Sunflower Fields (3 Jan 17)

Having the missed prime sunflowers in 2015 we headed back again this year armed with more information on the prime time to visit. I highly recommend you can sign up to receive the flowering notifications by following the information on the VisitQuirindi website.

This year there were two locations, Dimby Lane & Blackville Road near Blackville.

Quirindi Sunflower Fields (29 Dec 15)

We decided to detour on our way back from our trip up North to try and see some sunflower fields. We stopped in at Willow Tree visitors centre and they gave us some directions to some fields in bloom at the time we were there.

There are two crops both on Blackville Road, Parraweena. To get there turn off New England Highway onto Merriwa Road just south of Willow Tree. Continue along for 24km then turn right onto Blackville Road. Follow this for 7.8km until you reach you reach McDonald Creek Road on your left. This is where the first crop is. There is apparently a second large crop going up a slope 11km further towards Blackville, however I did not get a chance to visit this one on my trip.

Please remember that sunflowers are the farmers livelihood, don’t jump the fence unless you have permission. Please respect their private property.

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More photos are on my website here.

Somersby Falls (31 Jan 2015)

20150131 - Somersby Falls - DSC_6793-3I headed off with The Photowalk Guys to visit Somersby Falls for the first time. It’s a great little spot and well worth checking out especially after recent rainfall. Although I didn’t head down to the very bottom falls from everyone else’s photos I saw since the walk it is definitely the postcard shot of the area.

Some of my favourite photos from the day can be found here.

Total distance: 5.95 km
Max elevation: 178 m
Min elevation: 123 m
Total climbing: 233 m
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Cockatoo Island (8 June 2014)

Total distance: 5.58 km
Max elevation: 34 m
Min elevation: 2 m
Total climbing: 119 m
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Not exactly a bushwalk but Sarah and I had a good half day exploring Cockatoo Island while the Biennale of Sydney was on. It is full of history and a fantastic photography location. DSC_4124