You know you’re knee deep into Spring when pockets of Sydney start exploding into a sea of jacaranda purple. Peaking in mid-November and finishing in mid-December, jacranda trees magically turn even the city’s plainest streets into magical photo-ops. Get out there with your camera and check out Sydney’s most spectacular jacaranda blossom viewing spots.
Instagram Icon: McDougall St, Kirribilli
McDougall St is easily one of the most recognisable jacaranda blossom viewing spots in Sydney. It’s also the hardest location to get a good photo because of the crowds it attracts. Once there, it’s not hard to see why. The jacaranda themselves are nothing short of breathtaking. Dozens of willowy trees guard this suburban street, making a beautiful archway of lavender hues.
Photo tips: With closed Australian borders due to COVID-19, it’s likely that the crowds will be smaller this year. But if you’re after that enviable shot for your socials, the best time to visit will always be early morning. Do be careful of street cars and mindful of noise levels since you are on a suburban street.
While you’re there: After you’ve taken enough photos, grab a window seat at Celsius Coffee Co. This cafe sits right on the water and has stunning views of Sydney’s glistening harbour. Word on their street is that their waffles are just as good as the views!
Hidden Gem: Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo
If big crowds and early starts just don’t work for you, Cathedral Street in Woolloomooloo is the perfect jacaranda blossom viewing spot for you. The crowds have yet to jump on this location and so you can take your time admiring the sea of purple. Make your way up Dowling Street and you’ll find yourself walking through a tunnel of lush purple blossoms.
Photo tips: For a seriously stunning shot, head towards the Old Fitzroy Hotel and…