Best places to see jacarandas in North Sydney - Australian Catholic University

Looking for the best places to see the jacarandas in North Sydney? Or keen to get away from the crowds in McDougall St in Kirribilli during the jacaranda season? Check out the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in North Sydney,

 Jacaranda tree at ACU (Australian Catholic University) in North Sydney

I loved how this tree partially covers the ACU office building. I captured these jacaranda trees in the courtyard of the university. As I was standing in the courtyard, good memories of my student days started to flow in. I recalled how I was fresh out of school and I found university itself a bit daunting at times. I was still getting used to the more independent style of learning. 


I thought I'd have capture them from different angles. Each photo offers a different perspective and highlights certain aspects too. 

ACU North Sydney purple jacaranda tree print

I love how I was able to just capture those gorgeous purple blossoms. I think they contrast beautifully against the clear and crisp blue skies. The shape of the tree is also what I think makes this a beautiful jacaranda tree photo. 

 Jacarandas in ACU (Australian Catholic University) North Sydney

While this image doesn't have the sandstone look of University of Sydney, the terracotta roof and red brick buildings contrast beautifully with the deep blue skies and purples. I was facing the Vice-Chancellory building near the main entrance. 

Catch me in action capturing the jacarandas at ACU by watching the video below:


Getting to the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney

Getting to ACU North Sydney by public transport

ACU North Sydney is an easy walk from North Sydney station. Regular trains to North Sydney run on the North Shore train line. Walk through Greenwood Plaza up the escalators until you approach the Miller St and Pacific Highway intersection. Walk up to Mount St and turn right at Edward St. 

Plenty of buses stop along Blue St and Pacific Highway.

Getting to ACU North Sydney by car

No parking available for students available at any time. Limited parking for visitors. 


Best local cafes near ACU North Sydney

Buy yourself a nice takeaway coffee in the university cafeteria and sit in the outdoor seating area. Enjoy the luscious-looking jacaranda trees while you're sipping away your coffee. 

Bourke St Bakery North Sydney

Shop 17/105 Miller St, North Sydney

A small coffee shop known for their wide variety of pastries and breads that would go well with your caffeine fix for the day. 

Two Black Sheep

Shop M25, Greenwood Plaza, 36 Blue St, North Sydney

Great coffee with variety of snacks, breakfast options and salads. Close to North Sydney station.


Top things to do near ACU, North Sydney

Berrys Bay lookout

Lovely quiet spot to see the harbour if you're keen to get away from the crowds.


Berrys Bay lookout, Waverton photo


Clark Park, Milsons Point

Great spot for picnics and view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the jacarandas. 

Clark Park, Milsons Point photo

Wendy Whiteleys Secret Garden

A popular place for rest and relaxation, particularly if you love gardens. Open to the public.


Photo of Wendy Whiteleys Secret Garden for sale


Blues and McMahons Point

Great spot for postcard views of Sydney Harbour. Conveniently located near McMahons Point ferry wharf. Easy access via bus. 


Check out the other top things to do in Sydney.


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About Let There Be Life Photo

Karen is the creative founder and photographer of Let There Be Life Photo. She loves capturing Sydney and creating happy memories for lovers of Sydney. She turns beautiful images into wall art prints for Sydney lovers. Check out more of her Sydney photos featuring Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point, Balmoral Beach and the eastern suburbs in Sydney.






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