Sunflower Fields Forever and ever and ever and ever…
- Amazing photography opportunities
- Nature lovers paradise
- Day trip or weekend roadie
Summer is in full swing and it has every man and his dog craving the blue hues of the ocean and flocking to the beach. But there is so much more to the sun’s life-giving rays than bringing out your best sunglasses and getting yourself a singlet tan.
Only a 2-hour scenic drive inland from Brisbane, you’ll come to Warwick in the Southern Downs region. Here you can tick off the nature-lovers bucket list item; exploring and photographing the vibrant vistas of Queensland’s sunflower fields. Let the magic of the sun’s rays blow your mind with the blooming seas of yellow flowers.
Allora and Warwick are well-known for sunflower crops; so much so that there is a designated 50km sunflower route. Unfortunately, there are very few fields along the route, so don’t be fooled!
Instead, punch the following 3 roads into your GPS and you will be in for a day full of happiness.
- Freestone Road
- Willowvale Road
- Willett Road
Hot tip: Willett Road (a dirt road) is perfect to watch the sunset. We were a bit bummed that we could not capture the sun setting amongst the crops because the road was too boggy due to recent rain but we did manage to score nonetheless.
Naturally, you will feel an impulsive desire to run through and frolic amongst the sea of yellow and although the sunflower fields are not fenced they are on private property. Therefore, the utmost respect must be given.
One day of exploring not enough? Spend the night camping and binge-exploring your way through Girraween National Park.
- Photography gear
- Picnic rug and snacks
How to get there
The best crops are all just off the New England/Cunningham Highway, north of Warwick’s town centre. Therefore easily found, just not that ‘advertised’.
- Sunflower dancing/ frolicking
Depends on the extent of your frolicking!