A Purple Haze for Australian Traveller

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With only 4.5 hours sleep I awoke and drove through the pre-dawn fog from Yamba to the City of Jacarandas.  

I met with Bree Hiatt and Justine McClymont just after sun had risen and they took me on a tour of the country town they call home. 

Having visited the region of Clarence Valley since I was a child, I had visited Grafton a handful of times. However this was the first time I saw it in all its glory - with its wide streets lined with trees, branches heavy with lilac blooms.

Jacaranda is season is almost upon us once again, and so our story, a collection of images taken that morning alongside the nostalgic words of Justine McClymont, have graced the pages of Australian Traveller Magazine

Head out and grab your copy to read the full story. Or better yet, see it for yourself.

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There’s something magical about a place that celebrates for the sake of beauty
— Justine McClymont

Photography Hannah Puechmarin

Words (in Magazine article) Justine McClymont

Creative Direction Bree Hiatt