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Sunflower field day trip in Southern Queensland

Sunflowers amongst a field next to a windmill in the afternoon in Nobby, Toowoomba Region, Queensland.

Sunflowers are the epitome of summer, and for good reason. These vibrant yellow flowers are seriously impressive, especially when their fields stretch as far as the eye can see. With sunflower season in full swing from October to March, a road trip in Southern Queensland can make for the perfect weekend day trip.

To find this stunning sea of yellow flowers, you’ll need to drive out past Toowoomba and start exploring. So, what are you waiting for? Ditch the beach for these dreamy sights and experience summer in Queensland’s beautiful interior.

Sunflowers at sunset.

Map of Queensland sunflower fields

No shortage of photogenic moments in Queensland’s sunflower fields.

What is the best time to visit Queensland’s sunflower fields?

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

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

Where are South Queensland’s sunflower fields?

To reach the sunflower fields, the drive will take about two hours from Brisbane, two and a half hours from the Gold Coast and three hours from the Sunshine Coast. Popular locations for sunflowers include:

  • Old Allora Racecourse, Allora, QLD, 4362

  • Hoey Road, Spring Creek QLD, 4361

  • Saal Road, St Helens, QLD, 4356

  • 468 Willowvale Road, Willowvale, QLD, 4370

Shiny yellow sunflowers in southern Queensland.
Sunflowers are beautiful up close too.

When visiting the sunflower fields...

Respect the farmers and their hard work by not walking through the fields to take a photo without asking permission first. 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.

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