Lavender Farms In Tasmania: Where And When To Go

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If you are looking for a thoroughly beautiful experience in Tasmania that you will never forget, visiting lavender farms in Tasmania should be at the top of your hit list. 

These special places come to their purpley life just once a year but, if you can time your visit well, it’s a unique experience that you won’t forget.

From seeing the stunning purple rows of lavender to trying delicious lavender products and taking home souvenir lavender products, try to make your way to at least one of the lavender fields in Tasmania.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania

My first visit to a Tasmania lavender farm was many years ago at the stunning Bridestowe Lavender Estate and I can still picture the rolling fields. Just so pretty! Add in the lavender ice cream and all our family had a great time.

There are quite a few lavender farm Tasmania options and, below, I give you all the details of the lavender farms you can visit whether you are looking for a lavender farm near Launceston, Hobart or anywhere else in the state. I also let you know when the Tasmania lavender season generally runs so you can try to plan your trip right!

Lavender Season Tasmania

So when is lavender season in Tasmania? Well, it’s recommended to book your road trip for the Southern Summer time, ie. between December and early February. Lavender fields Tasmania season is definitely a popular time to visit this island state of Australia, with many visitors in search of the aromatic fields!

Tasmania lavender farm season actually fluctuates slightly, depending on temperatures and rainfall, but you should hopefully find December and January are the two prime months – with lavender fields at their finest, standing tall, brilliant in colour, and swaying dramatically in the breeze.

Yet, if you visit outside of lavender farm Tasmania season don’t fret, as there’s a solution in the form of Lavender House in Tamar Valley (see below for more info on this wonderful location).

Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania

Lavender Farm Tasmania Locations

There are two main places to visit lavender fields Tasmania offers – Bridestowe Lavender Estate which is the closest Launceston lavender farm and Port Arthur Lavender Farm which is the closest Hobart lavender farm option.

These are the best ones to visit with large fields to wander around. If you are visiting in the right season, try hard to visit one of these lavender farm in Tasmania options.

The other lavender farm Tas options listed here are somewhere you can see lavender blooming and perhaps pick up a lavender souvenir.

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Lavender Farms In Tasmania

Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania

Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania

Address: 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla, Tasmania, Australia, 7260

When to visit: 10am-4pm, any day of the year except for Christmas Day. Open all year round so visitors can experience each season of the farm cycle of planting, pruning, growing, production of Bridestowe Lavender Estate products, plus the back-to-nature feel of this working farm.  

Cost: Free entry for all Tasmania residents (bring proof of address) or $20 per adult during flowering season, with under 16’s free.

How to get here: About 45 minutes drive north east from Launceston (take the B81 highway for approximately 50 km through forests and farmlands).

Where to stay: Stay in Launceston at the Peppers Silo (click here for latest prices)

Bridestowe lavender farm, Tasmania, is the largest lavender plantation in the Southern hemisphere. Open all year round, except for Christmas Day, it’s unsurprising that this is one of the most visited lavender farms in Tas!

If mother nature behaves herself, the prime viewing time is mid-Dec to mid-Jan, yet year-round you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this Tasmania farm. Set against the backdrop of Mount Arthur, native bushland, and ornamental gardens, this is iconic Tas countryside. Enjoy a delicious coffee or a freshly prepared meal with seasonal ingredients at the on-site Woodcroft Cafe whilst soaking up the views.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania

You can then walk amongst the curving rows of sweet-perfumed flower or see the harvested purple buds baking in the sun ready for distilling into lavender products that are amongst the world’s best. Guided tours are available and can be useful during the harvesting times or if you’re interested to understand more on the distillation of the oil.

The on-site shop has an insurmountable list of lavender-themed products starting with a predictable organza bag filled with dried lavender flowers to many gourmet lavender treats (try the lavender flower honey or the jams) to delectable spa products… 

And don’t forget the most famous lavender bear Tasmania – Bobbie The Bridestowe Bear! He comes in many shapes and sizes, including as a lavender heat pack, a tiny teddy soap, a bear key ring, mug, travel pillow or more simply as a cuddly toy.

Outside of the full-bloom season (December-to early February), visitors can enjoy the changing seasons of this working farm by taking a self-guided tour to discover the farm’s history and cultivation process. You’re free to wander the extensive gardens and fields whilst taking in the stillness of these quieter months. Just pick up a self-guided tour sheet and keep an eye out for wildlife, as the lush native vegetation that covers half the estate means there’s lots to see!

Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania

And all this is thanks to London perfumer CK Denny who back in 1921 migrated to Tasmania with a packet of lavender seeds sourced from the French Alps. Today, over 50,000 visitors from all corners of the globe come to admire the colourful plants of Bridestowe Lavender Tasmania, making it one of the most photographed landscapes in all of Tasmania! 

There are many ways to visit Bridestowe, Tasmania – self-drive, via their return day shuttle service (giving approximately 3 hours at the farm), by booking a seat on Tasmania Coachlines Lavender Farm Bus Tour (operating twice a day Dec-Apr between Launceston and Bridestowe), or for larger groups there’s a variety of private half and full-day tours offered by local tour companies.

Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania

Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania

Address: 6555 Port Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia, 7182
When to visit:Open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm (except Jan-Easter, 9am-4pm). Closed Christmas Day. Lavender blooms sometimes come earlier than other places so head here mid-December.
Cost: Free!

How to get here: A few minutes drive from Port Arthur Historic Site 

Where to stay: Stay at the Port Arthur Villas (click here for latest prices)

16,000+ lavender plants are annually hand harvested, hand distilled or made into handmade products… Making Port Arthur Farm the human-touch of lavender growing! Family run across six generations, you’ll find staff who are passionate about Tasmania, their products and the future of lavender.

Located at a magical spot, nestled within rainforest and lakes, this Tas lavender farm is 7 hectares (18 acres) of purple flowers that overlook the ocean at Long Bay. There are around 50,000 lavender plants with 12 varieties each grown for their specific culinary or aromatic qualities.

Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania

Take the free self-guided lavender farm Port Arthur tour with interactive displays that explain the farming processes, a chance to observe the distilling process firsthand (seasonal) or catch a video explaining the full range of products produced under the Port Arthur Farm range.

As with other sites, lavender flowers are usually at their peak bloom from December through to February, with mid-December mentioned as perhaps the best time to wander their lavender trails as they often have early bloomers in Port Arthur.

After exploring the farm, it’s time to dine at the onsite cafe that specialises in local Tasmanian produce, which unsurprisingly has a lavender-inspired theme running through the menu. Try out their Lavender Indulgence that comes with layers of everything lavender (ice-cream, nougat and chocolate fudge sauce) topped with lavender shortbread, toffee and lavender dust!

The Port Arthur Lavender Shop is another delightful part of your farm visit, with around 70 handmade uniquely Tasmanian gifts on sale… yummy bath and body lavender indulgences, homewares and scented linens, flavour-infused jams, lavender chocolates and much more!

Lavender House Tasmania

Address: 32 Waterton Hall Road, Rowella, Tasmania, Aus, 7270

When to visit: Generally open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm. With so many varieties of lavender, the Lavender House has the longest “flowering” season, stretching from September through to May, but you can visit all year round.
Cost: Free (with a smile)!

How to get here: About 40 minutes drive north west from Launceston at Rowella. Drive north from Launceston on the Tamar Valley Wine Route close to Beaconsfield, Beauty Point and the Batman Bridge. It’s a great round trip from Launceston seeing both sides of the lovely Tamar River.

Where to stay: Stay in Launceston at the Peppers Silo (click here for latest prices)

Nestled at the northern end of the Tamar Valley (most noted for its aromatic wines), the fields of Rowella emit the heavy scent of lavender. Established in 1991, Lavender House was an innovative niche business that grew from the owner’s passion for lavender, mixed in with an interest in the natural therapeutic values of herbs.  

Tasmania’s only working perfumery, visitors can check-out the action at the manufacturing area through a large observation window. Research and development across 30 years has led to a massive growth in the range of personal body care products, simple natural remedies, fragrant home care, aromatherapy and perfumery possible to infuse with the heady lavender aroma.  

The gallery and working perfumery are definitely the centre of attention here, yet as Lavender House grows over 70 species and varieties of lavender, this is also a destination for anyone that wants to wander or photograph fields of flowers.  

There’s an added bonus as you can flowering plants anywhere from September through to May – making this an alternative to other options if you’re unable to visit December-February.  

However, as of 2021, many of the lavender plants are showing their age and being replanted, with the lavender fields being extended and landscaped. So for now, you might be a little disappointed but expect even greater things in the coming years.

No guided tours here, yet you’re free to browse at your own pace the fields, the perfumery area and then head to their spacious gift shop. You can try free product samples, discuss all things lavender with the knowledgeable staff and check-out the extensive range of herbal well-being goodies which include unusual items such as bushwalkers foot cream, lavender facial spritzers and, of course, lashings of lavender tea!  Honestly the range is more than impressive and the staff are happy to guide you in your purchases.

Products retail all across Australia and Lavender House is well known for offering a unique lavender visitor experience thanks to the perfumery.  

Tazmazia And The Village Of Lower Crackpot Tasmania

Tazmazia And The Village Of Lower Crackpot

Address: 500 Staverton Road, Promised Land, Tasmania, Australia, 7306
When to visit: Oct-Mar 9am-5pm, Apr-Sept 10am-4pm. Visit mid-January to see the blooms.

Cost: Adults $30, Children 4-15 $14.50, Under-3’s free. Family and Senior special deals.

How to get here: About 35 minutes drive south from Devonport

Where to stay: Stay in Devonport at the Waterfront Apartments (click here for latest prices)

And now for something completely different… A rather crazy complex, set at the heart of Tasmania’s beautiful Cradle Mountain and Lakes District region, this lavender farm is part of a much larger, quirky attraction.

Tazmazia And The Village Of Lower Crackpot

Tazmazia and The Village of Lower Crackpot has a lot to offer adults and children. Yet, there’s also a beautiful working lavender farm at the front of the property. Add in the splendid backdrop of Mt Roland and this is yet another scenic lavender spot that you won’t want to miss!

Usually flowering at their peak in January, there’s around 10,000 lavender plants that glow with their signature purple hues. You’ll find the onsite shop has various lavender products, such as soap and essence oils.  

Definitely one for families, there are many other activities and attractions here so you can plan out a half or full day’s visit, taking in the lavender farm before checking out the 8 or so mazes (including one of the world’s largest botanical mazes), the pancake parlour, model village and more! 

You can also read our full guide to visiting Tasmazia here.

Campo de Flori Tasmania

Address: 184 Lanes Road, Glen Huon, Tasmania, Australia, 7109
When to visit: Winter hours – open by appointment only. Normal hours resume in November. Lavender tours operate during Saturdays & Sundays in January and February.

Cost: Tours start at $25

How to get here: About 45 minutes drive south west from Hobart

Where to stay: Stay in Hobart at Somerset on the Pier (click here for latest prices)

Literally translated as “Field of Flowers” in Italian, Campo de Flori is a beautiful slice of Tasmanian wilderness high in the mountains of the Huon Valley. Originally carved out of bush in 2010, this sprawling 52-acre farm is a four-season delight as the owners have bundled the aromatic delights of saffron, fragrant lavender and olive oil into beautifully created artisan products and ceramics – all made on this working farm.

Culinary lavender (Imperial Gem) is hand picked, then caringly processed and packaged on the farm, winning the state’s DELICIOUS award in 2020. Take some home and add sweet floral flavours to your dishes, or check out their other varieties of lavender that can be used for aromatherapy and skin care products (again all handmade on the farm).

Heavily passionate about sustainable farming and maintaining the exquisite Tasmanian environment, you’ll find a diverse range of products in addition to all the lavender treats. You can also check out the working pottery studio on the farm which makes ceramics including tableware and bespoke art pieces.

Visit in January-February to see the lavender flowers – with a total of four varieties grown – or drop by throughout the year to see different crops (summer = lavender, berries, garlic; autumn = saffron; late autumn to winter = olives). Tours include a serving of Huon Valley lavender tea and lavender biscuits, or if it’s a hot day you can enjoy sparkling lavender lemonade and lavender & honey ice-cream!

With views out across the snow-capped Hartz mountains and overlooking the Glen Huon Valley and Huon River, you’re assured of dramatic vistas, fresh air and – seasonally – the wonderful aroma of lavender at this boutique farm. A totally glorious oasis far off the usual tourist path.

I hope you found this guide to the lavender garden Tasmania options useful. It’s truly a special experience to visit a lavender farm in full bloom and I hope you can fit it into your Tasmania itinerary!

Click here to read our best Tasmania road trip itineraries and here to our full guide to planning a trip to Tasmania. You can find all other Tasmania planning resources here.

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon grew up in Tasmania, moved away and then came back with her family twenty years later. She loves re-discovering her home state and sharing it with you here.