Across the street from the old office (I went to AU to help and get in the way of a move from one office location to another) on Elizabeth St, there is a park called Hyde Park. It has some pretty cool things, a Anzac War Memorial, Pool of Reflection, and Archibald Fountain. You can also see St Mary’s Cathedral from there as well.
The purple trees are called Jacaranda trees. They flower in November. They are really pretty, but I am told that they create quite a mess.
Personal Note: AU would be a lot funner if you had someone to share it with. I have to admit, traveling without Momzoo is not as fun as it could be with her.