Queens Park‚ Ipswich City

23/02/2021 – The bottom section of Nerima Gardens is currently closed until further notice due to safety concerns in relation to large numbers of roosting Flying Foxes. Entrance is currently via the Top entrance near the Curators house off Goleby Avenue.

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


Jan 2021

Wonderful feature for the Ipswich region

We go to Nerima Gardens often and always enjoy the manicured, zen, Japanese gardens. Kids love the tea house and waterfall.. Beautiful to go to when the Christmas lights are on. Plenty of parking and... more »


Jul 2020

Stunning gardens in Queens Park

Extremely pretty gardens in Queen Park. It's nice to stroll the bridge over the ornamental lake. The kids loved running ahead along the paths. more »


Dec 2019

Christmas wonderwow

The Christmas wonderland at nerima gardens was absolutely gorgeous the lights where spectacular the gardens are maintained to perfection the wildlife is a pleasure to see more »


Dec 2019

Christmas Wonderland

Currently Christmas Wonderland on at gardens amazing experience long line to get in but well worth it. Market stalls with food carols playing then the beautiful light displays throughout gardens more »


Oct 2019

Stunning site

We have been a few times and its always beautiful, we had our wedding photos done there in October when the Jacaranda trees were in full bloom. This site is a credit to Ipswich. more »