Exploring Tasmania: Visiting Lavender Farm

Studying in Tasmania can also mean having holiday and traveling to one of the best tourism destination in the world. Tasmania has become the fourth world top tourism destinations in Lonely Planet. There are TOO many places in this relatively small island in the southernmost tip of Australia. From Cradle Mountain in northern Tasmania and Mount Wellington in the southern Tasmania to Wine Glass Bay in the east coast. From bush walking, cycling, hiking, city tour, river tour to water sport like fishing and diving.

Summer in December till February is the best time to visit lavender farm in Bridestowe Lavender Estate in northern Tasmania. It is because of the flowering season of lavender. The Lavender Estate is located in Nabowla, 46 km to the northeast from Launceston (around 43 minutes driving). One of the activities of Indonesian community studying in University of Tasmania is having an excursion during holiday or at the weekend. Not only for escaping from academic routines, but also for maintaining the togetherness of Indonesian community in Launceston. Another thing why visiting the Lavender Estate is that it is free from residents in Tasmania to entry which also apply for students studying in University of Tasmania.

The Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one the largest cultivation farm of lavender in the world. This 44 hectares farm provide a high quality of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) which can be used to produce perfume, skincare, and aromatherapy products from its pure oil.

There are may ways in enjoying the lavender farm, such taking selfie or group photographs or just sitting under the oak tree in the middle of the farm while enjoying the beautiful view of the ‘purple carpet’ of flowering lavenders. Wait a minute, have you ever tasted lavender ice cream? Yeah, ice cream with lavender taste. You can enjoy a cup of lavender ice cream here. The taste is a bit weird at the first bite, but the taste is really good afterwards.