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.
open 7 days
CURRENT FLOWER STATUS:
Our fields are currently showing a light purple haze of young lavender buds as well as some areas of moderate colour. We have a pretty springtime atmosphere that has brought the ornamental gardens and native surrounds to life and we are seeing more colour every day.Our flower season has officially started and we offer tours hourly throughout the day, starting from 9.30am with the final tour running at 4.30pm. Bookings for tours are not required and the cost is included in your entry fee.
We encourage you to come by 7 days a week to enjoy the sunshine with a lavender ice cream in hand while you explore our beautiful Estate looking for fragrant purple patches as they develop.
Early December shows a beautiful light purple haze across the fields, with the colour gradually deepening to full bloom around mid December. Our flowers are usually at their best until mid-January (depending on the conditions of the season) and we usually complete the harvest around late January or early February. These times are guidelines only, as a farm we completely rely on Mother Nature to tell us what will happen, so we encourage you to check our social media for current pictures to avoid disappointment.
We remain open after the harvest for visitors to enjoy our shop, cafe, and the beauty of the seasons reflected across the Estate. Entry is free outside of the flowering season and we welcome visitors 7 days a week all year round. Check our Facebook and Instagram accounts for current photos so you know what to expect.
General flower season information
The usual time to see the famous view of our lavender in full bloom is from December through to early February, though this can vary slightly every year depending on the conditions of the season. We understand that you would like to plan your visit to see the flowers at their peak, which usually covers mid-December to mid-January, but we are not able to make any guarantees for particular dates as it is all up to Mother Nature. What we can guarantee all year round is a peaceful atmosphere and the beautiful view of an iconic Tasmanian farm, ornamental gardens and native bushland set against the striking backdrop of Mount Arthur. We offer great coffee and fresh seasonal meals in the cafe and an extensive variety of quality Australian-made gifts in our shop.
If you are planning your visit for December/January, kindly note that we are closed on Christmas Day (25/12), but we are open on every other day of the year, including weekends, public holidays and throughout the New Year period.
Entry is $10 per person during the flowering season (under 16s free of charge) and free outside of the flowering season.
Our tours: Dates and OPENING HOURS
Walk amongst the flowers
open 9am – 5pm every day (except christmas day)
$10 entry per adult during flower season
1 DECEMBER UNTIL approximately LATE JANUARY
CHRISTMAS EVE – 9AM-5PM
CHRISTMAS DAY – CLOSED
FROM BOXING DAY – RETURN TO REGULAR HOURS OF 9AM-5PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK (INC NEW YEAR’S DAY).
From December 1st, regular guided tours are complimentary with your entry fee and are held every day (excluding Christmas Day) until the end of the flowering season which finishes around late January to early February, depending on weather conditions.
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. When possible, we are happy to organise special access of the fields for visitors with mobility restrictions – please contact us in advance if you have any queries about access for you or your guests. Availability of special access may be affected by weather, staffing and other variables, but we will try our best.
Hands-on Workshop: Soap Making
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