Goleby Avenue‚ Ipswich

Enjoy a guided tour of Nerima Gardens to interpret key design elements that infuse both the Australian and Japanese cultures. Arrive at the Tea House to view the Japanese tea ceremony, a traditional cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea).  Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the ceremony, and participants will need to take off their shoes and sit on the floor, which is covered with tatami mats. Observers will have access to bench seating with easy views of the ceremony.

Tours are performed on the last Saturday of each month (March-October) and depart at the entry gates to Nerima Gardens. Duration is approximately two hours, concluding at the tea house in Nerima Gardens.  Guests should arrive 15 minutes before departure times.

This tour is accessible friendly. However, inclined pathways and boardwalks are traversed.  Participants should have general fitness to walk for approximately 30 minutes. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat.

Please note that a minimum of eight people per session is required for tours to proceed.  Guests will be contacted 72 hours before cancellation if applicable.

Book ahead:
Please select from the following sessions:

9:00am last Saturday / month
11:15am last Saturday / month
1.30pm last Saturday / month

25 September – 9am and 11.15am sessions still available due to late cancellation.  Book now!
30 October – 9am and 11.15am sessions still available.

Tour departs at the entry gates to the Nerima Gardens and duration is approx. two hours, concluding at the tea house in Nerima Gardens.  Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure times.

Cost:
Adult $40
Concession/Student: $35
Child (up to 12 years old): $30
Please note: This tour does not cater to infants or toddlers, however, infants are free when accompanied by an adult or carer.

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