Phillip Island tours

Your Guide to Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

While most islands have us thinking about sunny beaches and palm trees, Phillip Island has another gem to offer for all vacationers with a sweet tooth - an entire chocolate factory. Phillip Island is the perfect place to live out your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dreams with chocolate samples, chocolate waterfalls, chocolate art and more. Read on to learn about how to plan a visit to the factory.

Why Visit Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

  • Chocolate overdose: Taste the various kinds of chocolate created on the premises at the cafe, from rocky roads to chocolate waterfalls.
  • Explore the art: The Chocolate Factory has a chocolate art gallery, including a chocolate statue of Michelangelo’s David. 
  • Educational: The Chocolate Factory has an educational program on cocoa production, where you can interact with the chocolate connoisseurs to learn about their chocolate production. 
  • Test your strength: The Chocolate Factory has a giant 1-tonne slab of chocolate, test your strength by attempting to lift it with your friends.

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory Timings

Every day: 10 AM to 5 PM. 

Last Admission: 4 PM

Closed on Christmas day.

Best Time to Visit Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

The months of November to March are perfect to visit the Chocolate Factory as the journey to the island is pleasant and scenic in the warm weather. To avoid crowds, visit over the weekday as Phillip Island is a popular weekend destination.

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory Location

Address: 930 Phillip Island Rd, Newhaven VIC 3925, Australia. Find on Maps

Getting There

  • By Bus: Take the local bus that goes via Anderson, Wonthaggi and Cowes on Phillip Island. 
  • By train: Use the V/Line coach that runs daily via Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo, Newhaven and Cowes. 
  • By ferry: Hop on to the Western Port Passenger Ferry Service that will drop you at Cowes on Phillip Island. 
  • By car: Phillip Island is a 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne, via the Monash Freeway (M1).

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory Highlights

Artwork & Sculptures

Discover Michelangelo’s world-famous David statue covered in chocolate, as well as a chocolate map of the world. Watch out for Dame Edna Everage’s artwork made wholly of over 12,000 chocolate truffles, and another village made entirely of chocolate.

Chocolate Shop

Get a chance to sample the chocolate being created on the premises and even purchase some for the way home at the retail store. Watch out for the chocolate homes. The Chocolate Factory also has a cafe where you can wind down after the sugar rush.

Chocolate Making & Waterfall

Catch the chocolatiers at work and learn about the functioning of the chocolate machine. Also get a chance to innovate with your own chocolate concoction, and taste the fruits of your labour. Meanwhile, also catch the world's largest chocolate waterfall, with over 130 kgs of chocolate flowing every minute.

Visitor Tips

  • During summer vacations, it is advisable to purchase your tickets online in advance as the factory is a favourite destination for school excursions. 
  • Don’t forget to grab your free chocolate sample at the entrance of the factory. 
  • The café on the premises does serve savoury items, in addition to chocolate. 
  • Entry to the retail store and the café is free of charge. 
  • Free on-site parking is available.

Frequently Asked Questions About Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

What is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

Run by the Panny family, there is an interactive chocolate museum, factory, and retail store located on Phillip Island offering an immersive experience for chocolate lovers.

How can I visit the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

The chocolate factory is located on Phillip Island, accessible by road from Melbourne. You can easily visit the factory by booking your Phillip Island Nature Parks tickets online.

Do I need tickets to enter Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

Yes, you need tickets to enter Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate, however, entry to the café and retail store is free.

Can I visit Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate with Phillip Island Chocolate Factory tickets?

Yes, your Phillip Island Chocolate Factory ticket includes access to Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate and other attractions within the facility.

Where is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

The Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is located on Phillip Island, around 150 km away from Melbourne by road.

Is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory worth visiting?

The Phillip Island chocolate factory is a great excursion for chocolate lovers and a huge favourite with children. You get to discover how chocolate is made, view artwork made of chocolate, and also view the world’s largest chocolate waterfall.

What unique features can visitors expect at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

Visitors can expect interactive chocolate exhibits, the world's largest chocolate waterfall, live chocolate-making demonstrations, chocolate-themed art, and delicious handmade chocolates at Panny's Chocolate Shop.

How much time should I spend at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

It is advisable to budget 2 hours to explore the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory through and through.

Is there a shop at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory?

Yes, there is a retail store at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory where you can view and purchase all the chocolate items on sale.

Is the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the factory is on one level and is easily accessible by wheelchair.