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Charley's Chocolate Factory Tour, Mission Beach Including Aussie Farm Lunch

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Charley's Chocolate Factory Tour, Mission Beach Including Aussie Farm Lunch
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Charley's Chocolate Factory Tour, Mission Beach Including Aussie Farm Lunch
US$25.11
Overview

Enjoy Australia’s only cocoa tree to chocolate bar experience on this 3-hour tour. Charley’s Chocolate is unique in Australia and one of only a few places in the world where you can experience the whole journey of chocolate from “Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar”. It is deliberately not a theme park as they focus on its authenticity and showcasing how one of everyone's favorite foods comes into being. Charley’s guides are passionate about what they do and want you to share the fascinating chocolate story. The tour will be fun, very much “hands on” and hugely informative.

What to Expect

Throughout your tour you will take a look at the fascinating 3,800 year history of cocoa, visit the tree nursery and a mature cocoa tree plantation, see the tiny orchid like flowers and ripe cocoa pods.

Next, look at age old fermentation and drying techniques followed by a visual as you see the cocoa pod being opened and a tasting of the cocoa nibs.

You'll also take part in some of the steps of making actual chocolate including a sampling and tasting session. The chocolate is Australian grown and made premium chocolate featuring several Pacific Island region varieties.

Next you'll enjoy an Aussie farm lunch featuring local grass fed beef burgers BBQ’d to perfection and served with caramelized onion and a choice of condiments. (Vegetarian or gluten free option is available but MUST be pre-ordered at time of booking). Soft drinks and spring water are available to purchase on the day.  

Please note, while on tour kids must be supervised at all times and no smoking is permitted. All walking is on level or very slightly sloping gravel or grass. Minimal fitness is all that is required.

Charley’s is an all weather tour, at times this may mean slightly muddy conditions underfoot. However, this also means you can visit Charley’s when other tours may not be available.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
These guys have created one of the best days out I’ve experienced

From the history of chocolate to the growing, refining and production process, this was one of the most memorable days I’ve had out. A huge congrats on an awesome exposition with such a small team. As soon as I got home I rang friends and...More

Thank Mark W
Lynn J, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We have had many lovely reviews for which we are truly grateful but yours was amazing. You so "got" what Charley's is all about and thank you so much for recommending us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wow great tour of a new Aussie industry

Thanks Chris, Lyn and Jacki!! Great tour and worth it every way!! Looking forward to eating some Aussie chocolate from tree to bar!! Worth every bit!!

Thank Matt H
Lynn J, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank very much you for your review. Glad that you enjoyed the tour and enjoy your chocolate!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
"farm tour", better than others we had been on in the region

We went to a few tours that show the growing processes of local produce. One of the tours was awful. This one was super. We felt we were getting value for money and the lunch and chocolate sampling was awesome. Some hands on opportunities. We...More

Thank bjorn4gunn
Lynn J, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review. Thank you so much. We aim to give our guests great value and of course great chocolate!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
From bean to Chocolate

Charley's Chocolate Factory with the plantation shows you each single step from a cocoa bean to the chocolate. Chris and Lynn give you a lot of interesting information. The kids can learn and see a lot. I can only recommend this for everybody. Please keep...More

Thank BarbaraGoodyear
Lynn J, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure to have you all here and you of course, as you know, contribute the experience !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to spend a few hours

Thankyou so much to Lynn, Chris and the team for a really enjoyable morning. We found the entire tour fascinating, the chocolate is divine, and the burger lunch hit the spot. Wonderful to see what you guys are doing from tree to bar, and looking...More

Thank Ian G
Lynn J, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad that you enjoyed your visit to Charley's'. Thank you so much for such a lovely review about our tour and the"divine" chocolate which we are, as you probably gathered very proud of!! Your comments are very much appreciated and thanks for recommending us.

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