Forget the Aquarium’s, The Harbour Bridge, The Opera House, Bondi Beach and even Star City (For a moment anyway), because there’s a new tourism trend in Sydney town – and it’s all about lavender.

The blooming Jacaranda tree-lined streets of North Sydney such as McDougall Street in Kirribilli have seen a massive influx of tourists visiting to check out the colourful wonders and fantasy land like canopies in the last few weeks.

And it’s creating mayhem on the streets with more selfie sticks been banded around than you can shake your non-selfie stick at and people literally falling over themselves on the streets, whilst attempting to capture that ‘perfect’ Jacaranda moment.

Aside from being peeved at the inconvenience, locals are apparently concerned for their visitor’s safety and say that the ‘Jacaranda fanatics’ has become a major hazard, stepping out in front of cars, holding up traffic by standing in the middle of the road and even blocking driveways to set up their Insta worthy shots.

Sounds like locals are getting a small dose of what it must feel like to live in Venice, Barcelona or Dubrovnik with endless tourist coaches and visitors choking up the streets on a daily basis.

Oh, the irony.

 

They do look beautiful though

🙂 #jacaranda #jacarandatree #jacarandaseason #jacarandasydney #jacaranda2017

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Walking under a jacaranda tree in bloom 🌸🌺 #sydney #jacarandasydney #ilovejacarandas

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Jacaranda season is here!🌸

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The good news, of course, is this won’t last, with the petals slowly dropping off in the next month or so, until they return again next season.

Maybe by then, locals will have devised a scheme to start charging a fee to enter the Jacaranda lined streets.

Stranger things have happened.

Have you experienced any similar ‘Jacaranda fanatics’ in your neighbourhood? Share your thoughts below.