'Where Truffles Are Found All Year Round'

Discovery 

Centre

Attraction

The newest tourist attraction in Stanthorpe - Gateway to the Granite Belt - is the Truffle Discovery Centre.   

The rare and highly valuable French Black Truffle is often heard of in culinary circles but in commercial farming areas suddenly becomes very secretive due to security and bio-security reasons.   

The Truffle Discovery Centre unearths all that is truffles with guided tours, information, products, interactive exhibits and Australias only all-year-round truffle dog hunt.

The Truffle Discovery Centre $5 Entry Includes:

  • Guided tour (every 30 minutes) of our newly planted Truffiere, Discovery Centre exhibits and truffle detection dog training ground and tasting of truffle products.
  • Interactive truffle gallery - see, smell, taste truffle products
  • Truffle tank exhibit- 'Race the detection dog' can you find the truffle before the countdown timer goes off?

The Truffle Dog Hunt Experience is $10 per person and includes:

  • Queenslands first truffle dog hunt
  • Australias only guaranteed success all year round truffle dog hunt
  • Meeting the latest truffle detection dog graduate up close and personal
  • Talking with trainers and handlers and hand digging up a truffle once the dog locates it in the training area.

The Truffle Discovery Centre is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm with tours every 30 minutes, and also on other days and times when the Lawdogs Australia 'Dog Show With Bite' is operating to the public which includes long weekends and school holiday variations - see their website for current details.

 

Canine 

Truffle

Hunt

We are offering a rare behind the scenes opportunity ALL YEAR ROUND with the truffle dogs in training at Lawdogs Australia in their above ground training centre.

The 2017 truffle dog canine is Conan.  Subject to weather conditions the Truffle Hunt occurs at around 1pm and visitors can join the dog and handler team searching for an elusive truffle and share the same experience truffle farmers enjoy digging up one of the rare treats.

Visitors can book in for the canine truffle hunt experience for just $10 per person.  These are held on days when Lawdogs Australia is open to the public and should be booked in advance however we can normally accommodate walk in visitors on the day. 

The trufferie is only in seedling stage at the moment and fresh truffles are only available in Winter from our clients so please note participation in our truffle hunt includes the following:

  • Meeting, patting and having photos with our truffle detection dog or recruit.
  • Working through the training field with the handler and dog searching for a truffle.
  • Last season truffles will already be strategically hidden in the training field guaranteeing participants experience the thrill of the hunt and enjoy digging up a truffle by hand.
Queensland

Grown

Fresh

Truffles

and

Truffle 

Oil Sales

The fresh truffle season runs from late June to late August. During the season we can access fresh truffles grown around Stanthorpe for customers.  Please phone in advance to discuss size, weights and prices.

Locally made truffle infused oil and honey are now available for mail order bubble wrapped in satchels Australia wide - $15 flat rate postage for orders up to 2.5kg

Truffle Oil - 100ml / 275g weight packaged - $15 each online price plus postage.

Granite Belt Truffle Honey - 140g Jar / 275g weight packaged - $15 each online price plus postage.

Orders direct to 0467 255 337

Events

Sunday 1st October - Extra trading 10.30-3.30.

Friday 27th October - Sunday 29th October - Good Food and Wine Show Brisbane - See us in the Good Food Village right near the front door for all your truffle product needs, information on our Discovery Centre and of course find out about our all year round truffle dog hunt experience.

Products The gift shop has a range of truffle based products, gourmet foods, jams, chutneys and sauces available for sale, as well as tastings available and fresh local truffles when in season.

We have souvenirs and merchandise for sale.  

Our venue is completely wheelchair accessible including carpark and amenities.

The Truffle Discovery Centre now has its very own locally made Truffle Infused Oil and Truffle Infused Honey available for sale in our gift shop and online.

Truffiere Our guided tour includes viewing and information of our newly planted Trufferie.

Tour

Groups

The Truffle Discovery Centre is available during regular Lawdogs Australia business hours and we can open on other days and times by negotiation.  

Truffle dogs hunts incur a surcharge and we strongly recommend groups maximise value offered by Lawdogs Australia by packaging up the 'Dog Show With Bite' (charges apply) and the Truffle Discovery Centre together in one visit.

We recommend a 30 minute visit at the Truffle Discovery Centre, and up to 2 hours if packaging with the Lawdogs Australia 'Dog Show With Bite' 1 hour show.

Employment We currently have a full team of staff however we can keep resumes of interested applicants on file.

Business 

Information

Bearcoda Pty Ltd, trading as the Truffle Discovery Centre was formed in 2011 and operates in Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia.   We are a tourist attraction attached to the Lawdogs Australia gift shop.  

We are Queenslands only Truffle tourist attraction and Australias only all-year-round truffle dog hunt provider with the Lawdogs Australia team providing truffle hunts in their above ground training centre until our truffiere has matured in a few years time.  

Lawdogs Australia is the premier tourist attraction on the Granite Belt, and one of the highest ranking tourist attractions in Queensland on Trip Advisor.  They provide many truffle detection dogs around Australia often giving dogs from pounds and rescues a second chance in life.

ABN: 15 149 401 098

ACN: 149 401 098

Media

All media are welcome at our venue by appointment and we will assist with any interview requests when possible.

Contact Us The Truffle Discovery Centre is managed by Lawdogs Australia and all inquiries can be directed to them via the below details.

Business Hours: 0467 255 337

E: info@lawdogsaustralia.com.au

P: Po Box 90 Stanthorpe Qld 4380