Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
3.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of the world's largest fine lavender farms. Entry is free February to November. Entry fee will apply December and January. Most of the products sold in our gift shop are made on premises at Bridestowe Estate Bridestowe grows, harvests and distills over 120 acres of the world's most desirable lavender in picturesque rows, all open to the public. There is an onsite cafe, retail and facilities with ample parking and easy access. The shop and cafe feature a range of unique, lavender focused products, gifts and food available for purchase. All parts of the farm are open for visitors to explore. The farm is open for visitors year round (however please check our website for opening hours) Flowering is typically in the months of December and January (please note: during the flowering period a A$20 entry fee per person may be applied) and harvesting and distillation also takes place during that period.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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296 Gilliespies Road, Tasmania 7260 Australia
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  • Ivy J
    Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting during the season
    An hour drive from Launceston. Consider lucky to spot a small batch of lavender bloom. Would be totally beautiful when the whole field is fully blossom… Had our short break in the cafe, food is so-so..
    Thanks for your visit ivyjr.
    Written 28 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Shannon Q
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    Had an amazing tour of the lavender farm and production workshops. We were very lucky that the lavender farm had started to bloom early this year so we were able to see some of the early lavender blooms. Everyone was very friendly and it was well worth the visit.
    Thanks for yoru review
    Written 28 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • April S
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Why charge hundreds while people could BYO?
    I purchased a Picnic under the Oak Tree package for 1HR ($55 per adult, $25 per child). The view was EPIC although the food was ordinary. There was a group of ten people who brought their own food and had a picnic under the same oak tree without having to pay hundreds. I rang the reception and was told that “As long as they were eating their own food it was FINE”. Not impressed. I’m sure the food didn’t cost that much. Could have saved hundreds if we brought BYO.
    Thanks for your visit. Sorry to hear about your experience with your picnic, this was raised on the day with a team member who set your picnic up. As stated to you prior to your paid picnic being set up, we apologies that another group was in the same area, and the chairs to their table were removed. Disappointed that you did not see value in the picnic lunch that was provided to you, as this booking option has only ever received compliments. We trust that this lunch option did not spoil your day and you managed to get some lovely photos, and had time to explore the estate
    Written 8 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Aussie_2012
    Melbourne, Australia897 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Instagrammers heaven
    Bridestowe Lavender Farm is about 45 mins drive north east from Launceston. It is without question an Instagrammers heaven. We even saw several tourists dressed in period costumes and beautiful dresses posing amongst the lavender fields. The carpark was very full (about 200 cars) and there is only one entrance with one guy doing the ticketing so the line into the car park is long and takes a while. Probably the farm needs to invest in more staff at the entrance to quicken things up. There are several huge fields of lavender and a large gift shop and cafe area. Again very busy.
    Hi, not our business!1
    Written 20 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • M D
    Sydney, Australia151 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, but disappointing.
    I have to agree with the last two reviewers, however, I wasn’t expecting to see the lavender in full bloom - I expected a working farm and wanted to learn about the production process. I can’t understand why were expected to pay $20 to drive out of our way from Launceston for the privilege of walking up a hill from the car park to buy expensive (good quality) ice cream and souvenirs from a (very good) gift shop. (It’s just as well we were already visiting wineries in the area). Don’t be greedy- people are happy to purchase services, but you need to offer something for the entry fee, more than fields and a view. If there had been guided tours, or an informative self-guided tour that told us about the varieties of lavender chosen, and took us through the production process, I would have happily paid. But looking through the dirty windows of locked buildings and reading the scant information on the few signs and pamphlets did not justify the expensive entry fee. If tours are not available, the fee should be no more than $5.00 entry.
    Hi MD, Your review is disappointing and misleading. We only have an entry fee for the months of December and January, the entry fee assists in the year round maintance and running of the estate. ( If there had been guided tours ) Every day over December and January we have live music, tours and events on, that are advertised in advance on our web site. Just a suggestion, maybe you should read up on a place, from the official website, rather than rely on TripAdviser for infomation. By being informed, you would know what activities were available to you on the day of your visit
    Written 28 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Gill808
    Tasmania, Australia469 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oak Tree Picnic is a Winner
    Having been to Bridestowe many times (and happy to be a repeat customer), we can understand comments critical of the entry fee. It is true that cafe or gift shop experiences are add on costs, and disturbingly, the fee escalated substantially and quickly from when it was first introduced. However, the all-inclusive picnic under the oak tree package, which includes the entry fee, is in our view great value for money. We had a fabulous day (3 adults and 2 children). There couldn't be a better location. The staff were just fabulous - pleasant, caring, and happily making a repeat trip back to the visitor complex when a tablecloth had not been packed. And we found the food hampers (with choice of drinks) to be fresh, plentiful, and better value than similar offerings at a number of wineries and Events we have attended. Indeed we were able to take one whole hamper home such was the largess of the offering. Well done.
    Hi Gill, Thanks for your review, and a revisit. Wonderful to hear that you had value from your visit. Your feedback will put a smile on the faces of the hard working team members in our cafe
    Written 28 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2024
  • HahnTravels
    Liverpool, Australia1,291 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not in bloom but beautiful anyway!
    3 of us visited in November, so no fee. Enjoyed visiting and photographing the rows of lavender, such a massive farm. The giftshop was well set out. We did not eat there but 2 in our party had a coffee and were happy with it. I had read info on website before coming so knew it would not be in bloom and what to expect. We were happy with our visit.
    Thanks for your review. Pleased that you enjoyed your visit
    Written 28 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 February 2024
  • 360lovetotravel360
    Brisbane, Australia140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well with the visit .. off season too 💜
    What a fabulous spot. Although we didn’t go in the summer season where we could see the lavender fields in full bloom, it was still good to go and have the one on one time with the lovely Sandra and staff and take a quiet, non rushed tour of the facility. We paid for a little walk around and chat and this also came with a delightful cuppa and scones. Such a lot of history at the lavender farm, which dates right back to the original owners. The gift shop has a plethora of choices for beautiful lavender products. Overall, gorgeous and without the crowds which I understand can exceed 1200 people per day in peak season
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2024
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360lovetotravel360
Brisbane, Australia140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What a fabulous spot. Although we didn’t go in the summer season where we could see the lavender fields in full bloom, it was still good to go and have the one on one time with the lovely Sandra and staff and take a quiet, non rushed tour of the facility. We paid for a little walk around and chat and this also came with a delightful cuppa and scones. Such a lot of history at the lavender farm, which dates right back to the original owners. The gift shop has a plethora of choices for beautiful lavender products. Overall, gorgeous and without the crowds which I understand can exceed 1200 people per day in peak season
Written 4 May 2024
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Rosli
Sydney, Australia1,805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lovely place to visit. Sadly it wasn’t the season for lavender to be in bloom but it was an enjoyable visit nevertheless. Who would have thought that lavender could be put to so many uses.

Tried the Berry / Lavender which was lovely. The Lavender ice cream looked far too vibrant in colour with me wondering was that mauve food colouring that had been put to use so I bypassed.

Would like to revisit when the lavender blooms.
Written 10 April 2024
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David Chandras
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A super cosy stop on a Tassie road trip. We arrived by hitch hiking and they let us put our bags behind the desk so we could enjoy ourselves freely.. we even got a personal tour by a manager, who was very sweet and passionate about the place. It was great to learn about the work they do and the history... and the ice cream is to die for! Cheers for a great experience!
Written 16 February 2024
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Pleased that you had a lovely visit, and that you could take part in one of our complimentary tours that we do when we are not in season. We will let the team know that you enjoyed your visit and have taken the time to let us know.
Written 28 February 2024
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GrandTour26688678197
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This was an absolute RIP off. We had to pay $20 a head to get in the gate, only to look at a lavender field and go into their gift shop. They sold lavender flavoured ice cream, but you weren't able to sample it..🤬🤬🤬 .Unless you have time for a tour
DON'T GO.
Written 6 February 2024
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We advertise far and wide the entry fee over the flowering festival. We do offer entertainment every day for the flowering season, such as live music, demonstration and tours. If you just wanted a shopping experience and and Ice cream, I agree with you, you should have gone elsewhere. With over 1,000 visitors to the cafe most days over summer it is not practical to have a tasting experience of the ice cream while others are waiting to order. Trust you had a good experience elsewhere.
Written 28 February 2024
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HahnTravels
Liverpool, Australia1,291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
3 of us visited in November, so no fee. Enjoyed visiting and photographing the rows of lavender, such a massive farm. The giftshop was well set out. We did not eat there but 2 in our party had a coffee and were happy with it. I had read info on website before coming so knew it would not be in bloom and what to expect. We were happy with our visit.
Written 6 February 2024
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Thanks for your review. Pleased that you enjoyed your visit
Written 28 February 2024
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Nick K
Melbourne, Australia421 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Ye not for me but Mrs happy......
Lots of lavenders obviously.
I enjoyed the Lavender ice cream 👌
Anyway.............
Written 24 January 2024
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Pleased you enjoyed the ice cream
Written 28 January 2024
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lea63
Australia37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Jan 20 and most of the lavender is well past any colour. Nice gift shop. Not worth the trip out though. Very expensive.
Written 19 January 2024
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Thanks for the visit. Most items in our gift shop are hand crafted onsite, so yes, there is a cost for that
Written 28 January 2024
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Gill808
Tasmania, Australia469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Having been to Bridestowe many times (and happy to be a repeat customer), we can understand comments critical of the entry fee. It is true that cafe or gift shop experiences are add on costs, and disturbingly, the fee escalated substantially and quickly from when it was first introduced. However, the all-inclusive picnic under the oak tree package, which includes the entry fee, is in our view great value for money. We had a fabulous day (3 adults and 2 children). There couldn't be a better location. The staff were just fabulous - pleasant, caring, and happily making a repeat trip back to the visitor complex when a tablecloth had not been packed. And we found the food hampers (with choice of drinks) to be fresh, plentiful, and better value than similar offerings at a number of wineries and Events we have attended. Indeed we were able to take one whole hamper home such was the largess of the offering. Well done.
Written 19 January 2024
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Hi Gill, Thanks for your review, and a revisit. Wonderful to hear that you had value from your visit. Your feedback will put a smile on the faces of the hard working team members in our cafe
Written 28 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

M D
Sydney, Australia151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I have to agree with the last two reviewers, however, I wasn’t expecting to see the lavender in full bloom - I expected a working farm and wanted to learn about the production process.
I can’t understand why were expected to pay $20 to drive out of our way from Launceston for the privilege of walking up a hill from the car park to buy expensive (good quality) ice cream and souvenirs from a (very good) gift shop. (It’s just as well we were already visiting wineries in the area).
Don’t be greedy- people are happy to purchase services, but you need to offer something for the entry fee, more than fields and a view.
If there had been guided tours, or an informative self-guided tour that told us about the varieties of lavender chosen, and took us through the production process, I would have happily paid. But looking through the dirty windows of locked buildings and reading the scant information on the few signs and pamphlets did not justify the expensive entry fee. If tours are not available, the fee should be no more than $5.00 entry.
Written 19 January 2024
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Hi MD, Your review is disappointing and misleading. We only have an entry fee for the months of December and January, the entry fee assists in the year round maintance and running of the estate. ( If there had been guided tours ) Every day over December and January we have live music, tours and events on, that are advertised in advance on our web site. Just a suggestion, maybe you should read up on a place, from the official website, rather than rely on TripAdviser for infomation. By being informed, you would know what activities were available to you on the day of your visit
Written 28 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Valéry P
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We stopped mainly to see the beautiful flower landscapes. Their website says they are in full bloom, as at the gate. $20 per adult – I'll let you judge if it's worth it… For me, it's a real rip-off! If I had seen a photo at the entrance, I would never have paid.

A brief conversation with the manager trying to get a refund showed me that this place just prefers to have our money rather than satisfied customers. Save your money for activities that are worth it!
Written 17 January 2024
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Here is a pro tip for you Valéry. Have a look at social media and our website prior to visiting, you will find current images of the condition of the flowers along with what event are on, on the day of your visit.
Written 28 January 2024
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