A good place to start when planning your Harvest Trail experience is to decide which region you want to visit, and when is the best time to go based on what’s in season.
Farmers need help right across Australia and there are a large variety of crops needing harvesting including grapes, stone fruit, bananas, apples and vegetables to name a few. Due to varying climate conditions around the country, different regions harvest at different times of the year, meaning there is always work available.
To find out what is in season now and what is coming up, download the National Harvest Guide which provides detailed information, organised by region and season. The Guide is administered by the Commonwealth Government Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and provides comprehensive information about harvest opportunities, and is the perfect place to get started planning your own Harvest Trail adventure.
Once you’ve decided where and when to go, you can make the most of your trip by taking in the many festivals, events and local attractions on offer in Regional Australia. The best place to start is by visiting the Australia Tourism website and searching your destination. Not forgetting that often the best part of the destination is often the journey, be sure to see what’s going on along the way.
You’ll also find that the local tourist information centre will be able to offer fisrt hand advice on where to eat, where to stay and what to see