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    Cascade Brewery

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Jul 28, 2011
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    The Cascade Brewery is Australia's oldest continuously operating brewery. It was founded in 1824 in the foothills of Mt Wellingotn - the site was chosen for its pure mountain water.

    In 1987 the brewery chose for its logo, a picture of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine). There is a preserved Tasmanian Tiger on the bar in the visitor's centre.

    Tours through the brewery are popular although there are strict safety and age restrictions

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    Chocoholics Anonymous Meeting Cancelled!

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Cadbury Factory

    Chances are that anyone reading this tip has most likely enjoyed one of the many products of the Cadbury-Schweppes company at some point in their lives. Popular in America are the famous Cadbury Easter Eggs, where the Easter Bunny was seen laying these! Needless to say, you have probably enjoyed a Dairy Milk Bar, Caramello Koala or Cherry Ripe, all of which are produced here in Australia!

    Cadbury's Factory in Hobart is the second largest Cadbury factory in the world, and 90% of what is produced in this factory stays in Australia. The tour is a great way to fill up on chocolate samples, and also see how the delicious chocolate is made, stretched, shaped, cooled, packaged and shipped to your local milk bar!

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    Cascade Brewery

    by al2401 Updated Mar 31, 2011
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    The Cascade Brewery is Australia's oldest continuously operating brewery. It was founded in 1824 in the foothills of Mt Wellingotn - the site was chosen for its pure mountain water.

    In 1987 the brewery chose for its logo, a picture of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine). There is a preserved Tasmanian Tiger on the bar in the visitor's centre.

    Tours through the brewery are popular although there are strict safety and age restrictions

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    CADBURY VISITORS' CENTRE

    by AusPinay Updated Dec 22, 2009

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    For chocoholics, don't miss a visit to the Cadbury Visitors' Centre to indulge on the ultimate chocolate experience. Here you can get as much chokies as you want. As we joined our ships' excursion, we each got a box of the most popular Cadbury Roses chokies, a must for chocolate lovers!

    There's also videos and exhibits on the production of chockies tracing from the early times to the present. Evderything and anything about chokies are here. There are also other souvenirs worth looking at plus you get a glimpse of the workers of the factory all still with their standard uniform of white coats and head coverings even while they were having their snack/lunch break!

    Cadbury is located at suburban Claremont approximately 12 kilometres north of the city of Hobart.

    An access fee of $5.00 per adult (children free) entitles you to view an informative DVD in a theatrette, where you can talk to guides about the chocolate-making process.

    The centre is open for half-hour visits from 9:00am to 2:00pm weekdays - bookings are not essential but advisable (ring 1800 627 367). Cadbury is not open on weekends, public holidays or during factory shutdowns. Factory shutdowns happen around the Easter period and from December to January.

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    Cadbury Chocolate Factory tour

    by balhannah Updated Oct 9, 2009

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    We did a combination tour (Cruise/Coach/Chocolate Factory)

    TheCadbury Visitor Centre in Claremont.....Firstly you are told about how chocolate is made and the history of Cadbury and a short film showing the production in the factory.
    Then, you are taken for a walk through the factory and given some samples to try (very few, you certainly won't put on weight and get fat!)
    Of course, you end up at the Cadbury souvenir shop, the Cadbury chocolate shop and the Cadbury cafe

    A word of warning. Just because chocolates are on sale at the factory, doesn't mean they are cheap, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT CHEAP. KNOW YOUR RETAIL PRICE BEFORE YOU BUY!

    Regular opening hours:
    September to May - Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
    Last presentation is 3pm.
    June, July and August - Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
    Last presentation is 2pm.

    Admission:
    Adult: $7.50
    Children 12 years and under: $4.00
    Family: Two adults and up to three children (12 years and under): $17.50

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    Chocolate and Claremont both begin with C

    by iandsmith Updated Mar 20, 2009

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    Most anyone with a sweet tooth has most likely enjoyed one of the many products of the Cadbury-Schweppes company at some point in their lives.
    Australians get the best of the product but popular in America are the famous Cadburys Easter Eggs, where the Easter Bunny was seen laying these!
    Dairy Milk Bar, Caramello Koala or Cherry Ripe (my favourite), all of which are produced here in Australia, are popular in the Stars and Stripes.
    Cadbury's Factory in Hobart is the second largest Cadbury factory in the world, and 90% of what is produced in this factory stays in Australia. The tour is a great way to fill up on chocolate samples and, come on, that's all you really went there for isn't it.
    For mine, the Belgians still make the best stuff but Cadburys these days are making stuff for other customers to better formulas.
    The factory's setting overlooking the Derwent with views to Mount Wellington makes for a lovely backdrop as well and, if you're so inclined, there's a reasonable golf course adjacent.
    It's a 9 hole with different tee positions for the second nine.
    There's also an interesting little park called Windermere Foreshore Park and it details the history of how 2,000 troops were housed in the area prior to departure for WWI.
    These shots were all taken from that park.

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    Hmmm Chocolate - The Cadbury Factory Tour

    by cheerssweetie Updated Dec 11, 2006

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    This a great thing to do especially if you are travelling with children and who doesn't love chocolate.

    You'll see your favourite Cadbury chocolates being made. You'll even receive a box of chocolates for free. After the tour you can visit the Cadbury Chocolate Shop and purchase chocolates at factory prices.

    Theres also a Cafe and Gift Shop.

    The factory is a working chocolate factory you will be requested to take jewllery off, no cameras or videos, and you have to wear those funny hats. The tour includes some stairs but wheelchair access is available.

    We had to wait an hour before we could get on a tour, so in peak season it would pay to book.

    Tours operate from 8am Monday to Friday.

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    All the chocolate in the world @ Cadbury's

    by xuessium Updated Nov 26, 2005

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    Founded in 1824 by a young Quaker, John Cadbury, in Bull Street Birmingham (then Cadbury Limited) and now one of the world's largest producers of chocolate. (Cadbury Group Ltd merge with Schweppes Ltd to create Cadbury Schweppes Plc in 1969)

    A tour of the famous Claremont Chocolate Factory is a rewarding experience. All you ever want to know about chocolates! You can see how delicious chocolates are being made and enjoy free samples. The Factory Tour includes entry to the Visitor's Centre. You will encounter fascinating insights into the history of Cadbury Claremont - and some of the characters and products that have made Cadbury a part of growing up in Australia. On the tour, you will see how some of your favourite Cadbury products are created, and learn the secret of "that great Cadbury taste".

    As well as being a modern facility with computerised and robotic production lines, the Cadbury Claremont Factory has 18 heritage-listed buildings. The historic Conching Machines, featuring solid granite rollers, were installed sixty years ago and still operate daily.

    And chocolate lovers rejoice: You can purchase slabs of chocolate at factory prices!
    There is also a cafe and a gift shop selling t-shirts and souvenirs.

    NOTE: Cadbury Schweppes Claremont is a working factory. Workplace health and safety standards mean that fully enclosed footwear and suitable clothing are compulsory and no jewellery can be worn inside the factory. Cameras, video and mobile phones are not permitted on the Factory Tour. The Tour includes some stairways, but wheelchair access is available.

    Tours operate from 0800 Monday to Friday: 0800*, 0830*, 0900, 0930, 1000, 1030, 1100, 1200, 1230, 1300, 1330, 1430*, 1500* & 1530* (* only on demand).

    Admission (circa 2004):
    Adult $ 12.50, Child $ 6.50 (Child age from 5 to 15)
    Concession $ 9.00 Pensioner/Concession Cards
    Family (2 adults+4 children) $31.50

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    Free beer courtesy of Cascade Breweries!

    by xuessium Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Founded by Peter Degraves in 1824, Cascade Brewery is Australia's oldest continuously operating brewery. Set in the rolling hills of South Hobart, the historic brewery is set against the majestic backdrop of Mount Wellington. Degraves had vowed to produce "genuine beer... beer that cannot be excelled in this colony."

    One-and-a-half hour tours are conducted by guides several times per day, 7 days a week (except on public holidays). Tours include the chance to see some of Australia's best loved premium beers brewed in the historic brewery and a walk through the famous Woodstock gardens. Allow half an hour at the end of the tour for tastings, which are included in the tour price.

    $18 for adults, $7 for children and young people under the age of 18, $14 for seniors/students (with cards) and family $42 (two adults and up to four children). Please note that children under 5 years of age are unable to attend due to safety reasons.

    NOTE:
    Visitors must wear flat shoes. Thongs and sandals are not permitted - covered shoes are essential. Long trousers must be worn - shorts or skirts are not permitted. The tour is not suitable for people who use a walking aid as considerable climbing is involved in the tour.

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    Visit the Cascade Brewery

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Cascade Brewery

    Cascade is Australia's longest continuous brewer, since 1824. Even for those who do not drink beer, the tour of a brewery still has interesting things to enjoy.

    The tour starts in the visitor's center, where you can see old brewing equipment, and marketing for the brewery. Then after a quick safety presentation you are invited to put on your eyeguards and neon safety vests on and are off...

    On the tour you can learn how the brewers started their processes in the 1800's and also how technology has moved that process from weeks to hours. Old wooden barrels to high volume stainless steel tanks, ice block freezer systems to high end pasteurization techniques, and supply chain management are all parts.

    Then, for those of you who do enjoy a frosty one, there are three beverage samples available (although the tour operator puts you in charge of telling her when she cuts you off!).

    There are also free non-alcoholic samples available!

    Tour Costs
    Tours cost $18 for adults, $7 for children and young people under the age of 18, $14 for seniors/students (with cards) and family $42 (two adults and up to four children). Please note that children under 5 years of age are unable to attend due to safety reasons.
    Bookings are essential and are made by phoning (03) 6224 1117.


    Getting There
    The Cascade Brewery is located 10 minutes by bus or car from the
    centre of Hobart

    Tour Times
    Tours operate at 9.30am, 10.00am, 1.00pm and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday with additional tours at peak times. Group bookings arranged to fit into any itinerary. Closed Weekends and Public Holiday.

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    Cadbury Chocolate Factory!

    by kooka3 Updated Jan 21, 2005

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    If you are a chocoholic -- or even remotely like chocolate --this is a place that you NEED to get to!! The tour lasts about an hour and a half and takes you through a lot of the factory. The guides say you get to go through a mile and a half of it! wow. They start by showing you a movie about the chocolate making process and then you move into the factory. This was a Willy Wonka dream come true, unfortunately minus the Oompa Loompas. :(
    They took us into about 6 different processing rooms where they were making 2-3 types of chocolates in each. We got to see everything from the mixing of the chocolate to the packaging. In every room, they gave us samples of whatever they were making. These were generally the rejects -- ie the broken pieces that they couldn't sell. I can't believe how much they gave us. I was so full by the time I left, I didn't want to look at chocolate again -- and I didn't think that was possible!
    Cost is bit pricey, but it's worth it for the experience. Adults: A$13.75; children: A$6.60; family A$33 (2 adults and up to 4 children); seniors and concession: A$9.35

    Make sure you book at least a day or 2 ahead, expecially in busy tourist seasons. Tours are held at 9, 9:30, 10:30, 11:15, and 1:00 on Mon-Fri. They are closed for a couple weeks around Christmas and New Year's.

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    Brewery

    by kooka3 Written Aug 4, 2003

    Go to the Cascade Brewery, which is reported to be the oldest brewery in the country. It dates back to the early 1800s.

    Taste the beers and go through the museum which will teach you some things about beer making.

    Make sure you make reservations! These tours fill up fast. They are only offered on weekdays at 9:30 and 1 pm.

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