What's happening at the farm
Farm gate will open March 13th
March 4th 2021
Kookootonga's farm gate is now closed, but we are exited to announce that the nuts are ripening and the farm will open on March 13th. From then we are open EVERY DAY 9am-4pm until late April.
The first week or so will see lots of good chestnuts falling and a few early walnuts.
With COVID in mind please do not come to the farm if you are feeling unwell. We provide buckets but bring your own if you prefer. Please also bring masks and sanitiser and we ask that you respect social distancing rules.
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 and walnuts are $10 per kilo for 'pick your own'. Eftpos, Mastercard & Visa accepted.
No need to book if arriving by car.
Always check this site immediately prior to your visit for any last minute updates. Our most frequently asked question is 'when is the best time'...answer... check this site, it is constantly updated during the season so it will be the best information you can get.
Week days are much less busy than weekends.
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.