Every year Truffle Melbourne partners with our favourite Victorian truffieres to host hunts throughout the winter truffle season. Whether rain, hail or shine, rug up and pull on your gumboots to enjoy a genuine bucket list experience - join the truffle hunter and the truffle dogs in the hunt for the most beguiling aroma on (and in!) the earth.
Dates for the 2020 season at our farm, Truffle Paddock are mostly sold out, while dates for Red Hill Truffles, Black Cat Truffles, Truffle Treasures and the Truffle House are also filling quickly, with social distancing relaxing a bit.
Truffle hunt bookings via trufflemelbourne.com have NO BOOKING FEE and we have a COVID 19 appropriate refund policy.
Statement regarding COVID-19
Updated 5pm 25th May 2020
Our 2020 hunt program begins after 1st June when Victoria distancing arrangements are somewhat more relaxed. We will be enforcing the 1.5 m distancing arrangements but given the dining rule complications, arrangements at Truffle Paddock farm and Red Hill Truffles will be simplified, removing the tasting part of the day. We continue to monitor the emerging situation closely as the health and safety of our guests and our truffle farmers is our number one priority.
We look forward to welcoming you at a truffle hunt this winter!
Refund policy: If you’re unable to attend for a medical reason, you may either take an open dated hunt at your chosen venue in the 2021 season, OR opt to receive fresh truffle to the value of the hunt fee you’ve paid - this truffle is valued at $2.50/gram and will be supplied after your chosen hunt date.
If you would like a refund by EFT, we will deduct an administration charge of $15 and pay you the balance – this reflects the admin costs which we’ve incurred.
Cancellation policy: A full refund will be provided if events are cancelled by the hunt venue because of COVID-19 restrictions, illness or another reason.
Truffle Hunts On Sale
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.
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. You'll have plenty of opportunities to taste, smell, photograph, purchase and even devour freshly harvested truffle, right through the winter season.
Black Cat Truffles offer a slice of truffle heaven, with views overlooking the Creswick State Forest on the horizon. Put on your gumboots, rug up in your winter woollies and head off on an adventure hunting for Black Winter Truffles with the truffle dogs as your guides.
Truffle Treasures was established in 2007 in the Goldfields Region of central Victoria using Holly Oak trees inoculated with Tuber melanosporum (the Perigord black truffle). Their aim is to bring people and truffles together, so that the enjoyment of this culinary delicacy can be widely shared.
Gippsland's The Truffle House has been supplying premium Australian grown black truffle since 2005. Offering stunning views along the coast, stroll through the French oaks of this vibrant truffiere and observe how the truffle-hunting dogs locate the buried treasure. Unearth and experience the intense aromatics of freshly harvested black truffles.