Imagine a weekend each April painted with the vibrant yellows and greens of sunflowers as far as the eye can see. This is not just any weekend—it’s the Kalbar Sunflower Festival in Queensland’s Scenic Rim! During this time, over million sunflowers bloom, creating a spectacular sight that is both a photographer’s dream and a nature lover’s paradise. Kalbar can be found on the Kalbar Connection Road in Queensland and is a village about 70km southwest of Brisbane.

Sunflower children at Kalbar!

However be warned, the Kalbar Sunflower Festival, southwest of Brisbane had to turn away 17,000 guests in 2023, with only room for 12,000 under council limit, so be sure to book early! The event has the worthy amplifying the enjoyment gleaned by thousands from its golden fields with a goal to raise $100,000 for vital cancer research and care at Mater.

The Kalbar Sunflower Festival is more than just a visual treat. The golden stems spread over 16 acres and include a a four-acre sunflower maze! It’s a full experience, combining the natural beauty of sunflowers with a range of activities. Fancy a sky-high view? Helicopter rides are available, offering a unique perspective of the sprawling sunflower fields. If you’re more of a grounded soul, engage in various activities like cooking classes have been held in the past that promise to add flavor to your experience. Art enthusiasts can delve into sunflower-themed art, capturing the essence of this splendid festival.


With live entertainment set against the backdrop of nature’s artwork, the festival ensures that every moment is filled with joy and excitement. The festival is a perfect getaway for those seeking to capture unforgettable moments, whether through a camera lens or through the experience of walking amidst the sea of sunflowers.

So mark your calendars for an April weekend of sunshine and smiles at the Kalbar Sunflower Festival, where nature’s beauty meets fun and creativity.