Sunflower Alert! Where To See Sunflowers In NSW
Please note: due to the Government’s advice to cancel all non-essential travel, and the closure of the Visitor Information Centre until further notice, we can’t give you any directions to the sunflower crops.
However! Liverpool Plains are hoping for a wet winter, so the farmers can plant sunflowers again in September - so hopefully you'll be able to visit in December!
Here at ellaslist, we love ourselves a good Insta-hype, and nothing says 'Instagram' quite like a blooming field of rich yellow sunflowers!
If you'd love nothing more than to run with wild abandon in a field of gorgeous yellow sunflowers (and maybe even pick some to take home!) here’s where to get your fix.
Image: Visit Liverpool Plains
Nestled in the Liverpool Plains are crops of spectacularly stunning sunflowers - and they’re set to flower anytime between December and March, depending on when they're planted and on weather conditions, and again around Christmas. This isn't the Liverpool we know in Sydney, but around a 4.5-hour drive up the north coast. Did somebody say road trip?
2020 UPDATE! This should put a smile on your dial - the flowers are slowly opening and the sunshine is enticing more flowers to burst out. The best time to come and see the crop in all its glory will be between 25th March and 11th April.
Drop into the Visitor Information Centre in Willow Tree to get directions and important information in relation to Sunflower Crop etiquette and biosecurity. The Centre may be forced to close in the future so please check before visiting, and of course, do not travel if you are feeling unwell.
Image: Grain Central
Because of the nature of sunflower crops, it’s hard to predict when they’ll be at their best. The local farmers also rotate their crops, so you won’t find the sunflowers in the same spot every year.
As a remedy to this (cause it turns out that the Liverpool Plains tourism board has well and truly got our Instagram backs!) Visit Liverpool Plains has set up a Sunflower Alert to inform everyone when and where the sunflowers are at their best each season. Just subscribe to the Sunflower Alert and you’ll receive emails with updates on the sunflowers.
Also, remember that the sunflowers are the farmers’ livelihood, so make sure you take care not to damage the crop in any way. Just find a path and get frolicking (and ‘gramming).
The Central Coast Sunflower Harvest
Closer to home and run by Yarramalong Turf Supplies, the Central Coast Sunflower Harvest event happens around April each year and is the best way to get your hands on the most stunning sunflowers around. The best part? You can pick as many sunflowers as your arms can carry (for $1 per sunflower). They also run smaller sunflower events during the season.
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