The best neighborhoods of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia are now abloom in a sea of purple, with the famous Jacaranda trees flowering from late October to November. Here’s where to see Jacaranda trees in Sydney, Australia.
WHERE TO SEE JACARANDA TREES IN SYDNEY: Eastern Suburbs
For luxury shopping under Jacaranda trees, head to Oxford Street, Glenmore Road and Five Ways in Paddington. Don’t miss The Intersection, Paddington. This is the tree-lined point where Glenmore Road meets Oxford Street.
This chic enclave in Paddington is the home to luxury Australian designer boutiques. It sits opposite the sprawling jacarandas on Victoria Barracks Lawn.
Start at Jackie’s Café with a sunlit brunch in the leafy courtyard. Their greenhouse-style bar opens during spring for cocktails. Nearby Woollahra and Double Bay also boast a stunning purple haze, along with the courtyard at historic Vaucluse House.
Pack a picnic and head to some of the best neighborhoods of Sydney. These include Kirribilli, Lavender Bay, Greenwich, Waverton, Hunters Hill, Woolwich, Longueville or Wollstonecraft for a long lunch under the Jacaranda trees. In the heart of Lavender Bay is heritage-listed Wendy Whiteley’s Garden, which has a spectacular view back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Harbour foreshore dotted with Jacaranda trees.
There’s also a little piece of magic by the name of McDougall Street. Come spring, tourists and locals alike flock to the fairytale avenue in Kirribilli, where the splendid arch of jacaranda trees creates a lavender-hued dome. It’s perfect for selfies.
Take a do-it-yourself Jacaranda walking tour through the best neighborhoods of Sydney starting at the Royal Botanic GardenSydney, passing through Circular Quay and The Rocks. View the stunning Jacaranda trees set against the backdrop of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and historic cobblestone streets of The Rocks.
The urban landscape of the Inner West precinct also pops with Jacaranda trees. For history buffs, the much-loved Jacaranda at the University of Sydney stood for 88 years in the quadrangle before it died in 2016. The tree was so iconic because students and teachers have talked and studied under the branches for years. So the university cloned it before it collapsed.
The planting of a native flame tree and the clone of the original jacaranda was celebrated in 2017. As the new tree grows, it’s likely to also become a living legend on the University grounds. The neighbouring suburbs of Camperdown, Newtown and Glebe are also worth visiting. Pop into farm-to-table restaurant Acre Eatery or head to the Saturday Glebe markets and enjoy the vibrant Inner West community.