Disability access

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Accessible paths

 ACCESSIBLE-PATHS Download accessible paths map - showing entry from Opera House via vehicle concourse during construction.

Most areas of the Royal Botanic Garden are wheelchair accessible, other than the steep paths and stairs. Accessible routes and toilets in the Garden are signposted and shown on the map.

Accessible entrance gates
  • Morshead Gate
  • Woolloomooloo Gate (side entrance from service access road)
  • Victoria Lodge Gate
  • Yurong Gate
  • Opera House Gate (via Opera House vehicle concourse)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Gate (via Opera House vehicle concourse)
  • Conservatorium Gate
  • Government House Gate
Accessible indoor venues
  • Rathborne Lodge (enter via service access road, accessible toilet)
  • Lion Gate Lodge (enter via Royal Botanic Garden or by arrangement via Stoneyard Gate, accessible toilet)
  • Sydney Tropical Centre (enter via Royal Botanic Garden, no accessible toilet)
  • Palm House (enter via Royal Botanic Garden, all toilets 100 m away)
  • Maiden Theatre (enter by arrangement via courtyard, no accessible toilet)
  • Botanic Gardens Restaurant & Cafe
Accessible outdoor venues
  • Bennelong Lawn (no toilets)
  • Palace Rose Garden (accessible toilet)
Accessible toilets
  • Palm Grove Centre
  • Mare and Foal lawn near Farm Cove
  • Note that the toilets at the Tropical Centre are not wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair hire

Available at the Gardens Shop in the Palm Grove Centre

 

Parking 

Special bays are provided near the Woolloomooloo Gate and outside the Art Gallery of NSW. 

 

 

The Domain

Accessible paths

 ACCESSIBLE-PATHS Download accessible paths map - showing entry from Opera House via vehicle concourse during construction.

Most areas of the Domain are wheelchair accessible, other than the steep paths and stairs. There are two accessible routes linking the Domain to Woolloomooloo on the eastern side (one opposite the Woolloomooloo Gate,  the other on the southern side of the Art Gallery of NSW, both paths indicated by symbols on map).

Accessible toilets
  • Yurong Precinct
  • Corner of Art Gallery Road and Hospital Road
  • Extra toilets are provided for special events
Accessible indoor venue
  • Pavilion on the Park Restaurant & Kiosk

Accessible outdoor venues

 

  • Domain Phillip Precinct (accessible toilet)
  • Domain Yurong Precinct (accessible toilet)
  • Domain Tarpeian Precinct (no toilets)
  • Fleet Steps (accessible toilet)
Wheelchair hire

Available at the Garden Shop in the Palm Grove Centre

 

Accessible parking 

Special bays are provided near the Woolloomooloo Gate and outside the Art Gallery of NSW. 

 

Sydney Festival events
  • Contact Sydney Festival to discuss access needs when booking tickets, ph: 8248 6500 or by email mail@sydneyfestival.org.au.
  • To arrange disabled parking outside the Art Gallery of NSW for Sydney Festival events in the Domain phone 9235 3733.
  • Designated wheelchair spaces for Festival events in the Domain are usually located near Tower 7 - security staff will direct you to this area.

 

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Accessible paths

All Theme Gardens and designated picnic areas, apart from the Terrace Garden, Sundial Hill and the Wedding Knot, are wheelchair accessible. Accessible routes and toilets are signposted. 

 

Accessible toilets

All Theme Gardens and picnic areas have wheelchair accessible toilets.

 

Wheelchair hire

Available at the Visitor Centre with a $50 deposit refunded upon return.

 

Accessible parking 

Accessible parking spaces are allocated in the main carpark and at each of the picnic areas.

 

Bowden Centre

Accessible with wheelchair amenities.

 

 

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Accessible paths

While the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is on a steep site most of the paths are accessible. Steps have only  been placed at the entrance to paths which are not able to made accessible. Also all accessible routes are marked with signage.

Garden Shuttle

The Garden has a shuttle with a wheel chair lift offering both rides from the bottom back to the Visitor Centre and for those not able to navigate the path system a driven tour of the Garden. 

 

Accessible toilets

The toilets at the Garden are wheelchair accessible.

 

Wheelchair hire

Available at the Visitor Centre with a refunded deposit on return.

 

Accessible parking 

Special bays are provided in the carpark.