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Hawaii Life: Waialua Sunflower Fields

Sunflower Fields Waialua Oahiu

I have been waiting years, and I mean years to check out the Waialua Sunflower Fields on Oahu.They typically bloom from October to mid-December and I have always missed the opportunity to check them out. Now popularity of a particular field on Oahu’s North Shore has picked up tremendously and they’ve gotten pretty organized over at the DuPont Pioneer Farm in Waialua.

This year their event “Sunflowers in the Country” runs for 12 days from November 8 through the 20th, so if you are reading this today and are in the area, there’s still time to check them out! The farm is only open a couple hours a day to the public which is listed on their site. There is no entry fee but parking is $5 which will be donated to local youth organizations, works for me!

We went last Sunday morning and arrived a few minutes before the gate opened. There were already cars lined up outside so I though uh oh, this is going to be a madhouse. They opened up the gates and we followed a train of cars to park. The volunteers and staff were very organized and efficient in guiding people in and getting cars parked neatly in an adjacent area.

Fields Before the Sunflowers

We parked and took a moment outside of the car to apply a fresh coat of sunscreen. We headed over to a tented area and listened to a volunteer give a brief talk about the fields and what they do at the DuPont Farm. The main takeaway, DO NOT PICK THE FLOWERS. And we were off!

Sunflower Talk

It’s a little bit of a walk out to the sunflower fields and the views are just gorgeous. Mountains ahead of you, ocean behind. Along the way are cute signs that share some fun facts about the farm. There were a lot of people out the day we went I think especially because it was the weekend, but that being said the fields are huge and you only need to walk a little bit further to get away from the crowd to capture some amazing, unobstructed sunflower shots!

Sign at the Sunflower Fields

We had a ton of fun taking shots and wandering around. Most people will kind of bunch up toward the first part of the fields but I suggest just taking your time and wander all the way up and down the rows. We probably spent about an hour exploring and taking photos.

Sunflower-View

sunflower-closeup

Sunflower mom and daughters

sunflower-girl waialua oahu

I’m so happy I was finally able to make it to the Waialua Sunflower Fields! Such a gorgeous site and a fun add to our fall traditions here on Oahu. Is this something you’d love to check out? Here are a few tips if you plan on making the trip.

  • Apply sunscreen – so important in Hawaii, especially because you are totally exposed in the field.
  • Wear covered shoes – there are prickly burrs in the field as well as some stinging ants!
  • Bring water – Somehow it actually felt even more humid out in the field.

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52 Comments

  • Reply
    Deb Dutta
    December 12, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Oh my gosh these sunflowers look so absolutely radiant! Love the pictures too!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 12, 2017 at 9:50 AM

      Thanks Deb! I love sunflowers, this is such a great spot to enjoy them!

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    Felicia
    December 8, 2017 at 5:41 AM

    This looks absolutely beautiful! This is on the top of my to-do list the next time I visit Hawaii.

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    Jennifer Bryant
    December 7, 2017 at 4:03 AM

    Just beautiful pictures. Love them!

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    Sabina
    December 6, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    Looks great!Would love to visit one day!

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    Kim J
    December 6, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    Beautiful images. Omg the scenery is breath taking!

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    Jones the Writer
    December 6, 2017 at 9:07 PM

    WOW! This looks like pure heaven. Sunflowers are one of my favourites and I only have the space for one or two in a pot. Being in a field of sunflowers must have been so magical!

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    Ilka Elise
    December 6, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    WOW. These Sunflowers are huge… and so so beautiful. Makes me miss summer a lot.

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    Bianca Cortez
    December 4, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    looks like an awesome day! I need to go here! thanks for sharing

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 5, 2017 at 8:30 PM

      Its a magical place! Thanks for stopping by Bianca!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 5, 2017 at 8:33 PM

      Thanks Bianca!

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    Cynthia Mackintosh
    December 4, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    These look so beautiful! We were in Oahu in June/July. We need to go back and check these out! 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      December 5, 2017 at 8:32 PM

      Yes! Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself here in November 🙂

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    vanessa
    December 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    so beautiful! the flowers grow so big!

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    Alison
    November 24, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Those fields are gorgeous! And it’s the perfect time of year to make a trip to Hawaii.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 25, 2017 at 8:49 AM

      Absolutely! It’s a great treat if you can plan it right 🙂

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    Steph
    November 21, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Love this!! I currently live in Hawaii and this is on my list of places to visit

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 22, 2017 at 9:39 AM

      Yes! It took me years to time it right, lol. It’s worth it.

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    Allison
    November 21, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Love the colors in your photos!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 4:53 PM

      Thanks Allison!

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    BB Free
    November 21, 2017 at 1:50 PM

    These pictures make me want to breathe deep.

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    Rachel Catherine
    November 21, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    This place is so gorgeous! I’ve been to Hawaii twice but have never been here.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 4:52 PM

      It’s a tough place to check out because of the timing of the bloom. Add it to your list if you find yourself here in early-mid November!

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    Marina
    November 21, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    These flowers are so lovely. Nice photos and post.
    xo,
    Marina/www.marinablueeyes.com

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 4:51 PM

      Mahalo Marina!

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    Keri
    November 21, 2017 at 5:06 AM

    What a beautiful place! I didn’t even know it existed.

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    Renee
    November 21, 2017 at 4:55 AM

    This look magical! Should I ever make it to Oahu, I will remember to go here.

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    Sarah
    November 21, 2017 at 12:32 AM

    Looks amazing

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    Kayleigh Lisa
    November 20, 2017 at 11:43 PM

    This looks amazing! Some great photos! I love sunflowers, wish we had somewhere
    like this in the UK!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 5:24 AM

      Thank Kayleigh! It was beautiful.

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    Steffi
    November 20, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    Ahhh, I just read this in Zurich, Switzerland, where’s it’s three degrees above zero and super-wintery. Thanks for the beautiful images, and I’d love to be there RIGHT NOW!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 5:24 AM

      Ahhh!!! I hope you are cuddled up on your couch with some cocoa!

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    Mary Nicole Galbraith
    November 20, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    This is incredible! I had no idea something like this went on in Hawaii! Thank you for sharing.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 5:23 AM

      Thank you Mary! Hawaii is full of surprises!

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    Marcie
    November 20, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    I had no idea about these Waialua Sunflower Fields! What a fun outing on Oahu! And your pics came out great!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 5:23 AM

      Thanks so much Marcie!

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    Lori | Choosing Wisdom
    November 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Looks gorgeous! Definitely one to add to our list of places to visit!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 5:22 AM

      Absolutely! Aloha Lori.

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    nikhila
    November 19, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    Beautiful photos. Seems you had an amazing time there!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 21, 2017 at 5:22 AM

      Thanks Nikhila!

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    the adventurer
    November 18, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    This looks so fun! I had no idea there were sunflower fields in Oahu. Perfect for the fall =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 18, 2017 at 6:43 PM

      It took me so long to finally check them out! Very pretty 🙂

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    Mary Ware
    November 18, 2017 at 2:06 AM

    Wow, so pretty! I’ve always wanted to go to a sunflower field!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 18, 2017 at 9:24 AM

      It was beautiful! This is definitely one to check out 🙂

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    Jenna Urben
    November 17, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Oh my gosh, I had no idea this existed! I need to visit 🙂

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM

      Yes! I finally made it there. So much fun!

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    Sydni
    November 17, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Those sunflowers are so beautiful!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM

      Agreed! It was truly stunning there.

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    Ruth Ridley
    November 17, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Wow, these fields are beautiful! I love Hawaii!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM

      It was such a pretty day too!

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    LOLA ZA
    November 17, 2017 at 6:09 AM

    Beautiful photos!

    https://lolazas.blogspot.com

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      November 17, 2017 at 12:37 PM

      Thanks Lola!!

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