Who hasn’t dreamt of sunflower field frolicking, Julie Andrews style? Liverpool Plains in New South Wales is full of sunflower farms and when they bloom, some farmers are kind enough to let you stroll between them.

 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which this adventure takes place who have occupied and cared for the lands, waters, and their inhabitants, for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

About Liverpool Plains

Liverpool plains is an area located in the North west of NSW. nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the region is known for its agricultural industry, and in a small window each year, glorious fields of yellow sunflowers!

How To Get to Liverpool Plains

From Sydney, the drive to Liverpool Plains is about 4.5 hours.

  • Follow the Pacific Motorway out of Sydney and follow for 338km before turning left onto the Hunter Expressway towards Singleton
  • Follow the Hunter Expressway for 106km before turning right onto the New England Highway in Muswellbrook
  • After 83km the Liverpool Plains Information Centre will be on your left in Willow Tree

The locations of the sunflower crop will change each season, but the good people at the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre will help you out with a map and point you in the right direction.

Places to Stay in Liverpool Plains

The Liverpool plains region gives you a variety of choices when considering accommodation. You’ve got Gunnedah, Narrabri, Tamworth, Werris Creek, Murrurundi and Quirindi to choose from. Take your pick from this spread of stays for easy access to sunflower frolicking.

 

Quirindi Sunflower Motor Inn

This adorable family-run inn has everything you need to enjoy your stay In the Liverpool Plains. Gorgeous garden areas and mini piglets will ensure the kids are never bored and an undercover BBQ area provides the perfect place to relax in the evenings. The Quirindi Sunflower Motor Inn offers an array of room choices including double rooms, queen rooms, triple singles and family rooms that sleep up to five. Aswell as stellar accommodation you also have access to a variety of facilities including free WIFI, laundry and cooking facilities and options to include breakfast with your stay.

 

Mercure Tamworth

For those who want a slightly more luxurious stay, the Mercure Hotel in Tamworth is a great option. The hotel offers several deluxe amenities including a gymnasium, meeting room and heated pool.

 

Murrurundi Caravan Park

The Murrurundi Caravan Park is conveniently located at the Northern end of the town within a 10 minute walk to the nearest pub. The park offers an assortment of accomodation options. These include lodges, powered and unpowered sites. Facilities include hot showers, laundry, a fully-equipped camp kitchen, BBQ and pizza oven area as well as a firepit.

Things To Do in the Liverpool Plains

Sunflower Fields Forever!

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 I got word of them being in bloom, it was time to tick this one off the list.

Getting to Liverpool Plains is about a 4.5 hour drive from Sydney through country NSW.

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Approaching the sunflower farms, you’ll be driving along a country road and suddenly plants with green stems and yellow flowers will appear along the horizon and you’ll know the dream is in reach – sunflowers as far as the eye can see!

But don’t just go rambling through the first sunflower field you come across, this is private land after all.

Read more: Remember to leave no trace!

Skill Level

Beginner

Essential Gear

  • Enclosed shoes (snakes can live in the crop)
  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera!
  • Money to spend with the local businesses

Liverpool Plains Sunflower FAQs

Where are the sunflower farms in NSW?

The location of a sunflower field you can visit changes from year to year. The Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre on the New England Highway in Willow Tree can point you in the direction of a field where the farmer is kind enough to allow visitors.

Soon enough you’ll find yourself face to face with thousands of sunflowers almost as tall as you are! This is where the frolicking can commence. Find yourself any path you see fit and enjoy being immersed in the sea of sunflowers.

Please remember these flowers are the farmers’ livelihood, so take care where you tread and don’t damage the crop.

When do sunflowers bloom in NSW?

Flowering can happen any time between December and March each year, depending on when the crop was planted and the weather conditions each year. Flowering season lasts about three weeks.