To follow a ‘Harvest Trail’ can be a great adventure for individuals, couples or groups.

A Harvest Trail can be anything you want it to be – from a short haul close to your home base, or a long journey which may take months, or even a year, to travel and work right round Australia.

There are no formal arrangements required, no deadlines – just go with the flow.

Join in wherever you are and whatever the time of year may be.

You will find that moving in similar directions to others and sharing work tasks with them will become a valuable life experience.

The Harvest Guide is the perfect place to start if you want to work out your own personal Harvest Trail.

You can download the guide here: or call the Harvest Trail Information Service (HTIS) on free call 1800 062 332 and request a free hard copy.

To get you started, HTIS have researched Harvest Trails for you and present a few here for consideration:

Harvest Trail #1 – Top End to FNQ

Darwin (NT) – mangoes – September to November

Katherine (NT) – mangoes – November to December

Mareeba/Dimbulah (Qld) – mangoes – December to January

Mareeba/Dimbulah (Qld) – avocados – February to May

Bowen/Ayr (Qld) – vegetables – May/June to November/December

Harvest Trail #2 – Top End to SW WA

Darwin (NT) – mangoes – September to November

Katherine (NT) – mangoes – November to December

Carnarvon (WA) – mangoes – January to February

Carnarvon (WA) – melons – January to March

Margaret River (WA) – grapes – February to April

Manjimup/Pemberton (WA) – avocados – November to February

Manjimup/Mount Barker/Albany (WA) – strawberries – November to February/March

Manjimup/Donnybrook (WA) – Stone fruit – December to March

Manjimup (WA) – apples/pears – March to April

Harvest Trail #3 – Riverina to Goulburn Valley

Griffith/Leeton (NSW) – citrus – November to March

Griffith/Leeton (NSW) – grapes – January to March

Griffith (NSW) – melons/pumpkins – January to March

Shepparton (Vic) – stone fruit – January to April

Shepparton/Cobram (Vic) – apples/pears – January to April

Shepparton/Echuca (Vic) – tomatoes – January to April