Sydney's iconic Jacarandas are starting to bloom with their famous flowers, covering streets and pathways across the Harbour City in a vibrant purple haze.
The spectacular canopies, which come alive each spring from late September, attract swarms of influencers and snap-happy tourists every year - much to the annoyance of locals who often find their roads blocked by camera-toting visitors.
Jacarandas have been in Australia for more than 150 years since seeds were brought from South America to parts of Sydney including the North Shore, Greenwich and Wollstonecraft, as well as to regional towns across New South Wales.
McDougall Street in Kirribilli is perhaps the most popular spot for social media-obsessed photographers, but there are plenty of quieter places tucked off the beaten track where you can take in the view without the crowds.
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Sydney's iconic Jacarandas are starting to bloom with their famous flowers, covering streets like McDougall Street in Kirribilli (pictured) in a vibrant purple haze
The spectacular canopies, which come alive each spring from late September, attract swarms of influencers and snap-happy tourists every year
Throngs of people descend on McDougall Street throughout October and November in the hopes of capturing a winning shot of the waterside avenue blanketed in violet blooms.
Kirribilli's Jacarandas are so well known that you can even take a walking tour through the suburb's best streets, with guides pointing out the most stunning backdrops before strolling on to areas such as Lavender Bay and Longueville.
Across the bridge in the Eastern Suburbs, areas such as Paddington, Woollahra and Double Bay also have beautiful lilac trees lining the streets.
Eye-catching clusters are also dotted around community parks in Zetland, in the city's inner-east.
Perhaps the most popular s pot for social media-obsessed photographers is McDougall Street in Kirribilli (pictured)
Drone footage filmed by videographer Angio captures the vibrant purple canopy covering McDougall Street on the North Shore
Where to see Jacarandas blooming in Sydney
* Lavender Bay
* Double Bay
GREATER SYDNEY AREA
Similarly stunning scenes can be found in the Inner West, with Jacarandas blooming along the paths of Glebe, Camperdown and Erskineville, as well as on the University of Sydney campus.
But you don't need to live in the heart of the Harbour City to see the trees in all their glory.
Those living southwest of Sydney can head to the unique town of Camden, 70km from the CBD, where locals come together each November to celebrate the Jacaranda Festival.
The family event which takes place over three days sees the area come alive with music in the streets and food stalls, car shows and even a miniature Christmas fair.
Similarly stunning scenes can be found in the Inner West, with Jacarandas blooming along the paths of Glebe, Camperdown and Erskineville, as well as on the University of Sydney campus
Large crowds descend on places like McDougall Street (pictured) throughout October and November in the hopes of capturing a winning shot
The festival is set to run from from November 20 to November 22, though it's unclear if it will go ahead this year due to the current Covid outbreak gripping New South Wales.
The state recorded 1,127 new cases and two deaths on Tuesday, with the regional town of Yass plunged back into lockdown after just three days of eased restrictions.
Residents living outside the 12 LGAS of concern in Sydney can now attend gatherings of up to five people for outdoor recreation 'so long as all those at the gathering aged 16 years or over are fully vaccinated'.