Get ready to hunt, harvest and feast your way through Australia’s truffle season!

Wondering where to go truffle hunting? If you’re looking for something luxurious, a unique food experience or just gourmet truffles, then why not forage your own?

When is truffle season in Australia? The truffle season in Australia runs from approximately June to September each year.

An innovative and memorable activity in itself, to make the most of the upcoming truffle hunting season in Australia, we’ve done some digging and curated a list of the best truffle experiences.


The Best Truffle Hunting Experiences in New South Wales:

<strong>Experience Nature Tours</strong>
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Experience Nature Tours

Led by local forager Joanne Dodd in the forests of the Southern Highlands, here you’ll be learning how to identify and harvest pine mushrooms before indulging in a luxury forest cook-up where you’ll get to taste the delicious fungi with some fresh local sourdough and local cool climate wines. Here you can also have a firsthand experience with unearthing Australia’s black gold alongside truffle dogs that are trained to follow their mystical scent. For your foraging experience, guests are also advised to bring their own container to take home any finds.

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The Best Truffle Hunting Experiences in the Australian Capital Territory:

<strong>The Truffle Farm</strong>
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The Truffle Farm

If you’re looking for a truffle hunting experience in the ACT, The Truffle Farm is leading the industry with their entertaining and insightful truffle farming tours. Wandering through a forest lined with over 6000 oak and hazelnut trees, guests will be able to forage and taste the produce served as Australia’s best restaurants. Guided by Jayson and his trusted truffle dogs, you’ll learn all about the elusive fungi and how they became one of the most successful trufferies.

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<strong>Turalla Truffles</strong>
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Turalla Truffles

Only a 30-minute drive from Canberra lies Turalla Truffles: a farm complete with on-site accommodation, making for the perfect truffle-infused winter escape. Join a hunt with Damian and Lindsay’s dogs to learn of the magic of this amazing fungi and throw your palate a party by trying some of the hosts’ legendary truffle dishes. If you wish to make yourself more at home, book a stay at their Maury’s Cottage and feel free to experiment with your culinary skills in its newly renovated kitchen with the truffles purchased directly from the farm! Either way, Damian and Lindsay’s experience is sure to deliver.

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The Best Truffle Hunting Experiences in Tasmania:

<strong>The Truffledore</strong>
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The Truffledore

Nestled in the foothills of the iconic Cradle Mountain is The Truffledore – a slice of truffle heaven where great food and country stay dreams unite. Not only can you book a cosy winter’s escape on this Cradle Country Farm, but you can grow familiar with the anticipation and excitement that comes with picking up on the distinct smell of a truffle wafting through the air on a crisp winter’s day. Celebrate this awakening encounter with the culinary world’s most prized ingredient by enjoying a four-course long table lunch, and warm up with memorable conversations held over the happy clattering of cutlery.

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The Best Truffle Hunting Experiences in Victoria:

<strong>MP Experience</strong>
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MP Experience

If you’re looking for a gourmet truffle hunting experience in Victoria, this is for you. Based on the Mornington Peninsula, wild food hunters and brother and sister duo of MP Experience have three luxurious truffle tours to choose from. Alongside their trusted truffle dog, you’ll be led around their truffiere where you can search and purchase your find. If truffles aren’t your thing, try the Maxs May Mushroom Meander which will take you to renowned chef Max Paganoni’s favourite foraging spots in Red Hill for a demonstration on how to cook what you’ve found, and for a delectable, two-course, mushroom inspired lunch.

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The Best Truffle Hunting Experiences in Western Australia:

<strong>Australian Truffle Traders</strong>
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Australian Truffle Traders

Welcome to Australian Truffle Traders! Led by the Booth family, their farm in Manjimup is the heart of Australian truffle country and has more produce than anywhere else in the southern hemisphere. Growing and supplying black truffles to chefs, restaurants and distributors around the world; here you can join the Booth’s and their hard-working truffle dogs on an unforgettable experience unearthing truffles yourself.

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<strong>Truffle Hill</strong>
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Truffle Hill

Along Manjimup’s Seven Day Road is Truffle Hill – Western Australia’s first truffiere, and one of the world’s biggest producers of the best and most aromatic black perigord truffle. A tour with these connoisseurs will get you into your stride in no time, as you’ll be foraging alongside their most experienced hunter Adrian Mielke and his truffle dogs, who have sniffed out over 55,000 kilograms of black gold. Experience firsthand how they’re hunted and checked for maturity prior to their harvest before you head to the estate’s Tasting Room to pamper yourself with their food offerings complemented with a Truffle Hill wine.

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Feature Image: Australian Truffle Traders, Western Australia. Image via Tourism Western Australia.
This article was first published on May 12 2021. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on June 27 2024.