2018 Truffle Hunt Program

Full 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. 

This season's truffle hunts have been incredibly popular and most have sold out! The dates listed here often only have a few places left, so book your spot now!

Truffle Hunt Locations

The Truffle Paddock is Truffle Melbourne founder Nigel Wood's truffiere in Grantville. Surrounded by indigenous trees, native birds and wildlife, hunt for black and white truffles with Melbourne's favourite truffle hunting dogs 'Spice' and 'Arrow' as your guide.

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! Read Time Out Melbourne's review here.

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

Tomorrow

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 22 July, 2018
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    

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

Truffle Paddock
Saturday 28 July, 2018
Exclusive Small Group Truffle Hunt 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $130    

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    
Truffles at The Galerie
Thursday 2 August, 2018
Special Event Thursday 2 August, 2018
    Buy now $98    

August 5th, 2018

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

August 11th, 2018

Truffle Paddock
Saturday 11 August, 2018
Exclusive Small Group Truffle Hunt 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $130    

August 18th, 2018

Black Cat Truffles
Saturday 18 August, 2018
Taste of Truffles 10:00am- 12:00pm
    Buy now $115    
SPECIAL EVENT Thursday 2 August

Truffles at The Galerie

Superb truffle dishes, free flowing Champagne with stories and a Q&A in an inspiring gallery space in Fitzroy.
Thursday 2 August

Truffle Degustation at Rupert on Rupert

​Join Rupert on Rupert in their contemporary and quintessentially Collingwood​ venue for their exclusive truffle dinner.​
Small Group Truffle Hunts *NEW*

Truffle Paddock

Search for the elusive black and white truffle in country Victoria with truffled treats and champagne