UNLIKE Tasmania's beach-loving brigade, Bridestowe Lavender Estate owner Robert Ravens is hoping Friday's temperature does not reach its predicted 30 degrees.
Mr Ravens said a cooler summer meant the lavender remained on the bush longer and gave visitors more to experience.
"If it gets too hot at the end of the week, we'll be in a haste to harvest, so it's a bit of a trade-off," Mr Ravens said.
"We had a very good lead-in to the harvest this season - it was rather dry and we got rain at the right time so the crop's looking pretty special.
"Visitor numbers continue to increase- we've seen something like a 30per cent increase year on year and reflects the very proactive stance we've taken with the Asian market.
"Bridestowe has developed something of a cult status among Chinese visitors, especially among the young.
"And that's a positive thing for Tasmanian tourism, because they all have to stay somewhere, eat somewhere, hire cars and buy petrol."
Mr Ravens said that before Christmas he was especially happy to receive some special guests from Hong Kong, in the form of his son, James, and granddaughter, two-year-old Elizabeth, who will return home on Friday.