If you think you have visited all of the popular tourist spots in Stanthorpe, think again. Just recently, a new tourist attraction opened in the Gateway to the Granite Belt – the Truffle Discovery Centre and it’s certainly a must-visit, particularly if you’re a foodie and you love truffles.
What To Expect at The Truffle Discovery Centre
Anyone who has extensive knowledge of gourmet dishes knows what a French Black Perigord Truffle is. This kind of truffle is frequently mentioned in culinary circles. However, it suddenly becomes elusive in commercial farming areas because of security and bio-security reasons. Thanks to the Truffle Discovery Centre, you can now see the French Black Perigord Truffle up close and discover everything related to truffles!
For only $5, you can enjoy a guided tour of the centre’s newly planted truffiere, where you can marvel at the various exhibits. There is also an interactive truffle gallery where you can see, smell, and more importantly, taste truffle products and gourmet foods with jams and sauces made from truffle.
Lawdogs Australia Show
If you’re a dog-lover, then a visit to the centre is definitely a must. One of the centre’s most popular attractions is the Lawdogs Australia Show, where members of the audience are treated with law enforcement dog demonstrations and training. It’s a great learning experience for visitors as they can see how protection, detection, and agility dogs are trained to do their jobs.
Of course, some of the dogs are also trained to find truffles. For $10 per person, guests can join these intelligent animals and their handlers in their search for truffles. They can also meet, pet, and have their photos taken with a truffle detection dog or recruit.
The Truffle Discovery Centre is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm, as well as during school holidays and on days when the Lawdogs Australia Dog Show With Bite is open to the public. Guided tours are held every 30 minutes.
If you’re looking for things to do in Stanthorpe, a visit to the Truffle Discovery Centre is definitely a must-try. It is an experience you won’t easily forget. See you there!