Willowford Alma Alta Orchards offers backpackers and travellers on a working holiday in New Zealand the opportunity to work in a fun friendly environment as well as enjoy all the region has to offer. Located in Hastings in the North Island, we are a friendly family run 46 ha apple orchard. Enjoy all the area has to offer including tramping, fishing, surfing, swimming, hot pools, skydiving, wineries, cafes, breweries, rivers, rafting, sea and of course plenty of sun! We offer push bikes to borrow or you can walk to river for a swim or head to the popular Roosters Brewhouse is just down the road for a cold beer after work.
Years ago a young 24 year old Phil Greer scraped together enough money to buy land in Taradale where he planted 10 acres of apples all by hand. This was the beginning of the legacy that is now Willowford Alma Alta Orchards
Things to Do in Hasting
Hastings is one of the two major urban areas in the Hawke's Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand and about 18 kilometres inland of the coastal city of Napier. There's plenty of outdoors activities nearby to enjoy during your stay
Apply to Work Here
Apple picking and apple thinning work is available at Willowford Alma Alta Orchards from the beginning of summer until autumn so it's a great time to be enjoying the great outdoors. We provide everything you need to work here. View our frequently asked questions and apply now