Australia’s largest Rose Farm and producers of the most purest Rose water, Samaria Farm opens the gates to allow you to come and see the working farm in action. Learn the history of our Rose Water from Samaria Farm which dates back to the 1800s with original features and structure of the homestead and a single mans shed that is still in use today but for other purposes like storing animal feed.
The farm has a plantation of 3000 Damask Roses, Olive Gove, Citrus Orchard, stock yards and also home to many chickens, a flock or harlequin sheep and turkeys, all of which are lovingly named. The tour includes the distilling plant where all the distilling of one of the World’s purest Rose Waters, our Samaria Rose Water using our Damask Roses, we also distill Citrus to make essential oils, and hydrosols.
The tour includes morning or afternoon tea, lunches or buffet can be also arranged as part of a package using produce from the farm, tour packages can be tailor made to suit your group.
Prices start from $15 per person, group bookings are minimum of 10 people per booking, contact Vicki to arrange a tour.
Essential Oil Workshop
Discover the ancient art of essential oil distillation in this hands-on workshop at the beautiful and fragrant Samaria Farm. You will learn the secrets of the century-old process of steam distillation to create distinct and lasting aromas. Participants will have the opportunity to pick, prepare and pack the either lemon, lemon, myrtle or limes into the still.
While the distillation is processing, amble on a guided tour through the expansive rose plantations, olive, citrus and lemon myrtle groves. A delicious lunch on the verandah follows, with a glass of local wine. Take home some of your very own essential oil at the end of the day.
* available all year round
Rose Water 100% Pure Workshop
At this unique workshop you will not only learn how to extract Rose Water and Rose oil from our Damask roses at Samaria Farm, you will experience producing one of the World’s highest quality Rose Waters, our famous ‘Samaria Rose Water’. Rose Water has been used over the centuries for personal use as a powerful anti-oxidant for the skin, a skin toner, refresher and perfume. Rose Water is a natural skin hydrator and restorer, however it must be 100% pure in order to have these powerful benefits. At this workshop, you will experience every stage in the process, from picking buds at daybreak, through to distillation and bottling. This intimate experience with our Roses will allow you to experience the incredible labor of love of the extracting process. You will also enjoy our Delicious meals that we provide, and accommodation packages that are also available in our two bedroom cabin on the property with views over the valley and our plantations. Finally, you take home two bottles of our timeless rosewater spray, included in the cost of the workshop!
* available October and November only