Chocolate connoisseurs rejoice! There are some incredibly tempting chocolate factories to visit on your next travel escapades through Australia. Whether you’re driving through the country with your family or your friends, sharing some sweet treats is a lovely way to spend the day!

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Complete with interactive machines and the chance to make your own chocolate, visiting this fun factory is sure to satisfy your taste buds. It has been a winner at the Victorian Tourism Awards and is both a delicious and delightful place to visit during a holiday. Your personally designed chocolates will travel down a conveyer belt and into your hands, ready to eat.

The factory is climate-controlled so it doesn’t matter if you visit during summer or winter. The experts here make a lot of the ingredients on site, such as their own marzipan, honeycomb, rocky road mix, peanut brittle and Turkish Delight fillings.

To enjoy this range of hand-made Belgium gourmet chocolates, head out of Melbourne over to San Remo and drive over the bridge onto Phillip Island. The factory is less than a kilometre away from the bridge, but the ride from Melbourne takes 90 minutes so be sure to keep the kids entertained with some fun road trip games.

white mug filled with chocolate and surrounded by beans and chocolate
Indulge with some chocolate you make yourself at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.

Haigh’s Chocolates, Adelaide

Considered one of the best things to do in Adelaide, this emporium is home to some of the tastiest, melt-in-your-mouth chocolates in the country. These shops are like a living museum, because Haigh’s chocolates is the oldest family-owned chocolate making business in Australia. In fact, this year they celebrated 100 years of chocolate-making.

First opened on May 1, 1915 by Alfred E. Haigh in Adelaide, there are now three stores in the city; one on 116 Grenfell Street, another at 2 Rundle Mall and the third at Shop 17 Central Market Arcade, Victoria Square. Jump into your hired car and make your way to any one of these!

Just like visiting a museum, there are also guided tours on offer at the Haigh’s Factory located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside – less than a 15 minute drive from Adelaide city centre. These free 20 minute tours showcase the artisan skills of the confectioners as they turn bitter cocoa beans into scrumptious chocolate. Best of all, visitors get complimentary chocolate, tea and coffee at the end of the journey!