We welcome over 50,000 people to Bridestowe Lavender Estate each year and we strive to create an inspirational and relaxing experience for every single guest.
Guided and self-guided tours cater to English speaking visitors as well as those from Japan, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Audio-visual presentations and interpretive signage are placed at key locations around the Estate to share our story with you.
In keeping with our philosophy of pure and natural lavender production, Bridestowe Lavender Estate is a smoke-free site.
Gift shop and café to relax and indulge
Audio-visual presentations in the Centre also tell the story of Bridestowe’s rich cultural and agricultural history.
Honey processing facility – taste honey made from the purest pollen
Over 500,000 honey bees live, work and play at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Looked after by our dedicated apiarist, they help to pollinate our lavender flowers and produce the most delightful honey.
Bridestowe’s light and sweet honey is one of the only monofloral or single flower honeys in the world. The large lavender fields of the estate and absence of other flowering plants in the area means that the bees only ever collect pollen from our lavender.
In summer, you can watch the apiarist collect honey fresh from the hives’ honeycomb and sample the purest honey within our honey processing facility.
Take a walk down memory lane in our Old Tractor Shed and Distillery
Since the Denny’s began Bridestowe estate in 1922, many changes have taken place – lavender flowers were originally cut by hand using a sickle until mechanical harvesting was introduced. You can chart the progress of the farm through the vintage machinery, implements and memorabilia on display in our Old Tractor Shed.
The Distillery is where the magic happens and the precious lavender oil is extracted from our flowers. The distillation process hasn’t changed too much since the farm first opened, although we’ve improved its energy and water efficiency. In the Distillery, you can watch oil extraction from the lavender flowers during harvest as it happened in the 1920s.
Sheltered picnic areas for the whole family
Road tripping through Tasmania? Bring the family and relax in our sheltered picnic areas and watch the world go by. If you’re lucky, you’ll be joined by some of the native animals that live in the gardens and native vegetation within our Estate.
Accessible for people with disabilities and easy parking
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.