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17 DEC, 14 JAN, 28 JAN

Ghostly Garden Tour

Take a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event.

In a rare opportunity to come within the Garden Gates after hours, you’ll journey along shadowy tree-lined paths, creep past gloomy ponds and tiptoe through eerie grottos. You'll hear spooky and kooky stories of the Garden's past — tales of people long-since dead — as bats flit above your head and night-creatures stare from the treetops on this unforgettable tour of the 'ghostly garden'.

Please note: Bring your own torch. Also, this tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required.

Private tours:

Contact us for more information about private tours.

Dine and Discover 

Discover vouchers can be used for select events. Simply click the Book Now button and follow the prompts through the Humanitix widget, filling in your details for the booking. When it comes to payment, enter your voucher code into the payment box next to the Dine & Discover logo. For assistance on using your voucher, please check the Humanitix FAQs

When

Fridays 17 December, 14 January, 28 January
8:00 PM - 9.30 PM

Price

$42 per person | $37 Foundation and Friends Members
Bookings essential online

Where

Woolloomooloo Gate
Meet at Woolloomooloo Gate, Mrs Macquaries Road, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Who

Suitable for 12 years and over (must be accompanied by an adult)

Transport

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

FAQs

Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is at the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. A map of the gate location can be found on our website here
If you are travelling by car, drive north down Art Gallery Rd and past the Art Gallery of NSW. The Woolloomooloo Gate is approximately 100m north of the Art Gallery of NSW on your left. 

What level of mobility is required?
This tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required. If you would liket to enquire about accessbility please contact us at programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au 

What happens in wet weather?
This event goes ahead in all weather so come prepared if it looks like it is going to be wet. In the case of an extreme weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology the event may be cancelled at the discretion of the BGCP. In this unlikely instance ticketholders will be notified approximately 2 hours before the program start time via the email they provided on booking and will be issued with a full refund. 

Can I book this as a party or make a group booking?
The Ghostly Garden tour tickets sold on this page are not suitable for large groups or birthday parties (maximum 10 tickets per person allowed). Please contact programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au to make a private booking.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

 
Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
 
For programs taking place prior to 1 December, all attendees are required to sign into the program via the QR code provided and all attendees aged 16 and over are required to show proof of vaccination (two doses) or proof of medical exemption, as per NSW Government guidelines 
 
Masks are not required, but are strongly recommended.
 
It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with their booking are complying with the latest requirements of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Website, which takes precedence over these guidelines.
These include:

  • bring proof of vaccination (two doses) or proof of medical exemption, as per NSW Government Guidelines
  • do not currently have an active COVID-19 infection
  • have not been in contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are under instruction from NSW Health to isolate.
  • are not awaiting a test result for COVID-19
  • are not showing any symptoms related to COVID-19

 
If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance please contact us via email on programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au to arrange a change of date for your booking.
 
On the day of your visit we are required to collect basic personal information of all attendees on this tour. This is in line with Australian and NSW Government guidelines around COVID-19. For more information on how we will use the details you provide, please view our Privacy Statement here
 
Please be advised as per our terms and conditions:
a. Refunds, Cancellations and Booking Changes
b. Online tickets
 No refunds apply for cancellation of tickets purchased online.
 A request for a date change can be made in writing no less than 48 hours prior to the program commencement time. Approval of a date change is at the discretion of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.
 
Please see our website for full terms and conditions.
 
For any enquiries please contact us on: programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au