Are you one of those who love purple flowers and fields? Then Bridestowe Lavender estate is the place you want to visit. The farm with purple flowers during the season also makes a perfect photoshoot place. And the best thing is the Launceston Bear that is kind of a cute symbol of Tasmania.
I have always been fascinated with purple fields and flowers. Even in Sydney, I try to visit the places that have Jacarandas every year. So, when I visited Launceston, I made a visit to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate.
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About Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Opened in 2007 by Robert Ravens, the Bridestowe Lavender Estate is an excellent place to see lavender flowers and fields. Located close to Launceston, the estate is an iconic landmark and a celebrated property of Tasmania.
They offer a great range of lavender-based products, and the purple or lavender bear known as Bobbie is a significant estate hit. The lavender found in the Bridestowe lavender estate is from seeds that were picked specifically from France and are not Jacarandas like the ones found in Sydney. They have 14 varieties of lavenders that they grow in their farms.
The best season to visit the estate is during summer (between December and the end of January) to see the flowers in full bloom, and the fields look entirely purple. The visit to the estate requires only a few hours and can quickly be done in one day.
- The Bridestowe Lavender Estate is open daily between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- There is an entrance fee of AUD 20 per person (over 16 years of age) during the flowering season.
- It is best to visit the farm during the flowering season to see them purple, or else they are all brown.
- The estate has a shop where you can buy lavender-based products, including Bobbie the Bear.
- Wear closed footwear to walk between the farms.
- Be careful of the wildlife in between the fields, especially snakes.
- The best time to visit the farms is in the morning or sunset.
- Dress well so you can take some of the most memorable pictures.
How to Get to Bridestowe Lavender Estate from Launceston?
The best way to reach Bridestowe Lavender Estate is by driving. It is around 50 kilometres from Launceston and takes about 45 minutes by road. There are many car parking spaces at the estate.
By Public Transport
Reaching Bridestowe Lavender Estate by public transport is a bit tricky. The nearest bus stop to Bridestowe Lavender Estate is at an intersection of Golconda Road and Virginia Road, which is around 6 kilometres away. A bus goes between Launceston City at Brisbane Street and the junction of Golconda Road and Virginia Road. One can either walk the 6 kilometres or take a taxi. The taxi costs around AUD 15 to AUD 20 one way. But getting a taxi on the way back could be an issue as the estate is on the outskirts of Launceston.
Are Launceston and Bridestowe Lavender Estate Safe for Solo Female Travellers?
Launceston and other parts of Tasmania are very safe for solo female travellers. Even though this trip was with another person, I have been to Tasmania alone one or two times, and I must say that I had no issues whatsoever. However, I highly suggest being careful, especially at night and knowing your surroundings.
Are you new to solo travelling? Or do you have a lot of questions and do not know where to start? Read my guide to solo travelling.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate is an excellent place to visit, especially for photographers. It is gorgeous, and the pictures come out well. Also, ensure to visit the estate during the season to get the fields in full bloom.
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