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Diego Bonetto's Mushroom foraging workshop

Join professional forager Diego Bonetto as he takes you and your family on a forest walk, uncovering the details of where to look, when to move and how to harvest edible mushrooms.

This is a hands-on activity and we hope to find mushrooms for all, but it all depends on how good you are at spotting them on the forest floor. Part treasure hunt, part ecological awakening, this experience is like no other. The activity has been treasured for generations by the eastern European and Mediterranean cultures in Australia, making it a seasonal must-do to share stories, learn recipes and enjoy amazingly fresh wild mushrooms cooked on the spot. And that’s what we will do. We will find mushrooms, share stories and recipes and taste some freshly cooked mushrooms on the spot!

When: Sunday 19 April 2020 10am-2pm

Where: Hampton state forest, NSW- exact location disclosed to ticket holders a few days before the event.

Please be aware that we will be driving on unsealed roads at times. The forest tracks are suitable for city cars but not ideal for low-riding sport cars.


Adults $95
Child 6-12 $70


  • cheerful trip

  • a learning experience

  • outing in the magical pine forest

  • BBQ mushrooms tasting in the forest

  • back in the City by 4pm

  • take home all the mushrooms that you find

suitable clothing (it gets cold in the forest) and shoes
water and snacks (do not expect to be fed of mushrooms alone)
a knife and a basket (a wicker basket is best, you find them in Op shops)
your camera


  • we will meet in Hampton State Forest at 9:45am for a 10:00 start

  • I will provide a thorough tutorial on the what/how/where of mushroom foraging

  • we will visit 2/3 different locations

  • we will collect mushrooms

  • we have a tasting of BBQ mushrooms for lunch

  • we will go through everyone’s harvest and take pictures and selfies

  • there will be composting toilets available at the forest

Too many mushrooms to go home with? We will have a box each to bring home your loot!

FINE PRINT: This is an all-weather event. We will only cancel the outing in case of heavy rain or gusty winds, via email and phone call 2 days before the date, offering a seat on another tour or a full refund if you prefer.
No Refund Policy: Due to the nature of the event we will not issue any refunds for unused tickets sold. Please make sure you are available to attend before you finalise your booking. If by any unforeseen circumstances you can no longer participate you can pass on the booking onto someone else and let them know I will welcome them as much as I would welcome you.


Apr 19 – Apr 19

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