04 July 2011

Margaret River - Chocolate Factory

Are you a Chocolate lover? If you are, this is one place you really do not want to miss.

Margaret River Chocolate Company - Margaret River is located at the corner of
Harman's Mill Road and Harman's South Road
Metricup WA 6280
It is about 20 minutes drive from Busselton or from Margaret River, depending on where you are coming from.

This chocolate factory is one of Western Australia's most popular tourist attractions, with manufacturing, sales and cafe facilities. There are interactive displays which gives you an insight into the world of chocolate. There is also a viewing window to watch the chocolate products being made and if none of these appeal to you, there is always the FREE chocolate tastings. After that, we had to treat ourselves to a couple of boxes. There are 100s of choice to make.

The story is that the Margaret River factory was opened in May 1999 by two friends who had no experience in chocolate, retailing or tourism but they did have a passion for chocolate. The second Margaret River Chocolate Company is located at the Swan Valley, which is the oldest wine growing region of WA, just 25 minutes north-east of Perth.

There is also the cafe for a casual indoor or outdoor dining; sandwiches, pastries, pies, cookies, ice-creams, chocolate milk and chocolate cakes of course.

While relaxing at one of the cafe outdoor table, sipping our latte, we thought we saw one of the biggest rat ever. Turns out that it is the resident bandicoot, a Southern Brown Bandicoot, at least I think it is.

If you are interested to know more about the Australian Bandicoots, click here.

It still looks like a giant rat to me. What do you think?

A short video clip of the bandicoot.

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