Lavender Green

Operated by Bernie and Julie, Alphra’s lavender farm and shop is situated at Orakau, 8 kilometres south of Te Awamutu in the North Island of New Zealand. Being in the heartland of dairy farming, we are surrounded by green, dairy-farming pastures. Our location is conveniently adjacent to the most important Auckland-Waitomo Caves international tourist route and also the direct Waitomo Caves-Rotorua international tourist route. Travelling times are –

  • Auckland – Alphra Lavenders: 2¼ hours
  • Alphra Lavenders – Waitomo Caves: ¾ hour
  • Alphra Lavenders – Rotorua: 1¼ hours

Parawera Trail

Our property is located at Orakau in the Waikato region of New Zealand, an important area for the Maori King movement in the mid 1860’s and we are within a gun’s roar of the Battle of Orakau. We are also part of the Parawera Trail, a local tourist trail that includes, an historic 1864 battle site, Maungatautari Ecological Island a reserve of native New Zealand flora and fauna very popular for bush and mountain walking, Out-in-the-Styx Cafe, Castle Rock Climbing Centre for for rock climbing, Threadbare Cottage for crafts and collectibles. For further information about a fascinating day of activity, email [email protected] or [email protected] During the summer we receive numerous visits from touring bus groups who love the sense of freedom they experience while touring our very scenic region.

Opening Hours

Out of Season – February to December 16
Open Weekends and Public Holidays only – 10am to 4pm
In Season – December 17 to January 31st
Open Daily – 10am to 4pm