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Published November 19th 2016
Sassafras Nuts is 2 hours south of Wollongong or 45 minutes south of Nowra. Sassafras Nuts is located on Braidwood Road. It is a commercial chestnut and walnut farm and has been around since the early 1980s. They have over 1000 chestnut trees and several hundred walnut trees. The walnuts are in a higher demand so you cannot pick them.
The farm is open to visitors from mid-March to late April. The only requirement is enclosed shoes and gloves but still expect to be spiked. They open from 8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Walnuts are $10 a bag. You can also buy the chestnuts without picking them for a higher price. Chestnuts that you pick are $10 a kilo and to make it easy for you, they have two types of buckets. One being a 6 kilo bucket and the other being a 12 kilo bucket.
I recommend stopping at Jerrawangala lookout on the way to the farm (off Braidwood Road) which had views out to Gerroa, Ulladulla, Jervis bay, St Georges Basin and Swan Lake. The lookout is about a 3 kilometre drive down a dirt road off Braidwood road.
I also recommend stopping at Tianjera Falls on the way out of Braidwood Road.