Jacaranda season in Ipswich

Ipswich is jacaranda city in the spring - here are some fabulous ways to see it for yourself.
24 Sep 2018
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

The heritage city and surrounding countryside are home to some spectacular annual outbursts of jacarandas. It’s an instagrammer’s delight. Here are some ways to experience the Ipswich Jacaranda season for yourself this spring.

Ipswich Jacaranda season is Spring.

Grab coffee to go and a petal-spangled slice of cheesecake from nearby Rafter & Rose cafe. Then wander to Timothy Moloney Park opposite St Mary’s Church (pictured). This spectacular 1870s landmark is one of the city’s most-photographed buildings. The park opposite is fringed with a mighty display of Ipswich Jacaranda every spring.

Jacarandas from the basket of a hot air balloon flight

See the purple haze of the Ipswich Jacaranda from the air with a joy flight with Pterodactyl Helicopters. Fly over the heritage accommodation and wedding venue Woodlands of Marburg. Its spring flourish of deep purple is completely breathtaking. You can even land somewhere in the country for a coldie or lunch.

See the trees as the sun spills her first rays across the land, from the basket of Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. It’s a gentle way to start the day and you’ll score some Instagram gold – or um purple – on the way.


Take a trike tour. Ipswich has Brisbane Trike Tours – for thrill seekers with a penchant for pretty things and motorbike bling! Kick back and enjoy a ride through streets lined with heritage homes or head out of town. Visit quaint towns such as Rosewood and Marburg.

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Finally get into the spirit of the season at the Goodna Jacaranda Festival. It’s a big community event packed with family fun and live entertainment set in a park lined with magnificent jacarandas. They were planted by work gangs during the 1930s.


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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