Lavender Fields in Tasmania – When to go and how to get there

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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Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Sunrise over Bridestowe lavender farm | 📷: Luke Tscharke

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. 

Enjoy a self-guided walk through the lavender at Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Walk through the lavender at Bridestowe Lavender Estate | 📷: Luke Tscharke;

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.

Soap from Port Arthur Lavender Farm - one of the best Tasmania lavender fields
Aromatic soaps and other lavender luxuries | 📷: Supplied Courtesy of Port Arthur Lavender

A lot of guides will only show you one, or maybe two of the biggest lavender farms in Tasmania. 

Not us! 

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

Aerial of Bridestowe Lavender Estate - one of the best Tasmania lavender fields
Looking down on the fields of Tasmanian lavender | 📷: Luke Tscharke

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

See the colours at Bridestowe Lavender Estate on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Bridestowe Lavender Estate | 📷: Brian Dullaghan

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.

Gift shop at Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Pick up your own Bobby the Bear from Bridestowe | 📷: Frederic Courbet

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 February

Times: Daily from 9am – 5pm (exc. Christmas Day)

Where to stay: Anabel’s of Scottsdale (Scottsdale) | Change Overnight (Launceston)

2. Port Arthur Lavender Farm Tasmania

See Port Arthur Lavender on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Port Arthur Lavender Farm | 📷: Supplied Courtesy of Port Arthur Lavender

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!

Soap from Port Arthur Lavender Farm
Relaxing water views and a lovely meal | 📷: Port Arthur Lavender Farm

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.

Cost: FREE

Best time to visit: December through to February

Times: Daily, but times vary depending on the time of year (check

Where to stay: Stewarts Bay Lodge | Port Arthur Villas

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.

Cost: FREE

Best time to visit: All year, but there will be more flowers in summer

Times: Daily, from 10am to 5pm (September to June).

Where to stay: Jensens Bed and Breakfast (Beauty Point) | Stillwater Seven (Launceston)

4. Tazmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot

Tazmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot
Visit the weird and wonderful world of Tazmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot | 📷: Rob Burnett

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

The team at Tasmania Lavender Gifts sum it up perfectly on their website…

“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.

Cost: FREE

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?

Read More: Tulips in Tasmania

For plenty more articles like this please keep browsing our website. Or visit our Facebook group to share your lavender photos and get free travel tips and advice from fellow road trippers!

Happy travels,

Andrew.

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Andrew Strikis

Andrew Strikis

Andrew is an award-winning travel writer and photographer from Tasmania. Over the last 10 years he has been an advocate for Tasmanian tourism, working with and supporting many of Tasmania's prominent organisations such as Tourism Northern Tasmania, Hobart and Beyond, and MONA. Together with his wife he enjoys exploring Tasmania by road, and he looks forward to helping others plan and enjoy their own Lap of Tasmania road trip.

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