Another New Zealand hidden secret: Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Kaikoura is a sleepy New Zealand seaside town, located two hours north of Christchurch. It is a popular stop among tourists when driving either north or south, down the east coast. Kaikoura has a lot to offer and is known for its spectacular whale watching, and very own seal colony. One beautiful location you just might miss if you don’t know about it, is the Kaikoura Lavender Farm.

Kaikoura Lavender Farm

The lavender farm is just a short drive off the beaten track of the main highway. The magnificent back drop of the Kaikoura Ranges and Mount Fyffe, set the perfect location for rows upon rows of purple lavender. Picture perfect. If you are lucky you might even catch some fresh snow on the mountaintops, which literally. just tops the off the sheer beauty.

Kaikoura Lavender Farm

Aside from walking among the lavender, the farm has an extensive native garden for your strolling pleasure. Complete with native flowers, plants, tress and some very welcoming sheep. The shop and the distillery are side by side and worth popping into. The distilling process takes place at the end of January and into February, with 100% lavender essential oils being produced at the end of the process. The oil is then made on site into hand made soaps, bath oils and salts, honey and much more.

Kaikoura Lavender Farm

The Kaikoura Lavender Farm is open October through April and is signposted from the main highway, north of Kaikoura. It makes for a great resting and photo stop, as well as picking up some incredible smelling handmade New Zealand products. I certainly recommend making the slight detour and seeing the beauty for yourself.

Angela Schrider is Director at NZ Snow Tours.

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Comments (5)

  1. Diana Tan says:

    Hello there,

    I will be visiting New Zealand for my honeymoon from Oct 18 through to Oct 31st, and would really hope to visit your lovely location.
    Could you drop me an email and I can try to add this into my itinerary? Many thanks.

    Best Regards,

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Hello Diana

    Please click on the link at the beginning of the article to go through to their website – you’ll then find a ‘Contact Us’ link on there where you can contact them directly.

    Have a wonderful honeymoon!


  3. Diana Tan says:

    Thanks Paul! We went to the Wanaka Lavendar farm and it was a lovely experience. May I know if you ship overseas?

  4. Paul Johnson says:

    Hello Diana – I have no involvement with the business (and never have had). Please click through to their website to contact them and ask. Thanks!

  5. John says:

    Wow what beauty thought it was Scotland on first look! something about the colour purple that looks like no other when set within a jaw dropping landscape.


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