group Projects, we will train you to PADI Advanced Open Water before you begin undertaking important biological surveys. Depending on how long you spend on the project, you may also have the option to take further courses up to Divemaster!

Please see the "Dates and Costs" tab for dive qualification prices or ask your volunteer advisor for more information.

Find out more about PADI qualifications.

2. The project

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Volunteers are responsible for finding their own work placements with support from Frontier's experienced staff in London. We will also advise you on visas, tax and bank accounts. Paid work may involve anything from hand picking fresh strawberries from the vast fields of Western Australia to pruning vineyards in world renowned wine regions. It is up to you how hard you work but the more you do, the more money you are likely to get paid.

3. What to expect

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will follow our detailed instructions and make the safe and simple journey from Perth airport to your accommodation.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be staying in a working hostel where you will have plenty of opportunity to meet other working travellers and arrange your work placement.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

The project is self catered, which means that you will shop and cook for yourself. Joining your fellow workers in rustling up an evening meal is a great way of bonding with them, so make sure you dig out a few tried and tested recipes before you set off! There are plenty of places to buy fresh food including lots of fruit and vegetables from nearby, giving you the chance to venture out into the local area and experience day-to-day life in this far flung part of the world.

4. The reviews

A great way to meet loads of new friends and earn some money  | 14 Sep 2012
I’m not sure where to start! I had such a fantastic time on this project, from the amazing ...

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Tiring but fun  | 6 Sep 2010
I went during the summer months in the peak of the harvest so there was loads to do. The work is ...

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6. Extras

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

You may like to spend your free time relaxing and socialising with your fellow workers. Take time out to get to know some of this amazing country's wildlife. The diving and snorkelling off the nearby beaches is absolutely spectacular and you may even see pods of dolphins, seals or perhaps whales if you spend time on the coast. However, if you fancy something more adventurous then there are plenty of adventure activities and water-based sports to get involved in at reasonable prices. Other water sports available include water skiing, windsurfing, surfing, bodyboarding and more. Try a bungee jump for a full blown adrenaline rush, or mountain biking for a great way to take in the staggering landscapes. Venture into nearby towns with your new friends for a taste of the raucous Australian nightlife ñ the bars and clubs are sure to be jam packed!

7. Dates and Costs

COSTS

Fee US$645

DEPARTURE DATES

This project runs all year round.

DURATION

This project runs for 1 week

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on equipment & visas
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Accommodation
  • Project orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international headquarters backup

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Perth (WA) (PER)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

8. How to apply

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.


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