Bookings are essential on weekdays
Please note – Opening hours are subject to bookings and 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.
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The farm was established in the early 1980s and has over 1000 chestnut trees and several hundred walnut trees. We welcome visitors and groups to the farm during the autumn harvest to purchase nuts and have a picnic.
All nuts picked by you are charged per kilogram. If you prefer, we can supply you with nuts already picked and graded for a slightly higher price per kilogram depending on grade and variety.
Buckets and bags for picking and packing are supplied for your convenience.
As demand for our walnuts is usually higher than our supply, we do not have a pick your own policy for walnuts.
If you require walnuts these can be purchased directly from our packing shed when available.
For large orders of pre-packed chestnuts in 10 kilogram bags or walnuts in 5 kilogram bags please telephone to make an order.
Please note that no pets are permitted on the property.Make a booking
What a wonderful place for a picnic under the trees – Don’t forget to pack your picnic and something to drink – Picking will definitely improve your appetite
Sassafras is located at an elevation of 750 meters and in autumn can be cooler and wetter than the surrounding Illawarra region.
It is advisable to bring weather proof coats and shoes as well as gloves for picking chestnuts.Get the FAQs
> Car parking
> Coach parking
> New toilet block provides city comfort
> Picnic shelter ( usually reserved for groups/coaches)
> Gas BBQs allowed (BYO)
> Chestnut roasting (weather conditions permitting)
> Entrance for nut customers is free
> U-pick chestnuts for this season are $6/kg
> Pre-packed chestnut prices vary depending on grade.
> Fresh walnuts are priced depending on grade.
> Payment is cash or credit card.
> Farm tours can be arranged by appointment.
For out of season purchases of value-added chestnut and walnut products (eg frozen peeled chestnuts, chestnut knives, walnuts available in the shell, shelled or green). Please contact us by phone 0450220451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about preparing or storing chestnuts or for chestnut recipes visit chestnutsaustralia.com.au
To see woodwork made from Sassafras chestnut or to signup for greenwood craftwork courses at Sassafras visit koitoya.com.au
Have your say about your experience with chestnuts. The Australian Chestnut Consumer Survey is now live – please click here to complete (it will take about 6 mins).