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4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May

Garden Night-Life

Experience the Garden and its fascinating night-life on this adventure by torch-light. The Garden is a city oasis waiting to be explored!

We'll wander the garden pathways and visit biodiversity 'hotspots' such as the ponds to look for nocturnal animals - some who fly in for the night, others who are long-term residents. We'll use our senses and some tech-gadgets used by our scientists to help us locate animals. We may see Golden Orb spiders, Brush-tailed Possums, Microbats, Flying Foxes, Tawny Frogmouths ... or if we're really lucky we might even see the Garden's elusive Powerful Owl, Australia’s largest nocturnal avian predator.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for people ages 12+. If you would like to bring younger children on a Garden Night-Life tour, please book our family friendly event here.

This tour also covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required. This event goes ahead in all weather so come prepared if it looks like it is going to be wet.


Fri 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr & 3 May | From sunset (please refer to your ticket for exact time). Tours leave promptly and there is no late entry to the garden


Members $35 | Non-members $39


Woolloomooloo Gate
Meet at Woolloomooloo Gate, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Adults. Also suitable for children 12 years and over if accompanied by an adult.



Public transport recommended. Limited parking available