Charley's Chocolate Tour

From AUD $29.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Mission Beach, QLD
  • Product code: PWEJQJ

Charley'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 at 10.30am. Bookings are essential.  

Phone enquiries 07 4068 5011 from 7am to 6pm  


****Due to Corona Virus restrictions being progressively relaxed, tours re-commence on Thursday 25 June. Details about how we keep visitors and staff safe during this time are below the tour info.   


Charley’s Chocolate Tour 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”.  

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.

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 and Sunday. (subject to minimum number of guests)
Fridays and Special Holiday and Long Weekend tours operate subject to demand.  (check calendar or call for details)
Gate opens at 10.00am PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE PRIOR TO 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 


Our Child rate covers children aged from 3 to 15. Babies and children under 3 are free, but lunch and samples are not provided. Over 15's are adult rate. 
 
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.   

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. The content is designed for adults and older children, therefore, we find that some young children under 4-5 years old occasionally get restless. To assist we provide colouring books and we try to keep them involved. 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. There are directional signs on the road and an “A” board at the entrance. Ample parking is available. We are Caravan & RV friendly.


Charley’s Chocolate Factory Defence Discount

Charley’s
Chocolate Factory has joined forces with Australian Partners of Defence
(APOD) to offer all current and former ADF personnel and their direct
family members a discount off the admission price.

For instant access to this exclusive veteran discount, simply login or register at www.APOD.com.au and verify your Defence connection with APOD. Saving has never been easier!



COVID-19

 We are required to record guest details in a secure way and hold for a two month

period. These details will not be shared unless specifically requested by the

government for purposes of public health.

 If you feel unwell in any way, we request that you do not attend the tour.

 If you fall into the vulnerable/at risk category we recommend that you do not attend

one of our tours until Queensland health advises that it is safe to do so.

 If you are vulnerable/ “at risk” and you wish to attend the tour we recommend that

you take your own additional safety precautions. Please be aware in this instance we

cannot guarantee your safety.

 You will be reminded on arrival that you must declare any symptoms prior to the

commencement of the tour. We reserve the right to refuse you attending should it put

other guests at risk.

 During the tour we will be observing all the rules to keep us all safe and limit

numbers so that we observe the 1.5 metre social distancing rule.

 You will be reminded during the tour of social distancing. Hand sanitiser will be

available, and you will be required to use this to keep yourself and everyone else safe.

 Charley’s Chocolate tours will be operating in compliance with the industry COVID

Safe Plan to found at https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/approved-

industry-covid-safe-plans and specifically the Queensland Tourism and Hospitality

COVID Safe Business Plan.