Pick Your Own Sunflowers in the Best Sunflower Field Victoria, Australia. [updated 2024]

Plan a Girl's Day Trip to Pick Your Sunflowers on a Day Trip from Melbourne to Dunnstown near Ballarat!

2024 Season

There's an update on their Facebook page, so make sure to check for changes.

Season 2024 begins on Thursday 22 February 2024 4 pm - 8 pm

Friday 23 February 2024 4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday 24 February 2024 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday 25 February 10 am - 5 pm

However, the field is not in full bloom for these sessions.

Check for updates for sessions every week, it could be earlier, and watch for changes, updates, and details on their official Facebook page.

Sunflower Festival 2024

A Sunflower Festival has been announced for Labour Day, 11 March 2024 from 10 am to 8 pm. Check their Facebook events for details.

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For this post, I experienced it at my own cost. and the opinion is my own.

Where to Pick Sunflowers in Victoria?

Make a day trip to pick your own sunflowers in a sunflower field in Dunnstown near Ballarat in Victoria. Walk in the sunflowers field there. And, pick your own sunflowers.

What is the Best Way to Experience the Sunflowers in Dunnstown?

  1. Spend a magical time with the sunflowers in the field.
  2. Stroll around the trails through the fields of sunflowers.
  3. Pick your own sunflowers.
  4. Take photographs of your family and friends with the sunflowers and props.
  5. Take your selfies in the sunflower fields.
Sunflower Field at Dunnstown near Ballarat

I find comfort in contemplating the Sunflowers. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

What Can I Experience at the Sunflower Field?

I witnessed the awe-inspiring sight of others strolling along with huge sunflowers they'd plucked from the sunflower field.
I captured unique moments of my family and myself and those who find themselves amidst the sunflower field, capturing the perfect selfie.
Even on a cloudy day, a multitude of sunflowers warmly welcome me.
And the sunflowers created an enchanting atmosphere that beckoned me to explore and enjoy them.
Yellow painted smiley rock

You'll see yellow-painted smiley-face rocks along the walkway. My granddaughter likes the rocks. © JENNIFER EMPEY

Sunflower Windmill Dunnstown

Look for the Sunflower Windmill. There, you'll turn into the car park. © JENNIFER EMPEY

Where is the Sunflower Field Located?

Corner Howards and Navigator Dunnstown Road, Dunnstown Vic 3352

The location is at Dunnstown, near Ballarat Victoria

How Can You Buy Tickets to Pick Your Own Sunflowers?

You can book online at Pick Your Own Sunflowers.

And at the Gate you can also buy tickets to Pick Your Own Sunflowers.

Make sure you check on the Pick Your Own Sunflowers Facebook page for open days and that they are open before you go.

What are the Ticket Prices in 2024?

  • $10 entry per person
  • (5 & under free, and do not require a ticket)
  • $4 per Sunflower

Take CASH because WIFI can be unstable at the Sunflower Field!

What are the Opening Hours?

Opening Season 2024 changed  to begin on Thursday 22 February 2024 4 pm - 8 pm

Friday 23 February 2024 4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday 24 February 2024 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday 25 February 10 am - 5 pm

However, the field is not in full bloom for these sessions.

Check their Facebook for updates on dates and changes on the day and the booking on their website for day and time releases

Make sure to check for changes and updates on Pick Your Own Sunflowers official Facebook page and website.

 

Make sure you read their THINGS TO KNOW page on their website and Facebook group.

[The 2023 season started on Sunday 12th March 2023 due to the later planting and finished on Sunday 26 March 2023 10 am - 4 pm]

UNLESS PICKED OUT

In previous years, they opened in the middle of February. And, I visited in February. It depends on the weather, sun, sowing, and growing season.

Respect the Sunflowers

Respect the Sunflowers and the experience of others in the sunflower field:

ONLY PICK SUNFLOWERS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BUY.

Leave them on the stem if you are not going to buy them.

What to Pack for a Day Trip to the Sunflower Field?

What to Pack for a Sunflower Field Day Trip

Photo Opportunities in the Sunflower Field

On the walk, you'll find bales of hay, a sunflower, and a tractor to use for your pictures.

And, you'll see some carry sets of steps. So that the photographer can stand on the steps when taking photographs. They take their subjects with the sunflowers in the background.

Sunflower Windmill photo spot

A sunflower with holes where you can take photos.  © JENNIFER EMPEY

Picture in the Sunflower Field Victoria

Bale of Hay where my granddaughter, Miss Unicorn, sits for photos with sunflowers in the background.  © JENNIFER EMPEY

Tractor in the Sunflower Field in Victoria

Tractor where you can take photos.  © JENNIFER EMPEY

Tip: Be Prepared!

 

  • Be prepared.
  • Wear boots cause there could be snakes.
  • You can take your secateurs or scissors.
  • Or, you can purchase secateurs at the entrance.
  • You'll find lots of bees milling around the sunflowers.

Pick Your Own Sunflowers in the Sunflower Field

Dunnstown near Ballarat in Victoria

Day Trip to Ballarat

In 2021, the opening days at the fields of sunflowers in Victoria were limited by several lockdowns. And, the season for 2021 finished on 31 March. This post and images are from my family's experience in 2021.

I made a day trip to Ballarat with my daughter and granddaughter. And, I visited the sunflower field and picked sunflowers. Afterward, the three of us visited Ballarat for lunch. And, at the Eureka Gardens Playground, Miss Unicorn played on the playground.

Pick your own Sunflowers in the Sunflower Field

Miss Unicorn picks her own sunflowers. © JENNIFER EMPEY

Pick your own Sunflowers Victoria

Miss Unicorn © JENNIFER EMPEY

Sunflower Field Victoria

Walk on the track through the field in Dunnstown near Ballarat © JENNIFER EMPEY

Tokyo Olympics

In 2021, the 2020 Olympic Games are held in Tokyo. They were postponed the year before due to COVID-19.

When you see the medal ceremonies. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners receive flowers. In Tokyo, they give them sunflowers.

At the opening ceremony, the broadcasters explained. That is Tokyo, sunflowers represent respect and encouragement.

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