Isn’t it every person’s dream to go sunflower field frolicking, Julia Andrews-style? Read on to find out where you can do just that, a 4.5 hour drive out of Sydney…
- Secluded Sunflower fields
- More Sunflowers!
Frolicking through a Sunflower field has always been a bucket list item (you’re lying to yourself if you say it isn’t) so as soon as received an email from the “Sunflower Alert” I decided it was time to tick this one off the list.
Getting there is about a 4.5hr drive from Sydney. Approaching the fields, you’re driving along the country road and suddenly plants with green stems and yellow flowers appear along the horizon and you know the dream is in reach. Sunflowers as far as the eye can see. Park your car on the road and climb the fence, which the farmer has so kindly allowed. Here you find yourself face to face with thousands of sunflowers almost as tall as you. It is here that you will commence frolicking, find yourself any path you see fit and enjoy being immersed in the sea of sunflowers.
The location of these sunflower fields change from year to year but I can assure you there will be some here if you go whilst they are still in this season.
Please remember these flowers are these farmers livelihood, so take care where you tread and don’t damage the crop.
Essential gear required
- Enclosed shoes (snakes live in the crop sometimes)
- A hat and sunscreen
How to get there
There are two crops on either side of Blackville on Blackville Road. From Willow Tree it will take you about 40 minutes to get to the first crop, south of Blackville (approximate coordinates -31.725373, 150.420250), just before the tarred road turns into gravel road. It is very big and on a slight hill, and the other one is on the northern side (approximate coordinates -31.603656, 150.256936), which is a smaller crop but there is no fencing, so you can get up and close to the sunflowers there.
Drop into the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre on the New England Highway in Willow Tree and grab a map to point you in the right direction so you can find them easier.