Goleby Avenue‚ Ipswich

Located within heritage-listed Queens Park, the Nerima Gardens is a unique attraction that celebrates two cultures, Japanese and Australian flora. Design elements combine harmoniously to create a place of intrigue, beauty, and tranquillity highlighted on this tour.

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.

Tour departs at the entry gates to Nerima Gardens, and 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.