The 4.5 hectare gardens were designed with "Ju Raku En" in mind, which means to enjoy peace and longevity in a public place. The gardens have a trail that loops around the perimeter, with smaller trails leading through the centre, over bridges and past little cascades and waterfalls.
Culture in a peaceful environment at the Japanese Gardens
A great attraction for many children is the presence of both native and introduced species of ducks. These always appreciate a feed, with seed and shredded lettuce a healthier alternative for them to bread.
Ducks waiting for children to visit at the Japanese Gardens
A variety of other wildlife also call the Japanese Gardens home. This includes possums, kingfishers, satin bowerbirds, and occasionally even pelicans take up temporary residence. Early mornings or late afternoons when the sun isn't too hot are often the best times to view these creatures around the gardens.