Jacarandas in flower in Castle Street this week soften the lines of the council car park, but cannot hide the plethora of signs.
Jacarandas in flower in Castle Street this week soften the lines of the council car park, but cannot hide the plethora of signs.

Jacarandas out in glory

A PURPLE haze has descended on the Coffs Coast, with the weeks of rain and spring sunshine encouraging a burst of blossom on the region’s jacaranda trees.

If the trees are in flower, can Grafton’s famous Jacaranda Festival be far away? Of course not.

The Festival has been a feature of the calendar in the city to our north since 1934, the oldest festival of its kind in Australia.

The 2010 Festival will be held from October 30 to November 7 and all the details are on the festival website www.jacarandafestival.org.au

The only worry now is that the early flowering of this season may see the best blooms over by the time the festival arrives, especially if the rain returns.

There are plenty of the flowering sub-tropical trees, native to South America, to admire around the Coffs Coast for their spectacular crowns of lilac blue flowers.



Up to speed on Rally Australia running in 2019

Up to speed on Rally Australia running in 2019

2019 WRC rally calendar announcement pending

Council clears up CCTV controversy

Council clears up CCTV controversy

Six cameras, 53 security lights installed at Park Beach.

No take zone changes to marine park

No take zone changes to marine park

Boundary changes in the Solitary Island Marine Park come into force

Local Partners