2019 Truffle Hunt Program


Every year Truffle Melbourne partners with our favourite Victorian truffieres to host hunts on most weekends throughout the winter truffle season. Whether rain, hail or shine, rug up and pull on your gumboots to enjoy a genuine bucket list experience - joining the truffle hunter and their working truffle dogs in the hunt for that beguiling aroma in the earth!

See below for hunt locations and follow the link for more information about the truffle farm, cost and booking details. Truffle hunt bookings on trufflemelbourne.com have NO BOOKING FEE. Please note that hunt tickets are not refundable, but are transferable - please consider your date and venue carefully before booking.

HUNTS ARE ALSO LISTED BY DATES HERE. Once you've booked, we'll acknowledge your booking and contact you again with further details closer to your hunt date. 

We can also organise a private group hunt - email us at info@trufflemelbourne.com for more details.

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 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 truffle dogs 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. You'll have plenty of opportunities to taste, smell, photograph, purchase and even devour freshly harvested truffle, right through the winter season.

Gippsland's The Truffle House is a truffiere that offers commanding views along the coast to enjoy while you hunt with 'Spice' and 'Arrow' before returning to the warmth of the converted farmhouse for fireside tastes and tales.

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. 

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 Saddleback pigs, Welsh Black cattle, Suffolk sheep and pastured chickens.

Thursday 22 August

Philippe's Truffle and Game Dinner

Enjoy a five-course dinner of truffles and game with the king of truffles!
Sunday 18 August

Indian Truffle Dinner at ISH

Indian cuisine paired with Australian truffles in the heart of Fitzroy
Friday 30 August

MPD's Truffle Dining Experience

After a sell-out July event, Berwick's MPD Steak Kitchen is hosting another six-course truffle dinner