Backpackers and Jobs

Farm Work around Cardwell is Available Now! We have the best Backpacker accomodation in the area.

Looking for Farm work?  Fill in our Enquires form so we can let you know what is coming up.
Do not call us as we may not get all your details. 

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Set in tropical gardens, a renovated ‘Queenslander’ home features our dormitory style accommodation.  The lower level houses a large well equipped kitchen suitable for group cooking, separate male and female amenities, a large outdoor sitting area and a separate games area.  The upper level consists of four large bedrooms (4 beds per room), with interconnecting, lockable doors, television, fridge and seating and is ideal for back packers.  Air-conditioners and ceiling fans are fitted to each of the rooms.

Double or twin roomettes are very popular with backpackers, allowing more privacy than the ‘dormitory’ style of accommodation.  Each room is equipped with a double bed or two single beds, bed linen, small fridge, wardrobe, drawers, air conditioning and flat screen TV.  Roomettes share the kitchen and bathroom facilities of the Hostel.  Ask about our special for long-term stays. 

Backpacker Accomodation prices are shown below:

If you are looking for work please complete our enquiries form. DO NOT call us as we only use this form to offer jobs to workers. We will get back to you as soon as something suitable becomes available. Our busiest time is from October to January. 

Applying for Farmwork: Duties for picking/packing: select fruit/vegetable for harvest according to the Farmers directions on the size and ripeness, pack carefully and efficiently, avoiding damage to produce. You may have to operate machinery or use tools at times and clean up and disposing of rubbish. At the end of season removing irrigation for storage for next year.
About you: You will need to be able to cope with the physical demands of the job, so you need to be physically fit, strong, and able to undertake manual work. You may be working in a shed or outdoors at times in hot, humid conditions, rain at times, and you need to be able to work quickly and consistently for long periods.