Pick your own Chestnuts

Season 2020 – Opens Saturday 28 March & Closes Sunday 26 April.

Thank you to all our customers who have contacted us regarding the impact of the recent fires.
Our chestnut trees were largely unaffected and we encourage you to visit our farm in 2020.


Opening hours

Saturday – Sunday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm (Bookings recommended)

Monday to Friday by appointment only 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Please contact us on 02 44232248 or email us.

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.


Read more about us  >
About About About About

About Us

Sassafras Nuts is a commercial chestnut and walnut 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.

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  >


Bookings are recommended

In order to allow us to prepare for your visit, bookings are recommended.
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



Our customers are welcome to utilise the facilities to have a picnic at the farm. Please note we do not supply food or drink.


Sassafras is located at an elevation of 750 metres 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  >


Nuts of Course!!! And Buckets to pick with…

Have the recent bushfires affected your property?

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

Will the impact of the bushfires affect my visit?

>  No, the Shoalhaven Council, Rural Fire Service, volunteer organisations and ourselves are working hard to restore the community and small businesses to normal. We encourage you to visit our farm and support local businesses.

Other Facilities

>  Car parking
>  Coach parking
>  Guide (if required)
>  Toilets
>  Picnic shelter ( usually reserved for groups/coaches)
>  Gas BBQs allowed (BYO)
>  Chestnut roasting (weather conditions permitting)

Spanish roasting our chestnuts,

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



Prices & payment

>  Entrance for nut customers is free
>  U-pick chestnut prices for this season are $8/kg
>  Pre-packed chestnut prices vary depending on grade.
>  Fresh walnuts are priced depending on grade. Please contact us.
>  Payment is cash or credit card.
>  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 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 sassafrasnuts@bigpond.com

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

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.

For a full description of our farm and
how to get there please download our brochure.

Contact us  >

Contact Us

Please contact us on 02 44232248 or email us.

Contact us

Thank you!, we will be in touch shortly.