Visit Salt Wellness Farm

Chestnut Season 2023

Starting Friday March 24th - Saturday April 29th

April every Friday and Saturday
10:30am – 3pm throughout April plus Easter Monday.


Opening hours

9am – 3pm Friday, Saturday and Public holidays from March 24- April 29

Harvest Celebration

Saturday April 1st, Live Music Bush Dance BBQ Games, face painting and environmental art.

Costs ( Card and Cash facilities available )

$5 per adult – children under 16 free

Please contact us on 02 44232248 or email us.

Delilah Coffee Van will be here Friday and Saturday

Please note – Opening hours may change at short notice due to wet weather.
This is something we have no control over so please ring before traveling if weather conditions are likely to be poor.

We are a COVID SAFE business and request that all customers observe COVID 19 protocols.


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About Us

Sassafras Nuts is a commercial chestnut farm located at Sassafras in the Budawang Ranges,50 km south west of Nowra N.S.W. We have been growing premium quality nuts for more than 25 years.

Our farm gate is just two hours and forty minutes drive from Sydney; ninety minutes from Wollongong; two hours from Canberra and forty minutes from Nowra. We welcome visitors and groups to the farm during the autumn harvest to purchase nuts.

We can supply you with nuts already picked and graded with price depending on grade and variety.

You can also pick your own chestnuts for $10/kg. A great activity to consider during the school holidays

For large orders (>50kg) please telephone to make an order.

Please note that no pets are permitted on the property.

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You do not need to book if you are coming on the weekend unless you are a large group or coming for a picnic.
Anyone coming on a weekday must book at least the night before.

You can either phone us on 02 44232248 or email us.



The road is sealed all the way to the front gate.

Get directions to the farm



Nuts of Course!!!

Have the 2020 bushfires affected your property?

> The farm is back up and running and it is looking like a bumper chestnut crop this season.

> We will have a reduced production of walnuts for the next few years until our newly planted walnut block comes into production.

> We encourage you to visit our farm and support local businesses.

What are you doing about COVID 19 in relation to your business?

> We are a COVID SAFE Business and have policies in place in the interest of the health and well being of all our customers and staff. Do not visit the farm if you have symptoms or have just returned from overseas (within the self isolation period) or come from a COIVD Hotspot..

> Observe social distancing whilst visiting the farm

Other Facilities

> Car parking
> Toilets

New this season

Spanish roasting our chestnuts,

Because we want you to have the very best experience roasting our chestnuts, we have imported a high quality steel pans from Spain. You can purchase the pans from our farm shop ($25.00 inc gst each), or order on-line by sending an email (additional price for postage to be advised).



Prices & payment

> Entrance is $5 per person ( under 16 years free )
> Picnickers and Large Groups must book prior to arrival via Facebook or email ( )
> Pre-packed chestnut prices vary depending on grade.
> Payment is cash or credit card.(card preferred)
> Farm tours can be arranged by appointment.

We grow industry recognised premium quality chestnut varieties. Most of these are easy peel varieties that are in high demand by customers. Our chestnut varieties include Morena; Red Spanish; Purtons Pride; Bouche de Betizac; De Coppi and Sassafras Red.

For out of season purchases of value-added chestnut products (eg chestnut roasting pans, chestnut knives), please contact us by phone 02 44232248 or email

For more information about preparing or storing chestnuts or for chestnut recipes visit
To see woodwork made from Sassafras chestnut or to signup for greenwood craftwork courses at Sassafras visit

With a background in environmental science and ecosystem management, our nut production is focused on low chemical use and soil building practices such as mulching and the use of organic fertilisers.

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Please contact us on 02 44232248 or email us.

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