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Bridestowe Lavender Estate

296 Gilliespies Rd | Nabowla, Tasmania 7260, Australia
+61 3 6352 8182
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Pretty but expensive

The place is pretty when the flowers our out but it is expensive. For people visiting the area it... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
scott712016
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Sydney, Australia
Great considering it was off season.

Was in the area and had a discount voucher so despite being off season thought we'd check out the... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Darryl B
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Devonport, Australia
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Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of the world's largest fine lavender farms. It 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 vistor 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$10 entry fee per person may be applied) and harvesting and distillation also takes place during that period. Guided farm tours are provided during the peak season, although tours can be arranged by prior arrangement with the farm. Free entry year-round (and 10% off online orders) can be obtained by joining our "Friends of Bridestowe" program and bringing the confirmation email to our gate at time of entry. Bridestowe has more recently become famous as the home of "Bobbie the Bear" who is soon to star in his own children's TV series and is proud to be the face of the current Tasmanian Safe Driving campaign
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  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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296 Gilliespies Rd | Nabowla, Tasmania 7260, Australia
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

The place is pretty when the flowers our out but it is expensive. For people visiting the area it is not that convenient to get to and when you do arrive you have to pay just to drive onto the site. We were there on...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Was in the area and had a discount voucher so despite being off season thought we'd check out the cafe and gift shop. Between us and our friends we tried the tomato soup, toasted sandwiches, savoury scones, pork sliders and pancakes. All very tasty and...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Visited in February at the end of the flowering season so may not have been at its best but still an amazing sight. A small $10 fee and a guided tour gave an insight into the cultivation, processing and history of the estate and of...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

The purple field is not up as I was there during May, a pity but still a sight to behold! I agreed that this place is amazing as it seems, just go and you definitely will never regret! Oh, and the cat who personally escort...More

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Genevieve H, Communications & Marketing Manager at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. It sounds like you met Leon! Would you believe he was a tiny scrappy stray we found in January, and now he is basically running the place. So pleased you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you will be able...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

We missed the flowering but the fields of lavender plants are still a sight to behold. We opted to self-guide and found that we learned heaps about the history of the place and the processes involved in distillation etc. We all found it very interesting...More

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Genevieve H, Communications & Marketing Manager at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review. Really happy you enjoyed the history and experience of Bridestowe, even in the quieter months. Thanks again.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We visited in April 18 in the off season and therefore there were no flowers or $10 entry fee person. What a disgrace to be expected to pay this fee to visit the well overpriced gift shop and café.More

Thank David F
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jamesI171HS, Owner at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hi David, thanks for your feedback. Our flowers are summer seasonal and, therefore, only out for the months of December and January. We do charge a $10 entry fee per adult during that time only. The rest of the year is free entry to all...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

While driving from Scottsdale to Launceston, decided to detour to the Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Have visited many lavender farms in Australia but never been there at the right time to see all the beautiful flowers. Joined part of a tour to see how the lavender...More

Thank Maureen S
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Genevieve H, Communications & Marketing Manager at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Maureen. Glad to hear you had a great time and hope you enjoyed exploring the rest of our beautiful North East region.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We went in April, sadly no blooms, but truly amazing seeing the rows if plants extending in every direction . Must truly be astonishing to see in full bloom

Thank Julie P
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Genevieve H, Communications & Marketing Manager at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Hi Julie, thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and hopefully you will make it back to see our beautiful summer view one year. Thanks again.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

After walking through the lavender shop and stopping for a delicious lavender sausage roll, we then took a stroll through the gardens and distillery. The shop has a huge range of beautiful lavender gifts to choose from. The sausage roll and lavender latte were absolutely...More

Thank Tina S
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Genevieve H, Communications & Marketing Manager at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Tina.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

On our way from Low Head to Swansea we decided to detour slightly and visit the lavender farm. Unfortunately the lavender is not flowering in April- it has been harvested. The shop and cafe are still open and stocked well though. Had to try the...More

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Genevieve H, Communications & Marketing Manager at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thanks for your great review! Hope you enjoyed exploring beautiful Northern Tassie.

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พริม จ
June 17, 2018|
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Response from M7799RCdeborahc | Reviewed this property |
The shop will be open to customers but the lavender is not flowering at this time of year. I enjoyed our visit in April- no fields of flowering lavender at that time but a lovely outlook
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Benny C
May 23, 2018|
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Response from jamesI171HS | Property representative |
Hi Benny, mid June will be winter and cold. The plants are dormant but the site is still beautiful. We are in the process of putting up some seasonal photos on our Facebook and instagram sites to help answer this question... More
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Cynng65
February 15, 2018|
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Response from MargaretJD | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cynthia. The usual time to see and view the lavender in full bloom is from December through to early February. This does depend on the season. However entry is free when the bushes are not in bloom and they have a... More
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