Truffle Hunt & Wine Tasting Tour (Watch this space! – 2021 date to be advised)

Foodies and truffle enthusiasts gather round this is a hands-on Truffle hunting experience you don’t want to miss!

Please note a minimum of 20 people is required to operate the tour. The tour will operate on  Wednesday 12th August.  Bookings are pending request and you will be notified via email to confirm the booking and make payment.

Private group bookings available on request.


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Tour Highlights

Come and join the team at Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines for your ultimate truffle and wine experience.

Macenmist is nestled along the riparian corridor of the Cappanana Creek. It is a farming oasis north of Cooma in a rural setting 8km outside the village of Bredbo.  On route to Macenmist you pass by the historic shearers quarters and the ”Old Bredbo Station” shearing shed which is one of the largest in the region. It also featured in the Warner Bros movie “The Sundowners”.

It’s now only a short distance until you sight the truffle plantation of Oak and Hazel trees and our vineyard. Travel through the homestead grounds and disembark near the truffle barn.

It’s here that your odyssey begins.

One of the best ways to discover the fascination of the black Perigord truffle is to join us on a hunt followed by lunch.

Begin to understand some of the mystic surrounding truffles as you trail truffle dog paws and watch them display their olfactory skills. Once the dog discovers the heady truffle aroma emanating from the soil they indicate the position of the buried treasure. After assessing the aroma for ripeness we then proceed to unearthing the truffle.

After the hunt your taste buds are about to sample one of the world’s most sort after flavours. Your journey from “paddock to plate” commences. It’s now time to sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely 3 course truffle luncheon in warm rural surrounds.

At the tour conclusion Macenmist also encourages cellar door sales of its produce together with locally produced goods from the region.





  • Return coach transfers in a modern, air-conditioned, semi coach, captained by a fully accredited and licensed driver with a sound knowledge of the local surroundings.
  • Video introduction and information session
  • Truffle hunt and excavation with a truffle dog
  • Care, cleaning and grading demonstration of the truffles
  • Wine and truffle tastings
  • Truffle infused two-course luncheon
  • Question and answer information sessions throughout tour
  • Produce and gift shopping available

When & Where

Tours departs Wednesday 12th August only and exclusive Group bookings can be arranged for 15 or more passengers on request.

The tour bus can pick up at various stops in Merimbula around 9:00 am and returns around 2:30pm. These areas include:

  • Top end of Merimbula Drive
  • Merimbula Short Point
  • Merimbula Fishpen
  • Pambula Beach

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm Jumper or Jacket (It can get a bit chilly)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Camera – you’ll be taking plenty of scenic photos

More about Macenmist Black Truffles

About Black Truffles

At Macenmist there are 3 varieties of trees: Hazelnut, English Robor and French Ilex Oak.  The first trees planted in October 2008 with a second planting in October 2012.  All the trees have been inoculated with tuber melanosporum which is the botanical name for Perigord Back Truffle.

Harvesting the Truffles

The black truffle harvest is from June to August.  The dogs work the wind current, more commonly referred to as air-scenting. The dog’s pinpoint the exact location of the scent using a method of triangulation.  Once the truffle is found they scratch at the earth to indicate the position of the find.

Group Enquiry Form

Please fill out this form to enquire about a tour for more than 15 people. We will confirm by email if your preferred time and date is available.

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