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TRAVEL & LEISURE

This New Scenic Rim Festival Will Let You Wander Through More Than 200,000 Sunflowers

Do yoga surrounded by golden petals, fly over the top of the field and learn to cook using the colourful plants.
By Sarah Ward
February 23, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
February 23, 2021
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Traditionally, autumn is a season filled with orange, red, brown and yellowing leaves, as spring and summer's greenery makes way for winter. Come March, just over an hour outside of Brisbane, it'll also be a time for golden stems — all as part of the Scenic Rim's new Sunshine & Sunflower Day.

Expect to spot sunflowers as far as the eye can see at the Jenner family farm in Kalbar. There'll be more than 200,000 of the vibrant blooms reaching up to the sky, in fact, and you'll be able to wander through them all. You'll also be able to do yoga at sunrise in the field, learn how to cook with sunflowers, fly over the top of the property, and have both dinner and breakfast there. And, obviously, taking plenty of photos with a yellow backdrop is on the program, too.

The new event is the result of Russell and Jenny Jenner's change of direction during Queensland's ongoing drought conditions. Usually, they farm lucerne but, with water levels low, they opted to switch to a crop that doesn't require as much H2O. And, with all those sunflowers now looking rather striking, the couple is keen to let everyone else enjoy their golden petals.

Events across the day are ticketed separately, so you can pick and choose exactly which ones you'd like to attend — and what suits your budget. For those who'll simply be happy with seeing all of those rows and rows of sunflowers, the $15 entry-level tickets will get you access to the field between 9am–3pm, plus three flowers to take home with you.

There'll also be food stalls and vans onsite, plus coffee. And if you'd like to take a picnic while you're there, you can order a hamper as well.

Sunshine & Sunflower Day takes place on Saturday, March 27 at Kalbar in Queensland's Scenic Rim. For further information, and to book tickets, head to the event's website.

Published on February 23, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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