Saturday, 5 November 2016
JACARANDAS ON SHOW IN SYDNEY AND REGIONAL NSW
Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, North Shore and CBD are awash with colour, as is the historic town of Grafton on the NSW North Coast.
Grafton is often referred to as the jacaranda capital of Australia, with the town hosting the annual Jacaranda Festival. It is also home to Australia’s largest jacaranda tree, measuring 30 metres high with a six metre circumference and crown of around 36 metres.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “NSW is home to thousands of jacaranda trees which create a natural spectacle each year when they are in full bloom.
“Grafton alone has 2,000 trees and the annual Festival is the longest running flower festival in Australia attracting 20,000 visitors each year.”
The Grafton Jacaranda Festival will take place from 29 October to 6 November and kicks off tomorrow. Event highlights include the coronation of a jacaranda queen, a street parade with themed floats, markets, live performances and fireworks.
Click here for Destination NSW’s picks for jacaranda spotting across the State and go to Visitnsw.com and Sydney.com for more to see and do in NSW.