If you need a little relaxation retail therapy next time you’re in SE Tasmania, Port Arthur Lavender Farm may be just what you need. The calming, fragrant scent of lavender is at the heart of Brendan and Clare Dean’s 6-generation family farm. Nestled within 18 acres of lavender, rainforest and lakes with stunning views, the farm produces about 50,000 lavender plants of around 12 different varieties, each grown for their specific culinary or aromatic qualities.
The visitor centre and café overlooking the ocean at Long Bay, Port Arthur, showcase over 70 different handmade lavender-inspired products. The menu includes mouth-watering offerings like lavender-infused ice-cream, lavender teas and hot chocolate, and spicy lavender chutney. Visitors can wander around the lavender trail, take a self-guided tour around the lavender fields and experience the aromatic distilling process in the farm’s custom-made lavender essential oil distillery year-round.
They also have a second retail outlet in the historic township of Richmond. Sounds like a scent-sational experience.