What's happening at the farm
FARM GATE CLOSED
May 10th 2020
Kookootonga's farm gate is closed for 2020. The season for chestnuts and walnuts for our farm is March and April. We look forward to opening the gate again in March 2021.
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'. Visa and Mastercard 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.