We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Save
Review Highlights
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

The lavender was out of season, but looking over the grounds was still nice enough. The visitors... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2021
CodyMav
,
Gold Coast, Australia
Highly recommended

Crossing the river at Batman bridge, and driving for miles, past countless road-kill, through back... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2021
normanp311
,
Australia
Read all 564 reviews
  
Recommended experiences in and around Tasmania
from $25.08
More Info
from $580.01
More Info
from $30.40
More Info
from $109.13
More Info
Reviews (564)
Filter reviews
564 results
Traveler rating
164
196
97
42
65
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveler rating
164
196
97
42
65
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lavender ice cream full bloom rows and rows flowering season gift store beautiful sight scones guided tour free entry hand cream morning tea purple field farm harvesting soaps launceston
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
68 - 73 of 564 reviews
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

I visited the farm about lunchtime at the end of December and by the time we reached the cafe, nearly all menu items were sold out. My family ordered the corn frittatas, and I asked for a gluten-free and dairy-free salad to be prepared. The salad that arrived was very plain, and had no dressing. We spoke to the owners (just ran into them in the gift shop), and they said it gets incredibly busy during the Christmas and New Year period, and the kitchen cannot prepare that much food at once.

After that we went for a walk and looked for the cats that we had hears about. One staff member pointed us around the back of a shed, but we were not able to see any. We ran into another staff member who was very friendly and showed us how the lavender is processed in the shed, and gave us plenty of information about the lavender plant. Overall the farm was beautiful, and staff were friendly.

My tip is get there for opening or very early if you want to eat lunch.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank alicove
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2019

When we visit it 23 years ago, it was in December and the lavenders were in full bloom. It was worth a 5-star. However, this time we visit it in February and the lavenders had been harvested and there was not much to see. We ate lavender ice cream and it found it interesting. We also bought lavender products.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peng Boon T
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

If you are a lavender fan this is the place you must definitely visit. During the blooming season you get to see the whole fields of purple lavender and there is also lavender ice cream and lavender related souvenirs to buy home.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank abbyx2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 18, 2019

We spent three+ weeks in Australia, including one week in Tasmania.
Our experience was amazing throughout with the exception of the Bridestowe Lavender Estate. A genuine tourist trap. We were charged $10 each just to visit their gift shop.
We told them that we only wanted to visit their gift shop and obtain some of their lavender ice cream. Was told we would see blooming lavender. Not. What was left of the blossoms were colorless and were being cut. The lavender ice cream, while a beautiful color, lacked any flavor.
Lavender fields in Norfolk England are free to visit and their ice cream is superb.
Avoid Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Tasmania.

Date of experience: January 2019
16  Thank DavidandDenise L
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Part of our experience was the drive through beautiful countryside from the other side of Launceston. The estate is always busy, but we had time for both morning tea (lavender scones) and lunch at the very attractive cafe and there was plenty of room. A short tour of the farm and processing plant is offered.
The gift shop has a great variety of lavender themed items on sale.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Ozziegiraffe
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews