Spring in New South Wales is always greeted by the beautiful purple hue of blooming jacarandas and the blossoming of swarms of wildflowers.
One of the best places to see jacarandas is in Grafton in northern NSW. Every late October to early November, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival celebrates the more than 2000 jacaranda trees across the town.
Sydney is also awash with purple, especially in the harbourside suburbs stretching from Kirribilli to Hunters Hill on the North Shore. Paddington in the Eastern Suburbs, the Royal Botanic Garden and The Rocks area also having plenty of purple for your viewing pleasure.
If it’s wildflowers you’re after, the Flannel Flower walking track in Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast is lined with the velvety, white native flowers. Other prime wildflower viewing spots include Kattang Nature Reserve, south of Port Macquarie, Werakata National Park in the Hunter Valley and the Snowy Mountains.
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