Federation Chocolate is a chocolate factory and museum at Taranna, on the Tasman Peninsula. Taranna is a 75 minutes’ drive from Hobart (88 kilometres/55 miles) and 15 minutes before the Port Arthur Historic Site (10 kilometres/six miles).
Federation Chocolate is a family-owned Tasmanian business producing fine handmade chocolates. In the Federation Chocolate Factory, opened in 2004, you can watch the fine art of chocolate making through purpose-built viewing windows. Taste samples from the tempting range, including unusual varieties like liquorice and apple, and choose a few blocks of your favourite to take home.
You can also visit the Federation Heritage Museum, which celebrates the Tasman Peninsula’s convict history, saw milling and blacksmithing industries in a display of historic artefacts, photographs and memorabilia. The Museum itself has a number of historic features, including convict-cut sandstone, timber columns and beams salvaged from a colonial-era wharf and an elegant front door—restored with leadlight by a local artist—salvaged from a Federation house in Huonville.
Federation Chocolate is owned and operated by the Tatnell family, Generations of whom have lived and worked on the Tasman Peninsula as saw millers and blacksmiths since the early 19th century.