Chocolate Mill
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Chocolate Mill

Address: 5451 Midland Highway, Mount Franklin, Victoria 3461

Phone: 03 5476 4208  |  Fax: 03 5407 1226  


Located seven kilometres north of Daylesford, Chocolate Mill is in a straw-bale building, designed and built by the original owners.

Nicki and Adrian Straton took over the business in January 2014. They are excited to expand further and develop their iconic Chocolate Mill. No changes to the fantastic chocolate, only enhancements.

They pride themselves on being for the serious chocoholic. They make fresh chocolate the old fashioned European way, before mass production took over. The idea is to create something from scratch, the way things used to be made, from the building construction to the way they make their chocolates and run the business.

By using natural ingredients and quality European chocolate - staying away from palm oil, preservatives and additives back to quality personal customer service with strong product knowledge. They make and sell the product exclusively on-site to over 2000 customers per week, melting down over a tonne of chocolate per month, imported from Belgium.

They have appeared on Getaway, Post-Cards, Coxy's Big Break and they have also appeared in Epicure and the Herald Sun many times.

The Chocolate Mill also won an RACV small business award and was voted number 11 in Victoria's Top 101 Best Tourism Experiences in 2010. They also won the Herald Sun Best Hot Chocolate in 2010.

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Cancellation and booking policy

Please refer to the website for booking information for groups.

Local directions

Directions from Melbourne: Take the Western Highway travelling in the direction of Ballarat. Take the Daylesford/Ballan exit and turn right to drive in the Daylesford direction. Once reaching Daylesford turn right at the 2nd roundabout and at the Farmer's Arms Hotel crossroads, turn left, which is the Midland Hwy (A300) heading towards Castlemaine. You are now only 7 mins (8kms) away. Travel past Frog Hollow accommodation and the Hepburn turnoff and look out for the 500 metre VicRoads sign for the lefthand turnoff and our sign at the end of our driveway. The journey from Melbourne takes a total of 1.5 hours drive, with an hour on the highway before exiting. Travelling the Calder Freeway take the Malmsbury Exit, tracel through Malmsbury and turn left at the Daylesford/Malmsbury Rd until you reach a T Junction. Turn right here onto the Midland Hwy direction Castlemaine. We are 5 minutes on the left before Mount Franklin.


  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area
  • Sheltered area


  • Birdwatching

Opening hours

Closed during February. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open New Years Day and Mondays of Victorian long weekend holidays.

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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