Inside Victoria’s largest sunflower field Pick Your Own Sunflowers in Dunnstown

The ultimate photo opportunity: The little-known sunflower field hidden down a quiet country road where you can pick your own for just $2 a stem

  • Hidden down an unassuming dirt road is Victoria’s largest sunflower field
  • Flowers bathe the horizon in a yellow glow, stretching as far as the eye can see
  • Travellers are flocking to the field for distraction while borders remain closed
  • Entry costs $5 and you can pick your own sunflowers for just $2 a stem

Australians in search of the perfect Instagram photo are travelling to a quiet stretch of countryside in central Victoria that’s bathed in a bright yellow glow.

The illusion is the result of ‘Pick Your Own Sunflowers’, Victoria’s largest and first-ever sunflower field tucked down a dirt track in Dunnstown, a tiny town of 244 residents just under 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne CBD.

Travellers have been flocking to the field to quench their thirst for travel while Australia’s international borders remain closed, with any reopening beyond New Zealand‘s trans-Tasman bubble unlikely until October at least.

Entry costs $5 and visitors can pick their own sunflowers for just $2, as well as availing of countless photo opportunities at the highly ‘Instagrammable’ destination.

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Roughly 90 minutes' drive from the bustling heart of Melbourne, a quiet strip of countryside is bathed in a yellow glow that stretches as far as the eye can see

Roughly 90 minutes’ drive from the bustling heart of Melbourne, a quiet strip of countryside is bathed in a yellow glow that stretches as far as the eye can see

The illusion is the result of 'Pick Your Own Sunflowers', Victoria's largest and first-ever sunflower field tucked down a dirt track in Dunnstown, a tiny town of 244 residents

The illusion is the result of ‘Pick Your Own Sunflowers’, Victoria’s largest and first-ever sunflower field tucked down a dirt track in Dunnstown, a tiny town of 244 residents

But anyone interested had better move quick, because the field is slated to close for the year at 5pm on Wednesday, March 31 – just two days time.

Social media is littered with rave reviews from travellers, with many branding it one of Melbourne’s ‘must see’ attractions.

‘The sky matches the field at sunset. So magical,’ one woman wrote, while another added: ‘Such a stunning place.’

‘I wish I was going this weekend, still sunflower dreaming. Best day ever,’ said a third.

Tourists have been flocking to the field to quench their thirst for travel while Australia's international borders remain closed

Entry costs $5 and visitors can pick their own sunflowers for just $2

Tourists have been flocking to the field to quench their thirst for travel while Australia’s international borders remain closed

Social media is littered with rave reviews from travellers, with many branding the sunflower field one of Melbourne's 'must see' attractions

Social media is littered with rave reviews from travellers, with many branding the sunflower field one of Melbourne’s ‘must see’ attractions

Others vowed to return when the next sunflower season starts in February 2022.

‘Luckily I managed to get there last week. Such a beautiful place, see ya next year,’ said one.

Experiences like the Dunnstown sunflower field are welcoming visitors in record numbers as Australians look for domestic distraction until overseas travel resumes.

Sydneysiders have been driving to a ‘secret’ glow worm cave hidden inside a disused tunnel in the NSW Blue Mountains.

The cave in Lithgow, west of Sydney, can be reached by walking along an off-the-beaten pathway which stretches for 1.4 kilometres before ending at the mouth of the tunnel.

Inside, thousands of glow worms twinkle on the roof, an enchanting spectacle that can be seen at any time of the day – even when it’s bright.

Travel-starved Australians are flocking to this 'secret glow worm cave' hidden inside a disused tunnel in the Blue Mountains

Thousands of glow worms twinkle on the roof, an enchanting spectacle that can be seen at any time of the day - even when it's bright

Travel-starved Australians are flocking to this ‘secret glow worm cave’ hidden inside a disused tunnel in the Blue Mountains

A video of the spectacular scene was uploaded to TikTok by travel bloggers Joe and Cat, who shine a spotlight on Australia’s hidden gems on their joint account, Walk My World.

The clip, captioned ‘this is one for your Sydney bucket list!’, has been viewed 69,800 times and drawn dozens of delighted responses since it was posted online on March 6.

‘Been here before, place is sick and it’s FREE!’ one man replied.

Many expressed surprise that something so fascinating could be found in the famously sleepy town of Lithgow.

‘Wait, there’s really something interesting to be seen at Lithgow? Really?’ one woman wrote.

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