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Sweet treats


  • Yarra Valley Choclaterie, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Sweet dreams are made of village chocolatiers, ice-creameries and old-fashioned lolly shops. Take your sweet teeth for a wander to find the best handcrafted chocolates, artisan ice creams and traditional lollies in regional Victoria.


See where the magic happens at local chocolate factories. No golden ticket needed. (No Oompa-Loompas either, though.)

Bright Chocolate, Bright
See cacao experts craft small batches of single origin chocolate from bean to bar, collect a box of Bright Fancies and win over junior chocoholics with chocolate lollipops.

Chocolate Mill, Mount Franklin
Just north of Daylesford, watch as masses of melted down Belgian chocolate is handcrafted into couverture chocolates. Try the award-winning hot chocolate.

Corowa Whisky and Chocolate, Corowa
Try your hand at making your own freckles, and taste your way through the range of chocolate and licorice.  Fancy a tipple? There's plenty of whisky business to be had too. 

Echuca Chocolate Company, Echuca
Head to Echuca's historic port precinct to sample artisan chocolates, hand made with fine Belgian chocolate. Take stock of the huge range of chocolates and choose a chocolate liqueur to add to the kitchen essentials.

Moorabool Valley Chocolate, Batesford
In a farmhouse on the outskirts of Geelong, sample truffles, pralines, fruit and nut clusters and chocolate bars made with natural flavourings, and order a bespoke creation for the impossible-to-buy-for someone in your life.

Mornington Peninsula Chocolates, Flinders
Step into the atelier to see delicate, delicious, handmade couverture chocolate works of art. Don't miss the range of ganache – try the lime or Earl Grey.  

Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, Newhaven
Channel your inner Charlie as you wander by the chocolate waterfall, one-tonne chocolate block and statue of David. Design your own bar, carve your name in chocolate, and watch all the workings of the factory.   

Renaissance Chocolates, Rutherglen
Experience a sweet revival: truffles blended with fortified and sparkling wines from local wineries. Book well ahead for the monthly Chocolate High Tea and truffle making classes.   

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, Yarra Glen
Indulge in free chocolate tastings, watch chocolatiers at work and take in Yarra Valley views from the chocolaterie's cafe. You'll be fondue of the menu.

Lolly shops

Lollygag around with childhood and newfound favourites at good old-fashion lolly shops. 

The Beechworth Sweet Company, Beechworth
Wander into a sugarcoated wonderland of old time favourites, handmade chocolates and fudge, Australian-made boiled lollies and popular brands from the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. 

Echuca Heritage Sweet Company, Echuca
Find your childhood favourites among peppermint humbugs and raspberry drops, musk sticks and zombie chews, chocolate bars and choc-coated lollies, as well as American candy, Dutch licorice and old English sweets.

Pier View Lolly Shop, Portarlington
Explore a world of mouth-watering, tongue-tingling lollies from Australia, New Zealand, England and the United States. Stock up on lollies and chocolate bars; fill up on milkshakes and ice cream.

Sweet and Co., Olinda and Sassafras
See sugary charm all wrapped up. Buy retro tins of drops, lollipops, sherbet fountains, fudge, rock candy, humbugs, toffee apples and mixed lollies (remember your Mates!) among sweets from around the world.

Sweetly, San Remo
Find a sweet range of Australian lollies, including (polly)waffle logs, gobstoppers, rock candy, lollipops, and all kinds of ice cream toppers. Donut miss the Nutella creations.

Ice cream

Find ice creams worth waffling about at these ice-creameries.

Sweetly, San Remo
Get the scoop on Prom Coast Ice Cream & Sorbet, hand made in South Gippsland with milk from Gippsland cows. Try bespoke flavours (Red Skin, Mint Slice) as well as classic ice creams and delicious, non-dairy, summery sorbet.

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, Yarra Glen
Delve into house-made ice creams made fresh from locally sourced ingredients and seasonal fruits. Visit regularly for an ever-changing line up of flavours, and stock up on take-home packs.