Federation Bean to Bar Chocolate Maker
Credit: Samuel Shelley
You will be taken on a private tour up kunanyi/Mt Wellington, only a 30 minute drive from Hobart which sits 1271 metres above sea level. The journey up takes you through the beautiful township of Fern Tree and the areas thickly forested Wellington Park. On a clear day it offers an incredible view of the Derwent River, Bruny Island, South West Wilderness, the entire city of Hobart and surrounding area.
In Hobart, you will visit Tasmania’s bean to bar artisan chocolate maker, Federation Chocolate. Here visitors can view the chocolate being made from the cacao beans right through to their handmade bars, praline and truffle chocolates.
You will then head into the Coal River Valley to the historic Richmond Village where you will visit Richmond Bakery, famous for its delicious Scallop Pies.
Following lunch, you will take a stroll around and see the villages elegant Georgian architecture and beautiful heritage buildings which are now home to galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.
Whilst in Richmond you will visit Sweets and Treats where you can buy from a large array of old style and modern lollies from Tasmania, Australia and around the world. A big highlight is a visit to see the friendly ducks gathered around the Richmond Bridge and St John’s Catholic Church, both famous for being the oldest of its type in use in Australia.
Next the tour takes you to visit The Wicked Cheese Company where you can see their cheeses being made, enjoy free tastings and peruse their provedore shop. You will then head back towards Hobart to Rosny Lookout so you can get the perfect shot of Hobart nestled beneath the majestic kunyani/Mt Wellington.
· The tour price does not cover the cost of lunch or tastings
Map - Mt Wellington, Federation Artisan Chocolate, Richmond Tour