What's happening at the farm

15 February 2018

OPENING MARCH 10TH - NEW OFF STREET PARKING

We are busy preparing for the nut season which begins on March 10th. From then open 7 days a week including all weekends and every day of the Easter holidays until late April.  Visitors will be glad to know that we now have off street parking.  Follow the signs to our new car park and shed.  Looking foward to your visit for pick your own chestnuts and walnuts.  

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 always updated so it will be the best information you can get. You may also like to know that week days are much less busy than weekends; and that because of their huge popularity the demand for walnuts often exceeds what our trees can supply. 

There are a few important things to consider when you visit our farm.

Do not climb, shake or throw objects at the trees as the risk of falls and injuries is too high and the nearest hospital is 45 minutes drive away.

You do not need to bring any equipment.  When the nuts are ready they fall to the ground and are gathered from the ground.

If you are arriving by car you do not need to make a booking, we do not charge any entrance fee.

We cannot accept bookings from buses which have more than 20 passengers due to safety concerns.

Cash only, no EFTpos or credit card facilities.

Be aware that walking from the parking area and around the farm may be challenging for the elderly or for those whose mobility is impaired.  There are many areas in our paddocks which are not wheelchair friendly.

No dogs are allowed on the farm as we need to consider our own dogs and many customers may not be comfortable with dogs.

No picnics are allowed on the farm. The nearest picnic grounds are in Mount Wilson, nearest service station and cafes are Mount Victoria or Bilpin - please check our map. If you are a first time visitor to Mt Irvine it will help to visit the community web site.

It is a good idea to bring good quality gloves to protect you from chestnut burrs and other hazards.  We have gloves for sale.

Please avoid areas where farm machinery and equipment is stored or where hazard tape or rope barriers have been installed

All children must be under the constant supervision of an adult. 

The map, faqs and links pages on our site are well worth a look, many customers have told us that they have been very helpful.