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7 Spots to See Jacaranda Blooms in Brisbane

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Published September 8th 2020
Source: Brisbane City Council,

Come spring in Brisbane, the city erupts into a cacophony of colour - think twisty pink bougainvillea vines, riots of poinciana and carpets of purple jacaranda flowers.

Here are the top 7 places to see 'purple reign' in Brisbane:

  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha: Picnic amongst the purple at the gardens and enjoy a jolt of jacarandas around the main ring road. Go to: 152 Mount Coot-tha Road, Mount Coot-tha.

  • Kangaroo Point: Pair petals, parks and river views with a ride or walk towards the Story Bridge, Captain Burke Park or Dockside Walk. Go to: Captain Burke Park, 117 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point.

  • New Farm Park: Home to 146 jacaranda trees, this iconic park is a springtime sensation. While there, smell the roses, courtesy of Council's rose gardener, who has been working at New Farm Park for 24 years. Go to: 1042 Brunswick Street, New Farm.

  • Princess Street, Fairfield: Enjoy bursts of colour near the South Brisbane Cemetery.

  • St Lucia: Catch a CityCat to the University of Queensland St Lucia campus or bus to the UQ Lakes busway station for purple galore.

  • Wilson Outlook Reserve: At the other end of New Farm, this small park has purple beauties, with Story Bridge views to boot. Go to: Wilson Outlook Reserve, 231 Bowen Terrace, New Farm.

  • Yeronga: Don't miss Brisbane's aptly named Jacaranda Park.

  • Bonus Spot - Did you know jacaranda flowers can also come in white? Visit Roma Street Parkland to see the snowy spectacle.

    Find out more about Brisbane's beautiful jacarandas at

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