The Story behind L'Air du Wombat Truffles

Our property backs onto the Shoalhaven River where you can swim, fish, canoe, prospect for gold, bushwalk or read a book, you’ll find lots of peaceful spots and the nights are just unbelievable with all the stars that shine so brightly. The track from our farm to river is recommended for 4WD due to sand and steep slopes. It is approx. 2kms in length so makes a lovely bush walk or mountain bike ride. We are a 100 acre working truffle farm with 3 dogs, a pet pig, goats, alpacas, chickens, guinea fowl, Clydesdale horses and a very old pony along with a miniature Galloway steer. We have a variety of accommodation options from luxury slow stay units within our gated house area, rustic cabins as well as cleared land for camping. .

Who are the people behind your business

Tricia and Rainer purchased their 100-acre farm nestled on the banks of the Shoalhaven River in 2004 as a weekend escape from the city for the family. Rainer a builder and Tricia a National Operations Manager, soon fell in love with the rural lifestyle and it only took about 4 years to turn it into their family home. Come and experience our beautiful property and fun approach to life.

Tell us something quirky or memorable about you, your customers or your business

We have a love for wombats and a few years ago we contracted an artist to create a larger than life wombat scultpure at the entrance to our property. Stumped for names, we conducted a Facebook competition where the winner won a truffle hunt, the vote was unanimous for “Wusty” and we regularly see people taking selfies with him as they travel past our part of the country.

Our family stayed at Tricia and Rainer's place over the weekend and we're already missing the farm! Truffle hunting is a truly unique experience and Barry and Roxy are a joy to watch as they sniff out the truffles. After the day trippers left, we borrowed their 4WD and followed Rainer down to two beautiful spots along the Shoalhaven River. The dogs came with us and my 4yr old son loved splashing around with them on the shoreline. We finished the day making home made truffle pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven, roasting marshmallows around the campfire and enjoying some local wines

What is a thing you love about your business?

The remoteness of our farm giving us so much space to enjoy nature and our bush setting but only being 60km from a town. Meeting new people who also want to experience our farm life and fresh country air. The joy all of our animals bring as we watch them free range and show their unique personalities.

What is the company background?

After buying a rural property we needed to conduct a primary producing activity and with us both working full time, thought animals would be too difficult and decided to plant 1200 oak trees inoculated with black truffle mycelium to begin our business venture. 7 years later we found our 1st truffle and there began our agri-tourism business venture. Originally only conducting truffle hunts for up to 12 people, to now adding accommodation options along with a purpose built pavilion where you can enjoy truffle delicacies around a cozy fire. The pavilion is also used for corporate events or small bush weddings.

What is your ultimate vision for your business?

We hope to be able to give up our day jobs and just run our agritourism and accommodation venture every day from our beautiful farm. We know it won’t make us rich but it’s all about that work/life balance.

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