|The View from Picnic Point Toowoomba|
A few weeks ago my sister and I ventured off on a 24 hour round trip. We’ve always wanted to see the sunflower fields and when we found out the flowers were dying off – we quickly put our plan into action.
On our way we stopped in at Lake Apex Park for a picnic lunch. It’s such a lovely place to relax and hardly anyone was there! It may be lacking in people but not in wildlife – there were so many beautiful different types of birds.
After we drove around searching for the beautiful flowers and followed the directions given to us by friends and articles online. A popular route is the ‘Sunflower Route 11’ however, after driving this route I can safely say there are no actual sunflowers on it (at least not anymore). We called up the local Warwick Information centre – something I definitely recommend you do if you ever go sunflower hunting – and we found out from the locals that the signs are in fact old. The route is no longer laced with sunflowers like it was a few years back. The locals told us the best spot is 1 km from the Glengallan homestead. Having driven hours we stopped at the beautiful homestead on the way and had a milkshake!
We left at 11am that morning we finally came across the sunflowers at 4pm, but oh my it was worth it. I could not believe how beautiful they were! It seemed almost never ending.
The next day we went to Picnic Point in Toowoomba for breakfast. The breakfast was delicious and the view was amazing! I have been to Toowoomba once before and couldn’t believe I had never been to this place! It’s so lovely and super easy to get to.
Before leaving Toowoomba, we stopped at the lovely Queens Park Gardens. Toowoomba being famous for its incredible gardens, as always, it did not disappoint.
And that was our 24 hours in Toowoomba. I had a lovely weekend and can’t wait to go back to the lovely country town sometime soon. Have you ever been?