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Western Australia’s Wine & Truffle Co. offer truffle hunts with their trained dogs.

Hunting truffles with dogs in Western Australia. Photo by Travel Content

I had never considered adding truffle hunting to my “backpacking Australia” to-do list. Running around with some dogs while they sniff and root among the trees does have a certain appeal. Western Australia is the continent’s largest truffle producer, with a cooler climate and rich soil that mimics top truffle areas of Europe. The truffle season is only three months long (June-August), so, whether working the fields, or just attending the tour, being there at the right time will be essential.
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