Best Places to see the Jacarandas in Eastern Sydney: Five Ways Paddington

What's there to love about Sydney's Five Ways Paddington? Not only is it one of the best places to see the jacarandas in Sydney, but it's also known for its distinctive Victorian-style terraces, art galleries, cafes and narrow streets. Located north of Paddington's Oxford Street, Five Ways is known for its village-like atmosphere with its narrow leafy streets lined with classical and Victorian-style architecture.

Come and see what makes Five Ways Paddington so fascinating. Check out the jacarandas, brunch at one of the cafes there and browse through the fine art galleries in the Arts Precinct. 

Check out my series of jacaranda photos I captured recently and head over there to see for yourself.

Jacarandas in front of the terraces at Five Ways

This photo sums up perfectly on the village-style atmosphere of Five Ways Paddington with the Victorian-style architecture. I love the look of the orange building that looks as if the paint has been peeled off. I think it gives a lovely rustic look to the facade. To me, it gives out a Meditteranean vibe. It reminds me of my travels to Venice and Florence where I saw a lot of beautiful-looking architectural facade with paint peeled off. The hotel positioned behind the car looks lovely too. The blue sky, purple blossoms and orange facade are the perfect colour combination. 

Jacaranda tree at Dillon Ave, Paddington

This is a photo of another jacaranda tree on Dillon Ave in Paddington. While it's a bit further away from main hub of Five Ways, I enjoyed capturing this tree because it was away from the hustle and bustle. The jacaranda tree and row terrace houses shows how distinctive Paddington is as an inner-city suburb. The blue sky also makes this image pop. With the Victorian facades, I feel as if I'm going back in time to that era.

Jacaranda tree in front of terrace on Glenmore Road, Paddington

The jacaranda tree in this image casts a soft shadow against the facades. I think the pastel-like colours of the facades goes beautifully with the vibrant purple blossoms and blue skies. Since the jacarandas were in full bloom, I wanted to also capture the Victorian architecture that's so characteristic of Paddington. 


Best local cafes in Five Ways Paddington

Cafe Fiveways

Cosy cafe with plenty of outdoor seating. Great coffee and menu. Lovely service.

Sonder cafe

A cafe with a vibrant youthful and art-filled atmosphere with great coffee and fusion food menu. 


Other local highlights in Five Ways Paddington

The Royal Hospital for Women park

A great spot to relax and unwind after a long day. Perfectly located next to the bus stop. Check out the egg-shaped swing created by a local Sydney artist. 

The Royal Hospital for Women Park in Paddington

The Paddington Art Precinct

Take a stroll through Sydney's original art precincts. Paddington is known for its abundance of fine art galleries, including The Australian Galleries, Wagner Contemporary and Rosley Oxley9. While you're wandering around the leafy streets, stop and admire these art galleries.  

The Australian Galleries in Paddington


Getting to Five Ways Paddington 

Getting to Five Ways via public transport

Catch the 389 bus route which stops at Five Ways. A lovely scenic bus ride that takes you through the leafy streets of Darlinghurst and Paddington. Alternatively, you can catch the 333 bus route that goes along Oxford Street. You can get off at the stop near Glenmore Road and walk along there. 

Getting to Five Ways via car

Limited street parking available on Glenmore Rd, Ormond St and other surrounding streets.


Check out my 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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