Join us for an unforgettable experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. We’re open all year round for you to enjoy each season, farm cycle and the freedom and space that comes with farm life.
We are a working farm, so we’re busy throughout the year with planting, pruning and making our famous Bridestowe Lavender Estate products.
CURRENT FLOWER STATUS:
Depending on Mother Nature, our flower season can vary between November to February. As of early February 2017, our lavender flowers are now reflecting the muted grey tones characteristic of late summer, rather than our signature vivid purple of early January. We are busy harvesting our flowers nearly every day (weather permitting) and distilling our pure Bridestowe lavender oil. Now that the peak flowering time has passed and most of our flowers have been harvested, we do offer free entry to visitors. However we remain open 7 days a week throughout the entire year and welcome visitors to explore the grounds, browse the gift shop and enjoy an ice cream or a bite to eat. Guided tours are available until Sunday, February 5.
Our tours: Dates and OPENING HOURS
Walk amongst the flowers
open 9am – 5pm every day (except christmas day)
$10 entry per person during flower season
1 DECEMBER UNTIL LATE JANUARY
CHRISTMAS EVE – 9AM-5PM
CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED
FROM BOXING DAY – RETURN TO REGULAR HOURS OF 9AM-6PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK (INC NEW YEAR’S DAY).
From December 1st, guided tours are complimentary with your entry fee and are held every day (excluding Christmas Day) until February 5th on the following schedule:
- 9.30 am
- 10.30 am
- 11.30 am
- 1.30 pm
- 2.30 pm
- 3.30 pm
You can walk amongst the flowers and catch their perfume on the cool summer breeze from December until early February, when harvest is completed. See the pure purple buds baking in the sun, watch distillation in action, and join our apiarist as they harvest the finest lavender flower honey.
Are you a Friend of Bridestowe? Our members receive free entry all year round when proof of membership is displayed upon arrival. Just show us a print out or screen shot on your device of any Friends of Bridestowe email – join our community now.
A friendly request: Reception for some data carriers can be weak in the area. To help us keep the entry process as fast and simple as possible, if you are providing a screenshot we ask that you kindly have this ready on your device before driving out to us.
The owners would also like to welcome all Tasmanians to enjoy Bridestowe Lavender Estate as part of their State’s unique heritage. Simply provide proof of local residence (e.g. driver’s licence) and we’ll waive your entry fee.
Discover every season
March to November
From March to November you can chat to any of our team as you wander the fields to get a first-hand insight into lavender farm life. Our extensive gardens, native vegetation and spring-fed dam are a haven for wildlife and are spectacular at any time of year.
Self guided tour sheets are also available if you prefer to walk at your own pace while you read about the history and beauty of Bridestowe. At least half of the Estate is filled with native vegetation, so you’ll see plenty of local wildlife along with landscape art on your journey through the property.
Parking and Access
Bridestowe has ample parking for cars and coaches and the Visitors Centre is accessible for people with disabilities. Mobility impaired visitors and their drivers can drive around the site – please contact us if you have any queries about access for you or your guests.