Working hostels are fantastic for travellers looking for fruit picking work.

Unlike hostels in tourist parts of Australia, working hostels provide accommodation, fruit picking jobs and in most cases provide transport to and from work each day. If you stay at a working hostel, it is expected that you are available to work.

Backpacker hostels can be found in a number of Riverland towns, including Waikerie, Berri, Loxton, Kingston-on-Murray and Renmark. If you are travelling with a group, camp at a caravan park or share the cost to hire a houseboat and stay on the river. 

For something a little different consider The Murray River Queen – Australia’s only floating backpacker hostel. With 48 cabins in total, 38 with en-suites and 30 with twin or double configuration – there is no better place to call home for 3 months. Have the privacy of your own room and yet live with over 100 travellers on the majestic Murray River.



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