Stardew Valley: Golden Walnut Locations & How to Obtain Them.

Stardew Valley: Golden Walnut Locations & How to Obtain Them.

Golden Walnuts are like the sparkling treasures of Ginger Island in Stardew Valley. These shiny nuggets can unlock new areas, facilities, and fast travel options. There are a total of 130 Golden Walnuts on the island, but you only need 116 to unlock everything. So, why not collect them all and make your gaming experience more “nutty”?


But wait! Collecting all the walnuts can be quite a challenge. It’s like searching for walnuts in a haystack without a guide. Don’t worry, my fellow gamers, I’m here to help you locate every single Golden Walnut, so you can savor the full flavor of Ginger Island.

Updated July 25, 2023 by Jacqueline Zalace: We’ve given this guide a fresh makeover, making it easier for you to find all 130 Golden Walnuts. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other!

Why Collect Golden Walnuts?

Golden Walnuts

Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I collect all these Golden Walnuts?” Well, my friend, they can add that extra sprinkle of awesomeness to your gaming experience on Ginger Island. By unlocking all the content, you’ll truly get to live the island life to the fullest.

But that’s not all! To achieve 100 percent completion, you’ll need to go above and beyond and collect all 130 walnuts. It’s like buying a Costco-sized bag of walnuts when you only need a handful. So grab your nutcracker and let’s go nuts!

General Actions


Several Golden Walnuts can be obtained by performing some basic actions. Here’s a handy table to show you the actions and the number of walnuts you’ll get from each:

Action Walnuts
Fishing 5
Harvesting Crops On The Farm 5
Mining Mussel Nodes 5
Killing Grove Tiger Slimes 1
Processing Golden Coconuts 1
Completing Pirate’s Wife Quest 5

Inside The Volcano Dungeon

Volcano Dungeon

Venturing into the depths of the Volcano Dungeon can yield you a total of 19 Golden Walnuts. Here’s how to obtain them:

Action Walnuts
Breaking Rocks 5
Slaying Enemies 5
Breaking Crates 5
Opening a Common Chest 1
Opening a Rare Chest 1
Forge Exploration 2 (Shake two trees near the entrance and exit)

Island East

Island East

In the eastern part of the island, you’ll find two walnuts waiting to be plucked. One can be found hanging on a bush as soon as you enter the jungle, while the other is cleverly hidden in the foliage at the bottom of the bird shrine map.

Island West

Island West

Take a stroll on the west side of the island, and you’ll discover seven glorious Golden Walnuts. This area can be found to the left of the main beach, where the Island Farmhouse is located.

Island North

Island North

The northern part of Ginger Island is like a massive playground for adventurers. Here, you’ll find the towering Volcano Dungeon, the Dig Site, and the mysterious Professor Snail. Explore to your heart’s content!

Island South

Island South

Head to the southern part of the island, and you’ll be greeted by the beach and a secret location to the right. There are four walnuts awaiting your discovery here, but be prepared to head back to the entrance of Island North to grab the first one.

Walnut Location Image Description
South Walnut 1 The first walnut can be found by going to the northern part of the island and walking directly under the first tree to your right.
South Walnut 2 The other three are in the Southeast (unlocked after building the Resort). You can find them by fishing in the star, digging between the barrels in the pirate cove, and digging in the middle of the four gold starfish on the beach.

Other Island Locations


There are still more walnuts to gather from various locations around the island. It’s as simple as finding hidden treasures and doing a bit of digging. Let the hunt begin!

Solving Puzzles

Leo’s Hut

If you’re a puzzle enthusiast, then you’re in for a treat. Solve these mind-bending challenges to earn some Golden Walnuts.

Leo’s Tree – One Golden Walnut Hit the tree inside Leo’s hut with an axe to reveal the hidden walnut. Give that tree a good whack!

Gem Bird – Five Golden Walnuts > Gem Bird

When it’s a rainy day, keep an eye out for the Gem Birds. These feathery friends are involved in a small puzzle that requires you to place the correct gems on platforms, located to the right of the Parrot Express in front of Leo’s hut. Find the gems and give those birds what they’re looking for!

Banana Offering – Three Golden Walnuts > Banana Offering

Visit the jungle and place a banana on the pedestal near Leo’s hut. The resident gorilla will reward you with three lovely Golden Walnuts. Watch out for slippery peels!

Gourmand Frog – 15 Golden Walnuts > Gourmand Frog

Make your way to the upper right portion of the map after repairing the farmhouse. Inside a cave, you’ll find the Gourmand Frog, a rather demanding amphibian. The frog will request a melon, garlic, and wheat at different times. Bring him these crops, and he’ll generously reward you with 15 Golden Walnuts. It’s a gourmet feast for the eyes!

Whack A Mole – One Golden Walnut > Whack A Mole

Track down the green mole on the beach and cover three of its holes with furniture. Then, give that sneaky mole a “friendly” tap with your trusty pickaxe on the fourth hole. You’ll be rewarded with a walnut for your whacking skills!

Crystal Puzzle – Three Golden Walnuts > Crystal Puzzle

Discover the hidden cave under the tree across from the Parrot Express in Island West. Inside, you’ll find a crystal puzzle waiting to be solved. Interact with the crystals that light up, and three Golden Walnuts shall be yours!

Musical Rocks – Five Golden Walnuts > Musical Rocks

On a rainy day, head to the beach near the resort and find the mermaid waiting for you. There are six rocks on the beach that need some melodic love. Place flute blocks around them and finely tune each rock. The reward? Five delightful Golden Walnuts. Get ready to dance to a wal-nutty rhythm!

Darts – Three Golden Walnuts > Darts

On clear nights, test your dart-throwing skills in the Pirate Cove. Play a game of darts three times and aim for perfection. As your darts land on the board, three Golden Walnuts will be yours. Show those pirates who’s the true dart master!

Helping Out The Field Office

Professor Snail

The Field Office is a hub of activity on Ginger Island. Lend a helping hand and be rewarded with even more Golden Walnuts!

Survey – Two Golden Walnuts Answer the survey questions correctly by providing 22 purple flowers and 18 purple starfish. The Field Office appreciates your keen eye for detail!

Donations – 11 Golden Walnuts Discover and donate all the pieces of the snake, mummified frog, mummified bat, and large animal. The Field Office has a variety of oddities waiting to be cataloged. Your donations will be rewarded with a total of 11 Golden Walnuts.

And there you have it! With this guide, you’ll be able to collect all 130 Golden Walnuts in Stardew Valley’s Ginger Island. So buckle up, gather your farming tools, and embark on this nutty adventure!