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Chocolate Tours

hero-pod-sml.jpgCharley's Chocolate tour is Australia’s only Cocoa Tree to Chocolate Bar Experience.

If you love Chocolate this is a "must do". Tours run every Thursday and Sunday 10.30am Bookings are essential.  

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 “Tree to Bar”.  

Charley’s is real and genuine! It is deliberately NOT a theme park. It’s authentic and all about how one of our favourite foods comes into being. Charley’s people are passionate about what they do and want you to share the fascinating chocolate story. The tour is fun, very much “hands on” and hugely informative. 

Here are some of the highlights of the tour:  

  • A look at the fascinating 3800 year history of cocoa.
  • Visit the tree nursery and a mature cocoa tree plantation.
  • See the tiny orchid like flowers and ripe cocoa pods.
  • Look at age old fermentation and drying techniques.
  • See a cocoa pod being opened and taste cocoa nibs.
  • Take part in some of the steps of making actual chocolate. 

The highpoint of the tour is the chocolate tasting! Here we feature our multi award winning Australian grown and made premium single origin chocolate.

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Here is what some of our visitors had to say:  "Knocks the other chocolate factories we've been to out of the park! Very Inspiring."      "One of the most informative tours I've been on (worldwide) Very fascinating and authentic"     "Your passion shines through."     "Yummy"    "Really liked the kids being able to see/learn where our food comes from." 

Tour Days & Times 

Charley’s Chocolate tour operates every Thursday year round, plus on Friday and Sunday during most of the year. (Please see dates and availability below) Gate opens at 10am Please arrive by 10.20am Tour starts promptly at 10.30am Lunch finishes at 1.30pm  

Sunday 26 March Places Available
Thursday 30 March Places Available
Sunday 2 April Places Available
 Thursday 6 April Places Available
Sunday 9 April Places Available
Thursday 13 April Easter Places Available
Sunday 16 April Easter Places Available

At $29 for adults, this is one of the best value tours around.  You can book securely online at the bottom of this page, or you can book by phone 07 4068 5011 7am to 7pm.    

Adults                               $29

Children (3-15 yrs)            $19

Family Pass (2A & 2C)        $85

Australian Seniors              $25

Tour price includes all chocolate tastings and Aussie Farm Lunch 

Aussie Farm Lunch 

This is included in your tour and features local grass fed beef burgers, BBQ’d  to perfection and served with caramelised 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 buy.    

What to bring:

Sensible walking shoes and a wide brimmed hat. Sunscreen and insect repellant. Don’t forget your camera. Use of an umbrella is provided free, if rainy.   

Shopping at Charley's:

Naturally, all our chocolate is available for you to buy. We accept Cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard.  We also feature other selected local products.

 

Other important Stuff 

All tours must be pre-booked and paid for, prior to arrival at Charley’s. We welcome kids but ask that they be supervised at all times. Smoking is not 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.

We welcome children of all ages on our tours but as the content is designed for adults and older children we find that some young children under 4-5 years old get restless. We do provide colouring books and try to keep them involved however this is not always successful. We are of course very happy to discuss the suitability with you before you book.      

 

 

Location & Travel Times

 We’re located at Mt Edna,

388 Cassowary Drive. Mission Beach.

If using Google maps, enter

 “Charley’s Chocolate Factory”, do NOT search on 388 Cassowary Drive. 

Travel Times From:

Mission Beach 10min

Tully                         15min

Innisfail                 20min

Cairns                   90min

Townsville         2.5hrs 

Getting to Charley’s is self drive. A Chocolate Tour “A” board is at the driveway entrance. There is ample parking (including for Caravans & RV’s).

 

Group Bookings

 A Charley’s Chocolate tour is ideal for social and corporate groups. A customised program can also be arranged. There is coach access and parking.  Please call 07 4068 5011 to discuss your requirements.

  

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