Who doesn’t like to appreciate the masses of fragrant, bright-purple tiny flowers contrasting with green fields? It’s lavender season and the farms become a unique attraction during the warmer months. We’ve made a must-go list of farms across New Zealand. Enjoy it!
A short trip from Auckland can take you to this perfect romantic getaway. Take the opportunity to wander in sustainable lavender fields, buy lavender goodies and try infused gin or limoncello (Yum!). Pre-booked tours are available during the flowering months.
Located in the central North Island alongside Whanganui River, this family-owned farm grows around 8,000 lavenders. Admire the fields from their café. Just sit back, sip an espresso coffee and try their range of muffins, scones and biscuits. There is also a nice walk down to the river.
Based on the Kapiti coast an hour away from Wellington, there’s a five-hectare farm, home to over 330 types of lavender, grapevines and olive trees. B&B accommodation is available for those who intend to escape away for the weekend. Their award-winning oils are 100% produced on site.
Just a few minutes from Wanaka, this farm is best known for its standing-alone lavender door in the middle of the field, a hit among ‘gram users. Greet the adorable farm animals while indulging yourself with a great lavender ice-cream. Honey and lavender products for sale onsite. Open seven days a week.
Location: 36 Morris Road, Wanaka 9382
Lavendyl Lavender Farm
Source: Lavendyl Lavender Farm website
Situated in the scenic Kaikoura, you can spend the day on the farm or stay the night in their self-contained cottage. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the oil distillation process and to shop 100% pure lavender products.
Location: Postmans Road, RD 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Lavender Pacific Blue is a compact variety of English Lavender. Pacific Blue is commonly used for oil production and makes a great addition to a hot and dry spot in the garden with its vibrant blue flowers and fine grey foliage.
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Lots of long flower spikes with light-purple flowers on a plant with mid-green foliage. Well-drained soil in a sunny position. Prune back hard and give a handful of potash and lime per sq metre in spring. 90cm. No minimum number required. If you hav … Read More »
An English variety of lavender that is widely used for oil production. Has a magnificent scent and is a nice compact bush. Trim well after it has finished flowering and ensure that it is planted in a sunny, well drained spot. Grows to about 75cms in heigh … Read More »