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.
- Secluded Sunflower fields
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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 received an email from Sunflower Alert I knew 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 fields, 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.
Where Are The Sunflower Fields 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.
You can sign up to the Sunflower Alert email list to be notified when it’s time to get your frolicking gear on.
- Enclosed shoes (snakes can live in the crop)
- A hat
- Money to spend with the local businesses
How To Get There
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 Musswellbrook.
- 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.