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Best Places to take Insta-worthy Shots of Sydney’s Jacaranda Trees

Commonly referred to as the “Dream Tree”, the beautiful lilac trees bloom from October to November, transforming Sydney into a sea of purple. It’ll be quite the sight for both young and old, and make a superb backdrop for your next Instagram post!

If you’re wondering where to see these breath-taking purple blossoms, look no further. Here’s sharing 5 of the best places to take insta-worthy shots of Sydney’s Jacaranda Trees.

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

jacaranda festival

Happening from 27 October – 4 November 2018, the annual Grafton Jacaranda Festival is held under canopies of purple blossoms and commences regally with the crowning of the Jacaranda Queen and Princesses. The fun family event features local arts, crafts and sporting groups all showcasing their work.

The festival culminates with a float parade of enormous proportions on Saturday afternoon followed by a sunset family concert on the Riverbank. Sunday morning, for one last chance to tread the Jacaranda blossom carpeted streets, there is a Fun Run which includes a run across the famous bendy bridge.

Click here for a Jacaranda Trees Map and information on best spots to see the Jacaranda Trees within Grafton.

Surry Hills, Sydney

Jacarandas in Spring bloom, Sydney(Image credit: Destination NSW)

One of Sydney’s buzziest and most happening suburb – Surry Hills is a gastronomic paradise filled with cafes and quirky restaurants. Jacaranda season provides the ideal backdrop for that perfect Instagram shot.

Circular Quay, Sydney

(Image credit: Destination NSW)

The blooming jacaranda trees perfectly frame the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and historic cobblestone streets of The Rocks for a picture that captures

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Jacarandas in Spring bloom, Sydney(Image credit: Destination NSW)

Take a long languid stroll in Sydney’s famous Royal Botanic Gardens. A short walk from Circular Quay and Hyde Park, the garden has thousands of plant specimens. Wildlife in the garden includes colourful birds, fruit bats and water dragons. The Calyx is a world-class horticultural space, with changing exhibitions designed to capture your imagination.

Tamworth, Sydney

Streetscapes, Tamworth(Image credit: Destination NSW)

The streets of Tamworth are ablaze with a colourful vista of purple as Jacaranda trees take flower across the district. These bright purple blooms come out for just a few weeks at the end of spring and cover driveways, lawns and cars with a carpet of purple.

It’s absolutely breathtaking and makes for great pictures!

I hope this excites you enough to add it to your Sydney itinerary.

Till next time, travel brave and travel often with kids.

Ju Ann


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