The lavender fields in Tasmania are without doubt some of the most beautiful in the world. We show you where to see the best Tasmania lavender, and how to get there.
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So many of Tasmania’s natural treasures are here forever – fixed, immovable and rock solid.
But sometimes it is the fleeting wonders, here for a season and just a memory the next, that make the biggest impact.
The lavender fields in Tasmania are something you need to see, smell, and feel to believe.
Row upon row of violet, mauve and indigo reaching for the broad horizon – delicate tendrils of lavender essence dancing on the breeze and soothing the soul – dark soil radiating the warmth of the day and framing the magnificent purple blooms.
It doesn’t last forever, but this ephemeral quality is exactly what makes a visit to the Tasmania lavender fields so special and unique.
A lot of guides will only show you one, or maybe two of the biggest lavender farms in Tasmania.
We’ve dug deep to find you six places in both northern and southern Tasmania to experience this summer spectacular, and to find the perfect souvenir or gift for family and friends.
Where to find the lavender fields in Tasmania
There are two large lavender fields in Tasmania where you can walk among the flowers – Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania.
There are also four other places where you can either see lavender flowering, or where you can buy lavender perfumes, beauty products, oils and other aromatic souvenirs or gifts.
Keep reading to find out more about each place!
When to visit for the Tasmania lavender season
If you love your lavender then you need to schedule your Tasmania road trip for the southern summer – between December and February.
It would be a dream come true if lavender could flower year-round, but unfortunately that isn’t the case for the main varieties that most businesses rely on for their perfume and essential oils.
You may find that the flowering season starts a little earlier, or finishes later depending on temperatures and rainfall, but December and January are when the fields are at their finest.
Don’t stress if you can’t be there for the Tasmania lavender season in summer, because you can always visit the Lavender House in the Tamar Valley. We talk about them in more detail below, but they they have a huge variety of lavender plants – even a white variety – and there’s a good chance at least one of them will be flowering when you visit.
1. Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania
Tasmania’s French-affair with lavender all began here, at Bridestowe Lavender Estate back in the 1920s.
With decades of refinement under their belt, the quality of the lavender produced on this estate – the largest privately owned in the entire world and less than an hour from Launceston – is as good as you will find anywhere on earth.
And those views…wow!!
Bridestowe lavender farm is one of Tasmania’s most photographed locations, and when you go for a lazy stroll along its gracefully curving rows of mauve you’ll have plenty of fun capturing your own piece of lavender Insta-magic.
At the visitor centre there are many souvenir options. Bobby the Bear is a popular keepsake, or you can lose yourself in all the indulgent lavender-inspired spa products.
After you’ve finished exploring the grounds – guided tours are available – make your way to the cafe to sample the delicious range of sweet and savoury seasonal dishes, including their signature lavender scones!
Cost: Dec-Jan – $10 per adult (includes a free guided tour) | Rest of the year – FREE (but no guided tours)
Best time to visit: December through to late January or early February
Times: Daily from 9am – 5pm (exc. Christmas Day)
2. Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania
Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania couldn’t be any more different to Bridestowe.
With soaring eucalypt forests on one side, the icy waters of Long Bay on the other, and the ruins of Port Arthur Historic Site just minutes down the road, this is a truly unique place to go in search of lavender.
Wandering along the rows of colourful lavender is encouraged – self-guided walks are also available – and if you’re feeling hungry you’ll love the menu at their on-site cafe. We recommend the lavender-infused icecream!
The really good thing about Port Arthur Lavender Farm is its accessibility. It is only a 1.5hr scenic drive from Hobart, or an easy add-on if you’re already planning on visiting Port Arthur.
Best time to visit: December – Port Arthur blooms early in the season
Times: Daily, but times vary depending on the time of year (check)
UPDATE (2020): Port Arthur Lavender Farm has opened an amazing store called ‘Tasmanian Lavender Company’ in historic Richmond Village, just a 20 minute drive from Hobart. This is ideal if you are short on time and can’t afford to drive to their farm, as they stock all their amazing lavender products!
3. Lavender House Tasmania
The Tamar Valley is most famous for its aromatic wines, but nestled away at its northern end, just 40 minutes from Launceston, you’ll find the fields of Rowella lightly infused with with the lingering scent of lavender.
For more than 25 years Lavender House Perfumery has been creating dozens of lavender-scented perfumes, healing balms, soaps and other self-care indulgences.
The gallery and working perfumery are at the centre of everything they do, but you’ll also love the variety of lavender plants in their sprawling gardens. Unlike the larger lavender fields in Tasmania it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit because at least one variety will be in bloom.
Guided tours aren’t available, but you are free to browse their shop and see them at work inside the perfumery at your leisure.
Best time to visit: All year, but there will be more flowers in summer
Times: Daily, from 10am to 5pm (September to June).
4. Tazmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot
And now for something very different – Tazmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot 😀
This quirky attraction has been a favourite with both children and adults for years now.
The main attractions are the natural mazes that wind their way across the property – be careful or you will lose yourself for hours – and the tiny 1/5 scale model village of Lower Crackpot.
Look more closely though and you’ll notice that there is also a working lavender farm at the front of the property, with the majestic peaks of Mt Roland a glorious backdrop.
Cost: Adults – $30 | Children – $14.50
Times: Open daily, but times vary depending on the time of year (check)
Where to stay: The Station House
5. Tasmania Lavender Gifts
“Beautiful rows of purple scent,
Lavender in the breeze,
Gently drifting through the fields,
Puts mind and soul at ease.”
For more than 30 years now they have been setting up their stall at the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart, providing visitors with a wide range of Tasmanian lavender products.
Flowers, oils, herbal teas, and even ‘Bobby’ the Tasmania lavender bear and other Bridestowe products – just in case you couldn’t visit Bridestowe Estate in northern Tasmania!
A visit to the Salamanca Market on a Saturday morning is a must for every visitor to Hobart, and it is definitely worth your time to stop by and wrap up your holiday souvenir shopping.
Location: Salamanca Market (Site #287, Centre Aisle, near Wooby’s Lane)
Times: Every Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm
Where to stay: Galleria Salamanca
6. Campo de Flori
You’ll find Campo de Flori lavender farm just 45 minutes south of Hobart among the beautiful rolling green hills of Glen Huon, and it is a great addition to any road trip through the Huon Valley.
Visit them in summer and you’ll love taking photos of their lavender rows in flower. They are waaay off the tourist path, so you won’t need to compete with a thousand other visitors in the background.
Their range of lavender products is also really good, including lavender pillows, lavender sachets, fried flowers, wheat bags and more.
But that’s not all!
They also have a beautiful range of handmade pottery on display, and foodies will love learning more about their artisanal saffron and olives that are also grown on site.
Times: Weekends from 10am to 4pm. Weekdays by appointment.
Location: 184 Lanes Road, Glen Huon
Where to stay: House on the Hill B&B
Final thoughts on lavender in Tasmania
We hope you have found this guide useful for planning your Tasmania road trip to include its gorgeous lavender fields.
You might not realise it but Tasmania is also famous for its colourful tulips. This is another seasonal attraction that happens every spring. So if you can’t make it for the lavender in summer, why not see if a spring visit is possible instead?
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Travel planning resources
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