Australia, get ready to grab your hat as we’re about to frolick through some lavender fields!
Whether you are tantalised by the mesmerising smell, you are eager to indulge in a range of lavender-infused products or you simply love nothing more than the look of meticulously kept lavender fields, we’ve got the sweetest and most enchanting activity of the year yet – visiting some of Australia’s most beautiful lavender fields.
Just in time for the upcoming lavender season; from New South Wales and back around to Queensland, we’ve found the 12 best lavender farms to visit around Australia:
New South Wales
Herbicos Lavender Farm
If you’re looking for a day jam-packed with family-friendly fun, Herbicos Lavender Farm should be your first preference. Just under an hour-and-a-half drive south out of Sydney’s CBD or an hour from Wollongong, Herbicos Lavender Farm is home to one of New South Wales’ largest naturally grown fields. Starting from $8 pp for entry, apart from wandering the mesmerising fields guests will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a range of animals. Whilst you’re here don’t forget to check out Herbicos’ shop – also one of the biggest lavender beauty suppliers in Sydney.
Crystal Brook Gardens and Lavender Farm
Found west of the Tarlo River National Park, in Laggan visitors will come across the meticulously managed Crystal Brook Gardens and Lavender Farm. The property, purchased in 1997 has since grown into one of Australia’s favourite lavender fields to visit. With a range of themed gardens to explore, Crystal Brook Gardens and Lavender Farm is also home to its own kitchen where co-owner Judith prepares meals, morning and afternoon teas alongside a delectable range of lavender-infused sweets. On top of that, if you’d rather leave with a goodie or two, head to their shop to browse your way through handcrafted gifts and products – most of which have been made or designed on site.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Located just a 50-minute drive from Launceston Tasmania, Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of Australia’s, if not the world’s most famous lavender fields. The largest farm in the southern hemisphere, year round guests flock ($10 entry) to the Bridestowe Estate to watch their charming lavender flowers slowly bloom. With Mount Arthur serving as a backdrop, Bridestowe is more than exceptional. with finely manicured fields, native bushland and ornamental gardens, in just one visit you’ll be tantalised by all of Bridestowe’s beauty. Plus, to end your day, be sure to stop at the Woodcroft Cafe and pick up some lavender flower honey!
Port Arthur Lavender
Just over an hours drive south-east of Hobart, lavender lovers will fall in love with this quaint lavender farm awaiting to be explored. Set on seven hectares of lavender fields, rainforest and lakes, on top of all of this, Port Arthur Lavender also promises mesmerising views of Long Bay. With the fragrant flower and modern cuisine at their forefront, upon your trip to Port Arthur Lavender guests will be able to stroll around their lavender trail, take in the spectacular views of their surrounds and, to replenish your hunger from navigating, guests are also invited to experience some of the freshest Tasmanian produce in their lavender-inspired cafe.
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
With 100 acres of tantalising gardens to explore, when it comes to Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to this central-Victorian farm. Passing Lerderderg State Park, just under a two-hour drive north-west of Melbourne, guests are offered a full day of activities when it comes to this lavender farm. With their 1860 original homestead still standing today, Lavandula offers more than just a lavender field for your visit. Whether you stop in at the La Trattoria Eatery & Bar, greet the farm animals or browse through their range of handcrafted aromatherapy products made on site, when it comes to Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm, there is always something to keep you occupied.
Warratina Lavender Farm
For a quick day trip just out of Melbourne’s CBD, Warratina Lavender Farm should be your first port of call. Starting their lavender farm back in 1991, since then Warratina has expanded to now house over 10,000 lavender plants making it one of Australia’s and the world’s most visited lavender farms. With the plants harvested by hand using a traditional sickle, Warratina’s lavender is then dried and use for a range of products including food, beauty, household and of course decoration. For your visit to Warratina, we recommend stopping by their Tea Room where you can indulge in a range of lavender-infused treats all whilst enjoying a range of locally sourced wines.
Emu Bay Lavender Farm
One of South Australia’s favourite lavender fields; when it comes to Emu Bay Lavender Farm, your experience will be far from anything traditional. Sitting on the north-eastern point of Kangaroo Island, despite the fact that it is only accessible via a ferry trip from Adelaide’s port, Emu Bay Lavender Farm is well worth the visit regardless of where your coming from. Open year round, Emu Bay Lavender Farm prides themselves on their strong agriculture conservation and tourism. With tours available, a friendly cafe thats perfect for lunch or their delectable range of products – from loose leaf teas to oils – that are yet to launch, Emu Bay Lavender Farm should be on your to-visit list for any lavender-loving Australian.
Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Cafe
If you’d rather keep things on land, tucked meticiously amongst the rolling hills of Lyndoch – just over an hours-drive north-eat of Adelaide’s CBD – Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Cafe makes for the perfect pitstop for any day adventure. Passing through Mount Crawford Forest, travellers will soon become bewitched by Lyndoch’s Lavender Farm & Cafe and all of its beauty. Ideal for wine lovers exploring the nearby Barossa Valley, for over 28 years Lyndoch has since been a multi award-winning attraction. Home to the largest lavender farm in South Australia, this family owned and operated business will soon become one of your favourite places to visit in the south-west.
Nannup Lavender Farm
If you’re looking for more than just a day trip to one of Australia’s best lavender fields, then Nannup Lavender Farm might be just exactly what you’re looking for. Home to an exclusive campground for overnight experiences near Western Australia’s Margaret River, Nannup accommodates for everything including tents to trailers and caravans. Welcoming guests year round, be sure to visit Nannup in their full flower season starting in December and January. Of course, whilst you’re here be sure to try their handmade lavender products including their iconic preserves.
The saying goes that ‘all that glitters isn’t always gold’. But for this Carabooda-based lavender farm, after one visit Australian lavender lovers will have hit the jackpot. Operated by Karla and Gary with a combined mining background of over 30 years, since 2005 the duo have made it their mission to turn the previous lawn turf farm into one of Western Australia’s now favourite lavender farms. Set over 10 acres with each lavender row (65 in total) stretching out over 300-metres, Yanchep Lavender is one of Australia’s few lavender farms that grow, harvest, extract the oil and produce their products all on site. For your visit, be sure to pop in and prepare to be mesmerised by all of Yanchep Lavender’s beauty.
Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm
Found under a two-hour drive from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast tucked in Queensland’s Mount Alford, Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm is a unique destination to say the least. A hidden gem of the west, Karoomba is far for your typical lavender farm festivities. Winner of the 2020 AGFG award; regardless of your reason to visit, Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm is bound to offer an experience like no other. With a chapel, gift shop, lavender farm, restaurant and six-hectare boutique vineyard on site, this is one lavender field you definitely want to add to your bucket list.
Pottique Lavender Farm
Just a touch away from Mount Wooroolin, Pottique Lavender Farm makes for the perfect day trip for any Queenslander. Easily accessible from the Sunshine Coast – under a two-and-a-half-hour drive away – since 1981, Pottique Lavender Farm has touched the hearts of many Australians with their pleasant array of lavender goodies. With their lavender-infused treats including scones, teas, ice cream and soft drinks at their forefront, for your visit we recommend you try their delectable lavender cheese and lavender liqueur produced exclusively by local distillers especially for this Kingaroy lavender farm.
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