When is work available?


When to apply?

For harvest (Dec – Feb)


For Thinning (Oct)


Rest of year

Applications open mid-October. We may hire up to 250 workers. Applications open end of September We ask for a minimum of 3-4 months stay if you wish to stay through Winter. As we have very few positions in Winter (1-5 workers), you must apply around March-April.




Our new purpose-built accommodation built in 2016 offers a choice of 2, 4 and 6-bed bunkrooms. Accommodation is from $120/week plus we hire a hostel during peak season. You can also get accommodation in town at a boarding school (from $120 week or enquire at Marj’s Place backpackers. You need your own transport to come to work. We do not provide transport from town to the orchard.


Qualifications & skills required, Visa

NZ Citizen or Resident

Working Holiday Visa or Variation of Condition.

If the conditions of your work, student or visitor visa no longer suit your situation, you may be able to apply for a variation of conditions. Temporary visas such as work, student or visitor visas are granted with conditions telling you what you are allowed to do while you’re on the visa. These conditions can be things like working in a particular job or studying at a particular education provider. If your visa conditions no longer match your circumstances, you may apply to Immigration New Zealand for a Variation of Conditions. For more information visit Immigration New Zealand website.


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Why work here

Amazing location

Central Otago is a stunning region, renowned for its beauty. We’re close to NZ’s adventure capital, Queenstown and Wanaka which has lots of free activities including beautiful walks in Aspiring National Park and mountain biking trails around the lake and rivers.

Friendly staff

“My best job so far. Great memories with lovely colleagues.” 2015 worker.  “It was good to see the manager coming every day to check on us. What we really appreciated was the fact that he was able to show us what we had to do to improve, but also what we were doing right. We were recognised in our work.”
Clement & Melodie, France

Long term opportunity

Opportunity for a longer work period as we have four different crops, not just one or two

New Accommodation

New purpose-built accommodation lodge with great staffroom experienced management team with a passion for producing a quality product.

If you are interested in work