Brisbane is Getting Covered with Purple Blanket of Blooms


It's this time of the year when Brisbane is turning purple. While Jacarandas don't originate from Brisbane, it's hard not to get awed by the beautiful trees that cover our river city with a blanket of purple blooms. Here's what you can do to savour the majestic views:

Jacaranda walking tour 

Chase the purple rain with Jacaranda Experience, a series of walks in honour of beautiful trees. Kicking off from Queens Street Mall, purple enthusiasts will be welcomed with snacks and heart-warming beverage before heading for a two-hour walk to Kangaroo Point. The  Jacaranda experience with be on October 20, October 27, November 3, and November 10 from 9.30am to 11.30am.

A tree that's worth being celebrated

Jacaranda Festival is a staple event that the local community is looking forward to the most every year since 1967. Over the years, the festival has grown to celebrate the local community with school performances, delicious food stalls, and fun attractions, waiting to be explored. Hosted at Evan Marginson Park in Goodna, Jacarandas will be in full blossom by the time of the festival from October 25-27.

Best spots to take purple-filled photos

If you want to experience these beautiful blossoms on your own, here are the top spots to visit: 

  • The first-ever location where Jacarandas bloomed in Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
  • University culture with a burst of colour at the University of Queensland.
  • Jacaranda Park in Yeronga looks like a regular park for most of the year until the season of bloom begins.
  • Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is already one of Brisbane's most scenic spots, but Jacarandas make it even more glorious.
  • Roma Street Parkland Brisbane has a unique array of white Jacaranda tree experience.