Hey you chocolate connoisseurs! Why not indulge your taste buds and treat yourself to a self-drive chocolate tour? Spread far and wide across the city, it offers the perfect opportunity to have a self-drive chocolate tour of Canberra; allowing you to see the sights along the way.
Start with Canberra Centre:
Koko Black is located on Bunda Street, that runs outside the Canberra Centre shopping centre. This is the “original” chocolate shop in Canberra city, with beautifully-crafted, exquisite chocolates to buy individually or in a gift box. The presentation is impeccable, so they are an ideal gift for a chocolate lover – or as a special gift for yourself. Make sure you stay and enjoy a hot chocolate in the sophisticated café, or pick something off the inspired menu. See here for details. After you’ve finished, cross the road to Oliver Brown and Via Dolce for more chocolate dessert options!
Haigh’s Chocolate shop opened in the Canberra Centre in November 2017, much to the delight of local workers and shoppers – with hundreds of people turning up on opening day. It is located in a new section of the centre called the Lifestyle Shopping Precinct in the Monaro Mall – which is just a short walk through the shopping centre from Koko Black. Haigh’s began as a family business in 1915 in Adelaide and now, four generations later, the Canberra store is the 17th store that has been opened around Australia. If you want a sophisticated, chocolate experience, you can’t go past either of the first two venues on this tour.
Lindt chocolate shop can be found inside the Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick, a 15 minute drive south of the city. This stop is the perfect excuse to combine two great loves for many – chocolate and shopping! You can’t miss the brightly-coloured Lindt corner store, with coloured Lindt balls piled high in each display and special offers at the front. You can buy your favourite Lindt balls by the gram ($7.99 for 100 grams, at the time of writing), or mix and match to have a mixed bag. Whilst there, why not stop for a hot chocolate or milkshake, with a small area to sit and enjoy the chocolaty, creamy goodness. See here for details. If you have a craving for American candy, also check out US Candy Bar in the centre, whilst you are there.
Then head to Canberra’s Wine District:
Robyn Rowe Chocolates is located within the Canberra Wine District, 30 minutes north of the city. You could easily spend the day in the wine district, sampling wines and stopping in on Robyn Rowe Chocolates for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea! When you visit, you will often meet Robyn herself, so you can ask questions about the range and hear of her passion for creating chocolates. Robyn Rowe Chocolates specialises in creating handmade Belgium chocolates from the finest ingredients from Europe, combined with local walnuts, liqueurs and coffee from the surrounding region. Relax in the rural, scenic café with a few chocolates and a coffee, milkshake or cold drink. This popular chocolatier is open between Thursday to Monday only.
Still not enough to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings? Then why not check out the Eat Canberra Sweet Tooth Tour?
This one is for all of you dessert lovers out there! Visit a minimum of four locations over two hours and will sample a range of delicious sweet creations. You will learn about the amazing desserts in Canberra and discover where you can find them. You will even get to take some sweet treats home with you! We’ll be walking from place to place so don’t stress because we’ll burn off some of that sugar during the tour. Cost: $80
Then at the end of the day, it’s time to come down from the chocolate overload – so relax in one of our Premium Units. Book your accommodation with Canbhol now!