A Local’s Guide to the 8 Best Perth Jacaranda Spots (2024)

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Towards the end of the year the streets of Perth begin to pop with the purple hues of the jacaranda trees. As the jacarandas in Perth come into bloom it makes for some beautiful photo opportunities.

In this guide I share the main spots where you’ll find Perth jacarandas, as well as the best jacaranda streets Perth has to offer.

This blog was first published in January 2021, and last updated in October 2023.

When Do Jacarandas Bloom in Perth

Perth Jacaranda 2023 Update:

The jacarandas have begun to bloom in mid-October, which is a few weeks earlier than last season due to a warmer start to spring.

Peak bloom is likely to be the first week of November.

Usually the jacarandas in Perth begin to bloom in late October. The flowers last for about a month until the end of November or early December.

Full foliage is the best time to get the best photo of the jacarandas. Whilst the can vary from season to season, mid November is ideal timing.

Previous Jacaranda Seasons:

  • 2022: the season was delayed due to cooler weather. Flowers were beginning to bloom in early November. Full bloom was towards the end of November.

PS: If you’re looking for more places to take Instagrammable photos in Perth, check out my guide with 30 Ideas here!

Streets of Applecross

Applecross is THE jacaranda Perth hotspot.

This suburb located near the Swan River has some beautiful streets lined with jacaranda trees.

Nisbet Rd is the famous Jacaranda street of Perth. This spot is featured frequently on Perth Instagram accounts.

When visiting last year the blooms weren’t fully out yet so I found another spot around the corner – Ardross St near Tweedale Rd.

Just a reminder that this is a residential street, and is a popular spot come jacaranda season. Please respect the residents that live here, and be mindful and respectful of oncoming traffic.

North Perth Jacarandas

I’d seen the most incredible photo on Instagram of a street in North Perth with jacarandas and the city skyline. This spot is Leake Street which you can see in my photo below.

Bring a telephoto zoom lens (or smartphone zoom) to really enhance the city in the background.

Whilst in the area, check out Hyde Park and grab a coffee and donut at Chu Bakery. This park is a beautiful spot for a walk all year round, but I think it is particularly scenic in spring or autumn.

Old Jacaranda Way, Subiaco

Visit Old Jacaranda Way in Subiaco for some of the best jacaranda trees Perth has to offer.

This street lives up to its name! While there are a few trees here, they are more spread out compared to Applecross.

I love this spot in autumn as well for its incredible autumn colours and foliage in the park nearby.

Looking for more adventures whilst in Perth? Check out my guide on planning the perfect day trip to Rottnest Island or some ideas for Perth day trips

Ruislip St, Wembley

A short drive from Old Jacaranda Way you’ll find some large jacaranda trees lining the streets in Wembley.

My pick is Ruislip Street, where the below photo is taken.

Girl running away from camera toward jacaranda tree

Mount St, Perth CBD

For jacarandas near the Perth CBD, head over to Mount St in the west end of the CBD.You’ll find jacarandas lining the way up the hill leading towards Kings Park.

A beautiful photo is the jacaranda flowers with the CBD framed in the background.

Grab a coffee or brunch from the Mount Street Breakfast Bar while you’re there, or a walk around nearby Kings Park.

Perth City in the background framed by Jacaranda trees

South Perth

A great way to spend a sunny morning in Perth is with a walk around the Swan River and South Perth Foreshore. Check out some of the jacaranda streets nearby, such as Strickland St and Antstey St near Angelo Street Market.

Strickland Street in late October

East Perth

Another scenic spot jacaranda spot in Perth is East Perth, specifically in the streets around Claisebrook Cove. Combine this with a visit to Matagarup Bridge!

Guildford

The historic suburb of Guildford is charming all-year round thanks to its beautifully preserved 19th century architecture and buildings. You’ll find historic pubs, vintage stores and bustling coffee spots just a stones throw from the Swan Valley Wine Region.

There are several jacaranda trees outside the heritage-listed Guildford Hotel that make for a beautiful sight.

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