Queensland’s Must-Do Location for Fields of Yellow this Spring!
It’s a beautiful sight when Queensland’s wine country erupts with springtime yellow flowers everywhere! It’s the annual arrival of the coreopsis flowers, which blanket fields and pop up by the thousands on the roadsides around Stanthorpe in Granite Belt Wine Country.
It’s a magical time to experience a country drive or cycle, past the swaying vivid yellow blossoms. Here’s our tips for when and where to see this stunning floral showing… just 2.5hrs from Brisbane.
Photo: By Sutton’s Farm Location: Amiens Road, Passchendaele Forest
About Stanthorpe’s Coreopsis Flowers
Stanthorpe is in fact the place in Queensland where coreopsis can be seen in their most prolific beauty. It grows wild everywhere! OK, full disclosure… the coreopsis flower is in fact classified as a weed in Queensland, so please take care not to spread its seeds to other areas or gardens. Yes we may have ‘rose-coloured-glasses’, but the weed status diminishes nothing of this dainty flower’s beauty!
Best Times to See Coreopsis Flowering
November is a great month plan your trip to Stanthorpe to see the countryside transformed with coreopsis. See the flowers appearing in mid October, continuing through November and by mid-December they have passed their peak.
Where to Find the Coreopsis
Finding the blossoms is definitely no challenge – they are abundant! You’ll start seeing them along roadsides approaching Stanthorpe from any direction.
- The best spots for flowers vary year to year, but you’re guaranteed to stumble on some stunning spots along the quiet country roads north of Stanthorpe, between lovely stops like Summit Estate Wines, Heritage Estate Wines, Stanthorpe Cheese and Boireann Wines.
- A drive north west of Stanthorpe from Robert Channon Wines on Amiens Road to Summit Estate Wines, driving via Amiens Road through Passchendaele State Forest is a scenic spot for the flowers (see photo at the top of this page, taken late November 2018 along this road).
- Follow the Granite Belt Bike Trail and see the coreopsis littered by the roadside along the way. It’s as easy as hiring a bike from Granite Belt Bicycle Hire & Tours and following from foodie stop to cellar door along quiet country roads.
Photo: Granite Belt Bicycle Hire & Tours
- There are lots of locations to uncover with gorgeous coreopsis around Stanthorpe. Let us know your own favourite spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll keep everyone updated here!
Staying Amongst the Flowers
The breakfast dining area and verandah of Grovely House Bed & Breakfast has AMAZING views across a vast field of coreopsis flowers (pictured below)! And this compliments the B&B’s own gorgeous cottage garden. Click here to learn out about their 3rd night FREE springtime Cool Deal!
Photo: Coreopsis at Grovely House Bed & Breakfast, Stanthorpe
More Cool Spring Accommodation Deals
Click here to view all Cool Deals on accommodation this spring in Granite Belt Wine Country.