Guide to Best Time to Stroll in the Lavender Fields – Stanthorpe
Fancy a stroll through fields of lavender in the quiet countryside? Sounds like a divine Southern Queensland mini-break destination… so here’s what you need to know about seeing Stanthorpe’s lavender at it’s best.
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Best Time to See the Lavender in Bloom
Stanthorpe’s Aloomba Lavender Farm grows a number of lavender varieties – meaning that there’s something flowering year round. But there is a prime time to see the vast 6 acres of purple fields in bloom. November through to early December is typically the window of opportunity to see the lavender at it’s best, with harvest usually kicking off mid-November and winding up mid-December.
A stunning ‘sea of purple’ awaits at Aloomba Lavender, where some 12,000 lavender plants are lined in avenues, inviting you to stroll the sights and certainly the smells of the farm!
Will the Flowers be Abundant this Year?
YES! Be assured that even in Stanthorpe’s current drought, the lavender will be beautiful… because lavender is a drought tolerant plant – it is native to the dry Mediterranean and the Middle East afterall! Stanthorpe needs tourism visitors this spring/summer more than ever, to help the community through the drought – so do yourself and Stanthorpe a favour and plan a trip to Wine Country to see the lavender this November!
How to Visit the Farm
Aloomba Lavender Farm is open 7 days a week, 8.30am – 4.30pm.
The farm is free entry and offers Devonshire teas and coffee alongside a well stocked gift shop featuring their own award winning lavender oil amongst the many lavender delights. This scenic spot offers lovely views across the surrounding cattle country.
Find Aloomba Lavender along a scenic country drive 20kms east of Stanthorpe at 5425 Mt Lindesay Road, Liston, near Stanthorpe.
Also Flowering in November around Stanthorpe…
November through to early December is also an ideal time to see the countryside around Stanthorpe littered with vivid yellow coreopsis flowers. They are literally everywhere and transform the countryside with their pretty blooms. Stanthorpe is the best place in Queensland to see these dainty flowers growing wild by the roadsides and filling country fields. Click Here – to read where and when to see the Coreopsis flowering around Stanthorpe.
More Cottage Industries Nearby…
Jams, Relishes & Sauces – taste Granite Belt produce on a cafe menu and at the yummy free tastings bar! …More Info
A Strawberry Farm – pick your own strawberries and try on-farm made strawberry ice cream and waffles! …More Info
Handmade Fudge, Olives, Chilli AND Wine tastings – this spot has yummy tastings for everyone! …More Info
an Olive Farm …More Info
Handmade Candles …More Info
a Cheese Factory …More Info
a Chocolate Cottage …More Info
a Christmas Tree Farm with Belgian Chocolates …More Info
and Handmade Soaps …More Info
the Truffles Centre …More Info
Find Cool Deals on Spring-Summer Accommodation
Spring and summer are the times to take advantage of special deals on accommodation around Stanthorpe region.
Ridgemill Estate, near Stanthorpe