Where to find the purple haze this Spring

8 November 2023

"Indigenous to Brazil, these magnificent trees have found a new home in our state, blossoming from mid-October to the end of November, filling the streets with a beautiful purple haze."

Spring has well and truly sprung, and Perth’s jacaranda season is underway.

Indigenous to Brazil, these magnificent trees have found a new home in our state, blossoming from mid-October to the end of November, filling the streets with a beautiful purple haze.

While it’s common to see the stunning blooms pop up across the city, there are a number of areas where these trees turn their streets into gorgeous spectacles, and one area that has a festival dedicated to jacarandas.

If you're looking for the perfect place to call home, or if you simply want to explore the beauty of these iconic locations, you're in for a treat.


Applecross is very popular with jacaranda lovers, with the annual Jacaranda Festival drawing admirers from far and wide. One of the most picturesque locations to see these trees is Ardross Street, where the canopy of jacaranda flowers forms a lovely natural archway. The purple blooms are just one of the suburb’s many attractions – it is also home to a range of cafes and is perfect for a weekend walk along the river.

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South Perth

South Perth's jacarandas provide an added layer of beauty to an already stunning setting. Strickland Street (pictured above) is one of the standout areas to watch the sea of purple come to life each Spring, creating an enchanting atmosphere. South Perth’s convenient location, heritage architecture and café strip make it a sought-after destination for those property hunters.

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Subiaco boasts a charming blend of jacaranda trees and character homes. During Spring, you can wander about many of the streets, such as Hamersley and Barker Roads, where the canopy of purple blooms adds to the suburb's unique appeal. And who can forget the street dedicated to these gorgeous trees all year round, Old Jacaranda Way.

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Those living and working in the CBD don’t have to go far to make the most of jacaranda season. The trees provide a striking contrast to the city buildings and also offer a shady spot for reading a book in the afternoon or a great view when looking out from your apartment or office. While Perth is known as the state’s business hub, over 11,000 people call the suburb home with apartments and units making up approximately 75 per cent of all dwellings.

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Highgate comes to life during Spring. Residents can enjoy the vivid purple display in neighbouring Hyde Park (pictured above). Beaufort and William Streets also feature iconic jacaranda trees, enhancing the neighbourhood’s streetscape. Nestled within the heart of inner-city Perth, this charming suburb offers a perfect blend of historic architecture, vibrant culture and a strong sense of community, making it a sought-after destination for both residents and visitors alike.

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Honourable mentions

East Perth: Marlborough Street in East Perth also boasts a lovely display of jacarandas, creating a tranquil and colourful atmosphere that's perfect for peaceful walks.

Wembley: Simper and Ruislip Streets in Wembley provide a delightful spectacle of jacarandas in full bloom, adding to the charm of this leafy suburb.

Inglewood: Sixth to Tenth Avenues in Inglewood are hidden gems for jacaranda lovers. They are adorned with purple each Spring, with the blossoms creating a peaceful and pretty setting where you can enjoy a relaxed walk or bike ride along the avenues.

Como: Clydesdale Street in Como is known for its enchanting display of jacarandas, which transform the street into a purple paradise every year.

Perth Hills: While not a known hotspot for jacarandas, a drive through the Perth Hills to Kalamunda can be a refreshing escape from the city. The area features several streets showcasing these majestic trees.

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