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 can experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, which are organised by the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre and held regularly in the model traditional Japanese tea house with a small verandah overlooking a stream. There are also boardwalks over an ornamental lake where you can feel the tranquility 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


Apr 2019


Gardens well maintained, beautiful place to wander around at your own leisure. Close to Queens Park , more »

Gary H

May 2019


Nerima Gardens are well maintained and peaceful. Easy walking path aroudn the gardens with a small lake as the central point. Very well worth a visit. more »


May 2019

Gorgeous gardens

It's inspiring to just enjoy the sanctity of nerima. To watch the endless number of water dragons, stroll around the pond, look at the tea house; a pity it can't be transformed into a functioninfmg... more »


Apr 2019

Nerima Gardens: Relaxing Peaceful Experience!

Nerima Gardens seems to lack the popularity of Toowoomba's Japanese Gardens. Nerima is much smaller, but also often quieter and less crowded. The Japanese sense of subtle style is well expressed... more »


Mar 2019

Beautiful gardens

What gorgeous gardens unfortunately for me you could turn in any direction without being confronted with huge water dragons. I was so keen to sit and relax and take in the peace of the gardens but... more »

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