Sunflower Fields Brisbane (Best Photo Locations)
Pack a camera, load up the car and enjoy a day out exploring the sunflower fields near Brisbane.
Nothing beats an old-fashioned summer road trip. The turn of the season brings warmer weather, long days spent by the beach and of course…the sunflowers!
When Is Sunflower Season Near Brisbane?
From the months of November to late February (typically), sunflowers bloom across the country springing to life with a sea of golden yellow, welcoming the beginning of another warm summer season. The blooming of the sunflowers also indicates the start of the good old fashioned Australian road trip. So if you’re based in South East Queensland, and a road trip is calling, here’s a comprehensive list of the best Brisbane sunflower farms that are worth the trip.
Where Are the Sunflower Fields Brisbane?
Ok, so to clarify, there aren’t actually any sunflower fields in Brisbane City… you’ll need to have a slightly adventurous spirit to find them. Here’s our list of the best sunflower region & experiences all within two hours or about two hours drive of Brisbane…
Where Can I See Sunflowers Near Me?
- The Sunflower route: Darling Downs
- Kalbar Sunflower Farm: Scenic Rim Sunflowers
- Gold Coast Sunflower Farm (more specifically, Cudgen).
The Sunflower Route
Start your Brisbane sunflower experience by venturing to the Sunflower Route Tourist Drive in the Darling Downs region of South East Queensland. You can grab the official map here: Sunflower Tourist Drive Map.
Fields of gold pop up left right and center on the drive from Toowoomba to Allora and then on towards Warwick (follows the tourist route). The most consistent fields can be found just outside the town of Allora. Half the fun of the day is driving around and trying to find your very own pot of gold. The best approach is venturing down one of the side roads directly off the New England Highway (A3) from Toowoomba towards Warwick.
My recommendation: stop in at the small towns of Clifton and Nobby for some of the best kept secrets. Other streets to take note of in the area include:
- Glengallan Road
- Hancock Lane
- Agnew Road
- Willowvale Road.
All in all, the locations of each sunflower farm can chop and change from season to season. So enjoy exploring the beautiful backdrop of the Darling Downs for yourself and be sure to make an early start to beat the heat.
Please note: The fields in this area are all farmland and family owned. It’s extremely important to be respectful when visiting road side, as well as safe. Please show your consideration and respect.
Scenic Rim Sunflower Fields
Recently voted one of the top destinations to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet, The Scenic Rim region is an absolute must see for those weekend road trips. From wineries and vineyards, to multi day hikes, fresh farm gate trails and luxury accommodation, this region really does have it all (it’s also my favourite region to explore in Queensland).
Kalbar Sunflower Farm
The Kalbar Sunflower farm is one of a kind. Walk through a sea of yellow, among the towering 80,000 + sunflowers and soak up the sunny days. Additionally, the Scenic Rim Sunflower Farm operates the annual Kalbar Sunflower Festival. The event runs each years in March, offering a fine dining experience, complete with sunset drinks over the sunflower fields. It’s the perfect spot to practice your sunflower field photography and is one of only a hand full of sunflower farms open to the public.
The Kalbar Sunflower Farm is a family owned and operated initiative. It’s been designed to give back to it’s community, so be sure to check their social media for further opening times, dates and prices. There’s a really unique story behind the entire project, so be sure to take a look.
The farm is located at 56 Warumkarie Road, Kalbar 4309, QLD.
You can find more information via their Instagram here.
Gold Coast Sunflower Fields
Ok, so this one is technically a smidge over the NSW border, but it’s definitely an achievable half day trip. Located less than an hour and half from Brisbane, you’ll find this quaint little organic property called Farm & Co.
Farm & Co is located in Cudgen and offers organically grown produce direct from the farm and store. The owners have also recently added a small farm cafe. Entry to the property is $5 and the sunflowers are available to purchase at $4 per stem. Just ask the friendly owners at the store front upon arrival and they’ll help get you started. The Farm & Co sunflower fields are located at 529 Cudgen Road, Cudgen, NSW.
You can check their social media for updates for when the sunflowers are in bloom (typically the warmer months) right here.
The farm, store and cafe are open Wednesday – Sunday 7:30am-2:30pm NSW time. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Interested in more exciting hikes, day trips and adventures in South East Queenland? Click here to read more.
Prefer to watch the vlog about our road trip to the sunflower fields near Brisbane? Check it out below.