Mayfield Bay, East Coast

Itinerary: Garden Highlights of Launceston, Tamar Valley and the North-East - 2 Days

Day 1: Launceston to Scottsdale - 1 hr/62 km

  • From Launceston, travel north along the Tamar Valley Touring Route (A7) to Lavender House at Rowella (C724) with more than 60 different lavenders flowering between August and May. Visit the tea rooms for lavender buttermilk scones. Informative guided tours are available.
  • Along the way discover the many interesting vineyards with cellar door facilities that form the Tamar Valley Wine Route.
  • After crossing the Batman Bridge (B73), drop in to the Hillwood Strawberry Farm at Hillwood for daffodils in spring and masses of roses in summer. 
  • At nearby Nabowla (B81) is the Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm. Established in 1921, Bridestowe is one of the world's largest single commercial lavender farms, producing the finest quality flowers and oil. The 48 hectares of lavender are a spectacular sight during peak flowering months of December and January. Guided tours of the processing and distillation plant are conducted during harvest months.
  • Travelling towards Scottsdale enter the area known as the North-East Garden Lovers Trail.
  • Overnight Scottsdale

Day 2: Scottsdale to Launceston 1 hr/62 km

  • Pick up a printed guide from the Scottsdale Visitor Information Centre and discover the region, including Highview Garden and Nursery at Ringarooma. Its display garden is an example of how to use plant colour, form and structure to create a garden of interest and individuality.
  • Return to Launceston to complete your journey.

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