Best places to see Jacaranda blooms this Spring

This Spring Ipswich is being taken over by a gorgeous purple haze...find out where you can enjoy the purple blooms.
07 Oct 2021
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

As Spring rolls around every year, Jacaranda trees in the Heritage City and surrounding countryside start to bloom, adding a pop of colour to parks and reserves.

Here are a few ways to experience the Ipswich Jacaranda season this year.

Wander Timothy Moloney Park

Ipswich Jacaranda season is Spring.

The park is opposite St Mary’s Church – a spectacular 1870s landmark which is one of the city’s most photographed buildings – is fringed with Jacarandas blooming every Spring that eventually form a purple carpet on the grass below.

Best enjoyed with a coffee to go and a pretty petalled treat from Rafter and Rose nearby.

Visit Woodlands of Marburg


In Spring you can see beautiful Jacaranda trees in full bloom at Woodlands of Marburg.  The heritage estate is home to Tommy Smith Cafe which opens on weekends and the Sugarmill Restaurant which is open Friday and Saturday nights.  You can also book to stay the night and soak up the peaceful surrounds a little longer.

Drive to Goodna for streets lined with blooms

Jacarandas in Goodna

While the Jacaranda Festival has been cancelled recently due to Covid, the trees which were planted during the 1930s are still blooming gorgeous.

Head to Evan Margison Park and Brisbane Terrace in Goodna to see the displays.

See the purple haze from the basket of a hot air balloon

Jacaranda blooms

You could see the purple haze from the air as you tranquilly float over the skies from the basket of a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight.

This is probably one of the most spectacular ways to see the blooms, and definitely a bucket list experience.

Settle under a blooming tree in Queens Park

Jacarandas in Queens Park

Take a walk around Queens Park and settle with the picnic blanket under the shade of one of the gorgeous flowering trees for a moment of beauty and peace!

You could also grab a coffee or lunch at the Queens Park Cafe while you’re there.

From the sky with a Pterodactyl Helicopter flight

Jacaranda Trees in bloom

Book in for a scenic helicopter flight with Pterodactyl Helicopters and see the gorgeous blooms from the sky.

You could end your flight with a brew or lunch at a country pub to make a day of it.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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