With the international borders remaining firmly closed, a trip to Europe is unlikely to happen anytime soon. So we’ve packed up our things and are making the most of exploring our own backyard instead. And you know what we’ve discovered? The lavender fields in Tasmania are so spectacular that they rival those in France (we guess that’s why Tassie is called the Provence of the South*).
So if you’re after stunning scenery, Insta-worthy pics and purple ice cream, then look no further than Tassie. To help you out, we’ve pulled together a list of the top three lavender fields in Tasmania. Keep reading to find out more!
1. Bridestowe Lavender Estate Tasmania
Just 50 minutes drive from Launceston is one of the worlds best lavender farms, with purple fields stretching as far as the eye can see! This magical wonderland began in 1921 when a London perfumer migrated to Tassie with a packet of authentic French lavender seeds tucked away in his pocket. With Tassie’s climate similar to the French Alps, the seeds took off and the rest is history! Once you’ve had a chance to walk through the fields, cool off at the cafe and treat yourself to a range of lavender infused food including the Insta-famous lavender ice cream. This scenic destination shouldn’t be missed!
Where: 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla TAS 7260
Stay: The town of Bridport is nearby, with a few great places to stay
2. Port Arthur Lavender Farm
Just before you reach the historic colonial site at Port Arthur, is another burgeoning lavender Farm in Tasmania. With seven hectares of lavender fields overlooking the ocean, this is a spectacularly scenic farm. Spend your time wandering through the hand-harvested lavender fields and taste the lavender-infused food at their on-site cafe. The Port Arthur Lavender Farm has also opened a lavender shop in the historic town of Richmond, so you can get your lavender fix wherever you are.
Where: 6555 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur TAS 7182
Stay: There’s a range of great places to stay in and around Port Arthur
3. Lavender House
If you’re keen to see how lavender is turned into delightfully smelling aromatherapy oils, then you’re going to want to visit Tasmania’s only working lavender perfumery! Here you can view the distillery and see how these lavender oils are extracted to create soaps, oils and healing balms. The grounds also have a collection of different lavender plants, to really enhance your trip.
Where: 32 Waterton Hall Rd, Rowella TAS 7270
Stay: In Launceston – it’s just 30 minutes drive away from Lavender House
When’s the best time to visit the lavender farm in Tasmania?
You’ll want to visit most Tasmanian lavender farms in December or January to catch the flowers in full bloom. After that the lavender is harvested and replanted.
What to wear when visiting a lavender farm
If you’re after some outfit inspo before you tour one of Tassie’s lavender farms, then we’ve got your back. We recommend wearing neutral colours like whites or greys, or even brighter blues and yellows, to make your photos pop! Click our link here to see what clothes are available in these colours.
*So it might only be us who calls it that, but it’s only a matter of time before it catches on…