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
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
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
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.
From the sky with a Pterodactyl Helicopter flight
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.