Chocolate Tourism in Australia
Details: Morning tour of Adelaide, incorporating Haigh's Chocolate Tour (see below) and visits to Glenelg Esplanade, Colonel Light's Lookout and other scenic locations. A "Chocolatté Tour" add-on guided walking tour is available on certain days, exploring some of Adelaide's chocolate confectioners.
Type of experience: chocolate cafe
Details: Cafe serving various chocolate fondues, liquid chocolate, hot and iced chocolate drinks, and icecreams.
Type of experience: chocolate cafe
Details: Cafe focused on everything chocolate, from chocolate soup to chocolate fondue, cakes, hot and iced chocolate drinks of all kinds, chocolate cocktails and also some savoury dishes. Their "Chocolate Filth" signature dish sounds like it might just be the ultimate chocolate indulgence.
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Type of experience: chocolate tasting
Details: Private tastings for groups of 8-20 people can be arranged after business hours at Chocolate World, a specialist chocolate retailer. The tasting experience lasts an hour, and includes hot chocolate, handmade chocolate and selected European blocks of chocolate. Guests will also be given a brief history of chocolate and will learn the process of making handmade chocolates, and the art of tasting chocolate.
Type of experience: factory tour
Details: A free 20 minute tour exploring the history of the company and explaining how to turn a bitter cocoa bean into delicious chocolate. The tour ends with complimentary chocolate, tea and coffee. Factory-fresh chocolate sales. Reservations are required.
Type of experience: chocolate factory visit
Details: A chance to see old heritage chocolate and confectionery making machinery in operation, open daily. A factory shop is located on the premises.
Details: Chocoholic Tours offers a range of chocolate-themed walking tours, including an afternoon chocolate and historical treats walk, a chocoholic brunch walk and a chocolate treats walk. There's 1 tour on Fridays and a choice of 5 tours on Saturdays. Bookings are essential.
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Type of experience: chocolate dining experience
Details: Open to the public on the first Friday of each month (bookings required) or to private groups (10+) at other times by arrangement, Chocolate Oblivion provides the chance to sample Italian hot chocolate, a dark chocolate fountain with a wide range of dipping items, and the signature Chocolate Oblivion dessert.
Address: 126 Weston Street, Brunswick East, Victoria 3057, Australia
Type of experience: chocolate cooking school
Details: Specialist cooking school offering a wide range of chocolate and cake-making classes, ranging from chocolate appreciation evenings to single- and multi-day chocolate cooking classes.
Details: A tour of central Perth, including visits to up to six chocolate-related venues. There are ample opportunities to sample cholocates and experience the taste of different types of cocoa, and lunch is also included in the package. Individual, group and corporate bookings are available.
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Address: 312-314 South Terrace, South Fremantle, Western Australia 6162, Australia
Type of experience: chocolate factory view
Details: Two dedicated viewing galleries enable visitors to see hand-made chocolates and biscuits being produced. Free chocolate testing.
Address: 5123 West Swan Road, West Swan, Western Australia 6055, Australia
Type of experience: chocolate factory and cafe
Details: Free chocolate tastings, interactive displays, viewing windows to watch chocolate products being made, and a family-friendly atmosphere. The Chocolate Cafe has indoor and outdoor seating, and offers light lunches and cakes, desserts, chocolate fondues and chocolate-inspired treats.
Type of experience: walking tour
Details: A range of walking tours, each lasting 2.5-3 hours, themed around chocolate, chocolate cakes and coffee. The focus of each tour is slightly different, with some including gelato stops and others ending with sparkling wine and chocolate petits fours at a top Sydney hotel.
Type of experience: chocolate experience
Details: A talk by qualified guides covering how chocolate is made and the history of Cadbury, plus a chocolate gift for each visitor. There's also an opportunity to visit the Cadbury souvenir shop, chocolate shop and cafe. Advance bookings are required.
Address: 9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe, Tasmania 7307, Australia
Type of experience: chocolate factory and museum
Details: Watch the confectionery staff tempering, moulding and enrobing fine chocolates. Private tours can be arranged by appointments for groups of 10+ people. The museum of chocolate covers the history of chocolate from the Aztec Indians through to the 1700s and on to the present day. A coffee shop on the premises specialises in chocolate desserts and hot cocoa, and there's a retail shop too.
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Type of experience: chocolate shop, cafe and chocolate factory view
Details: The Chocolate Mill makes a wide range of handmade chocolates on the premises. Visitors can view the chocolates being made in the kitchen through a viewing window, and buy chocolates from the factory shop. Short chocolate-making demonstrations and talks are held twice a day. The cafe serves Belgian hot chocolates, coffees and teas, cold drinks and ice creams. Group visits can be accommodated by prior arrangement.
Type of experience: chocolate factory tour
Details: The chocolate factory (situated in a renovated 1930s flour mill) offers regular organised tours several times a day, seven days a week (it's worth calling in advance to check what production lines will be in operation). Exclusive products can be purchased from the Mill shop on the premises, and the cafe offers snacks and light lunches.
Type of experience: chocolate experience evenings
Details: Irregular series of chocolate tastings and professional demonstrations, concluding with a chocolate high tea. See website for full schedule and location details.
Details: Gray Line offers a wide range of tours covering major destinations across Australia. A number of these tours are focused on chocolate, either as a highlight of the tour or as the tour's entire theme.