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Truffle hunting is the best winter game. You get rugged up, you follow a cute dog around some oak trees, and the end result is delicious pungent truffles.
Truffles are harvested in winter, and in Melbourne, the season runs from June until the end of August. Due to overwhelming demand, many truffle farms are beginning to offer tours for people who are keen to unearth their own truffles.
There are six working truffle farms outside of Melbourne, mainly around the Daylesford, Gippsland, Otways and Mornington Peninsula regions. The truffle enthusiasts over at Truffle Melbourne partner with these truffle farms each year to host exclusive hunts throughout winter.
Looking for more fun winter activities? See our guide to the best things to do this winter in Melbourne.