Ideal place to complete your farmwork for second year visa
I Completed my full 88 days visa work in Loxton and stayed at the Harvest Trail lodge for the whole trip.
Me and my friend arrived together and were placed in a four bed dorm which we had to ourselves for our whole stay. Which is what they try and do if they can. The room was a decent size and contained air conditioning and a fridge freezer. We were offered blankets and a heater. There is a large balcony which we spent most of the nights having drinks, there is a pool table, darts and then plenty of board games that we used. The two kitchens are quite big, both having fridges, microwaves and cookers and decent size tables. There was plenty of cutlery, thats if people returned them from their rooms after using them. In the kitchen downstairs there is a tv with lots of dvds, also quite a large book collection. The bathrooms were always clean, the showers were decent, there was sometimes a queue but that cant be helped if you all finish work at the same time. The laundry is across the road but they are big washers and dryers so you can get a decent load in and get your moneys worth. Every day we had work we were drove to and from the farms at no extra cost to us, we knew every day what we were working the following day and what time we had to be ready for.
You had the option of working as many days as you wanted a week, so if you wanted your days over and done with you can get them done here quickly. We had work pretty much all the time, apart from bank holidays when everyone was off. Depending on the type of work you get the piece rate is different, at first picking oranges was very hard so we didnt seem to make much but once you got the hang of things you got quicker, you filled more bins and then made more money, at the end of the day the harder you work the more you make! Grapes were paid by the bucket full so the same applies here, you get paid for what you work. It is hard work, some days are longer than others but everyone has fun with it, we even on the occasion got bought beer after a days work! There is a pub down the road that had nights when bands played, the town itself is small but it has a Woolworths, an IGA, a BWS and a few eating places, its also short walk to the river which is nice. The owner and contractor are such lovely people, they made everything so much easier and answered any questions we had straight away, everything for my visa was signed off without a hitch! And we met lots of people whilst we stayed here too, I would recommend completing your farm work here.