You could be outside picking delicious apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches or plums surrounded by stunning views of Hawke's Bay, Marlborough or Central Otago. Or you could be inside sorting and packing premium fruit for sale.
When you're not working there's lots of things to do whether you're after adrenaline and adventure or wanting to explore local wineries, culture and sights.
Get your friends together and have fun earning good money and staying in on-orchard accommodation, hostels or campsites in one of New Zealand's beautiful regions.
Whether you are looking to get fit or work on your tan while working as a picker or simply enjoying the many recreational opportunities in the region during your spare time, there is plenty on offer outdoors this summer.
Earn good money on a summerfruit orchard this summer. There is a variety of work on orchards and in packhouses throughout the year for all ages and skill levels.
Handpicked is here to answer your questions and provide all you need to know to find a harvest role on orchard or in a packhouse this summer.
Graydon Scott shares his seasonal work experience
The 20-year-old has wanted to do orchard work for years after hearing about the great money you can earn for your tertiary education. “There’s not a l…
Handpicked Crew rewards cards update
Once you start work in the summerfruit industry in Central Otago, you’re part of the Handpicked Crew and eligible to receive a rewards card.The Handpi…
Meg's advice - don't knock it till you try it
The 18-year-old lives in Alexandra when home from studying at the University of Otago, and found her way into the industry after her mother worked in…