No contractor = decent rates of pay (Romeo Apple Orchard)
It’s really hard work, the bag of apples weighed up to 17 kg. You go up and down the ladder al the time.
You get a Health and Safety introduction on the first day and that’s paid hourly.
The picking is piece work, paid fairly well depending on how fast you pick. ($33 – $41 a bin, an hour and a half to two hours work). You can apply direct through the Facebook site so no payment to contractors.
8 hour days, but you only get a day off if it rains.
The hostel nearly by was really dirty so we took the campsite. This was okay for the price, but really cold at night.