There’s a yellow sea not often talked about, that ebbs and flows through Southern Queensland Country towns. Fields of sunflowers as far as the eye can see bloom in full force during the hot summer months.
Take a drive on the Sunflower Route from Warwick to Allora anytime from late January through to March and you’ll see sunny vistas of these giant smiling flowers. The 50-kilometre round trip will also take you through the pretty patchwork countryside of ploughed black soil, green lucerne and grazing crops, and brick-red sorghum.
Nothing says summer in the country like a giant sunflower. Follow the infamous Sunflower Route to marvel at fields of these floral delights. Image: Jewelszee
Sunflowers can’t help but do their sun salutations.
Sunflowers are easy to grow and lovely to look at. All you need is eight hours of sun a day, 30 centimetres of soil, a seed and daily water. Image: @imlee via Instagram
I can see you! Image: Paul Griffiths Photography
Glorious sunflowers in full bloom near Allora. Image: A man, A beard, A camera.
Reach for the sun
Giant and majestic, sunflowers reach 1.5-3.5 metres high. The tallest on record was eight metres! Image: Jewelszee
When life’s this bright, you definitely need shades. Image: @maryla_brisbane via Instagram
Field of sunshine
Playing amongst the sunflowers near Allora. Image: Jewelszee
Bathed in sunlight
Sunflowers are bold, bright and beautiful – it’s no wonder bees are crazy about them. Image: Lauren Bath
Road trippin’ on the Sunflower Route? Make sure you pack your camera. Sunflowers in bloom are a sight you won’t want to forget. Image: Cassandra Garvey
Summer ’tis the season for sunflowers – goodbye until next time beauties. Image: @gl3no via Instagram