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Cadbury Chocolate Factory and Te Anau

sunny 24 °C

Had a great nights sleep and woke up in a brilliant mood ready to start the day... could it be because I knew there would be chocolate waiting for me straight away!!
We headed into the city and waited for the Cadbury Chocoate factory tour to start.. unfortunately there were no photos allowed inside the tour, although we got some outside of it. This was a really fun tour, especially if you are a bit geeky like me and enjoy finding out how things work. If you ever do get to go to this tour be aware they make you take off all jewelry and they store your belongings in a locker so it might help you get a bit organised beforehand
Anyway back to the chocolate, the guide takes you up on the floor where you see where and how chocolate is made, when we went there were refurbishments going on so a lot of the factory wasn't working which was a bit of a shame as that would have been very cool. Highlights for me were.. all the free chocolates we got along the way, the chocolate fountain which was very impressive, showing us how Jaffas and smarties are made and learning how they make easter eggs :)
It was a good fun tour and I bought an old fashioned cadbury truck money box as a souvenir.. the kids were in heaven!
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After the tour we headed to Te Anau which is about a 3 hour drive, this seemed to take forever today but we finally got here about 3pm, the weather was perfect, in fact it was hot, the boys were getting around in singlets, Wendy and I went into the town centre and did a bit of shopping and bought back some food for our picnic lunch we are taking with us to Doubtful Sound tomorrow and we just hung around the park for the rest of the afternoon.
We orderd some dinner from the local Pizzeria and had the best Pizza (cranberry sauce, chicken and brie!!) We met some great people from Melbourne and ended up spending the evening with them chatting and having a drink.. we are all very relaxed and ready for tomorrows adventure :)

Posted by sonya13 02:13 Archived in New Zealand Tagged tourist_sites

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