Mushroom Tours

We had loads of fun with the fab foodies from the Sydney Youth Food Movement (YFM) teaching them all about gorgeous saffron milk caps aka pine mushrooms and slippery jack mushrooms. So come and join us and see what all the fuss is about.

2017 Wild Mushroom Forage

Tour is $50 pp with the following inclusions and info…

  • 1/2 day wild mushroom forage – learn all about beautiful saffron milk caps and slippery jack mushrooms
  • Mushroom picking lesson and basic cooking lesson
  • Take home your pick to cook up a feast
  • Tours commence bright and early, we meet at 8am at our group meeting point
  • Tour concludes at approximately 1 pm
  • Minimum of 8 people required
  • Kids are definitely welcome. 12 year olds and under are free.

What to bring

  • Your car. Plenty of people have asked us why we make you drive yourself. It’s simple! Not all forest roads are suitable for the mini bus. Taking your own car and meeting us at our designated point gives us the freedom to explore other areas of the forest where mushrooms might grow … If you are coming with friends or part of a group please consider car-pooling. It also gives you the opportunity to leave earlier should you wish to.
  • If there is torrential rain the tour will be cancelled and you will receive your full money back.
  • Small sharp knife to cut the mushrooms from their stems
  • Latex or light weight gloves. They keep the hands warm and clean
  • Baskets or hessian bags to collect the mushrooms in. Baskets will allow the mushrooms spores to spread. Plastic bags will bruise the mushrooms and make them sweat.
  • Sturdy walking shoes, preferably gumboots if possible. We love to pick after loads of rain. No flip-flops or opened toe shoes.
  • Hat, warm jacket that can get wet should it rain – yep we have picked in rain before!
  • Food and drink… we will be cooking some of the lovely mushrooms for lunch for everyone to enjoy, but please feel free to bring along your own little picnic.
  • Picnic blanket or chairs
  • Bug repellent – plenty of mozzies about!
  • If you have kids they are welcome to bring meat for yabby fishing
  • Of note: The ‘lunchbox’ Stove Top Butane Burner has been banned in NSW due to a possible fault. Please click HERE for more information.

A few important words from us

Wild mushroom foraging has been done by the Europeans for many centuries and it can be completely safe – if you follow the rules. If in doubt go without. Do not pick something just because you think you know what it is.

On our tour you will only pick two mushrooms. We discourage picking anything else, even if it looks pretty. Mushrooms can easily become contaminated by other non edible mushrooms. Picking the wrong mushroom can make you extremely sick.

If you do venture out on the weekend ensure that you do go out with someone who knows their craft.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017.

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21 thoughts on “Mushroom Tours

    1. Hi Jess,

      Thanks for your contact. We are running a foraging tour this Sunday 7 May 7 am to 1 pm. Depending on the season there may be more dates available.
      If you are interested please email us at with your details and the numbers in your group.

      Bella Hyde

  1. Hi there,

    Would love to organise this for first or second weekend in May.

    How do I go about it, potentially have a group of 6 so far…


    1. Hi Marci,

      Thanks for your contact. We are running a foraging tour this Sunday 7 May in the Southern Highlands. 7 am to 1 pm.
      If you are interested please email us at with your details and the numbers in your group.

      Bella Hyde

  2. Hi Ladies,

    my partner and I would be super keen to come along on one of your forages, if by chance you are running one this coming weekend (29th-30th Apr).



    1. Hi Shivan,

      Thanks for your contact. We are running a foraging tour this Sunday 7 May in the Southern Highlands. 7 am to 1 pm.
      If you are interested please email us at with your details and the numbers in your group.

      Bella Hyde

  3. hi,
    I am interested in the mushroom picking tours, can you please let m know the dates?

    1. Hi Ingrid,

      Lovely to meet you via our blog.

      We plan on running our foraging tours in April this year when hopefully the season is in full swing with plenty of Saffron Milk Caps and Slippery Jacks about!

      Bella 🙂

  4. Hi there! I’d love to join your mushroom picking tour this season 2017. Where would I find more information about the dates of your tour?

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for contacting us.

      Our tours are run each autumn and generally start end of March beginning of April, depending on the weather.

      To keep up to date please visit this page. I have also added you to our mail list.

      Once we have firmed up a date we will let you know.

      Bella 🙂

    1. Hi Nina,

      Nice to meet you!

      YES! We will be holding tours this autumn providing we have rain, cooler temperatures and mushrooms! 2016 was a horrible year.

      We have added you to the wait list. Fingers crossed it will be a great season.

      Please visit the blog regularly and out facebook page too under Finding Feasts for regular updates.

      Bella 🙂

  5. Hi,
    A friend and I are super keen to join in on the next tour.
    Will stay in touch to see when dates are posted.
    Hopefully all this rain is good for mushrooms!

  6. Hi Good evening,

    May I know do you have any mushrooms foraging tour this year ? If so, what are the dates please?

    Thanks a lot


    1. Hi Carrie,
      We don’t have any dates set yet as it’s been such a late start to the season (quite literally just started). We will definitely put some dates up shortly. Stay tuned!!

      Blondie & Bella

    2. Hi Carrie,
      Yes, we will be doing tours this year but as the season has only just started due to lack of rain we have yet to make definite dates. We will be announcing dates shortly, please keep watch!

      Blondie & Bella

      1. Hi Blondie & Bella,

        Thanks for the reply, I look forward to the dates announment and tour details soon.

        May I know what’s best way of contacting you in the future in regard to any questions? This website or your Facebook?

        Thanks again

  7. Hi! I am wondering whether you could provide in with more information about your tours as I would love to try this out with my family. Where will you be foraging? Thanks!

    1. Hi Linh,
      Thank you for your query. It’s been a very late start to the mushrooming season for 2015, but that’s not to say it won’t kick off soon with all this rain. We will be doing tours through the Southern Highlands of NSW but no dates are set as of yet. We will definitely be posting dates shortly 🙂

      Blondie & Bella

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