The Dambatenne Tea Factory was built by famous tea tycoon Sir Thomas Lipton in 1890. Housed in a long white building, the tea factory still uses most of its originally Colonial- era machinery to process tea. Guided tours of the factory provide an inside into the whole tea-making process, from drying and rolling through to grading.
Located 7 km east of the tea factory is the Lipton’s Seat lookout, which is said to rival World’s end. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the lookout affords sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. A 2 hour climb winding through lush tea plantations leads to the viewpoint, but it is also possible to arrange for transport to reach the lookout early as mist rolls in by mid-morning. Consider taking a taxi up and walking back down. more