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  • Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend the morning indulging your love for chocolate at the Cadbury factory visitor center, then visit Australia’s newest and most controversial art museum at MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Enjoy a delicious tasting of chocolate and purchase Cadbury chocolates at a discount price, and enjoy a scenic ferry ride along the Derwent River to MONA. Tour the Museum of Old and New Art’s varied collection and see the contemporary installations that have got everyone talking!

Highlights

  • Hobart Cadbury visitor center tour and MONA visit with Derwent River cruise
  • Learn about Cadbury history and chocolate manufacturing processes
  • Sample delicious chocolates
  • Purchase Cadbury chocolates at a discount price
  • Visit MONA, Australia’s most controversial and exciting art museum
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise to MONA along the Derwent River
  • Hotel pickup included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

How sweet it is! At the Cadbury Chocolate factory visitor’s center get an insight into the chocolate making process, sample and purchase chocolate at discounted prices. Then, see the outstanding yet sometimes bizarre exhibitions at the MONA. This is a treat for your taste buds and your mind!

What You Can Expect

Cadbury Chocolate Tasting Tour from Hobart with MONA Admission

Cadbury Factory

Your tour begins with pickup from your Hobart hotel by coach, and a scenic trip to the Cadbury chocolate factory, established in 1922.

At the Claremont Cadbury Interpretation Centre, learn about the history and manufacturing processes behind Cadbury's chocolate. Taste the raw ingredients and watch the process of chocolates being molded into delicious treats, then head to the retail shop for more tastings and discount purchases of popular and specialty chocolates.

The tour to Cadbury's also takes you on a scenic route past Constitution Dock, the ABC Buildings (Hobart’s original sandstone railway station), the Botanical Gardens and Government House.

Then take a relaxing ferry ride along the Derwent River to MONA. Arriving by boat is essential to the MONA experience, underscoring the impression that you are visiting a very special place.

Admire MONA’s cutting-edge complex of modern buildings on your approach to the museum's entrance, then lose yourself in Australia’s largest privately funded gallery of ancient and modern artworks, collected and exhibited by Tasmanian-born entrepreneur David Walsh.

From mixed-media installations to 3D sculptures and Neolithic artifacts, get ready to be enthralled, inspired and sometimes confronted by this collection exploring the inner recesses of the human experience and psyche.

While touring the collections, you can learn more about the exhibits via a handheld touch-screen device, and interact by recording your own impressions and responses.

The collection is vast, so relax while you’re at MONA by visiting the museum’s restaurant, cafe or wine bar, with its cellar door highlighting the region's local wines (own expense).

Leaving MONA, return to Brooke Street Pier in central Hobart by ferry.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Brilliant!. The commentary on the way to Cadbury's was very informative and there was plenty of time to purchase loads and loads of chocolate!. We decided to change our return ferry time back from Mona and that was a simple as asking the lady at the Mona reception desk to make the arrangements. Very, very easy way to organise a day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

My autistic son - who is nicknamed 'The Chocolate Thief' absolutely loved this. He was in heaven! Don't miss getting a hot chocolate...I recommend the mixed hot chocolate - 2 scoops dark, 2 scoops milk and 1 scoop white. It was delicious! The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Cadbury! We were then dropped off at the Mona Centre. It was not quite my thing (I'm more of a traditionalist) but it was interesting. There is a Starbucks there for coffee/lunch. Also included is a ferry ride back to Hobart. I changed the time with ease. I'd recommend both the Mona and ferry.

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