Posted Aug 22, 2017
Charley's is one of only three places in the world where you can see the cocoa growing on the tree being turned into the chocolate you can taste (the other two are in Hawaii).
Their chocolate tours are a sensory journey of seeing, touching, smelling and tasting all things chocolate.
Charley’s (Australian Chocolate P/L) has been selected as one of the World's 50 best cocoa producers for their Mount Edna Cocoa. (It's what the Mount Edna Single Origin chocolate is made from)
The Cocoa of Excellence Program 2017 is best described as the World Cocoa Olympics, where thousands of cocoa producers in 40 countries submit their best beans to their national organisers.
The best 2 to 4 per country are selected by these national organisers and sent to program in Paris.
After further evaluation 50 are selected for final judging.
Charley's are part of those 50 and now qualify to be selected for one of the 12-15 International Cocoa Awards for 2017.
Cocoa of Excellence Programme 2017 Edition
An amazing achievement that Australia and the Tropical Coast can all be proud of!
Charley’s Chocolate tour operates every Thursday. Friday and Sunday. (subject to minimum number of guests)
Special Holiday and Long Weekend tours operate subject to demand. (check calendar or call for details)
TOUR DETAILS & BOOKINGS HERE: Charley's Chocolate Tour
Gate opens at 10.00am
Please arrive between 10.00 and 10.20am
Tour starts promptly at 10.30am (we are unable to wait for latecomers)
Lunch finishes at 1.30pm
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 shoes and a wide brimmed hat. Sunscreen and insect repellant is a good idea. Don’t forget your camera. Use of an umbrella is provided free, if rainy.
Charley's Chocolate Plantation Tour - Photo Courtesy of Charley's Chocolate Tour