Best places to see the jacarandas in North Sydney - McDougall St, Kirribilli

Ever wondered makes McDougall St, Kirribilli a prime destination for the jacarandas? With its expansive canopy of purple jacaranda trees as seen in the below image, it's rated as one of the best places to see the jacarandas in North Sydney.

Photo print of jacaranda tree tunnel in Kirribilli

To capture this image, I had to stand on the road hump so I could have the rich purple canopy in this photo. I moved my camera above the parked cars slightly so I can make the purples and blues more prominent. I want the audience to feel what it would be like to walk under that jacaranda tree tunnel. 


Purple jacaranda tree print of blue sky at McDougall St, Kirribilli

There are 3 things I love about this image: the deep purples and blues, palm trees and local apartment blocks in the background. I had to use a filter that enables me to make the colours deeper and more saturated. I loved how the palm trees and apartment blocks in the background are featured too. 

Photo print of Kirribilli's jacaranda trees

With this image, I captured the heritage style of housing along this street because I think it adds character, especially with the purple blossoms. I cut out the distractions in this image, such as the cars. I blurred them out so the jacaranda trees and local architecture stands out in this image.  

I find myself returning there every year. Out of all the places to see the Sydney jacarandas, I think this one is the best places in the whole of Sydney.


Getting to McDougall St, Kirribilli

Getting to McDougall St via public transport

Catch the train to Milsons Point and walk towards the Burton St exit. After the exit, turn left onto Broughton St and continue until the roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout. 

Getting to McDougall St via car

Limited street parking along McDougall St and other surrounding streets such as Clark Rd, Hipwood St and Brady Ave. Easier to find parking during weekdays. 


Best local highlights near McDougall St, Kirribilli

Kirribilli markets

A long time favourite market amongst the locals with a thriving community atmosphere. A bi-monthly market that houses food, emerging fashion designers, new and second-hand clothing, arts and crafts stalls held under the Burton St tunnel.

Lavender Bay and Milsons Point walk

A short but scenic walk with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney skyline. Locals highlights include Bradfield Park, Luna Park, North Sydney Olympic Pool and Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.

Lavender Bay wharf photo print - for sale

The Sydney Harbour Bridge walk

A lovely walk that stretches from the stairs at Milsons Point to The Rocks. Fabulous views of the ferries crossing the harbour and the Sydney Opera House. It's a 20 minutes walk one way (without stopping for photos). And best of all, it's free

Photo print of Sydney Harbour view from the Harbour Bridge

Jacarandas at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney

A great place to see the purple blossoms if you're keen to get away from the crowds at McDougall St, Kirribilli. 

Photo print of the jacarandas at the Australian Catholic University in North Sydney

Clark Park, Milsons Point 

Perfect picnic spot for the jacarandas and postcard views of Sydney Harbour. 

Photo print of jacaranda tree at Clark Park, Kirribilli


Best cafes and restaurants near McDougall St, Kirribilli

BTB Kirribilli

2 Ennis Rd, Milsons Point

Conveniently located next to Milsons Point station. A local favourite with a lovely atmosphere that serves well-made coffee. Also known for having native Australian ingredients that forms part of their menu, such as the Spring Bush salad. Check out the wall art gallery display created by local artists. 

Foys Kirribilli 

76 McDougall St, Kirribilli

A casual seafood restaurant located next to the Sydney's oldest sailing boat club, the Sydney Flying Squadron. Great place to head for drinks too. 


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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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