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Plan Your Excursion

Our Education team is committed to making your visit to the Garden a success. We look forward to sharing all of the excitement and wonder that the Garden holds with you and your students soon.


Please contact us on programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au for more information on pricing

Getting Here

The easiest access for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Learning Centre is via the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. Once you enter the gate, follow the path that veers right and across the lawn to the Learning Centre (the blue door at the rear of the main administration building).


There is a bus drop off/pick up bay at Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road.
Accessible needs parking is available. Please contact us for more information.


The closest train stations are Martin Place, St James and Circular Quay.


The closest ferry terminal is Circular Quay. 

Meeting Point Map

Click here to download our School Excursion Map

Risk Assessment

Click here to download our Risk Assessment (Word doc) & Risk Assessment (PDF)

Contact Us

E: programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au
P: 02 9231 8134

Important information for planning your visit 

  • We can accommodate up to 90 students per session.

  • Our educator to student ratio is 1:30. Classes >30 will be split into 30 or less. Please bring adequate supervision to meet this ratio.

  • The bus drop off and pick up location is at the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. Refer to the Getting Here section above for more information about transport.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for a snack, a visit to restrooms and to store bags. 

  • The meeting point is at the Learning Centre, to the right as you enter the Woolloomooloo Gate. Our educators will meet you outside, please wait at the ‘meet here’ sign. 

  • Our educators will lead your session, but duty of care and behaviour management remains the class teacher’s responsibility.

  • The lesson is a focused learning experience. Students will be more engaged if they have participated in relevant pre-excursion activities.

  • Adult helpers will be an asset if they are assigned roles before the lesson.

  • Teachers and assisting adults are free of charge.

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