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Sunflower Alert! Where to See Sunflowers in NSW

By: Rosie Stevens, 16 May 2022

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 of sunflowers near Sydney.

Where to See Sunflowers in Sydney & NSW

Glenbernie Family Farms

If Tik Tok and Instagram viral videos are your indicators of a cracking sunflower field then look no further than the scene of the crime in a small town an hour west of Sydney in Kurmond at the Glenbernie Family Farm.

Glenbernie Family Farms is only an hour away from the CBD and is still open with glorious sunflowers ripe for the picking. Their picking hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Check out their Facebook page for the latest updates and videos. 

Glenbernie Family Farms address: 610 Bells Line Of Road Kurmond, NSW

Liverpool Plains

Sunflowers near Sydney
Crops of yellow sunflowers in Liverpool Plains.

Nestled in the Liverpool Plains are crops of spectacularly stunning sunflowers that love to put on a show! 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?

There are two sowing times per year which results in a vibrant display of these joyful blooms around Christmas time and then again in February/March.

You can see the sunflowers from the road and sometimes there are no fences so you can get up close and take great shots without entering the crop. There are also some agritourism businesses starting up in the area, that will plant sunflowers for everyone to enjoy.

However, please note that you can not enter the crop unless you have permission. These are private farms and sunflowers are the farmers' livelihood so you have to respect their property and not trespass or damage the harvest.

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 is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm with a COVID-19 Safe Plan in place.

2021/22 Update from Liverpool Plains:  "Fields of sunflowers have been planted all around the Liverpool Plains Shire Area and they are starting to sprout. We have had plenty of nice warm sunshine and a generous amount of rain. The sunflowers will be blooming and ready to pick from 3 January to February 2022. 

Liverpool Plains Sunflower Alert

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. So Visit Liverpool Plains has set up a Sunflower Alert to keep you in the loop each season! Just subscribe to the Sunflower Alert email to find out when and where the sunflowers are at their best each season.

The Central Coast Sunflower Harvest

Yarramalong Turf Supplies
Central Coast Sunflower Harvest.

Closer to home and run by Yarramalong Turf Supplies, the Central Coast Sunflower Harvest event happens around April to June 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 and private sessions during the season.

Farm & Co

Located just off the dusty roads of a small farm county called Cudgen just 15 minutes south of the Queensland border, you’ll find a sweet vegetarian cafe, farm animals and rows of sunflowers.

Farm & Co address: 529 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen NSW

Want even more sunflowers? Check out our ellaslist Sunflower Guide.

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