Picking your own chestnuts and walnuts is a fun activity for the family or just the opportunity to find fresh high quality nuts for eating or cooking. There are two seasons for walnuts. During the season in autumn at both Mt Irvine and Mt Wilson, several properties open during March and April each year for mature ripe walnuts and chestnuts and they invite people to visit and pick their own nuts.

So, come and pick your own walnuts and chestnuts. There are established nut orchards with large, good quality, fresh chestnuts and walnuts. Chestnuts need gloves to pick up the spiky shells which have fallen to the ground, and break them open to get the chestnuts. Walnuts are just picked from the ground.

Drive around the villages and look for signs outside properties where you can pick nuts. Some properties are regulars each season and other properties advertise only when they have nuts available for picking.

The regular properties open each season are listed below. It is a good idea to call first and check when they are open.

There are public toilets at Silva Plana (just as you enter Mt Wilson), the Fire Station, Founders Corner, Waterfall Reserve and Cathedral Reserve. There are no shops, cafes or ATMs in either village.


Season opening on Saturday March 19th 2022

Our web site has lots of detailed information to help plan your visit

Nutwood Farm

22 Danes Way, Mt Irvine

Season opening on Saturday March 19th 2022

Our Facebook Page has lots of detailed information

Fern Hill

52 The Avenue, Mt Wilson Ph: 02 4756 2008 or 0418 676 468

Chestnuts available from mid April to mid May. Gloves and buckets supplied.