Lavender Farm Tours

There are two lavender farms in Tasmania where you can wander around the farm.

Important: Most lavender is only in bloom from December to January. You can visit the farms outside of these dates, however you will not experience the purple flowers you see in the photos.

296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla

Highly recommended

Bridestowe Lavender 2

Tasmania’s passion for lavender began at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

In 1921 London perfumer CK Denny migrated to Tasmania with his family, bringing a packet of lavender seeds from the southern French Alps.

Tasmania had a similar climate to Provence, making it ideal conditions to grow lavender. Today, the Bridestowe Lavender Estate welcomes over 50,000 people a year.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is a fourty-five minute drive from Launceston and covers 260 acres; it is the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm. The iconic curved rows are unique to Bridstowe, the were implemented to better capture and manage rainfall.

They are open to the public to wander through the fields, take photos, and even enjoy a picnic. There is also a cafe on-site that serves signature lavender-infused ice cream.

Fun Fact: Entry is free during the off-season. There will be a small entry fee during peak season, from December to January.

Arthur Highway, Port Arthur
Port Arthur Lavender 2

The lavender farm in Port Arthur sprawls over 18 acres. Each year they harvest more than 16,000 lavender plants.

You can visit for a self-guided tour and enjoy the interactive displays that describe the lavender farming process. And during the in-season, observe the distilling process.

There is also a cafe, serving fresh seafood, salad and pasta. Plus, indulge in their various lavender treats; there’s a lavender hot chocolate, a lavender milkshake and a lavender daiquiri.

They also have a shop in Richmond, where you can browse and purchase their lavender products.

If you’re planning a trip to the Port Arthur Historical site, this lavender farm is on the way, a fourteen-minute drive past Eaglehawk Neck.

Extras

The following do not have tours, but do feature lavender.

500 Staverton Rd, Promised Land
Tazmazia 1

Tazmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot is one of the largest maze complexes in the world; it is a fantastic experience for children and adults alike.

Tazmazia features four botanical mazes planted in viburnum and Chinese honeysuckle. The other mazes include the balancing maze and the yellow brick maze. The Village of Lower Crackpot is a quirky model village built to 1/5 scale.

Tazmazia also has a working lavender farm, with the beautiful Mt Roland as a backdrop.

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Taylor B

Taylor was born and raised in Tasmania. He moved to Melbourne to study Film & television, and went on to start a marketing agency for hospitality. Whilst in Melbourne he also founded a walking tour company. He has a love for rock 'n' roll bars & New York-style pizza. In 2020 he was amongst the top 1% of Frank Sinatra listeners on Spotify.