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

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  • Family-friendly tour suitable for all ages
  • Barbecue lunch included
  • Chocolate tastings and hands-on demonstrations
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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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Overview
Follow the humble cocoa bean from tree to bar on this tour of Charley's Chocolate Factory, followed by a typical Aussie barbecue lunch. Learn about the process of chocolate-making, from the growth of the tree to fermentation and beyond. This tour takes place in all weather, making it a good thing to do on a rainy day; you can guarantee it won't be canceled. Finish up with a traditional Australian barbecue to fuel you up for the rest of the day's exploring.
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.
Reviews (70)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Yum yum yum

Fun place with owner with a passion for their.business. the owners do the tour. The chocolate is yum yum yum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robyndevans2012
Reviewed 30 September 2018
Chocolate

It was very interesting,we had a crash course of the history of cacao ,lots of things we did not know,especially the Australian component.It is a very labor intense industry.Chocolate is not just chocolate ,each has a different taste.The trip through the orchard was very informative,the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank A
LynnJ980, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and of course the chocolate!

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile
Awesome and Informative

Very informative and enjoyable tour. Thankyou for your willingness to open up your farm to show us what happens behind the scenes from tree to chocolate! And the chocolate is very nice!

Thank Wendy D
LynnJ980, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review we very much appreciate your time.

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Charley’s chocolate factory

Great information given by Chris,Lynne and Jackie .Congrats on your awards for a new industry in Australia .Well done .Thank you

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Zillar
LynnJ980, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 24 August 2018
WOW...WE LOVED IT.

The tour, discussion & effort was REALLY GOOD. Jackie needs to get a promotion...That field work takes a lot, the reward is in proportion to the effort.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arthur W
Lynn J, Owner at Charley's Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your review and your comments about Jacqui . She is so very much a part of Charley's.

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