Looking for some of that oh so lovely lavender? 💜
Lavender farms are becoming increasingly more popular around New Zealand. If you are a lavender lover that has always wanted to stroll around a beautiful lavender field. Why not experience taking in the sights and gorgeous smells by visiting some of New Zealand’s most beautiful Lavender farms.
Tip: Bees love lavender. So expect to see a lot of them while visiting a lavender farm, however, they will generally not be interested in you, but if they are disturbed they might sting.
Lovely Lavender fields in New Zealand…
Take a look below as we’ve rounded up some of the best lavender farms that you must visit in New Zealand.
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CCT Lavender Farm in Karaka
Where: 242 Urquhart Road, Karaka 2580, New Zealand
When: Tuesday-Sunday 8:30am-16:00pm
Enjoy the purple waves at CCT Lavender Farm in Karaka, this beautiful lavender farm is a must-visit for everyone. A stunning farm that is open all year round. As well as the breathtaking sights of lovely Lavender they have a delightful cafe that serves delicious food and drinks.
This lavender farm in New Zealand officially became an organic certified lavender farm in 2018 in Karaka in South Auckland and is committed to avoiding any chemical pesticides and using organic growing methods to keep a healthy nature.
Lavender Hill Farm in Riverhead
Where: Coatesville Lavender Hill, 11 Beacon Road, Coatesville Auckland, 0793, New Zealand
When: Open year-round, but the best time is from December through to the end of January
Take a trip to one of New Zealand’s most popular lavender farms where you can experience a farm tour where you’ll learn about the history of the farm, see how lavender oil is made, learn about extra virgin olive oil, enjoy tastings of the farm’s gin and limoncello and you can even feed the alpacas!
Enjoy a Barn Stay…
Lavender Hill also offers beautiful and peaceful accommodation where you can relax and unwind amongst lavender beds, olive groves, and lemon orchards. Set in a picturesque rural location, this lavender barn is a perfect place if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life even if it is just for one night. Prices at the barn start from $240.00 per night.
Leafy Hollow in Waiuku
Where: 66 Duff Road, Waiuku 2682, New Zealand
When: The lavender garden is open from the end of September until the end of March
Entry: Garden admission $5 per adult | Children, under 14 years – free
Take a trip to Leafy Hollow in Waiuku and wander through 2 acres of established gardens with meandering pathways leading through aromatic herbs, fragrant lavender, and rosemary beds.
You can also purchase fresh and dried lavender as well as an assortment of lavender products.
Lavender Backyard Garden in Hamilton
Where: 398 Marshmeadow Road, Newstead 3284, New Zealand
When: Farm shop is open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 7 Days a week from November to Feb. Lavender and Blueberry season normally starts around early December
Entry: Lavender field – Sightseeing & Casual Photos: $3 per person. Kids under 3 are free
Pick Your Own Lavenders: $10 a jar ring of flowers
Blueberry Field entry fee: $4 per person (fruits are not included). Kids under 3 are free
Pick Your Own Blueberry: $12 per kg
Lavender Backyard Garden is a small, family-owned lavender and blueberry farm in Newstead, Hamilton, New Zealand, and is open during December – January with summer activities of pick-your-own lavender and blueberries. The farm also produces its own products that smell as fresh as the fields themselves. Perfect if you want to leave with a little reminder of your visit.
Alphra Lavender in Te Awamutu, Waikato
Where: 169 Brotherhood Road, Te Awamutu 3875, New Zealand
When: The Farm will be open in mid-December
Entry: Gardens – Tour – Free
With spectacular picture-perfect views, this lovely lavender farm is as lovely as can be. And another one worth paying a visit. Alphra Lavender in Te Awamutu, Waikato is vibrant, lively, and as pretty as can be. This wonderful lavender farm grows a variety of lavender- which include (Grosso, Pacific Blue & Super) which are grown for commercial production of essential oil of lavender, and a fourth variety (Impress Purple) which they grow for dried lavender & rubbings.
We love that there is also the opportunity to buy handmade lavender products. Make sure you don’t miss out on this one.
Why not experience a Lavender Farm Tour…
For the best kind of day trip, take part in their free lavender tour where you learn about how we grow our lavender, our oil distillation process, and also how we make a range of products developed to improve your quality of life.
Lauren’s Lavender Farm in Taumarunui
Where: 1381 River Road, Forgotten Highway, Aukopae 3991, New Zealand
When: Open from the end of October, through until the middle of May – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Entry: Free Admission
Treat your senses to bright sights, floral smells, and fragrant flavours with a day trip to Lauren’s Lavender Farm in Taumarunui. This farm grows around 8,000 lavender plants and they are in full bloom from the end of December until early March.
This is a place that you don’t want to miss. The location, the setting, the beautiful gardens, and gorgeous lavender bushes is the perfect place for a day out or an end of the day stop after by the Forgotten World Highway. Also, this Lavender Farm lies next to the famous Whanganui River and there is also a café that has a wide selection of muffins & cakes, tea, coffee, and cold drinks.
Perfect for a special event…
Lauren’s Lavender Farm is the perfect place for a special occasion whether it’s a birthday or a special function. Their magical garden venue will make your occasions that extra special with a range of activities in the area for the whole family to enjoy.
Ranui Essentials Lavender Farm in Martinborough
Where: 284C Dry River Road, RD1, Martinborough 5781, New Zealand
When: November – February | The Shop is open weekends 10:00am – 3:00pm
Ranui Essentials Lavender Farm is nestled a short drive from Martinborough overlooking the Wairarapa Tararua Ranges. The lavender fields can only be visited from November – February and you can join a guided tour of the farm where Tracy will go into detail about how their four varieties of lavender grow. The shop is open to the public and is open most weekends 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Lavender Abbey in Wairarapa
Location: Lavender Abbey, 351 Dalefield Road, Dalefield 5791
Telephone: 06 379-7073
Prices: There is a $2 entry per person and lavender picking is $5 per bunch. Plenty of parking and wheelchair access.
Lavender Abbey is famous for its Pick – Your – Own lavender event. Visitors from all over New Zealand go to explore their beautiful lavender farm to experience the aroma and beauty of lavender.
Lavender Creek Farm in Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Location: 123 Settlement Road, Otaki, Kapiti Coast
Telephone: 06 364 3682
Prices: available during January (except Mondays).
- Adult $5 each
- Pick your own lavender bunch for $5
Lavender Creek Farm has over 300 types of lavender on their Farm, distilled and manufactured into award-winning lavender oils on site.
They have over 7,000 lavender plants, olive trees, and grapevines on their beautiful property.
Lavendyl Lavender Farm in Kaikoura
Location: Postmans Road, RD 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 3 319 5473
- 1st September – 30th November – 10:00 – 16:00
- 1st December – 29th February – 10:00 – 16:00
- 1st March – 30th April – 10:00 – 16:00
- 1st May – 31st August – 11:00 – 15:00 Tues – Sun
Lavendyl Lavender Farm has over 50 different varieties of plants on the five-acre lavender farm.
During the months of January and February when the flowers are at their peak.
Wanaka Lavender Farm in Wanaka
Location: 36 Morris Road, Wanaka 9382
- September – May 9:00am – 5:00pm 7 Days a week.
- June- August 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Closed on Christmas Day
- Adult $5 March – November
- Children: $2 5-15 Years
- Free Children under 5 Years
- Adult $10 December – February
- Children 5-15 Years $5
- Free Children under 5 Years
Telephone: +64 (0)3 443 6359
Wanaka Lavender Farm is just a few minutes from Wanaka, where you can experience 20 acres of beautiful lavender fields, farm animals & display gardens.
Where: 36 Morris Road, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
When: June – August: 10am – 5pm | September – May: 9am – 5pm
|March – November – $5 Adult, $2 Children 5-15yrs and free for children under 5yrs|
|December – February – $10 Adult, $5 Children 5-15yrs and free for children under 5yrs|
Looking for a perfect little day trip? Head to Wanaka lavender farm and get your wellness fix at this blooming lovely lavender farm, we recommend you go between the months of December to February. If you’re not visiting in the summer season, worry not, you can still visit the farm and enjoy the other beautiful blooms, the farm animals, and the tea room at the farm.
Plenty to do…
Enjoy a walk through the flowers and meet some friendly farm animals along the way or unwind over a cup of tea & enjoy a tasty lavender ice cream. This place is so beautiful that you won’t want to leave.