2018 Truffle Hunt Program

You, the dog as your guide, and the early morning mist - truffle hunting is a unique experience and one for the bucket list!

The Victorian fresh black winter truffle season starts in early June and runs until late August, and we have plenty of dates and truffieres to choose from. The size of your hunting party is limited so you can get up close and personal with the hunter, the dog and the truffle - there's no richer perfume than a ripe fresh truffle in the ground.

Being truffle farmers ourselves we know the best places to hunt and have carefully selected our hunt partners. On every regional truffle hunt you will almost certainly find that truffle, while enjoying truffle stories from your host and marvelling at the dog's abilities. Enjoy some truffle tastes and perhaps the opportunity to purchase that morning's freshest truffles. 


Truffle Hunt Locations

Black Cat Truffles offer a slice of truffle heaven, with views overlooking the Creswick State Forest in the horizon. Put on your gumboots, rug up in your winter woolies and head off on an adventure hunting for Black Winter Truffles with truffle dogs Ella, Harry and Narla as your guides.

Visit Red Hill Truffles on the Mornington Peninsula and be charmed by Jenny and her super sniffer truffle dog Thomas as they lead you through the oak and hazelnut trees. With more than twenty hunts and events throughout the season, you'll have plenty of opportunities to taste, smell, photograph, purchase and even devour freshly harvested truffle.

Central Victoria's Truffle Treasures have been hosting events since 2010, bringing people and truffles together to experience the sight, texture, aroma and taste of earth's 'black gold'. Enjoy a truffle hunt with clever canines Abbie and Holly, cooking classes or even a luxury 'Real Housewives of Melbourne' style adventure!

At Wongarra Farm experience a farm tourtruffle hunt with Riley the truffle dog and a light lunch in one of Victoria's oldest truffieres, situated in the Southern Otways and overlooking the ocean. The farm also produces free-range Wessex Saddelback pigs, Welsh Black cattle, Suffolk sheep and pastured chickens!


Truffle Hunts by Date

June 9th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 9 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Truffle Treasures
Saturday 9 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt- 'Real Housewives of Melbourne' Style 4:00pm- 9:00pm
    Buy now $235    
All Aboard the Truffle Train!
Saturday 9 June, 2018
Mornington Peninsula, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
    Buy now $150    

June 10th, 2018

Black Cat Truffles
Sunday 10 June, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 10 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Breakfast 8:30am- 10:30am
    Buy now $125    

June 16th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 16 June, 2018
Focus on Fungi 10:30am- approx. 2:30pm
    Buy now $250    

June 17th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 17 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    

June 23rd, 2018

Truffle Treasures
Saturday 23 June, 2018
An Archeological Dig- Truffle Treasure Hunt with Abbie and Holly 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $77    

June 24th, 2018

Black Cat Truffles
Sunday 24 June, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    

June 26th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 26 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    

June 30th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 30 June, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Black Cat Truffles
Saturday 30 June, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    
Truffle Treasures
Saturday 30 June, 2018
An Archeological Dig- Truffle Treasure Hunt with Abbie and Holly 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $77    

July 1st, 2018

Wongarra Farm
Sunday 1 July, 2018
Wongarra Farm Truffle Hunt 10:30am- 2:00pm
    Buy now $120    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 1 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Cooking Class 10:30am- 3:30pm
    Buy now $265    

July 3rd, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 3 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    

July 5th, 2018

Black Cat Truffles
Thursday 5 July, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    

July 8th, 2018

Wongarra Farm
Sunday 8 July, 2018
Wongarra Farm Truffle Hunt 10:30am- 2:00pm
    Buy now $120    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 8 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
Truffle Treasures
Sunday 8 July, 2018
An Archeological Dig- Truffle Treasure Hunt with Abbie and Holly 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $77    

July 10th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 10 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    

July 14th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 14 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Black Cat Truffles
Saturday 14 July, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    

July 15th, 2018

Wongarra Farm
Sunday 15 July, 2018
Wongarra Farm Truffle Hunt 10:30am- 2:00pm
    Buy now $120    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 15 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Truffle Treasures
Sunday 15 July, 2018
An Archeological Dig- Truffle Treasure Hunt with Abbie and Holly 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $77    

July 17th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 17 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    

July 22nd, 2018

Wongarra Farm
Sunday 22 July, 2018
Wongarra Farm Truffle Hunt 10:30am- 2:00pm
    Buy now $120    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 22 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
Black Cat Truffles
Sunday 22 July, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    

July 24th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 24 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    

July 28th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 28 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    
Black Cat Truffles
Saturday 28 July, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    

July 29th, 2018

Wongarra Farm
Sunday 29 July, 2018
Wongarra Farm Truffle Hunt 10:30am- 2:00pm
    Buy now $120    
Truffle Treasures
Sunday 29 July, 2018
Cooking with Truffles 101 10:30am- 2:00pm
    Buy now $110    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 29 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Breakfast 8:30am- 10:30am
    Buy now $125    

July 31st, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Tuesday 31 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    

August 2nd, 2018

Black Cat Truffles
Thursday 2 August, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    

August 4th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 4 August, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    

August 5th, 2018

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 5 August, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10:30am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $125    

August 12th, 2018

Black Cat Truffles
Sunday 12 August, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    
9 June

All Aboard the The Truffle Train!

Jump on the truffle train for a unique truffle dining experience
4 July

Taxi's Black Truffle Shuffle

Tempting truffles with a hint of Asian influence
15 June

Philippe Restaurant's Annual Truffle Dinner

Philippe Restaurant is hosting the fifth annual truffle dinner