Day Trip: Take a Drive Down the Sunflower Route

One of the prettiest sights you will find in Southeast Queensland...

Once we heard that the sunflower fields in Allora were in bloom we knew we had to get down there ASAP and check it out. Not simply because we were eager to photograph them but because we knew that after a few weeks their golden petals would wither away, and their faces would no longer point towards the sun.

We couldn't miss our chance to capture these beautiful fields in their prime. It's a beautiful sight to behold. No matter what mood you find yourself in, these never ending golden fields are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


The best time to view the sunflowers is in summer of course. The Southern Downs tourism site recommends anytime from January to March.

The Sunflower route is 50ks roundtrip and takes you through some of the most beautiful parts of Southern Queensland. No doubt, you will find many things to capture (other than sunflowers) along the way. Make sure you pack a cooler full of snacks, drinks, etc because there are very few restaurant options along the journey.

Bring a picnic blanket as well. You will find many relaxing parks and gardens in the charming town of Allora. Check out the Sunflower Route map ( Click Here )  and start planning your day trip!

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram.