2020 Truffle Hunt Program

Tickets On Sale Now!


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. After the hunt, you'll be able to purchase truffles found at the farm to take home and enjoy.

Dates for the 2020 season at our farm, Truffle Paddock, along with Black Cat Truffles are now sold out. There are a few dates still available for hunts at Red Hill Truffles, Truffle Treasures and the Truffle House.

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 1 July 2020

Following the new Victorian Government guidelines released yesterday, we have updated our hunt arrangements and policies.

If you are from a lockdown postcode, you must not attend a truffle hunt until your lockdown ends. We will offer you a full refund.

As we need to enforce the 1.5 m distancing arrangements, hunts at Red Hill Truffles will be simplified, removing the tasting part of the day. At Truffle Paddock farm we won't be able to offer you truffled scrambled eggs so we've truffled a mini wheel of brie or camembert cheese for you to enjoy with your champagne. The health and safety of our guests and our truffle farmers is our number one priority and 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 refund you in full.

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*

 *You will receive an automated confirmation email when booking - please ensure you provide the correct email address and check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive an email. All communication is via info@trufflemelbourne.com 

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 Dora and Trixie 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.

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.




Truffle Hunts in June, July & August

Black Cat Truffles

Be charmed by truffle dogs Winston and Lottie as they lead you on a magical journey hunting for the elusive black winter truffle
Truffle Hunts in June, July & August

Red Hill Truffles

Enjoy a relaxed and informative discussion as you embark on a tour of the grounds with Jenny, while Thomas shows off his truffle hunting skills
Truffle Hunts in June, July & August

Truffle Treasures

Don your winter woollies and experience the thrill of the hunt led by clever canines Abbie and Holly