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How Many Working Hostels Are There In Bundaberg?

As I previously mentioned in an earlier post there are 12 working hostels in the town of Bundaberg and in this post I will draw a link to all the hostels which have their own independent website. I think it is really important to give a firsthand review with photographs of working town hostels as there is currently only vague and washy information available online which doesn’t give much away with regards to their availability and working schedules.

A little Goon pong with the guys from City Central Backpackers on Easter weekend :)
A little Goon pong with the guys from City Central Backpackers on Easter weekend 🙂

It can be quite stressful for backpackers who are wanting to undertake their second year visa when they attempt to try and find working hostels so hopefully this guide will at least offer a more detailed insight into Bundaberg which is positioned in Queensland (notoriously the best place in Oz to gather regional work due to the climate’s consistency and stability throughout the year).

The most common fruits/harvest in Bundaberg

January to December – Sweet potatoes

February to September – Avocados

March to July – Citrus

March to December – Zucchinis

April to May – Beans

April to August – Capsicums

April to June – Cucumbers, custard apples

April to August – Tomatoes

May to July – Pumpkins

August to November – Cherry tomatoes

Do not do pineapple picking! And if you do then definitely wear a long sleeve top :)
Do not do pineapple picking! And if you do then definitely wear a long sleeve top 🙂

August to September – Strawberries

October to November – Beans, cucumbers

October to December – Capsicums, tomatoes, melons

November to December – Pumpkins

December to February – Mangoes

I am currently picking macadamia nuts now and its March and is expected to run for up to 12 weeks. If you can get Macadamias as a job

This is my wage sheet showing how much I earned for two days in my first week at the macadamia farm. Notice the tax as well which I can claim back in July
This is my wage sheet showing how much I earned for two days in my first week at the macadamia farm. Notice the tax as well which I can claim back in July

IMG_9491 then be sure to go for it as good money can be made here as a bonus on top of your already great $20.20 per hour wage. I have recently found out as well that if you do 12 straight weeks with the same farmer then this is all the time you have to do to extend your working holiday visa instead of the usual 88 days that is required if you chop and change regions, farms and areas. If you really want to save some money though then doing the full 88 days is recommended.

The working hostels

East Bundy Backpackers

East Bundy
East Bundy

Central Lodge Backpackers

Grand BackpackersGrand Backpackers

Footprints Bigfoot Backpackers

Federal Backpackers

Workers and Divers Backpackers

Cellblock Backpackers

Cellblock Backpackers
Cellblock Backpackers

City Centre Backpackers

Dingo Blue Backpackers

Dingo Blue Backpackers
Dingo Blue Backpackers

 

Bundaberg Backpackers

Bundaberg Backpackers
Bundaberg Backpackers

Bus Stop Backpackers

Grand Midpoint Backpackers

So whether you book ahead before arriving in Bundaberg or not you will always find a place to stay for one or two nights on their night by night tariffs. However, if you want to guarantee your work and avoid possible disappointment then I would advise booking a hostel 1 to 2 weeks beforehand to get yourself on the jobs list and secure yourself some harvest work for when you arrive. Bundaberg isn’t one of those towns where there is an abundance of activities to fill your time so it is also recommended to get your regional work in place sooner so you’re not sitting around twiddling your thumbs.

Cheers,

Thomo

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Travelling with my best mate Scotty,also on this site, since 6 June 2012 with the intention of having fun and experiencing life to the fullest. Follow my adventures and give me some abuse and advice. Laters party people ;-)

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