UK workers cooling their heels

Mildura International Backpackers owner John George with backpackers from the UK Finn Baxter and Ben Heron. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura International Backpackers owner John George with backpackers from the UK Finn Baxter and Ben Heron. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

THE past month has been relatively quiet workwise for backpackers staying or seeking accommodation at the Mildura International Backpackers hostel.

Due to the cooler weather this year, the fruit harvest is starting later than usual.

Growers who lost their crops in the November 11 storm also said they won’t have the usual harvest-related jobs available for backpackers. 

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