REVEALED: Best places to spot Sydney’s blooming Jacaranda trees as they turn the sky into a beautiful purple canopy this spring
- Sydney’s Jacarandas will soon be blooming with their famous purple flowers
- The beautiful trees that bloom in spring are a favorite with locals and tourists alike
- Spectacular scenes can be found across the north coast in areas such as Kirribilli
- Jacarandas also line east streets, in Paddington, Woollahra and Double Bay
- Outside of Sydney, the NSW regional town of Camden has its own ‘Jac’ festival
Sydney’s iconic Jacarandas begin to bloom with their famous flowers, covering streets and pathways through the Harbor City in a vibrant purple haze.
The spectacular canopies, which come to life every spring from late September, attract swarms of influencers and eager tourists every year – much to the chagrin of locals who often find their roads blocked by visitors with cameras.
Jacarandas have been in Australia for over 150 years since seeds were brought from South America to parts of Sydney including the North Shore, Greenwich and Wollstonecraft, as well as regional towns in New South Wales.
McDougall Street in Kirribilli may be the most popular spot for social media-obsessed photographers, but there are plenty of quieter spots tucked away off the beaten track where you can enjoy the view without the crowds.
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Sydney’s iconic Jacarandas begin to bloom with their famous flowers, covering streets like McDougall Street in Kirribilli (pictured) in a vibrant purple haze
The spectacular canopies, which come to life every spring from the end of September, attract swarms of influencers and enthusiastic tourists every year
In October and November, crowds flock to McDougall Street hoping to snap a winning photo of the waterfront avenue covered in violet flowers.
Kirribilli’s Jacarandas are so well-known that you can even take a walking tour of the suburb’s best streets, with guides pointing out the most stunning backdrops before walking on to areas such as Lavender Bay and Longueville.
Across the bridge in the Eastern Suburbs, areas such as Paddington, Woollahra and Double Bay also have beautiful lilac trees lining the streets.
Notable clusters are also scattered across community parks in Zetland, in the inner-east of the city.
Perhaps the most popular pot for social media-obsessed photographers is McDougall Street in Kirribilli (pictured)
Where can you see Jacarandas blooming in Sydney
* Lavender Bay
* Double Bay
* Camper down
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Likewise, stunning scenes can be found in the Inner West, with Jacarandas blooming along the trails of Glebe, Camperdown and Erskineville, as well as on the University of Sydney campus.
But you don’t have to live in the heart of the Harbor City to see the trees in all their glory.
Those living southwest of Sydney can head to the unique town of Camden, 70km from the CBD, where locals gather every November to celebrate the Jacaranda festival.
During the three-day family event, the area comes alive with music in the streets and food stalls, car shows and even a miniature Christmas market.
Likewise, stunning scenes can be found in the Inner West, with Jacarandas blooming along the trails of Glebe, Camperdown and Erskineville, as well as on the University of Sydney campus
Huge crowds flock to places like McDougall Street (pictured) in October and November hoping to get a winning shot
The festival will take place from November 20 to November 22, although it is unclear whether it will go ahead this year due to the current Covid outbreak gripping New South Wales.
The state recorded 1,127 new cases and two deaths on Tuesday, plunging the regional city of Yass back into lockdown after just three days of easing restrictions.
Residents living outside the 12 LGAS in Sydney can now attend gatherings of up to five people for outdoor recreation ‘as long as everyone aged 16 or over is fully vaccinated’.