Unearthing a truffle, inhaling the deep, earthy, pungent aroma is a magical experience. Join expert hunter Fabio and his hound on a hunt through the beautiful Oak Valley Truffle orchards to unearth fresh black truffle and learn more about how they are formed.
Amidst the oak and hazelnut trees discover how truffles are formed, and how the highly trained dogs manage to find them without devouring their discovery. Witness hunter Fabio and his trained truffle dog detect only those truffles that are at peak ripeness and hear about what makes the Southern Forests so special for black truffles.
Please be five minutes early as the bus / HUNT will leave exactly on time.
LOCATION: TRUFFLE ORCHARD / FONTY'S POOL. Friday hunts do not include shuttle transfers. You will be sent the address closer to the event. Saturday and Sunday hunts depart from Fonty's Pool via shuttle bus.
ALL AGES No strollers or prams due to the delicate nature of truffles just beneath the soil. Children must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian. As we have limited capacity on each hunt and shuttle bus, tickets are a standard price.
DOES THIS EVENT INCLUDE FESTIVAL VILLAGE ENTRY? No. Truffle HUNTS LEAVE FROM THE Festival Village ENTRY.
DRESS CODE: Please wear weather appropriate clothing and enclosed footwear suitable for a farm visit.
FESTIVAL VILLAGE TICKET REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT? No but we encourage you to visit the Festival Village as it's lots of fun! If you are not visiting the village we will pick you up from the entry gate on Saturday or Sunday. On Friday, there is no shuttle bus so please make your own way there.
WEATHER: The event is an all weather event on a working rural property. Please be prepared for all instances of weather.
DOGS: No guests may bring dogs or other animals on the hunt.
ACCESSIBILITY: We regret that we are unable to make wheelchair access available on truffle orchards due to the delicate nature of the truffles just beneath the surface. Additional information.