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Tours and walks

Explore Australia's oldest botanic garden and learn about the people and plants that tell the story of our 200 year history.

Our Volunteer Guides have put together a range of tours that are sure to satisfy everyone's needs.

Enjoy a free Royal Botanic Garden Sydney tour

Our free guided walks cover areas of seasonal interest, share the unique history of the Garden and introduce you to the wildlife that lives here. Note: No booking is required but our free guided walks are for individuals or family groups of six or less. Larger groups are invited to book an exclusive tour of the garden, fees apply. Contact Paul Nicholson to book.

Explore at your own pace 

If you'd prefer to discover the Garden without joining a tour, click the link below to try one of our self-guided walks or purchase a copy of The Little Book of Walks from the Garden Shop or The Calyx. 

Check out our self-guided Garden tours on your phone

Visit our new, interactive map on your smartphone or tablet and take one of the free, self-guided tours

Paid Tours

Learn about bush foods with our Aboriginal Education Officers 

The Aboriginal Heritage Tour is ideal for those who'd like to learn more about the first Australians and how they lived on this land.

Discover the Garden's hidden secret in our new and exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

Touch, taste, smell and truly experience all the best attractions on offer at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney when you join the new Behind the Scenes Sensory Tour

Book an exclusive group tour of the Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will deisgn a tour to meet your group's needs and special interests. Contact Paul Nicholson to book.

Little Book of Walks

Explore with the help of our book of five self-guided walks. Each walk is packed with fascinating facts about history, wildlife, scientific research and horticulture in the Garden.

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.