Today, I drove along Mains Road; I saw some Jacaranda trees are blooming. The whole tree turned Purple. That is charming. That reminds me now is the Jacaranda Blooming season. Late October to November, in Queensland and Northern NSW have a lot of blooming Jacaranda. There are a lot of good spots to watch Purple Jacaranda. The first spot is the place near UQ Lakes. Last year, I visited there and took some photo of Jacaranda. The second spot is in Botanic Garden. There are a few.
The other good spot is Grafton, where is a Northern NSW regional town. Also, there are a few streets where have planted Jacaranda Trees. There are some purple trees and I heard in the town, there are several big Jacaranda Trees. Besides, from Now to 3rd Nov, Jacaranda Festival is held in Grafton. The town has a lot of activities related with Jacaranda. In additional, Grafton is a historical town. Someone recommended there is an old church is worth to live. However, please be aware Grafton is about 5 hours driving distance from Brisbane. For us, those people live in Brisbane; that doesn’t sound like a spot as a day trip, and Currently, that is Jacaranda Festival period. That is not easy to find an accommodation. The second best option is Coffs Harbour where is about an hour driving distance. There are a few more choices of motel too.

If you think that is too far, there is a Jacaranda Festival in Goodna too this weekend too.Although there are only a few Jacaranda trees, there is more easy to access for us.

Taiwan Night Market 2019

Taiwan Night Market

This Friday and Saturday, there is a family-friendly event, Taiwan Night Market. It will be held on the Level 3 car park in Sunnybank Hills Shopping town, which is an excellent location for us. This is a central hub for those people lives on the south side of Brisbane.
During the event, there are a lot of food stalls to serve the Taiwanese delicious night market cuisines. Moreover, in the stage, there are Taiwanese culture amazing local performances. Lastly, at 9 pm on Saturday, there will be a fireworks display too!
I think that should a fun event for our family! I planned to go on this Saturday. By the way, this year, all stalls accept cash and credit card. I think the event like last year regarding their own cashless payment system issue won’t happen.

Date: Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October
Time: 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Fireworks: 9.00pm, Saturday 12 October
Location: Level 3, Carpark Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown
Free Entry

This Saturday, Sunny Plaza has a big one day sale, for example, the Giordano will be a store-wide discount, nothings over $40, and OPSM has a 20% discount. However, the most attractive is the 10-minute flash mob sale, which will be offered at different times in various stores, and only for ten minutes.

Sunnybank Plaza One Day Sale 2019

For example, at 11:30, the CHATIME will have buy one get one free offer. At 1 pm, 5 Degrees will have all drinks $3 only. At 2.30 pm, Gloria Jeans Coffees will have buy one get one free too!

If you have time, you can come there and check it out.