One day trip to Bridestowe Lavender Estate from Launceston

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 a few years ago, 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 awesome 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 bear known as Bobbie is a significant hit of the estate. The lavender found in Bridestowe lavender estate is from the seeds that were picked specifically from France and are not Jacarandas like the ones found in Sydney.

I believe they have 14 variety of lavenders that they grow in their farms.

The best season to visit the estate is during summer (between December and end of January) to see the flowers in full bloom and the fields look completely purple. The visit to the estate requires only a few hours and can easily be done in one day.

Fields at Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Fields at Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Visitor Information

  • The Bridestowe Lavender Estate is open every day 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, else they are all brown in colour.
  • The estate has a shop where one 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 either in the morning or during sunset.
  • Dress well so you can take some of the most memorable pictures.

How to get to Bridestowe Lavender Estate?

Driving

The best way to reach Bridestowe Lavender Estate is by driving. It is around 50 kilometres from Launceston city and takes about 45 minutes by road. There are many car parking spaces at the estate.

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. There is a bus that goes between Launceston city at Brisbane Street and the intersection 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 one the way back could be an issue as the estate is on the outskirts of Launceston.

Safety for solo female travelers

Launceston and other parts of Tasmania are very safe for solo female travelers. Even though this travel was with another person, I have been to Tasmania alone one or two times and I must say that I did not have any issues whatsoever. However, I highly suggest being careful especially at night and knowing your surroundings.

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Fields at Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Fields at Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Closing Notes

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is an awesome place to visit, especially for photographers. It is really beautiful and the pictures come out really well. Also, ensure to visit the estate during the season to actually get the fields in full bloom.

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9 thoughts on “One day trip to Bridestowe Lavender Estate from Launceston”

  1. I too love visiting lavender farms. There is something so peaceful and tranquil about those places, not to mention the sweet smell of the lavender waffling through the air. This estate looks beautiful.

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  2. Visiting lavender farms is always great: The smell, the photo opportunities and the sheer abundance are fantastic. The Lavender estate in Launceston looks very beautiful too. I would like to visit it.

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  3. I find the lavender plant very mesmerising. I use the essential oil often to destress. I would love to see that much of lavender growing in one place. Am sure the fragrance is amazing.

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  4. It’s so interesting to me that places like flower fields are now tourist attractions! But I get it, because I just visited a sunflower field, and they are so beautiful. The thing about lavendar is that it is also so useful and smells amazing. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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  5. Lavender farms always look so photogenic and the Bridestowe Lavender Estate looks like no exceptions. I’d love to see them in full bloom, must look spectacular. Thanks for all the helpful tips.

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  6. I have never visited a lavender estate and it was so nice to get a feel. The fields look beautiful in the pattern they are grown. Can imagine how perhaps there would be lavender smell all around along with the tranquility.

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  7. Bridestowe lavender estate looks so beautiful given the mesmerizing fragrance of lavender flowers. And definitely I would love to have the lovely lavender backdrop for photos. Thank you for sharing the details of how to get there and the entry.

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  8. Yeah, I would say this lavender field is photographers place. Even me will spend time wandering around to get the best angles. I agree with you that going there by bus is a bit tricky. Waiting or calling a taxi is not easy, and walking from the bus stop is too far.

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