Do you love lavender? Then you’ll fall in love with this tranquil little spot called Lavender Hill situated on the outer suburbs of Auckland.
As we approached the driveway we were warmly greeted by Trish, one of the lovely owners who showed us to our car park.
We were promptly introduced to her and her other half, given a refreshing shot of lemon cello and shown around the gift shop and accommodation.
Upon arrival, we were shown around the place we were staying including the fridge and pantry stocked with delicious breakfast foods. We were treated to fresh lavender shortbread also (so yummy). The relaxing smell of fresh lavender wafting through the windows and into our B&B room was so magical.
We were shown around the lavender, olive and lemon trees on the property. They now produce two types of lavender, French and English varieties. Both are particularly strong and beautiful types of lavender.
The gift shop on site has lavender oil, olive oil, lemon cello, lavender infused Gin, soaps, dried lavender and other small fragrant products for the home. Almost everything is grown and produced on site.
We visited Hallertau Brewery for dinner and ate some delicious pizza and other delicious sides. What an amazing place! We can see why it’s so highly recommended.
The homemade lavender lemonade was particularly refreshing on a humid, sunny morning. Watching the team harvest all the lavender was an amazing experience. It certainly takes a village to get everything done around here!
From picking the lavender to steaming and distilling it, this is a lengthy process which is well worth the time and effort. I love my bottle of lavender oil and have used it in my diffuser at home to create a calming space.
They have an amazing piece of land at Lavender Hill and I would highly recommend everyone to pack a picnic and head out there on a sunny day for a relaxing afternoon.