Goleby Avenue‚ Ipswich

Ipswich City Council Notice: Partial closure of Nerima Gardens in Queens Park have resulted in the bottom gardens being closed due to the bats nesting. The Japanese Tea Ceremony will commence at the top gates of Nerima Gardens (as the main gates will be closed), your  tour guide will be waiting at the top entrance gates to commence the 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.

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.

2024 Dates are now open for bookings, book now as sessions fill quickly, small groups guaranteed.
9am and 11 am sessions available on each date advertised below:

29 June
27 July
31 August
28 September
26 October

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.

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