Jacaranda is flowering around Sydney and the streets are awash with a purple haze. Due to a warmer-than-usual winter, Sydneysiders have been treated to the lilac blooms earlier than expected and it’s now peak time to enjoy them around the city. While popular spots like Lavender Bay, Circular Quay and Sydney’s most Instagrammable street are fail-safe options to visit this time of the year, you’ll likely struggle to find these spots devoid of crowds. Luckily, there are a bunch of other places around town that offer the same explosion of vivid purple. Check out these 3 hidden spots in Sydney that are lovely during Jacaranda season.
1. Hogben Park, Kogarah
Kogarah in Southern Sydney is one of the best under-the-radar spots to see jacaranda in bloom. Fry’s Reserve, a popular dog-friendly park in the area is a pretty spot during spring along with Hogben Park which is a sight to behold with multiple jacaranda trees. The trees are lined inside the park so it’s perfect for a picnic or a day out with the family.
2. Cathedral Street in Woolloomooloo
If you’re in the city centre and want to see Jacaranda, the Insta-popular McDougall Street in Kirribilii isn’t your only option. Cathedral Street in Woolloomooloo is the perfect viewing option and surprisingly empty considering it’s lined with pretty jacaranda trees. You’ll also get a view of the Sydney Centrepoint Tower peeking out amongst the trees.
3. Erskineville Oval
This sporting venue in the Inner West was opened in 1885 and is a prime spot to see Jacaranda in Sydney minus the crowds. You’ll also find rows of jacaranda trees lined across Ashmore Street in Erskineville.
Roslyn Gardens in Elizabeth Bay and Cardigan Street in Stanmore are some other secret spots that are covered in a lavender haze this time of the year. Find more prime Jacaranda spots here.