Australia’s largest Rosewater Farm and producers of the most purest Rosewater, Samaria Farm opens the gates to allow you to come and see the working farm in action. Learn the history of our Rosewater 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 2000 Damask Roses, Olive Grove, Citrus Orchard, stock yards and also home to many chickens and a flock or harlequin mini sheep, all of which are lovingly named. The tour includes the distilling plant where all the distilling of one of the World’s purest Rosewaters, our Samaria Rosewater, is produced using our Damask Roses. We also distill Citrus, Lemon Myrtle and Eucalyptus varieties 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. Take home some of your very own essential oil at the end of the day.
* available all year round
Rosewater 100% Pure Workshop
At this unique workshop you will not only learn how to extract Rosewater and Rose oil from our Damask roses at Samaria Farm, you will experience producing one of the World’s highest quality Rosewaters, our famous ‘Samaria Rosewater’. Rosewater has been used over the centuries for personal use as a powerful anti-oxidant for the skin, a skin toner, refresher and perfume. Rosewater 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 labour 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 Samaria Rosewater spray, included in the cost of the workshop!
* available October and November only