Loading

A chocolate lovers' guide to NSW

Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, JuneeCREDIT: Destination NSW

Children enjoying a visit to the Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Junee.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

A chocolate lovers'
guide to NSW

Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Junee CREDIT: Destination NSW

Children enjoying a visit to the Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Junee.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

Hashtags #lovensw #newsouthwales

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a well-crafted chocolate or a sweet treat for dessert. Across New South Wales, artisans hand-craft chocolate from premium, locally sourced ingredients, while purveyors of other sweets are ready to take you back in time via colourful lolly jars, ice-cream cones and cinnamon doughnuts. Here is a round-up of places to get your sweet fix. 

Sydney and surrounds 

One More Chocolate, Petersham 

Portuguese tradition informs the small-batch confectionery delights crafted at the artisanal One More Chocolate in Petersham, in Sydney’s inner west, a 20-minute drive from the city centre. While the flavour combinations are excellent, from passionfruit chocolate-coated hazelnuts to dark chocolate, orange and almond bars, the signature hemispheres are something special. Pick up a box featuring Raspberry Coulis and Vanilla and Punchy Kalamansi flavours.  

Josophan’s Fine Chocolates, Leura 

You’ll find tempting creations at Josophan’s, in the charming Blue Mountains hub of Leura, a 90-minute drive west of Sydney. Stock up on melt-in-your-mouth individual fine chocolates with ganache fillings that feature fresh cream and no artificial preservatives. You can even take part in truffle-making workshops for a true insight into the art of chocolate making. If you’re looking for other treat-yourself experiences, pay fellow sweet connoisseurs The Candy Store in Leura a visit, or book high tea at the grand Hydro Majestic hotel, a 10-minute drive further along the Great Western Highway, past Katoomba. 

The Lolly Bug, Little Hartley 

Look out for the sunshine-yellow VW Beetle beside the wooden cottage at Little Hartley, as you drive along the Great Western Highway heading west from the Blue Mountains. Inside The Lolly Bug, you’ll find more than 2,000 different kinds of lollies from all over the world. Chew on Bazooka bubblegum, crack your teeth on some rock candy or grab a stash of Dutch liquorice. You’ll also find Australian-made fudge and rocky road. 

Central NSW 

Annie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlour, Bathurst 

Step back into the 1950s at Annie’s Ice-cream Parlour in the heart of Bathurst, three hours west of Sydney. New flavours are always being developed, but you can’t miss the signature Sofala Gold (vanilla ice-cream studded with honeycomb nuggets) and Bridle Track (chocolate with Turkish delight and marshmallows). And if you’re not in the mood for ice-cream, hot dogs and waffles are also on offer. 

Up north 

Cocoa Nib, Pokolbin 

In the Hunter Valley wine region, a two-hour drive north of Sydney, head to Cocoa Nib, on the grounds of the Keith Tulloch Wine estate in Pokolbin. Here you have a choice of almost-too-pretty-to-eat treats handmade in small batches using top-quality French couverture chocolate. The preservative-free chocolates are available in classic flavours such as coconut rough, as well as more creative combinations like guava yuzu and vanilla honey bourbon. After you’ve selected some artful bon bons, check out the Keith Tulloch cellar door visit and dine at the winery’s renowned restaurant Muse Kitchen

Duck Creek Macadamias, Newrybar  

How do you enhance the creamy flavour of a macadamia? Dip it in chocolate! Duck Creek Macadamias has been harvesting nuts for more than 30 years in Newrybar. This chilled-out small town is in the Byron Bay hinterland, an eight-hour drive north of Sydney or a 25-minute drive from Byron Bay. Stop by the farm gate to sample and pick up chocolate-coated or honey-roasted macadamias, as well as macadamia and manuka honey. 

Josophan's Fine Chocolates, Leura CREDIT: Destination NSW

Chocolates available for purchase at Josophan's Fine Chocolates, Leura.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

Josophan's Fine Chocolates, Leura CREDIT: Destination NSW

Chocolates available for purchase at Josophan's Fine Chocolates, Leura.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

One.More, Petersham CREDIT: Destination NSW

Products available to buy at One.More chocolate shop in Petersham.

#ilovesydney

One.More, Petersham CREDIT: Destination NSW

Products available to buy at One.More chocolate shop in Petersham.

#ilovesydney

Down south 

Lolly Swagman, Berrima 

Two hours down the Old Hume Highway from Sydney is the nostalgia-filled Lolly Swagman in Berrima, a town known for its Georgian village charm. All the lollies you loved as a kid, such as false teeth and chunky piglets, fill big glass jars lining the shelves. Load up on Mrs Swag’s freshly made fudge, as well as her traditional coconut ice, crafted from her grandmother’s 112-year-old recipe. 

The Famous Berry Donut Van, Berry 

For more than 50 years, Sydneysiders with a sweet tooth have been making the two-and-a-half-hour pilgrimage south to Berry for hot cinnamon doughnuts from The Famous Berry Donut Van. Each doughnut is cooked fresh and promises to be among the best you’ve ever tasted. The van is tucked in beside a service station on the town’s main road – you can’t miss the queue of eager customers. 

Robyn Rowe Chocolates, Murrumbateman 

In the Yass Valley town of Murrumbateman, three hours south of Sydney, you’ll find Robyn Rowe Chocolates – just look for the signs on Barwon Highway to find this hidden gem on Nanima Road. The finest Belgian Fair Trade chocolate is used to make 26 varieties of milk and dark chocolates, as well as hand-dipped truffles. Fillings feature local ingredients such as muscat from nearby winery Clonakilla, which is definitely worth a visit to purchase its acclaimed shiraz.  

Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory, Junee 

Drive around two hours inland from Yass and you’ll find the pretty Riverina town of Junee. It’s best known for its railway museum, but the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory draws plenty of visitors too. Take a fascinating tour of the factory, which is housed in an 1930s-era flour mill, to see organic licorice being made. Then have a hearty lunch at The Millroom and stock up on sweet treats (and a selection of local savoury produce) for the drive home. 

Cocoa Nib Artisan Chocolates, Hunter Valley CREDIT: Destination NSW

Artisian chocolate products on display at Cocoa Nib, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

Cocoa Nib Artisan Chocolates, Hunter Valley CREDIT: Destination NSW

Artisian chocolate products on display at Cocoa Nib, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

Robyn Rowe Chocolates, Murrumbateman CREDIT: Destination NSW

Owner and chocolatier Robyn Rowe of Robyn Rowe Chocolates in her Murrumbateman store.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

Robyn Rowe Chocolates, Murrumbateman CREDIT: Destination NSW

Owner and chocolatier Robyn Rowe of Robyn Rowe Chocolates in her Murrumbateman store.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

MORE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

ALL ASSETS FROM THE DESTINATION NSW MEDIA CENTRE ARE FOR EDITORIAL USAGE ONLY AND MUST BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


For all non-editorial usage, please
visit the Destination NSW Content Library.

REGISTER
NOW

Access assets curated for media and content creators.

For all non-editorial usage, please
visit the Destination NSW Content Library.

Already have an account?

Permission Request


Destination NSW wants to access your Destination NSW Media Centre account.


This application will:

  • View your basic account information
  • View your email address
  • View your phone number, if provided
  • View your street address, if provided
  • View basic information about your organization, if provided
  • View your site usage
  • View your asset download activity

This access will help Destination NSW manage copyright owner rights, provide you with digital assets, keep you updated with new information and improve your user experience.


Do you agree to allow this access? If yes, click the REGISTER button.


You can unsubscribe at any time.

Permission Request

Destination NSW wants to review your registration for your Destination NSW Media Centre account.

This review will:

  • View your basic account information
  • View your email address
  • View your basic information about your organisation, if provided
  • View your site usage
  • View your asset download activity

This will assist Destination NSW manage copyright owner rights, provide you with digital assets, keep you updated with new information and improve your user experience.


By clicking REGISTER, you agree that you have read and agree to the TERMS & CONDITIONS and Destination NSW's PRIVACY POLICY


You can unsubscribe at any time.