Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre
An Adelaide original, Haigh’s has been crafting chocolate since 1915 and is still family-owned today. At their factory, just south of Adelaide city center, the Haigh’s Chocolate Visitor Centre offers free tours plus the chance to shop Haigh’s specialties, from truffles and liqueurs to their signature chocolate frogs.
Fun but informative, the short tours here take you through the journey from bean to bar and let you watch Haigh’s staff putting the finishing touches on novelty animals, gourmet chocolates, and much more. At around 1,600 square feet (150 square meters), the Visitor Centre shop offers something for almost every taste, including gluten-free and egg-free options. Needless to say, it’s a popular stop on Adelaide food tours.
Things to know before you go
*Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre is a great choice for families with kids aged 5 and up. *While tours are free, they are very popular. Book in advance, especially over Australian school vacations. *Haigh’s has stores around town, including one in Rundle Mall. *Travelers who use wheelchairs can access some of the tour, but the complete route includes a few steps.
How to get there
Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre sits just south of Adelaide’s city center. Board the Glenelg tram at locations including Adelaide Railway Station and get off at Greenhill Road, then walk 10 minutes. Or catch the 196 bus from locations including Victoria Square and get off at Unley Road on the first stop after you cross the parkland; It’s less than a 5-minute walk.
When to get there
The Visitor Centre is open until late afternoon Monday to Saturday, with closures for key Australian public holidays. Tours run until early afternoon on most days, must be booked in advance, and generally don’t operate over the busy Christmas period. Aim to visit during the working week for a quieter experience.
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