Welcome to our simple English blog about the Huon Valley. We write this blog for backpackers on a working holiday and for other travellers like you.

Another option for your working holiday…

Hello backpacker! We are running a series to help you find a farm job near Huonville. We want you to be able to earn your 88 days in beautiful southern Tasmania.

Two weeks ago we told you about Lucaston Park Orchards, a family run farm with good pay. Today we want to share with you about another farm. Actually, this one is a farm and a factory… a cherry packing factory!

Reid Fruits

If you like to work inside, away from the blazing sun, then Reid Fruits is a great choice for you. Reid Fruits offers jobs in Huonville from late November to mid February, depending on the season.

Most jobs are in the Reid packing shed, on the factory floor. If you get this job, you will be sorting and packing cherries with people from all over the world. Dress warmly – the shed is kept cold for the cherries.

You might also get a job making cherry boxes. This job is a lot less cold, but it’s harder to get. And if you like working outside, Reid Fruits also offers cherry picking jobs at local farms around Huonville.

You can find out more about Reid Fruits and apply here.

But where to stay?

Remember, if you need a place to stay, you can book at Pilgrim Hill, the hostel we run. We offer free shuttle rides to the Reid’s packing shed and to local farms.

Till next week, safe travels!

The Reid Fruits logo — it looks like a cherry because Reid's is well known for it's Tasmanian cherries.
Wonder why they have a logo like a cherry… 🤓

About Peirce Baehr

Peirce runs Pilgrim Hill with his wife, Christina. Peirce loves talking to travellers, learning new languages, studying old history, and discovering more about other cultures. He also loves being a father to a big family and following God wherever God leads.


  1. Yongsun moon on 22 Dec 2021 at 4:14 am

    Hi This is Luna&Choi.
    We’re looking for cherry picking work. 
    I wanna start 28th Dec.

    We stayed in Australia for about 3 years and are working holiday visas. 
    We have experienced picking cherry and many crops (blueberry, blackberry, chili, zucchini, apple, mandarin…)

    I wonder about the piece rate price, and when the season start day to end of season.

    And then Do you have campsite??

     If you have any work on your farm, please contact us.
    cheers 🙂

    • Peirce Baehr on 22 Dec 2021 at 5:14 am

      Hi Luna + Choi,

      Great question. Usually people at Reid’s start in December and work until end of January or beginning of February.

      And yes, we do have some camping. To find camping on our website, don’t select a dorm. Instead, leave the dorm question blank (leave it with the dash ‘—’). Then you can select camping. We are not set up to have lots of people camping, only a few spots.

      Feel free to ring if you have more questions: 0478 622 814

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