Queens Park‚ Ipswich City

Tucked away in Ipswich's gracious and historical Queens Park is Nerima Gardens - Japanese gardens designed in consultation with Ipswich's Japanese sister city, Nerima. This idyllic retreat is a wonderful way to wind down your visit to Queens Park or take a break between enjoying its other numerous attractions.

The picture-perfect self-contained gardens sit behind the historic caretaker's cottage and feature a series of winding paths through fir trees and Australian native plants - some of which are indigenous to Ipswich. There, you'll really appreciate the serenity and aesthetic beauty of the pretty flowers, and experience a model traditional Japanese tea house and a small verandah overlooking a stream. There are also boardwalks over an ornamental lake where you can feel the tranquillity of being serenaded by constant running water.

Nerima's design takes the visitor on a journey of discovery, with the lower section portraying the ocean and Moreton Bay, while the upper area represents the Ipswich region with its undulating landscape, vegetation and river.

Nerima Gardens is a welcome and relaxing haven along with Queens Park's children's playground, the Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park Café and the Environmental Education Centre.

  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking

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Recent Reviews


Dec 2018

Relaxing and nicely structured garden.

A great garden with relaxing atmosphere. A range of wildlife such as water dragging like the garden and it's a place to get a few great photos. more »

Amanda M

Dec 2018

Enchanted garden

This is one of the most beautiful Japanese Gardens I’ve seen. Perfectly maintained. Over the holiday period they had turned the gardens into an enchanted garden with beautiful lights on the trees and... more »


Dec 2018

Lovely quiet spot

I took our girls (9&10) for a walk through the Japanese garden to fill in some time before dinner. Lovely paths through a contemplative garden with quite a few mature lizards present even at the end... more »


Sep 2018

Small. Good for locals but wouldn't travel far especially to see it

Well maintained gardens near Queens Park animal reserve. As a local, I think it would be great to have yoga classes near the pond! more »


Sep 2018

A little piece of Japan

Absolutely beautiful gardens, well laid out and maintained. Be prepared to spend at least half an hour to an hour to walk around the whole thing (and take lots of photos). more »

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