What's happening at the farm

2021 season has finished, farm gate closed

UPDATED: April  11th 202


The farm has closed for the 2021 season. We will reopen in March 2022.  As Autumn has arrived very early this year the nut season has closed very early.

This season we really appreciate all of our visitors who have made the journey to our farm.  The road closures and extreme rain event did not put you off and we are very grateful that you made it to Kookootonga, well done all of you!  Fingers crossed that next year does not throw any challenges to the pick your own chestnuts and walnuts season.

It is a short season, usually only lasting for about 5-6 weeks during March and April  When you arrive at Mount Irvine follow the signs to the Kookootonga car park entrance.


Chestnuts tend to fall by early/mid March and finish by mid April. Walnuts start to fall in earnest by late March into April. Because of their huge popularity the demand for walnuts often exceeds what our trees can supply.  Those who arrive late (especially on Sundays) often find that the walnuts that have fallen have already been gathered.