Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour and Derwent River Cruise from Hobart. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Since 2008, you are no longer able to tour the Cadbury factory itself, only the visitor centre. It would have been helpful to know this beforehand! The river cruise was lovely, although the light lunch was VERY light, a salad roll.
I was very disappointed that there was no tour of the factory and that the cruise didn't go from the factory. I would've gone on another cruise instead had I realised that we were going back by coach.
The cadbury chocolate factory was not worth going to. All you do is sit and watch a video, which I wish we had been told before we went as we would not have bothered. After the video they just push you through to the factory buy chocolates. The chocolates are not that much cheaper and I feel the chocolates are stale. Also we were pushed through by the bus driver. We got told we had to be back for the river cruise by 11.30 but the cruise didn't leave until 12.00 so we were sitting around for half hour. The cruise was great I would only do the cruise if I did this again.
We were disappointed that the river cruise did not run from the Cadbury Factory back to Hobart. They did supply a lunch cruise on the harbour but as we had already done that two days before one cruise was a waste of our money.
I know they had to stop the tours, but I had waited a long time to go around the factory and was really disappointed when it was a ten minute DVD, and then we were escorted to the chocolate shop. I feel the money we paid was not relevant to what we got. I paid that price for a complete tour and was only notified after I paid that a tour was no longer available. I would not have booked it otherwise, and we actually saw a similar tour for a vastly reduced price when we went down to meet the bus. Sorry, but this was very disappointing.
The tour was good, but being left stranded at the wharf was shocking. We were picked up at the motel. I expected to be returned to the motel.
The cruise and bus ride were very interesting and informative, but the factory tour was a bit boring. It needed to have more emphasis on the fun side of chocolate - the company should have some fun mascots and more free stuff, and better interaction is needed so the kids aren't bored.
It was a little bit boring for an adult, but would be great for a family.
Total tourist trap, rip off. The 'cruise' is just a $20 trip on the MONA ferry and it's not like the museum is included.
The Cadbury factory was a let down. We were at the factory for no longer than one hour. We received a block of chocie on arrival and were left to browse the shop. We then saw a 20min DVD of how is made. We had a short time to enjoy the hot chocolate recommended to us but were then told we needed to leave and therefore had to leave our hot chocolate unfinished. That was the end of the tour- In other words there was NO tour. The ferry trip was great however we had to strongly advise we had five people for morning tea. As our bus operator took our booking I luckily had my orginal email as they were not going to give us morning tea for the kids. As it was we only had morning tea for three rather than 5 of us anyway. $294 for three adults and two kids was over the top and would not recommend to anyone.
No tour involved. A look around the gift shop and a short 10 minute lecture on chocolate from an employee.
Cadbury chocolate factory component was not a tour, it was a 15 minute description of how chocolate is made, the remaining 45 minutes could be spent purchasing chocolate from the shop or eating/drinking at the cafeteria.
The derwent river cruise was 30 minutes from MONA museum back to the Hobart starting point and included a small sandwich with a drink. Overall I was not satisfied with this tour and would not recommend it for your visit to Hobart.
I would not reccommend this tour to anyone I know.