Tarago Truffle Hunts


July 9 – September 3
Opening Hours
10:30am - 1:30pm
173 Willandra Lane, Tarago NSW 2580
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About this event

Your hosts, Denzil, Anne and Matt Sturgiss with truffle dogs, Dusty and Joker, offer a unique experience of a ‘hands on’ truffle hunt during winter. Hunt with the harvesters and truffle dogs and ‘get down and dirty’ as you help dig for the elusive fabled fungi from under the trees.

Truffle harvesting is essentially a winter activity as the cold kilo-joules of the winter frosts are needed to fully mature the black winter truffle. The season runs from early June through to the beginning of September – all subject to the prevailing weather conditions.

During the 2022 truffle harvesting season you are welcome to book in for any of their Saturday Hunts.


  • Sat 9 July 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 16 July 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 23 July 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 30 July 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 6 August 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 13 August 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 20 August 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 27 August 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30
  • Sat 3 September 2022 - 10:30 - 13:30


COVID Clean Practicing Business
Family Friendly
Non Smoking
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Contact information

Location173 Willandra Lane, Tarago NSW 2580

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Terms & Conditions – Caroloke Competition

  • Entry is free.
  • Only one entry per person whether you are an individual or in a group.
  • Categories are: Primary School, High School, Adults – Individual, Duet or Group.
  • There will be amazing prizes from local businesses for the winner in each category.
  • Your performance must be a Christmas Carol that is no longer than 3 minutes long.
  • Your performance must not contain any explicit language.
  • Please note, this is not a religious event.
  • Entrants must also not be professional singers. If you are a professional singer, please contact the events team on 0481 007 012 to book your performance.
  • Registrations close Friday 8th July 2022 at midday.


  • All entries can be dropped off at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday 8th July 2022 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • You can only enter once in each category. i.e. 1 x Christmas Cake & 1 x Gingerbread House in your age group.
  • Cakes and gingerbread houses must not exceed 30cm in height, width and length.
  • All care will be taken while on display but we will not be responsible for any damages.
  • Cakes & gingerbread houses will be judged on decoration only.
  • All entries will be judged on Friday evening 8th July 2022 and winners will be announced at midday on the main stage on Saturday 9th July 2022.
  • All entries will be on display at the event in the building behind the Grand Stand.
  • A photo will be taken of the winners and their creations for promotional material.
  • Collection of yours entry can be done from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 9th July unless previously organised with the QPRC events team.

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