NEW DATES -Truffles & Hidden Gems of the Southern Forests 10 to 14 June 2024

5 Days

  • Western Australia
  • 5
  • 10 to 14 June 2024
  • Exclusive Journeys (EJ)

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10 to 14 June 2024

Price from $3050 pp Twin Share and from $3370 Solo

Wow, the magnificent Manjimup region really opened my eyes the the delights of this corner of WA.  The farmers and producers that we met blew us away with their knowledge, passion and commitment to developing sustainable food production.  Their enthusiasm is contagious, and we enjoyed some fabulous meals prepared with the produce of the region.  A huge thank you to Annette and Peter for putting together such a fabulous tour.- Jennifer

Embark on an unparalleled culinary journey unlike any other. Delve into a truly unique, tailor-made experience that celebrates the essence of authenticity. Nestled within the pristine Southern Forests agricultural region lies a haven where the most delectable fruits, nuts, and vegetables flourish. Here, modern farming techniques intertwine seamlessly with time-honored wisdom, cultivating awe-inspiring results in harmony with the land. While farmers remain industrious, they warmly extend invitations for exclusive tours, generously welcoming guests onto their properties.

The encounter is a mutual delight: these dedicated men and women exude a wealth of knowledge and a sincere passion for their craft. As much as we relish introducing them to our groups, they equally revel in meeting you.

This is an opportunity to directly connect with these primary producers and gain insight into the origins of food and the labour behind its journey to your plate.

This will be the fourth season for our Truffles & Other Hidden Gems of the Southern Forests and it sure is a game changer!


  • Subject to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 participants only.
  • Final payment is due within 7 days of confirmation
  • Subject to availability and subject to change without notice
  • Prices and itinerary are subject to change
  • Cancellation and Amendment fees will apply and can be up to 100%
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Our Hidden Gems adventure will embody all that is great about this season including:

  • Touring through the beautiful forest regions.
  • Learn some of the histories of the area, visit some historical sites and gain an appreciation of how multi-cultural components have moulded the region into what we now experience.
  • Visiting farms and grasping the agricultural importance of the Region.
  • Meet the characters who produce the food. Sample their delicacies and pick some up for your evening meal.
  • Meet the chefs who are preparing your exclusive dinners and they will excite you with the use of local produce.
  • Visit three different wineries where the owner will tell their story, have you taste their wines, and even advise, you on what they believe, will be your best accompanying wine for your meal.
  • Engage all of your senses

I would definitely recommend this Journey (Truffles & Other Hidden Gems of the Southern Forests) because it is so unusual to the normal expected tour. It is the personal touch to each activity and lots of passion from the people that we met. – Alan


$3050 pp Twin Share and $3370 SOLO

I have never experienced anything like this tour it felt so personal Meeting all the Farmers, the Chefs, the wine experts and everyone else Pete our tour guide introduced us to and being drawn into their stories and their passion for what they do All Local Gems of the South West.  Tasting all the amazing top quality food and wine ( and there is plenty of both ) was an added bonus . So Thank you Annette for organising this for us and thank you to Pete for taking us on this Magical journey , Thanks Mate – June

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Trip Highlights

  • Truffle hunt with expert Trufflers, Gidgee and Max
  • A very unique dinner by the Peos family, farmers and winemakers in Manjimup for more than 90 years.
  • Exclusive 6 course Truffle dining experience with Chef Joe Ditri
  • Exclusive Farm Visits
  • A unique truffle product and wine pairing experience at Truffle Hill
  • Private dinner at Silkwood Estate with Truffle Workshop
  • Meet the gorgeous chics at Three Ryans Farm


Catch our courtesy transfers from Mandurah train station or drive to Pemberton for a 2.30pm check-in and meet Pete , your guide and driver, for a quick intro.

Your journey will take you through wonderful small towns and undulating countryside to arrive in Pemberton in the early afternoon. You will have time to settle into your accommodation and freshen up before we head out for our welcome dinner and an opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.


After a hot breakfast, we commence our agricultural knowledge of the Southern Forests area with a tour of our local marron and trout farm, where you will meet another Pete, long time farmer in this region.

Lunch today is a private Lunch at Dingup House, the original home of the Gibletts, founding family of Manjimup (built in 1870). This is now a BnB with tonnes of history and stunning gardens all around.

Following lunch, and a trout smoking workshop, we take a tour of 3 Ryan’s egg farm. The Ryan’s are one of the traditional farmers of the area cultivating a range of our stable vegetables.

This evening we are off to Peos Estate where we will meet Vic and Bente who will be our hosts for the evening. We will sample their wines before indulging in a cultural feast in a unique facility overlooking the vineyard with a glass of complimentary wine in hand.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We commence the day with a hot breakfast and then meander into Manjimup to discover the Manjimup Heritage Park, which provides a unique experience that combines both museums and recreational activities in the same place. Guided entry to all three museums is included in your tour of the Heritage Park precinct.

Lunch today is at Tall Timbers, with good food and a fabulous wine list, this restaurant features in all of our Gems tours.

Next a truffle hunt adventure to discover the alluring story of Australian black truffles (tuber melanosporum or Périgord truffle) and how they came to be sought after by the world’s best chefs. The Booth family take us for a wander amongst the hazelnut and oak trees in their orchard and engage the services of Truffle dogs Gidgee and Max who will lead us through the trees as they nose out the ripest of black truffles.

A short refresh break back at our motel and we are out for a fabulous private dinner at Silkwood Estate with Chef George. A wine tasting, of course, and a workshop on how to use Fresh Truffle with George.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start the morning with a hot breakfast at a local café before heading out to meet Bec and Shaun at Lady Croft Orchard, one of the largest in WA, and learn of the developing varieties that are constantly changing for consumer demands.

Lunch today is at brand new, Hound & Hunter, Deli and Test Kitchen in Manjimup. Owned and operated by Australian Truffle Traders. Amazing truffle products, and more, to purchase here while you are enjoying lunch.

On our return travels we will call in to a local winery and prepare your tastebuds for the evening decadence ahead with a truffle product and wine pairing experience. A perfect opportunity to pick up some wine to enjoy with your evening meal tonight.

Dinner will be a delight for your senses where you will be treated to a private six course Truffle exclusive dining experience with Chef Joe Ditri.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A surprise Gem this morning before a later breakfast at Two Little Blackbirds. Some time then at the Heritage Park and visitors centre for some last minute purchases, and where our time together ends.

Your complimentary transfer will collect you from the Manjimup Visitors Centre and take you back to Mandurah Station.

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Cost includes

  • Tour starts at Pemberton accommodation and finishes at the Heritage Park in Manjimup.
  • Complimentary Transfers included from/to Mandurah Railway Station
  • Guide - Multi Award Winning local - Peter Casonato
  • 4 nights accommodation in central Pemberton
  • Visit a local Marron and Trout Farm
  • Meet the farmers at Three Ryans and Guadagninos
  • Visit Australian Truffle Traders
  • Visit and tour LadyCroft Orchard with Sean and Bec
  • Truffle Hunt with expert Trufflers, Gidgee and Max
  • Truffle Product & Wine Pairing Experience
  • Welcome dinner in Pemberton
  • A unique dining experience by the Peos family, farmers and winemakers in Manjimup for more than 90 years.
  • Private lunch at historical Dingup House and learn how to smoke trout with Pete
  • Private dinner and wine tasting at Silkwood Estate and a special behind the scenes workshop on using Fresh Truffle with Chef George
  • Private 6 course Truffle dining experience with well known local chef, Joe Ditri


What is the tour price?

From $3050 pp Twin Share
$3370 solo

What is the level of Fitness required?

This tour involves walking across some farmland which will be a mixture of terrains and will vary dependant on weather conditions. Clients must be able to get on/off the bus unaided, manage own luggage and occasionally be able to stand up for up to 30 minutes.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

NEW DATES -Truffles & Hidden Gems of the Southern Forests 10 to 14 June 2024