Spring has sprung northsiders and that means its time for the local north shore jacaranda trees to burst into bloom! Here's our pick of the top four spots to enjoy the beautiful show - just remember to be mindful of residents, be aware of the traffic and give the local businesses a visit while enjoying the jacs.
McDougall Street, Kirribilli
Probably Sydney's most famous jacaranda street. Expect to see selfie hunters, professional camera crews, brides, families and bus tours trying to capture the perfect shot of this pretty canopy of purple beside Milson Park and Careening Cove. Why not pop into nearby Foys Kirribilli to check out the trees (and the tourists) from the balcony or the newly refurbished harbourside deck - coffee, cocktail or beer in hand.
Nearby attractions: Ensemble Theatre, Careening Cove, Milsons Park playground, Sydney Harbour Bridge Bars, cafes, restaurants: Foys, The Flying Bear, The Botanist, Bloomingales, Oski Kirribilli, BTB Kirribilli, the Kirribilli Hotel, Bamfords.
Clarke Park, Lavender Bay
Get your jacaranda pics with Sydney Harbour Bridge glimpses in this beautiful spot. Take a stroll around the Peter Kingston Comic Walk and head up in to Watt Park for a shower of purple. Further into Wendy's Secret Garden, you'll find some trees with a harbour view too.
Nearby attractions: Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, Peter Kingston Comic Walk, Watt Park playground, The Royal Art Society, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park Bars, cafes, restaurants: LouLou - bistro, boulangerie & traiteur, Lavendra, Anchor Restaurant, Sidando, Oshi Billi, the Kirribilli Club, Mani.
Station Street, Naremburn
Tucked next to Naremburn Park, Station Street is a less well known jacaranda spot which means you can enjoy the blooms with less crowds.
Nearby attractions: Naremburn Park, Don Wilson Playground
Muston Park, Chatswood
As well as the annual jacaranda display, you might also find some flowers still in bloom on the wisteria tunnel, which features on the cover of our current Willoughby edition. Kids will love the playground, which comes complete with a rocket ship!
Nearby attractions: Muston Park playground Bars, cafes, restaurants: Ribs n Burgers, Top Speed Thai, Fattoush Lebanese Restaurant, Willoughby Hotel, SML cafe, Ray's Place