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Sunflower Field Day Trip in Southern Queensland

sunflower field day trip

Sunflowers - they are the epitome of summer, and for good reason. These vibrant yellow flowers are seriously impressive, especially when stretched as far as the eye can see. With sunflower season in full swing from October to March, a road trip to Southern Queensland Country is the perfect weekend day trip. To find this stunning sea of yellow flowers, you'll need to road trip out past Toowoomba and start exploring. So, what are you waiting for? Ditch the beach for these dreamy sights and experience summer at its finest on a good old road trip.

Best time to visit the sunflower fields

Sunflowers only stay in bloom for approximately 3-4 weeks. What this means is that you need to make sure you get your timing right. Luckily, the sunflower fields are usually grown in stages, so even if some fields are no longer blooming, others might be. In saying that, when weather comes into play, it really comes down to luck and good timing. The highest chance of seeing these beautiful flowers is between January to March where they could be blooming anywhere between October to March. 

To avoid disappointment, give Southern Queensland Country visitor information centre a call here and double check if sunflowers are blooming.

Where are the sunflower fields?

  • Old Allora Racecourse, Allora, QLD, 4362
  • Hoey Road, Spring Creek QLD, 4361
  • Saal Road, St Helens, QLD, 4356
  • 468 Willowvale Road, Willowvale, QLD, 4370


When visiting the sunflower fields...

Respect the farmers and their hard work by not walking through the fields without asking permission to take a photo. It is best to enjoy the sunflowers from a distance as this will also protect you from any snakes that may be lurking in and around the crops. Look for a safe place to park and make sure to look in both directions before crossing the road. Remember to practice safety measures each time you go on a road trip.

Map of sunflower fields

  • Travelling from Brisbane? It will take you around 2 hours to get there.
  • If you are driving from the Sunshine Coast it will take 3 hours.
  • From the Gold Coast, it will take around 2 and a half hours.

Did you know that you can download this map directly to your phone? Press the box symbol located on the top-right corner of this map to open in your Google Maps app. Now you can easily access this map on your next road trip adventure to the sunflower fields in Southern Queensland.

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