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13 Must Visit Chocolate Factories around Australia

10 Mar 2022

Chocolate. Factory. Tour.

Parents might like to whisper these three words for fear of a sugar-based holiday child meltdown!

Everyone else, shout it out loud and enjoy this list of gourmet chocolate factories from around the country. Each one will add more than just a touch of sweetness to your next getaway!

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Oh, it’s Easter soon, is it? We didn’t realise :)

In that case, use this list to get you in the mood for the big bunny’s arrival at your place. Plus, everyone deserves a little indulgence no matter what time of year it is. Start planning your choc-topped vacation now!


Margaret River Chocolate Company

Now at 3 locations!

Margaret River | Swan Valley | Perth

415 Harman's Mill Rd, Metricup 6280 / 5123 West Swan Road, West Swan 6055 / 317 Murray Street, Perth 6000

No matter which location you visit, this iconic West Australian brand equals a delicious day out for you and the family.

The Swan Valley factory and tasting centre offer free entry and free tastings, as well as the chance to watch their chocolates being made. This includes their adorable ‘Chokka the Quokka’ milk chocolate quokkas!

The Swan Valley factory also features The Chocolate Cafe, with a menu that includes breakfast and light lunches, as well as a wide variety of chocolate-based desserts and drinks!

The original site in Margaret River is well worth the drive or be sure to include it on your Margaret River itinerary. Not shy about claiming WA’s best hot chocolate, we reckon their brownies take some beating too!

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Take a seat in the lush factory garden and work your way through their extensive range of truffles, cakes, fondues, and coca powders! A true chocolate lovers paradise awaits!

The Perth City venue is mostly a retail shop, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a free tasting of any of their hundreds of award-winning chocolate products. Dive in!

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Whistler Chocolate Co. 

506 Great Northern Highway, Middle Swan, Perth 6056 

Whistler’s Chocolate Co in Middle Swan has been making traditional handmade chocolates and confectionary for over 40 years, with an extensive range of classics such as Rocky Road, Coconut Rough and Peanut Brittle.

Using recipes that have stood the test of time, this has been the birthplace of a a generation of chocolatiers and confectioners who have made their name around the world!

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Visit their show room, relax in their cafe, host a party in their garden and browse their gift store, where you’ll be able to sample everything, including their chocolate sculptures!

If you’re a Perth local, you will also find them at the Perth Royal Show, where they are known for their chocolate show bags!

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Melba’s Chocolate Factory

22 Henry St, Woodside SA 5244

Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionary was established in Adelaide in 1981, and soon after relocated to Woodside in the Adelaide Hills.

The Factory uses heritage chocolate and confectionary-making equipment, where they produce old-fashioned favourites such as Rocky Road and Traffic Lights, in the time-honoured tradition.

The Factory has also grown over time, and now contains 5 production rooms, giving visitors the opportunity to watch these classics being made.

Visitors are encouraged to chat to the staff to find out as much about the production process as possible, before heading to the stock up on their favourites!

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Haigh's Chocolate

 154-156 Greenhill Rd, Parkside SA 5063

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The oldest family-owned chocolate makers in Australia, Haigh’s was founded in Adelaide in 1915.

With stores now located around Australia, head to the Visitor Centre in Parkside for a free guided viewing tour to learn the history of Haigh's and how they make their premium quality chocolate.

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You can then watch their team of confectioners apply their artisanal skills to create and hand finish their delicious range and enjoy tasting.

Be sure to leave enough time to explore the retail store, where you will be able to choose from a huge range of factory fresh chocolates and confectionery, including their famous frogs, truffles, fruit centres, fudges, and bars! 

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

60 Buring Road Tanunda, SA 5352

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company uses the most delicious chocolate sourced from Australia and overseas.

You can watch their team of chocolatiers uses a mixture of traditional and modern tempering, enrobing, moulding, spinning and panning techniques to create everything you see.  

Allow yourself to be spoilt for choice when it comes time to purchase your faves, with over 250 chocolate products made from milk, dark, white, and ruby chocolate.  

Do not be afraid to try a number their infused flavoured pralines using local produce, such as Barossa Cider and Vineyard Road Shiraz! Yum. 

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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

 35 Old Healesville Rd, Yarra Glen VIC 3775

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In the heart of the picturesque winemaking region, the family-owned Yarra Valley Chocolaterie has a huge selection of handcrafted European-style chocolates and activities for the whole family.

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The “Taste & Create” workshop will take your love of chocolate to a whole new level. Also, enjoy generous portions of free samples – as well as insanely delicious ice cream – then burn off energy at the on-site gardens or wetlands. A great day out!

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Freckleberry Chocolate Company

1 Baxter Road, North Geelong, VIC 3215

Tucked away in North Geelong, Freckleberry Chocolate Factory specialises in creating delicious and innovatively packaged chocolate products. 

Priding themselves on their delicious range of smooth Belgian chocolate blends, spoil yourself with their selection of Rocky Road, Chocolate Pizzas and Chocolate Coated Honeycomb! And don’t forget to take home their special freckled-covered designs!

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Hunter Valley Chocolate Company

 2320 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

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With three separate locations in the town of Pokolbin, this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region! Each has a huge range of sweet delights to choose from, including their much-loved classic chocolate fudge.

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Visit the ‘Twenty-3-Twenty’ location where you can watch “Peter the Chocolatier” do his best work. Using only the finest Belgian couverture chocolate, together with Australian dried fruits and nuts, and infused with a distilled pure fruit oil, the chocolate bears a subtle but delicious fruity flavour.

Dark chocolate, white chocolate, sugar-free chocolate, fudge, and even chilli chocolate is on the menu at the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company.

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Blue Mountains Chocolate Company

176 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW 2780

You need the energy when visiting the Blue Mountains!

From chocolates to jams, jellies, cakes, sauces, and even pickles, everything is homemade and utterly delicious at the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

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Close to the world-famous Echo Point, the Blue Mountains Chocolate Company is open 7 days a week serving delicious hot chocolates and chocolate treats from their cafe.

You can take home a chocolate souvenir from their shop, which sells handmade Turkish delights, truffles, chocolate body paint(!), and over 20 different flavoured chocolate bars!

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House of Anvers

9025 Bass Hwy, Latrobe TAS 7307


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A holiday in Tasmania is not complete without a visit to the House of Anvers on Tasmania’s north coast.

Making some of Australia’s finest Belgian chocolate, House of Anvers was established in 1989 by Belgian expat Igor Van Gerwen.

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Always sourcing the finest ingredients to guarantee the highest quality bars, truffles, and fudges, you can watch all of it being made in the factory first-hand, or head straight to the Tasting Room and sample it all before you begin narrowing down which ones to purchase!

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Federation Artisan Chocolate

3 Victoria Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Hobarts premier chocolate makers source all their cocoa beans from ethically grown cocoa plants and trade direct with farmers.

Owners Maurice and Helen Curtis search the world for the finest cocoa to produce their decadent creations Take a trip around the world and sample chocolate from Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, or Madagascar.

See the rich creamy chocolate being handmade, taste the result and buy direct from this family-owned business.

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Charlotte's Web Darwin Chocolate Factory

13/17 Willes Rd, Berrimah, NT 0828

Proudly Territorian, the Darwin Chocolate Factory creates a range of fresh, locally-made chocolate barks featuring fresh local fruits, ginger, nuts, berries and other toppings.

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Focused on it's factory tours, its chocolate barks have made their way into hotel minibars and small retail outlets throughout the greater Darwin region.

Founded by local chocolate-lover Kirsty McInnes, the company is built around the principles of ethically sourced ingredients and sustainable production methods.

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Charley’s Chocolate Factory

388, El Arish Mission Beach Rd, QLD 4852

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Get your ‘Golden Ticket’ and experience the full chocolate journey ‘from tree to bar’ at Charley’s Chocolate Factory near Mission Beach.

Run every Thursday for chocolate-lovers of all ages, their factory tours are the opportunity to hear about the history of the cocoa bean as well as witness the journey of this magical specimen from tree to chocolate at their own cocoa plantation.

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A winner of multiple awards at the Australian Fine Food Awards, their range of chocolate products is as long as your imagination is wide! A must-do for families in this region.

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