Lavender Creek Farm
Lavender Creek Farm
2.5

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Di H
Hastings, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I want to thank Susie, Vaughan and Teddy for their wonderful hospitality. I really enjoyed my visit to the lavender garden. I had no idea that Te Horo was so beautiful with its indigo hills, dark forest line and wide sky. I felt so 'in touch with it all!'.
I felt that I had stepped into Spain, Italy and France all at once, with the lavender and the rosemary and the grapes. It was just beautiful. I almost expected Picasso to come strolling past!
The shop had a wide variety of high quality merchandise on the theme of lavender. I went home with several cherished 'moments' in my basket, and two lavender plants. I so hope that they grow.
Thank you, for a memorable day, and for making me feel so welcome.
Di H
Written 22 February 2020
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traveltips2015a
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
My parents came all the way from Brazil, to see their Grandchildren, and be with the family. One day, in the car, we were looking for things to do in Otaki, when my mum said she wanted to see the lavender farm. I agreed, as I hadn't seen the farm for a long time as well. So we drove there, and parked in a small car park. As we drove in, we saw a sign saying $5 dollars entrance fee, per person. My son got out of the car, when a big dog went over to him. He patted the dog, seeing it was friendly. Then a woman, the owner of the place, shouted at my son saying not to pat the dog, and don't go near it. I was outraged, because the dog had gone to him and he was actually being really nice to the dog. The owner shouldn't talk like this to children or any customer for that matter. We all got back into the car and left, as we didn't want to be there anymore. My mum was quite disappointed, as she didn't get a photo. So as we were going down the driveway, mum got out her phone and took a quick, single photo. But the woman came up to the fence, and shouted across the driveway at us, saying that we had to pay now, for the photo. My son said not to be rude. The woman then pulled the rude finger at us! We drove away, never wanting to see this place again. We heard a few shouts from the woman, swearing at us, and then we were back on the highway. I recommend this lavender farm to no one, and only go when they have new owners.
Written 16 July 2017
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Marone S
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
We were looking for things to do in Otaki and found the lavender farm. The owners were working and saw us walk through the gate, however never greeted us or showed us where the entrance to the farm was. So we took our own initiative and explored the grounds. We were called back by a creaming lady who was very rude. We apologised and said we weren't sure where to go. She then continued to scream at us, whilst staring us down and making us feel awful even though we didn't do anything.... Not worth it... No customer should EVER be treated the same way we were just treated... She continued shouting at us as we were leaving as well. We'll maybe return one day when the place has new owners.
Written 3 February 2018
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ck2003123
Singapore90 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We drove in thinking to pick up some lavender essential oil. The shop is small and would take 2 minutes to peruse. There’s no one tending to the shop when we entered. We then wandered into the garden, and that’s when the owner appeared. She said that we have to pay $5 per person (for fundraising) if we’d like to take photos. When we declined, she asked us where we’re from, before pointing her finger at me and saying that I have a high salary. Where I am from and how much I earn is none of her business! Never have I ever experienced such rude behaviour. She needs to retire soon and relax a little.
Written 13 December 2018
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Very rude visitor who has no idea what effort is put into maintaining a farm which at the present Is looking stunning and is in full flower, This is a family owned business so it is a privilege for the public to enjoy. No need to send an unpleasant comment when coming from overseas where the contrast is so so different. We were harvesting at the time so if you had chosen to enjoy you would have learned quite a different story which you cannot see in a large city. There is no staff so look at life with open eyes and appreciate what is precious.
Written 14 December 2018
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Kara G
Paraparaumu, New Zealand27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
While it is nice to see some lavendar plants, this place is not very big and if you take one look from the road, you've seen it all. There is a small shop selling lavendar products at the same prices as everywhere else - so not really worth going just because of the shop either. We arrived one sunny afternoon, looking forward to this family outing and first went into the shop where the sign of the $5 entrance fee per person is placed. As there was no-one to serve us or take the entrance fee, we decided to wait outside until someone arrived who could serve us. While we were standing outside in the carpark, my son took a photo of me standing there. An angry lady (the owner) started running towards us, shouted that we were not allowed to take photos as we hadn't paid the entrance fee!!! She told us to go away in the rudest way - while we were standing there stunned, not really understanding what we had done wrong as we had not gone onto the field yet and had the entrance fee in our hands, ready to pay. Needless to say that we did not feel like going in after being shouted at. The owner then started saying we had to pay her for the photos. Crazy! It was an extremely hostile reception and I hope that tourists don't find their way to this place - it is giving the friendly Kiwi culture a bad name. We all came away from this experience feeling awful.
Written 18 February 2017
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stu
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
They trap cats and drop them off miles away from home and don't tell the owners where they took the cat. The proprietor is miserable.
Written 4 January 2024
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Weekender1957
Essex, UK43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We wished we had read the reviews for this place before we visited. We were made to feel most unwelcome and felt we were a nuisance just because we wanted to have a look around the lavender farm and perhaps make a purchase from the shop. The woman we spoke to clearly has has no concept of what good customer service is, especially after asking us what we wanted to see. What the hell did she think we wanted to see???
Written 18 February 2019
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lieslo2014
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I travel around and always stop at the lavender farm in kaikoura, but thought I would try something new.... big mistake. Just wanted to have a quick look around the shop, while doing so a lady came in and made it very clear I was an inconvenience. She was rude and made me feel terrible for being there. I quickly got my things and left. Lavender is meant to be relaxing and calming ... defiantly not the experience I got. Have noticed in past reviews she is quick to blame others and has excuses for her rudeness instead of apologising. Maybe dealing with customers isn’t for you. Won’t ever return and will tell others the same.
Written 6 February 2019
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Mark
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
My experience is much like the other reviews, I was expecting a fun family afternoon. I found a very small lavender farm with a ridiculously high entrance fee. The owner was rude and unfriendly. Don't visit if you value your time.
Written 29 January 2019
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Wander736376
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
I visited the lavender farm with overseas' guests. The owner was extremely rude, the 5$ charge is a joke ( fundraising?). She came after us running, waving as if we committed a small crime when we unknowingly entered the lavender fields. This place definitely doesn't represent the friendly and hospitable New Zealand that you would like foreign visitors to experience. Do not go here.
Written 5 January 2019
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