In spring, just before summer hits in Sydney, the city starts to turn purple. From mid-October until mid-November you can see the purple Jacarandas in bloom and experience the purple rain as the beautiful flowers fall onto the footpaths. Jacaranda Season in Sydney is one of the most special times of the year and shouldn’t be missed. Many people think the Jacaranda tree is an Australian native as it’s so wide spread, however it originally comes from Brazil. The iconic purlple flowers are absolutely insta worthy and can be found in many places all over the city. So, I have put togehter a list for you that shows where to find Jacarandas in Sydney.
When to see Jacarandas in Sydney:
The Jacarandas in Sydney usually start to bloom in early to mid-October and are in their peak in mid-November. By the end of November most flowers will have fallen to the footpaths and the trees start to turn green for summer.
1. The University of Sydney
On the campus of The University of Sydney you find a whole bunch of Jacaranda trees. Just walk over the campus and you will be guaranteed to find some of those beautiful purple trees. In my opinion it is the best place to see Jacarandas in Sydney. Head to Physics Road to find the best spot to take some phots and walk through the arch of purple flowers.
You can find more Jacarandas on the opposite side of the Manning Tennis courts and close to the Quadrangle. There also had been an iconic Jacaranda in the Quadrangle that has been visited by many tourist for years. However, in 2016 the tree came to its end and a clone was planted. It started to bloom but is still very small. However, I’m sure in a few years it will be as stunning as the previous Jacaranda tree.
2. McDougall Street Kiribilli
If you had a look on Instagram to find out where to find Jacarandas in Sydney, you will have come across this beautiful spot. In Kiribilli, right across the Harbour Bride, you can find McDougall Street next to Milson Park with its many Jacaranda trees. The street is covered in purple flowers and the trees build an arch which makes it an awesome spot for photos.
However, be careful when taking photos in McDougall Street. There are cars so you need to be quick with your photos.
Tip: If you are in the area, you can visit Lavender Bay and Wendy’s Secret Garden.
3. Paddington Oxford Street
Paddington is i creative hub known for its boutiques and trendy crafts and clothes. On Instagram it’s also known for the Paddingten Reservoir, a cute Garden that looks absolutely stnning. There are also many cute cafes in which you can get a refreshing acai bowl on your Jacaranda hunt.
To find one of the best places to find Jacarandas in Sydney, head to Oxford Street and make your way up to the five ways intersection. From there you can walk to Double Bay where you can find more Jacarandas.
4. Royal National Botanical Garden
What would be a better place for a Jacaranda tree than the National Botanical Garden. During the Jacaranda bloom, there are many flowers in bloom as well which makes it the perfect time for a visit in the botanical garden. A really nice Jacaranda is located in the Lower Gardens, you will see it if you walk along the water starting at the Opera House.
5. Victoria Park
One of the easiest places to see a Jacaranda is probably Victoria Park. They are located right on the opposite of Broadway Shopping Center and can be seen from the road. Take a stroll through the park, sit in the grass by the water and enjoy the sun. Vicotria Park is really close to the Jacarandas on the campus of the univerity, so it’s really easy to combine the trip.
6. Glebe and Camperdown
If you want to see more Jacarandas in Sydney, you can walk through Glebe and Camperdown and you won’t be disappointed. There are many trees along the roads. Glebe and Camperdown are right at the University of Sydney so you can just take a stroll around the suburbs.
7. Circular Quay
One of the most famous spot to see Jacarandas in Sydney is Circular QUay. Almost every tourist will visit this placa and therefore also see its beautiful Jacarandas. When you come from the train station and walk towards the Museum of Contemporary Art you can’t miss the beautiful trees. When you are already there, make sure you visit the Museum and you can even walk across the Harbour Bridge to find the Jacarandas in Kiribilli.
This is my list for the best places to find Jacarandas in Sydney. If you have any questions or know a great spot to find Jacarandas please leave a comment 🙂