Bridestowe Lavender Farm is the largest lavender farm in Australia, and in full bloom a wonderful sight to see. A fantastic gift shop with a multitude of lavender products and a cafe offering homemade lunches and morning teas. The commercial lavender begins to flower in late November / early December and a beautiful purple haze spreads across the farm. By the middle of December the commercial lavender is in full bloom and the colour is dramatic covering more than 200 acres. Towards the end of January the flower starts to wilt, and the farm has to harvest before the flower ends.
The gift shop is open all year, with some amazing lavender inspired products for sale. This is where you will find the famous Bobby Bear.
And the cafe is also open all year, offering some freshly made food for lunch, morning or afternoon tea. A large variety of the food has been flavoured with lavender, not overpowering, but a light hint of the lavender to tantalise your taste buds. The lavender icecream is a favourite.
The shuttles depart Launceston in the morning.
Depending on demand there will be a departure at 8.30am which will arrive at Bridestowe 9.15am. Passengers will have 3 hours to enjoy the farm visit before departing Bridestowe at 12.15pm arriving back in Launceston 1.00pm.
There will also be a Launceston departure at 10.30am, arriving Bridestowe 11.15am. The return shuttle will depart Bridestowe at 2.15pm, arriving back in Launceston 3.00pm.
If demand is great enough there will be an afternoon service, leaving Launceston at 1.30pm, arriving Bridestowe 2.15pm, return shuttle departing 5.15pm arriving back in Launceston 6.00pm.
The shuttle requires a minimum of 4 adults to depart.
If minimum numbers are not obtained, passengers may be required to change their time of departure to ensure the service operates, so 8.30am passengers may be asked to change to 10.30am, or vice versa 10.30am passengers mat be asked to change to 8.30am.
If booking numbers are low and even moving departure times does not meet minimum numbers, then we will contact you to discuss options.
Pick up and drop off at all centrally located hotels in Launceston.
Alternatively the Launceston Transit Centre in Cimitiere Street will be the default location.