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

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mount Edna Mission Beach
    Departure Time
    10.30am
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Chocolate Tastings.
    • BBQ Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Charley's Chocolate Factory
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Infant meals
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant meals not included
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    When you have had enough of the beach book yourself on a 'taste treat' tour and head to Charley's Chocolate Tour. The tour includes seeing cocoa trees with cocoa pods that provide the base for Charley's award winning chocolates as well as hearing the story of how chocolate
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    Had a amazing time we also learned alot in our tour enjoyed every minute. It is a must for anyone who loves chocolate to see from paddock to plate or even tree to plate. Chris and Lynn are a amazing couple and both should be so proud of what you both have built up such a amazing
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    Chris and Lynn are extremely passionate about what they do at Charley's. The tour was very well run and took us through the whole chocolate making process, from growing the cacao tree to sampling the finished product and included a brief history of our 4000 year obsession with
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    A relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. The owners run the tour, making it a much more personal experience. The beef burger lunch and chocolate tasting was included and there are umbrellas that you can use to escape the sun when walking around the farm. There is minimal
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    What a resplendant chocolate experience - local, regional and global story telling. A personal and historic journey that brings it on farm in an informative and entertaining way. Lynn and Chris Jahnke invite you to their place, share their story and want you to take away the
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    By: Charley's Chocolate Factory
    249 reviews
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    FrenchFlossie
    New Zealand
    1316
    The Ultimate Chocolate Bar Experience
    When you have had enough of the beach book yourself on a 'taste treat' tour and head to Charley's Chocolate Tour.
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    Z6532GDkarinb
    30
    Great Tour
    We enjoyed the tour a lot. Very friendly people, a lot of interesting information, delicious chocolate samples and
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    jmblaikie
    30
    A chocolate experience
    Educational information on the growing of chocolate, interesting tour of the farm, then get to experience the
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    523haydenr
    Brunswick East, Australia
    182
    Great Tour!
    Booked this at the last minute and turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to mission beach. Very
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    Jenny F
    Innisfail, Australia
    33
    J&J Centis
    Had a amazing time we also learned alot in our tour enjoyed every minute. It is a must for anyone who loves
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    932robertt932
    4314
    Chocoholic heaven
    Chris and Lynn are extremely passionate about what they do at Charley's. The tour was very well run and took us
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    687549
    Rome, Italy
    43
    Fantastic family run operation
    A relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. The owners run the tour, making it a much more personal experience. The
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    gajted
    Innisfail, Australia
    4728
    Did Someone Say Chocolate?
    What a resplendant chocolate experience - local, regional and global story telling. A personal and historic
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    jmblaikie
    30
    Seeing the production from seed to chocolate
    This was an excellent and very informative tour seeing the outcome and final product from the seeds. They have
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    grant1235
    Hawick, United Kingdom
    10
    Tour of charley’s
    Very informative tour. Great information and passion on the art of chocolate making Great to get the samples
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    julie j
    Brisbane, Australia
    40
    Tour of farm
    This is a great tour. Owners are friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable about their products. A very worthwhile tour
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    Stuart A
    Great Barrier Reef, Australia
    50
    Award winning, 1st and only Australian Cocoa tree to chocolate bar business
    We found the tour up beat, friendly, informative and showed the perseverance of the owners in their own personal
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    jacgee
    Sydney, Australia
    71
    Tree to Bar Experience
    Great tour. Very intetesting and informative on the history of cocoa. Got to look at the pods on the tree and
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    bazzit
    Coolangatta, Australia
    183
    Cocoa tree to chocolate bar
    Very informative visit, learning all things cocoa to chocolate. Bookings are a must. You cannot just arrive and
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    ajfeather
    London, United Kingdom
    435
    Really informative
    Had great fun as a family (12 & 15) understanding how cocoa goes from the branch to the bar of chocolate we eat
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