Launceston is the closest Tasmanian city to Bridestowe Estate. Daily flights into the historic riverside city are available from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane through Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar or Tiger Air.
Once in Tasmania, you can weave your way through the countryside to us by:
Getting to Bridestowe By Car
Take the B81 highway from Launceston for approximately 50 kilometres (45 minutes) through the forests and farmland of northern Tasmania to Bridestowe Estate at 296 Gillespies Road, Nabowla.
GPS coordinates: -41.128321 S, 147. 341224 E. View on Google Maps.
You’ll pass through the scenic town of Lilydale along the way: we’d recommend a stop at Lilydale’s two waterfalls and a visit to nearby Mount Arthur. Northern Tasmania is filled with many other natural attractions and rich cultural heritage for you to explore.
Book a Private Tour to Bridestowe
If you’re travelling as part of a larger group or simply want to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery from the passenger seat, a private tour is just for you. For a variety of full and half day options contact Prestige Leisure Tours, Discover Tasmania Tours or email VIP Transfer Tours at [email protected].
Sainty’s lavender farm bus tour
Book a seat with Sainty’s Lavender Farm Bus Tour, running twice daily between Launceston and Bridestowe. You will travel through the picturesque North East region via the historic village of Lilydale on your way to Bridestowe, allowing time to enjoy the Estate at a leisurely pace before your return trip to Launceston.
Saintys Lavender Farm Tours run from December through to April. For schedule and pricing details email [email protected]
explore the north east with a coach tour
Coach Tours Tasmania offers a full day tour from Launceston to the Bay Of Fires every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with the first stop at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Your tour guide will give an interactive talk on the lavender, then time for photos of the lavender fields and a visit to the gift shop before continuing on with the tour. For more details on the itinerary and to book please see Coach Tours Tasmania.
Public transport (Launceston to Bridestowe)
The North East Bus Service operates a once daily passenger service to Bridestowe Estate from Monday to Friday (except public holidays). This is a great option if you’d like to spend the day wandering through the lavender fields, enjoy a leisurely lunch in our café and explore our vintage farm equipment, distillery and extensive gardens.
The bus leaves from 164 Brisbane Street (outside the unused entry for Target) at 8:00 am, arriving at Bridestowe at 8:45am. The return bus leaves the Estate at 3:45pm and arrives in Launceston at 4:30pm. Contact Fruncine Sainty on 0400 791 076 or [email protected] to book your day trip ($13 for adults each way; $6.50 concession each way).
Please check directly with the transport operator for current schedules as timing is subject to change.